ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA SIGNS DEVELOPMENT DEAL WITH ANGIE MARTINEZ
Studio To Develop Traditional and Digital Content With Iconic Multimedia Personality
Endemol Shine North America has signed a development deal with multimedia personality and bestselling author Angie Martinez, it was announced today by Cris Abgreo, President, Endemol Shine North America.
As part of the agreement, Endemol Shine North America, the production company behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (FOX), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo) and upcoming “Hunted” (CBS), along with Major TV, will develop unscripted and scripted content with Martinez for both traditional and digital platforms.
Martinez is a prolific voice in media with more than 20 years of on-air hosting experience across a variety of platforms. Her years of experience shedding light on today’s pop culture moments and icons give her a unique perspective and creative eye. The partnership will allow Martinez an opportunity to expand upon her natural knack for telling compelling stories.
“Angie is undeniably one of the most influential personalities in pop culture,” said Endemol Shine North America’s Abrego. “We’re thrilled to be in business with her and we’re already developing a handful of original, ground-breaking, projects with Angie and the team at Major TV.”
“Working with Endemol Shine is an exciting first step for me in defining the next phase of my career,” Martinez says, “I’m looking forward to using my voice and platform to develop content that authentically speaks to the culture.”
Martinez is recognized as one of the most influential personalities in popular culture and multi-media. Angie’s 20 years of on-air hosting experience has led her to become the media trailblazer she is today: multimedia host, spokeswoman, actress, recording artist, entertainment personality, author and philanthropist.
Her weekday radio show, “The Angie Martinez Show,” airs on New York’s Power 105.1 and on Miami’s The Beat 103.5, and is also available through iHeartMedia.com and the iHeartMedia app.
In May 2016, Martinez released her first memoir, My Voice (Celebra-Penguin Random House), where she detailed her climb to becoming a multimedia icon in the world of entertainment. The book quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
Major TV is led by Raymond Garcia, formerly publisher and founder of Celebra at Penguin Random House, where he published numerous best-sellers with top authors such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Chris Perez, author of To Selena With Love. In November, Endemol Shine North America and Major TV announced they had optioned the television rights to Perez’s To Selena With Love.
Sail Away To The Eastern Caribbean On The MasterChef Cruise Returning November 2017 With A Line Up Of MasterChef Winners And Fan Favorites From The Hit Culinary Competition Series
- MasterChef Winners Shaun O’Neale (Season Seven), Claudia Sandoval (Season Six), Luca Manfé (Season Four) and Fan Favorite Brandi Mudd (Season Seven Finalist) among featured talent to appear.
- Embarking from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the MasterChef Cruise will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas
Building on last year’s successful second run of the MasterChef Cruise, the MasterChef Cruise is returning to the Caribbean for a third serving of culinary delight at sea November 12-19, 2017.
Presented by Endemol Shine North America, producers of the television series and events company Life Journeys, the MasterChef Cruise will bring back current MasterChef season seven winner Shaun O’Neale, who’s exquisite flavors and thoughtful dishes won over the MasterChef judges and earned him the winning title. Former MasterChef winners Claudia Sandoval (Season Six) and Luca Manfé (Season Four) are also set to return. Fan favorite Brandi Mudd (Season Seven finalist) will join the winners circle. Each chef will bring to the table their individual specialties, techniques and the ultimate show experience for fans and foodies alike while visiting the beautiful islands of the Caribbean.
Guests can look forward to the week-long adventure at sea with opportunities to expand their own culinary skills. The MasterChef Cruise will offer 15 hours of theatre programming such as cooking demonstrations, mystery box challenges, pressure tests, audience participation and more inspired by the show, MasterChef. A number of premium events and dining experiences will also be available. All events and programming are exclusive to MasterChef Cruise guests and will be announced at a later date.
New in 2017, the MasterChef Cruise will sail to the Eastern Caribbean on Holland America Line’s first Signature-class cruise ship, ms Eurodam. Now, as part of a $300 million fleet enhancement initiative, Eurodam recently received enhancements showcasing a host of exciting updates, including a new lounge, dining and entertainment venues, and completely refreshed suites.
The 7-day cruise setting sail November 12-19, 2017 will embark from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and it will visit Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; and Half Moon Cay, Holland America Line’s award-winning private island in the Bahamas.
