[11/04/14 - 02:14 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Teams Up with Sponsor JCPenney to Launch "CMA Awards Backstage" on the Industry Defining WATCH ABC App for Desktop and Mobile Devices
WATCH ABC can be accessed from ABC.com or via the WATCH ABC app, which is free on select Android and iOS devices via Google Play and the App Store.

[via press release from Disney/ABC Television Group]


Fans Nationwide Can Access Exclusive Live Streams from the Red Carpet and Backstage while Watching "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Show

Country Music Artists Kellie Pickler and Natalie Stovall, Media Personalities Brenna Mader, Kelly Sutton and Alex Wehrley to Host the "CMA Awards Backstage"

Five-Part Original Video Series, "The Road to the CMA Awards," Now Live on ABC.com

For the first time, fans can use the WATCH ABC app for desktop and mobile devices to gain unprecedented access to Country Music's Biggest Night(TM). The "CMA Awards Backstage" on the WATCH ABC app will feature feeds from exclusive live cameras strategically positioned throughout the event venue, including the red carpet, the audience and backstage. WATCH ABC can be accessed from ABC.com or via the WATCH ABC app, which is free on select Android and iOS devices via Google Play and the App Store.

Sponsored by JCPenney, the "CMA Awards Backstage" on WATCH ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast of "The 48th Annual CMA Awards," which airs WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., ET, WATCH ABC viewers nationwide can choose between three different live feeds that deliver the ultimate red carpet experience:

· The JCPenney Red Carpet Lounge: Hosts will talk to the night's biggest stars and give viewers the low down on all the most anticipated and talked about moments from the red carpet. Hosts include: country music darling Kellie Pickler, winner of "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 and finalist on Season 5 of "American Idol"; emerging powerhouse country music performer Natalie Stovall, lead singer and fiddler for "Natalie Stovall and The Drive"; Emmy-winning Nashville media personality Kelly Sutton and media personality and former Miss Wisconsin 2009 Alex Wehrley.

· Fashion: Positioned in the paparazzi pit where everyone stops for their must-have, red carpet photo, Miss Tennessee 2013 Brenna Mader offers fashion commentary about the night's biggest surprises and trends.

· Red Carpet: Unprecedented access to all the most memorable moments along the red carpet during Country Music's most glamorous night.

Once the live Awards broadcast begins at 8:00 p.m., ET, WATCH ABC kicks into high gear as the backstage cameras go live nationwide and the actual Awards telecast live streams in ABC's eight owned markets. Feeds include:

· JCPenney Backstage Lounge: Hosts Sutton, Wehrley, Mader and contributing host Stovall discuss trending reactions to the most exciting on stage performances and share observations of all the action taking place backstage. Fans can join the social conversation using #CMAawards.

· Audience: Viewers can feel the energy and excitement of the arena and also catch candid moments of their favorite artists as they enjoy the show.

· Backstage: All the best moments from exclusive cameras placed throughout the backstage area

· Show Live Stream: Verified pay TV viewers in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, Fresno, Raleigh-Durham and Philadelphia can access a live stream of the full awards show as part of WATCH ABC's regular service. Once aired, the full show and pre-show will be available on demand via WATCH ABC for verified viewers for three days, through Wednesday, March 5.

In the week leading up to the CMA Awards, ABC and JCPenney will be treating fans to an exclusive look into the lives of their favorite country artists with the five-part video series hosted by Stovall, "The Road to the CMA Awards," which will also be featured on ABC.com and the WATCH ABC app. The series goes behind-the-scenes with Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Thomas Rhett and Dan + Shay as the musicians prepare for the biggest award show in country music. Fans will learn first-hand what it took for these artists to find their voices, and perform for thousands of fans around the world.

The series also features two undiscovered artists Elizabeth Huett and Clayton Anderson, as they receive the chance of a lifetime when JCPenney gives them the opportunity to showcase their talent in a room full of country music's top executives.

WATCH ABC lets fans watch current episodes of their favorite ABC shows anytime, anywhere on their desktop, smartphone, tablet or connected TV devices. Authenticated viewers who subscribe to a participating pay TV service in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Fresno, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham can also watch a live 24-hour feed of the network and have access to the most recent episodes. Disney/ABC Television Group currently has deals with the following pay TV providers: Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, DISH, Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and AT&T U-verse, among others.

The WATCH ABC app can be found in the App Store and Google Play.

Check CMAawards.com for nominees info, news and more.

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[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Wins November Sweep Period
NBC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
For the First Time in 5 Years, "20/20" Is Friday's No. 1 Newsmagazine During November 2020 Sweep in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 02:27 PM]
Have a Holly Jolly Season with CBS' Holiday Specials!
The Eye recaps its holiday offerings in the upcoming weeks.

[11/23/20 - 01:01 PM]
"Resident Alien" - New Dramedy Starring Alan Tudyk Premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on the Dark Horse comic, the series follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor.

[11/23/20 - 12:06 PM]
John Barrowman Is Set to Return for the "Doctor Who" Holiday Special on BBC America
In the upcoming special titled "Revolution of the Daleks," Captain Jack will be on hand to help the fam as they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor's most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks.

[11/23/20 - 12:00 PM]
TLC's "7 Little Johnstons" Returns with a Season of Love on Tuesday, December 29 at 8PM ET/PT
After each new episode, viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look with the new digital original series "Inside the Episodes," in which the Johnstons dish on all of the moments the cameras didn't capture.

[11/23/20 - 10:00 AM]
FOX and Its Free Streaming Platform, Tubi, to Jointly Encore Season One of Critically Acclaimed Comedy "The Moodys," Starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins
FOX will air the program's first two episodes on Sunday, December 20, from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.

[11/23/20 - 09:59 AM]
HBO's "The Art of Political Murder," A Real-Life Political Thriller About the Investigation Into the Murder of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Gerardi, Debuts December 16
The film, executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, tells the story of the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi, which stunned a country ravaged by decades of political violence, and the fight for justice that ensued.

[11/23/20 - 09:02 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Deliciousness" Hosted by Tiffani Thiessen with Panel of Foodies Including Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell and Tim Chantarangsu
The "Ridiculousness" spin-off will kick off with a one week holiday-themed special event from December 14 to December 18 at 7:00/6:00c.

[11/23/20 - 09:01 AM]
All Seems Lost, But the War Rages on - "Transformers: War for Cybertron - Earthrise" Debuts December 30
Netflix confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[11/23/20 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night with "Sunday Night Football"
The network cruises to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/23/20 - 08:02 AM]
A Record-Setting 62 Million Households Chose to Watch "The Queen's Gambit" in Its First 28 Days
Said numbers make it Netflix's biggest scripted limited series to date.

[11/23/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Special Event "Between the World and Me" Available to Stream for Free on HBOMax.com Beginning November 25
Additionally, HBO's "Between the World and Me Podcast," co-produced by Spoke Media and Domino Sound, will be available on all major podcast platforms.

[11/23/20 - 08:00 AM]
Enjoy the Holidays at Home with "CMA Country Christmas" Airing Monday, Nov. 30, on ABC
This year's event will feature performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.

[11/23/20 - 07:18 AM]
Crackle Launches Exclusive Documentary Film, "A Reindeer's Journey," Available for Free on Crackle December 1
Narrated by Donald Sutherland and directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, the film focuses on Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.