Wednesday, January 9, 2019

TV NEWS ROUND-UP. Today's interesting TV stories to read from TVwithThinus - 9 January 2019.

Here's the latest news about TV that I read and that you should read too:

■ Disney won't make big-budget like Star Wars movies for its own upcoming Disney+ streaming service that will be competing with Netflix.

■ Does Netflix have a cash flow problem?
Netflix's cash burn is becoming increasingly expensive.

■ Today's TV Mom is raising viewers for a more realistic world.

■ Bloomberg in advanced negotiations to start a business TV channel in Israel.

■ Not the end of the Sky News (DStv 402) campaign to make TV debates for politicians compulsory.

■ Censorship-rife Saudi Arabia where a killer is king plans to launch a streaming video service to rival Netflix.
MBC, the Middle East's largest broadcaster, is already working on new films and shows to feed the video service as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman grapples with the fallout from the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

■ There for you: A Friends inspired coffee shop is opening in Dubai.

■ Host Chris Harrison opens up about The Bachelor's latest "virgin season".
"We've never done anything like this!"
■ The Bachelor really wants you to know that Colton Underwood's a virgin.
■ Why is The Bachelor obsessed with virginity?
■ A sociologist explains why Colton Underwood's virginity is such a big deal.
■ The new The Bachelor is a virgin but the new season will be even more sex-obsessed than before.
■ Colton Underwood as the first virgin The Bachelor is in way over his head.

■ American weatherman Jeremy Kappell fired after saying "Martin Luther Coon Park" instead of "Martin Luther King Park" who says it was an accident.
■ He says  "I spoke a little too fast when I was referencing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So fast to the point where I jumbled a couple of words".
■ The same happened to the ESPN anchor Mike Greenberg in 2010 who wasn't fired.