To learn more about the third MasterChef Cruise and relive last year’s tasteful voyage, guests can visit www.masterchefcruise.com
CINE SONY TELEVISION RIDES CANTINFLAS MARATHON STUNT OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND TO HIGHEST RATINGS IN NETWORK’S HISTORY; OUTPERFORMS ALL SPANISH-LANGUAGE ENTERTAINMENT CABLE NETWORKS IN HOUSEHOLD VIEWERSHIP DURING THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
32 Cantinflas Movies Aired During The Marathon Now Available Free On Demand through January 19, 2017 via Network’s Authenticated CINE SONY YA Watch App and Distribution Partners
Cine Sony Television, Sony Pictures Television’s (SPT) network delivering a premium Hollywood entertainment experience in Spanish for the fast-growing U.S. Hispanic market, achieved the highest ratings in the network’s four-year history with its movie marathon of films starring legendary Mexican crossover comic star and Golden Globe winner Cantinflas. Based on comScore/Rentrak data, over the course of the four day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, from November 24 through November 27, Cine Sony Television reigned as the #1 entertainment network among all Spanish-language cable programmers in both average audience and coverage area ratings. The Thanksgiving programming stunt also propelled Cine Sony Television to a #1 finish in coverage area ratings for the entire month of November, outperforming both major Spanish-language broadcast and cable channels such as Univision, Telemundo, Galavision, ESPN Deportes, Cinelatino, Discovery en Español, NBC Universo, and Nat Geo Mundo.
Through January 19, 2017, films from the marathon are available On Demand for viewing with the whole family through the network’s VOD and authenticated watch app CINE SONY YA and distribution partners, including CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox Communications, DISH, DIRECTV, FiOS by Verizon, and PlayStation Vue, among others.
Between November 24 and 27, Cine Sony’s homage to Cantinflas netted it the #1 most watched entertainment network in all of Spanish-language cable in total household viewership, A18-34 and A18-49, and outpaced #2 ranked Discovery en Español by 22 percent in viewership. Fueling the network’s first-ever monthly ratings crown, according to comScore/Rentrak, a whopping 85 percent of Cine Sony Television’s distribution audience tuned in during the month of November.
“In a world where content is king, we knew a supersized serving of Cantinflas during Thanksgiving would deliver in a big way for our loyal viewers who enjoy watching movies as a family and advertisers looking to reach the coveted and highly engaged Hispanic A18-34 and A18-49 demographic,” said Tom Troy, SVP distribution, Sony Pictures Television U.S. Networks. “We’re tremendously proud to not only have achieved the highest ratings in Cine Sony’s history during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend but also excited to be able to offer an even greater share of fans the opportunity to experience the legacy of Cantinflas via On Demand, anytime, anywhere through the remainder of the holidays.”
Spanning five decades from the 1940s to the 1980s, the films available on demand, uncensored and commercial free through the remainder of the holiday season, include “El Analfabeto,” “El Barrendero,” “El Portero,” “El Padrecito,” and “El Señor Doctor.”
Mario Moreno (1911-1993), professionally known as Cantinflas, was a prolific Mexican comic film actor, producer, and screenwriter. Commonly regarded as “the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico” for his onscreen persona of the underdog who overcame all odds in more than 55 films, he was a business leader, activist and philanthropist who became a symbol of hope for the downtrodden and impoverished. He won a Golden Globe award in 1957 and received an additional nomination in 1961.
Available six at a time, the movies will be refreshed weekly. On Demand availability will vary by distributor. For more information on Cine Sony Television’s On Demand Cantinflas movie offering, please visit CineSony.com and/or check local cable/satellite listings.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
QUEEN LATIFAH AND SNOOP DOGG TO HOST
“PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, ON FOX
Mr. Worldwide is Back to Ring in the New Year on FOX!
Academy Award nominee and Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah, from the new FOX series STAR, and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg will host PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION airing Saturday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. The special returns for the third annual New Year’s party, broadcast live from Miami’s Bayfront Park, with the breathtaking skyline and waterfront views as a backdrop to the celebration. Pitbull will start the year off right with epic surprises and this year’s biggest names in music to ring in 2017 Miami-style. Performers to be announced.
Last year, Mr. 305 was joined by an incredible lineup, including music legends Puff Daddy and the Family, EMPIRE superstars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, hit artists Shawn Mendes, Pia Mia, Camila Cabello and so many more.
PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION, a presentation of Endemol Shine North America and Honey I’m Home, is produced by John Hamlin, Georgie Hurford-Jones, Rob Smith, David Ortiz, Pitbull and Queen Latifah. “Like” Pitbull at facebook.com/pitbull and follow him on Twitter @pitbull. “Like” Queen Latifah at facebook.com/QueenLatifah and follow her on Twitter @IAMQUEENLATIFAH. “Like” Snoop Dogg at facebook.com/snoopdogg and follow him on Twitter @SnoopDogg. “Like” PITBULL’S NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION at facebook.com/PitbullNYE and follow the special on Twitter @PitbullNYE.
About Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull)
From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, rose from the streets of Miami to exemplify the American Dream and achieve international success. His relentless work ethic transformed him into a Grammy®-winning global superstar and business entrepreneur. Along the way, he’s has been the subject and host of prestigious cable and network specials. His music has appeared in “Men In Black III” and “The Penguins of Madagascar,” and he even had a starring voiceover role in the animated 3D movie “Epic.” Landing No. 1 hits in over 15 countries, nine billion YouTube/VEVO views, 70 million single sales and six million album sales, Pitbull does not stop. His social networking channels include 59 million Facebook followers (@Pitbull), 22 million Twitter followers (@Pitbull) and 4 million Instagram followers (@Pitbull), plus more than eight million YouTube subscribers (PitbullVEVO and PitbullMusic).
Making global music, Pitbull flaunts a style that’s indisputably his own. Releasing his full-length debut, “M.I.A.M.I” in 2004, followed by the success of 2006’s “El Mariel” and 2007’s “The Boatlift.” In tribute to his father, he delivered his first Spanish-language album, “Armando,” in 2010. He grinded it out on the road and touched down everywhere from the Far East and South America to Europe and all across the U.S. His success continued as he went on to release additional chart-topping platinum hits, including “Timber” [featuring Ke$ha], “Fireball” [featuring John Ryan] and more. Pitbull will release his tenth full-length album, “Climate Change,” after wrapping his second headlining arena run – “The Bad Man Tour,” named after the “Climate Change” hit single – and performed on the 2016 Grammy Awards. On “Freedom,” he sums everything up: “Went from a poor kid to a well-known all-around-the-globe world-class citizen, man I paid all my dues and earned my stripes took all the wrong in my life and I made it right.” That’s the dream, and Pitbull’s showing everybody it’s possible. Dale!
About Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is a musician, television and film actress, author, entrepreneur and producer. Most recently, she was featured as “The Wiz” in the network production of “The Wiz Live!” Earlier this year, she starred as blues legend Bessie Smith in the Emmy Award-winning made-for-cable movie “Bessie,” on which she also served as an executive producer. In 2007, she starred in and executive-produced the cable movie “Life Support,” for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. In 2002, she starred in the Academy Award-winning musical “Chicago,” for which she also was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Additional feature credits include “Hairspray,” “Mad Money,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Just Wright,” “The Dilemma,” ”Joyful Noise,” “Last Holiday,” “Beauty Shop” and the No. 1 comedy “Bringing Down the House.” Additionally, Latifah was the voice of the wooly mammoth “Ellie” in “Ice Age 2” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” She also is featured in the upcoming FOX drama STAR.
Along with her business partner, Shakim Compere, Latifah owns the production company Flavor Unit Entertainment, which has produced such films as “Bringing Down the House,” “Beauty Shop” and “The Perfect Holiday.” She was the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
About Snoop Dogg
Multi-platinum artist, actor and entertainment icon Snoop Dogg is at the forefront of popular culture with award-winning albums and songs, multiple films, lifestyle products, philanthropic efforts and digital ventures. Snoop Dogg has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, and has reigned for more than two decades as an unparalleled musical force who has helped define hip-hop. Currently, as a trendsetter of pop culture, Snoop’s ventures include multiple music/film/TV deals and his WestFestTV YouTube channel, where his wildly popular GGN News series appears weekly.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as “Big Brother” (CBS), “The Biggest Loser” (NBC), “Ink Master” (Spike), “Kingdom” (AT&T Audience Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “The Almost Impossible Game Show” (MTV), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Steve Harvey” (NBCU), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge” (CMT) and “Billion Dollar Buyer” (CNBC), as well as upcoming “Page Six TV” (Syndicated) “Hunted” (CBS), SUPERHUMAN (FOX), and “I’m Dying Up Here” (Showtime).
