Lights Out With David Spade Cancelled at Comedy Central, Will Be Shopped Around to Other Networks

RELATED STORIES Comedy Central is turning off the lights at Lights Out With David Spade: The late-night talk show won’t return to the cable network after its current run, according to our sister site Variety. Comedy Central will, however, shop the show around to other networks and platforms. Production was shut down on Lights Out […]

USA Network’s Dare Me: Grade It!

RELATED STORIES “There’s something dangerous about the boredom of teenage girls.” That line of voiceover during the opening minutes of USA Network’s edgy teen mystery drama Dare Me perfectly sums up the atmosphere of Sunday’s series premiere. Adapted from the book of the same name by executive producer/writer Megan Abbott, the show is set in […]

Canada doesn’t trust social networks to warn of election interference

Social networks like Facebook and Twitter have set up war rooms and disclosure systems to warn of potential election meddling, but the Canadian government doesn’t believe that’s good enough. The country’s Democratic Institutions Minister has established a panel of five politicians that will warn the public when there’s evidence of attempted interference during election periods, […]

21st Century Fox’s Lachlan Murdoch mulls buying back regional sports networks from Disney

21st Century Fox Twenty-First Century Fox Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch said it is still an “open question” whether the company will buy back the regional sports networks it sold to Walt Disney for $ 71 billion. Murdoch, who will become CEO of the remaining company “New Fox,” said the company “will be inquisitive” in looking […]

Comcast adds three more ESPN networks to Xfinity X1

Comcast is bringing three new ESPN networks to Xfinity X1 just in time for the college football season. ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network + are available on Xfinity X1 now, bringing with them coverage of over 150 live college football games as well as thousands of other events. The three networks will cover […]

Shipping company’s networks in the Americas crippled by ransomware attack

(credit: COSCO) COSCO’s computer networks in the Americas remained completely severed from the Internet on Thursday, almost 48 hours after the Chinese shipping giant reported it was hit by a ransomware attack. In a statement published Thursday, COSCO officials said the failures affected networks in the US, Canada, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay. […]

Verizon agrees to fix failing broadband networks to settle investigation

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson) Verizon has agreed to fix failing copper networks and boost fiber deployment in New York, two years after state officials began investigating the quality of Verizon landline phone and broadband service. A settlement with Verizon “will require the company to repair 54 central offices across the state, replace […]

Fox Wants to Drastically Reduce Commercials on Its Networks; Is This the First Step Into a New Model?

Traditional broadcast media outlets have historically been slow to adapt to changes in the television industry. But at a recent private event, the ad sales chief of Fox Networks Group announced that the network is hoping to switch things up in a significant way: by cutting its ad time down to two minutes per hour […]

Hyundai Plans Gigabit Ethernet for Some In-Car Networks, but What Does That Mean?

– As automated and connected cars roll into dealerships over the next decade, they’ll need high-bandwidth networks to support these critical, data-hungry functions. Korean automaker Hyundai says it is committing to faster ethernet connectivity to power the core of its next-gen vehicles. – The Korean automaker has announced that it will “accelerate innovation, provide ‘over the air updates,’ […]