All posts by Sheldon Wiebe

160 ABC Stations Poised To Launch Clearinghouse Initiative!

Disney/ABC has announced that over 160 ABC stations have signed on to launch an over-the-top steaming streaming service through its Clearinghouse initiative.

The vast majority of stations are now opted into one or more new internet-delivered programming services from DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV and/or CenturyLink. Additionally, with the participation of affiliated stations, the ABC Owned Stations and digital distribution services, ABC’s overall TV Everywhere and OTT footprint is significantly expanded with programming now live – or poised to go live – on the ABC app, MVPDs and OTT access points in 90 percent of US TV households.

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48 Hours: NCIS – Can a Video Solve a Double Murder?

Can a video help solve a double murder?

When agents investigate the deaths of petty officers Elise Makdessi and Quincy Brown, they find what should be an open and shut case: Makdessi’s husband has shot and killed Quincy Brown, whom the husband says he found raping and killing his wife.

The discovery of a videotape made by Makdessi kicks of an investigation that took six years – across two continents.

48 Hours: NCIS, a six-week series hosted by Rocky Carrol of hit CBS series NCIS, premieres on Tuesday, April 45 (10/9C).

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Twitter Livestream Event Today: The Circle Fireside Chat!

There will be a liestream event featuring Twitter CEO & Co-Founder Jack Dorsey will join Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and screenwriter/director James Ponsoldt, discussing STX’s new film The Circle and issues related to our modern socially-connected world and technology.

The fireside chat can be found at @WeAreTheCircle beginning at 11am PT/2pm ET.

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BOOM! Studios & 20th Century Fox Set War for the Planet of the Apes Comic for July!

War for the Planet of the Apes #1 Main Cover by Mikhail Borulko. Courtesy of BOOM! Studios.

BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced a four-issue limited series – War for the Planet of the Apes – that will serve as a bridge between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and 20th’s War for the Planet of the Apes.

Written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), War of the Planet of the Apes #1 will be in comics shops on July 12th.

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Chris Pratt Receives Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 21: Actor Chris Pratt at the Chris Pratt Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony on April 21, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

Chris Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday  – accompanied by his on and off screen families.

While this is not the kind of news Eclipse usually covers, this is a slightly unusual case – it’s not been that long since Pratt was the pudgy fifth/sixth lead on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Plus, Pratt’s new blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a mere two weeks away.

Now he’s a superstar of the big screen and, as Bashful Benjamin J. Grimm would put it, ‘The idol o’ millions.’ Also, Prat went old school for the event in a three-piece suit that practically screamed Old Hollywood.

More pictures follow.

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International Rescue Recap & Season 3 Trailer: Thunderbirds Are Go!

When disaster strikes, International Rescue answers the call! From their hidden island base in the South Pacific, the five Tracy brothers pilot remarkable, cutting-edge Thunderbird vehicles from the depths of the oceans to the highest reaches of space – all for one purpose: to help others in need. Scott, Gordon, Virgil, John, and Alan Tracy are supported by mechanical genius Brains, cover operative Kayo, their jet-setting London agent Lady Penelope, and her loyal driver Parker.

Amazon’s CGI reboot of the classic Gerry & Sylvia Anderson Supermarionation adventure series has made a name for itself around the world – and season three is now available to stream.

For a taste of what’s too come, check out the season three trailer – and if you’ve missed all the action so far, there’s also a quick recap video.

Thunderbirds Are Go!

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Shadowhunters Still Hunting Shadows!

SHADOWHUNTERS – Freeform’s “Shadowhunters” stars Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane, Matthew Daddario as Alec Lightwood, Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray, Alberto Rosende as Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia as Isabelle Lightwood and Isaiah Mustafa as Luke Garroway. (Freeform/Justin Stephens)

Freeform has announced it is renewing fantasy saga Shadowhunters for a third season.

The second half of season two premiere on Monday, June 5th (8/7C).

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First Look Photo: Marti Noxon’s To The Bone!

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone – Ellen (Lily Collins) – Photo courtesy of Netflix

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone centers on Ellen (Lily Collins), an anorexic 20-year old who has spent most of her teen years going through various recovery programs – losing even more weight though each.

Desperate for a reversal in her disorder, Ellen’s family agree to send her to an unusual group home for youths.

Marti Noxon’s To The Bone launches globally on Netflix on July 14th.

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Making Up Words Trailer: TNT’s Will!

Will – William Shakespeare (Laurie Davidson) – Photo by Ellen Von Unwerth/Courtesy of TNT.

TNT’s Will explores the life of the young William Shakespeare – hoping to do for Shakespeare what Da Vinci’s Demons did for Leonardo Da Vinci: fill in the blanks in what know of its subject’s life in an entertaining (though not in as fantastic – as in fantasy) way.

Will begins with the young Will arriving in London as the theatre scene is exploding. The trailer is a lot of fun.

Will premieres on Monday, July 10th (9/8C).

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