NETFLIX NOW AVAILABLE ON COMCAST’S XFINITY
Comcast users who also have a Netflix subscription will be able to watch all content available through both services in one place
Comcast announced that Netflix will be available through its cable box, the X1 Platform, to all of its customers across the country starting next week. Comcast’s Xfinity users, who are also Netflix subscribers, will be able to easily browse and access the extensive online collection of the streaming service alongside the live, on demand, DVR, and web programming included with their Xfinity TV subscription.
“We are excited to add Netflix to X1 and give our customers access to all the content they love in a way that has never been done before,” said Neil Smit, the Chief Executive Officer at Comcast Cable. “Netflix has been a terrific partner, and our incredible teams of engineers and designers have come together to create an experience that is not only seamless and intuitive, but also lets viewers search and watch tens of thousands of movies, shows, specials and documentaries with the sound of their voice.”
Netflix content will be fully integrated into Xfinity On Demand, enabling X1 customers to watch past and current seasons of shows like The Blacklist, El Señor de los Cielos and The Walking Dead; explore popular Netflix original series like Narcos, House of Cards, and Stranger Things; or catch up on recent classics like Breaking Bad, Sin Senos No Hay Paraiso, and Mad Men, all in one place.
“The Netflix integration into the X1 platform means our mutual customers will no longer need to change inputs or juggle remotes,” said Reed Hastings, Netflix Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Now they can seamlessly move between the Netflix app and their cable service, enjoying all the TV shows and movies they love without hassle.”
By combining the TV libraries of Netflix and Xfinity On Demand, X1 customers can:
- Launch the Netflix app by simply saying “Netflix” into the X1 voice remote.
- Browse Netflix content alongside other On Demand movies and shows
- Search for an actor like “Gael Garcia Bernal” or “Kevin Spacey” and see all the related titles across Xfinity and Netflix.
- Start watching from the beginning long-running shows like The Walking Dead or Señora Acero – prior seasons on Netflix and the current season on Xfinity On Demand – all in one place.
Current Netflix customers will have to sign-in to their account through the X1 platform only the first time of use, while those who don’t have a membership to the streaming service can subscribe using the same platform, choose to have it added to their Comcast bill, and begin to immediately explore and enjoy Netflix on the X1 and across other devices.
FROM ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT AND UNIVERSAL PICTURES, THE HUMANS BEHIND THE DESPICABLE ME FRANCHISE, COMES AMERICA’S #1 ORIGINAL FILM OF THE YEAR!
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
GET THREE MINI-MOVIES, ONLY WHEN YOU BUY, INCLUDING MOWER MINIONS WHICH DEBUTED IN THEATERS AND IS NOW AVAILABLE TO OWN ON DIGITAL HD NOVEMBER 22, 2016 & 4K ULTRA HD™, BLU-RAY™ 3D, BLU-RAY™, DVD AND ON DEMAND DECEMBER 6, 2016, FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
“You’ll never look at your pets the same way again.” – Erik Davis, Fandango
Universal City, California, October 4, 2016 – This holiday season, the answer to the question “Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home?” is answered when The Secret Life of Pets comes to Digital HD November 22, 2016 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand December 6, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The humans behind the Despicable Me franchise present America’s top-grossing original film of the year, the animated comedy is a worldwide hit with over $834 million in global ticket sales. The Secret Life of Pets is “non-stop action and laughs,” says Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. The 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD versions feature nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie PLUS Mower Minions which debuted in theaters and is now available to own.
In their fifth fully animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead when we leave for work or school. Max, voiced by Louis C.K., is a loyal terrier living a perfectly happy existence until his owner, Katie (Ellie Kemper) brings home Duke (Eric Stonestreet) a big, boisterous mutt she finds at the shelter. When Max and his unruly new “roommate” slip away from their dog-walker, they find themselves lost in the urban jungle of New York City. In an attempt to stay ahead of animal control and a rebel band of abandoned pets led by an unhinged bunny named Snowball (Kevin Hart), they put aside their differences to survive the epic journey back home.
With an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K. (TV’s Louie), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Jenny Slate (Zootopia), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live”), Steve Coogan (Minions) and Albert Brooks (Finding Dory). The film is directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me franchise, Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax) and co-directed by Yarrow Cheney (Despicable Me franchise).
4K ULTRA HD™
The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD™ in a combo pack which includes 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. The 4K Ultra HD™ will include all bonus features on the Blu-ray™ disc.
- 4K Ultra HD™ is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HDTM features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
- Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
- DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
BLU-RAY™ EXCLUSIVES (Available on Blu-ray™ editions)
- How to Make an Animated Film – A behind-the-scenes look at how to make an animated film from the various departments that make up Illumination.
