Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement
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Epix reaches multiyear Hulu deal, ends Netflix agreement

The cable network Epix jumped from Netflix to Hulu, landing a multiyear, digital subscription video on demand deal with the streaming service. Beginning Oct. 1, Hulu subscribers will get films from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount, the companies announced late Sunday. That includes “Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” ”Wolf of Wall Street,” as well as new titles, … Continue reading

Female directors make work gains
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Female directors make work gains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Female directors are getting slightly more work in the expanding world of TV series and outlets, but the same can’t be said for their minority counterparts, according to a new Directors Guild of America study. Women directed 16 percent of the nearly 4,000 episodes that aired last season, a year-to-year increase … Continue reading

MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus
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MCJR Week 2015 brings media professionals to Norfolk State campus

This year’s MCJR Week was a success as it helped Norfolk State University students learn from media professionals and alumni.  The annual tradition at NSU also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Department of Mass Communications and Journalism.  Spartan Echo TV reporter Jamila Patterson has the story. Continue reading

Nielsen’s top programs for April 6-12
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Nielsen’s top programs for April 6-12

  Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 6-12. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Wisconsin vs. Duke, CBS, 28.26 million. 2. “NCAA Championship Pre-Game,” CBS, 18.45 million. 3. “NCIS,” CBS, 16.85 million. 4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 14.78 million. 5. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 14.33 million. … Continue reading

USA network seeks a grittier image
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USA network seeks a grittier image

  NEW YORK (AP) — A vigilante hacker, an invasion of Los Angeles and a doctor who gets into a gun battle with gang members are featured in dramas due to appear on a grittier USA network within the next year. The general-interest cable network, trying to halt a decline in ratings, revealed programming plans … Continue reading

Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem
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Lucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN’s ‘Salem

NEW YORK (AP) — As if there weren’t enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless. Celebrated for such unflinching performances as Xena, Warrior Princess, and Lucretia in the “Spartacus” trilogy, Lawless is now casting her spell on “Salem,” WGN’s witch-war drama, as it begins its second season … Continue reading

MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton
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MCJR mourns the passing of Dr. Edgerton

As the Mass Communications and Journalism Department at Norfolk State University celebrates their 40th anniversary, the department also mourns the loss of the founding chair of the original Mass Communications Department, Dr. Wilbert Edgerton. Lelia Burrell of Spartan Echo TV speaks with some of Dr. Edgerton’s colleagues who share their memories of Dr. Edgerton and … Continue reading