General Entertainment

Aaron Sorkin, Bryan Cranston, and Robin Wright Headline First Week’s Guests on NewsNation’s “BANFIELD,” Premiering March 1st at 10 PM ET

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 10:13pm

Hosted by veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, BANFIELD begins airing on NewsNation, formerly known as WGN America, weeknights at 10 p.m.

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  • Hosted by veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield, BANFIELD begins airing on NewsNation, formerly known as WGN America, weeknights at 10 p.m.
  • In her hour-long show, Ms. Banfield will conduct in-depth interviews with a single newsmaker, politician, or celebrity guest every weeknight.
  • Bryan Cranston and Robin Wright will appear later during the week.
  • Upcoming guests include television commentator Keith Olbermann, TV host Mike Rowe, comedy director David Zucker, and Instagram sensation Katie Cole.

News Corp to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:15pm

News Corp announced today that Chief Executive Robert Thomson will participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Thursday, March 4, 2021.

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  • News Corp announced today that Chief Executive Robert Thomson will participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
  • To listen to the live webcast, please visit the News Corp website at https://newscorp.com/investor-relations-2/presentations/ .
  • A replay of the webcast is expected to be available at the same location for a period of time following the conference.
  • News Corp (Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV) is a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content and other products and services.

Cinemark to Participate in March Virtual Investor Conferences

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:45pm

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today announced participation at the following virtual institutional investor conferences:

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  • Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today announced participation at the following virtual institutional investor conferences:
    Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) is one of the largest and most influential movie theatre companies in the world.
  • Cinemarks circuit, comprised of various brands that also include Century, Tinseltown and Rave, operates 531 theatres with 5,958 screens in 41 states domestically and 15 countries throughout South and Central America.
  • Cinemark consistently provides an extraordinary guest experience from the initial ticket purchase to the closing credits, including Movie Club, the first U.S. exhibitor-launched subscription program; the highest Luxury Lounger recliner seat penetration among the major players; XD - the No.
  • 1 exhibitor-brand premium large format; and expansive food and beverage options to further enhance the moviegoing experience.

iHeartMedia Announces New Business Operating Structure

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:05pm

iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT), the leading audio company in America by reach, announced today a new operating structure under which its Digital Audio Group business, which includes its successful iHeartRadio digital service as well as its industry-leading podcasting business, will publicly report its financials separately from its Multiplatform Group business, which includes its broadcast radio assets.

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  • iHeartMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHRT), the leading audio company in America by reach, announced today a new operating structure under which its Digital Audio Group business, which includes its successful iHeartRadio digital service as well as its industry-leading podcasting business, will publicly report its financials separately from its Multiplatform Group business, which includes its broadcast radio assets.
  • The company expects the Digital Audio Group will continue to grow as an increasing proportion of its business in the future.
  • Separate reporting of these two operating segments will provide improved visibility into the underlying performances, results and margin profiles of these distinct audio-driven businesses.
  • Both segments will continue to report to Bob Pittman, iHeartMedia Chairman and CEO, and Rich Bressler, iHeartMedia President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Speedway Motorsports Announces Entitlement Partners for Inaugural NASCAR at Circuit of The Americas Race Weekend

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 4:05pm

The first-ever NASCAR at COTA race week is one of the most anticipated events on the revolutionary 2021 NASCAR schedule, said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith.

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  • The first-ever NASCAR at COTA race week is one of the most anticipated events on the revolutionary 2021 NASCAR schedule, said Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith.
  • These innovative, dynamic companies join us as entitlement partners to introduce NASCAR fans around the world to Circuit of The Americas.
  • Through the partnership, EchoPark receives naming rights to the inaugural event, as well as entitlement for the NASCAR on FOX FS1 broadcast.
  • Bringing NASCAR to Circuit of The Americas is a ground-breaking move by Speedway Motorsports, said Sonic Automotive and EchoPark Automotive President Jeff Dyke.

IMDbPro Adds Thousands of Cast and Crew Notices Through New Agreements With Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

IMDbPro ( www.imdbpro.com ), the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, has added thousands of searchable cast and crew notices through Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America.

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  • IMDbPro ( www.imdbpro.com ), the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, has added thousands of searchable cast and crew notices through Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005723/en/
    IMDbPro (www.imdbpro.com), the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, has added thousands of searchable cast and crew notices through Staff Me Up, Casting Calls America and Crew Calls America.
  • Members can quickly and easily discover the most relevant opportunities by searching and filtering notices by location, production type and more.
  • Were on a mission to make IMDbPro the essential destination for entertainment industry professionals, said Matt Kumin, Head of IMDbPro.

Immersion Announces New Recommended Practice for Broadcasting Haptics

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and provider of technologies for haptics, today announced that the Advanced Television System Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has published Immersions proposal as a Recommended Practice on Haptics for ATSC 3.0 .

Key Points: 
  • Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and provider of technologies for haptics, today announced that the Advanced Television System Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has published Immersions proposal as a Recommended Practice on Haptics for ATSC 3.0 .
  • The Recommended Practice enables the addition of haptics in ATSC 3.0 broadcast and broadband content streams on mobile devices capable of haptic feedback.
  • Our next step is to work with broadcasters to help them integrate the Recommended Practice on Haptics for ATSC 3.0 and enable mobile devices to take advantage of the content stream.
  • Immersion and the Immersion logo are trademarks of Immersion Corporation in the United States and other countries.