- Anatomy of a Scene – Filmmakers and animators take us through the multi-step process it takes to create a specific scene in the Secret Life of Pets.
BLU-RAY™ AND DVD BONUS FEATURES
- Norman Television
- Mower Minions
- All About The Pets – Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet, with the help of animal trainer Molly Mignon O’Neill take you on an educational journey to learn more about your average and not-so average, household pets.
- Animals Can Talk: Meet The Actors – The comedy superstars who give voice to the film’s menagerie of characters talk about their roles and the process of bringing them to life.
- Hairstylist To The Dogs – Inspired by “Hairspray Live!,” Eric Stonestreet, with the help of a professional dog groomer Jess Rona, will take you through the basic steps to help your pups look as awesome as possible when they’re hanging out with their pet pals.
- The Best Of Snowball – A rapid-fire, fun and oddly musical mash-up of all the best Snowball one-liners
- Hot Dog Sing-Along – Join Max and Duke as they perform for their dinner in the sausage factory. This straightforward sing along is fun for the whole family to enjoy.
- Sing Trailer
- “Lovely Day” Lyric Video
- The Humans that Brought You Pets – Producers Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, directors Chris Renaud and Yarrow Cheney, and writer Brian Lynch discuss what went into creating The Secret Life of Pet’s compelling characters and non-stop action.
- GoPro®: The Secret Life of Pets
- The Making of the Mini-Movies – A fun and interesting take on the Making of the Mini-Movies – we’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the artists who made them.
It’s Christmas in September…almost October!!!
I received a package from Comcast…
Pretty sweet, huh?! If you’d like to see some video action – check out my Instagram/mikethemovieguy Stories or SnapChap/mikethamovieguy – – and you better hurry…you only got 24 hours.
If you don’t have IG or SC…well…here are some sweet pix!
…and the crazy thing is…seeing all the Halloween candy in stores lately…got me craving candy. Well…THANK YOU Comcast. You have fixed my cravings. (lol)
But wait! There’s more…
How sweet are these? Bluetooth headphones. These will come in handy when Maddox is watching cartoons on my phone – Love it!
Speaking of Comcast…did you hear about Xfinity Free Pass Latino?!
COMCAST LAUNCHES ON DEMAND MOVIE EVENT: XFINITY FREEPASS LATINO
Xfinity TV Customers Get Two-Week, All-Access Pass to More Than 7,000 Hours of Programming in Spanish and English from STARZ, Pantelion Films and More
Comcast today announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks like STARZ, Cine Sony Television, ViendoMovies, Music Choice, and Lionsgate’s joint venture Pantelion Films.
Xfinity FreePass Latino takes place now through October 9 and will be available at no additional cost to all Xfinity TV customers. The content can be accessed on Xfinity On Demand, Xfinity.com/Latino and on the Xfinity TV app and portal.
The bicultural collection features:
Hundreds of recent and classic films from Cinema Dinamita, Cine Latino, Cine Mexicano, and DePelicula.
High profile titles like the highest-grossing Spanish-language film of all time,Instructions Not Included, as well as Ladrones, starring telenovela superstars Fernando Colunga and Eduardo Yañez, and Casa de Mi Padre, featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Will Ferrell.
Kids programming including La Isla del Faro and Los Happets from Vme Kids.
Early access to the premieres of new series before they air live, including NBC Universo’s The Riveras, a celeb-reality series, and Azteca America’s Rabia, a drama series produced in Spain.
Catch up on cult favorites like From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, from El Rey based on the movie by network founder, Robert Rodriguez, and Discovery en Español’s original series Texas Trocas, an original series from Discovery en Español that follows the Mendez family as they build their custom truck building empire.
Music videos and original music programming from Music Choice featuring the hottest Latino artists including Jencarlos Canela, Sofia Carson, Gente de Zona, Zion and Lennox, and Chino y Nacho.
Sounds pretty cool if you ask me!
Read more here.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE NINJA TURTLES ARE BACK IN THE BEST FAMILY ACTION MOVIE OF THE YEAR
The All-New Adventure Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD September 20, 2016 with Two Reversible Turtle Masks in All Four Colors!
Action-Packed Film Will Also be Available in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack,
Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack and Limited Edition Collectible Turtle Van Lunchbox
Get it on Digital HD Two Weeks Early on September 6
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Your favorite pizza-loving heroes return in an epic new adventure loaded with wall-to-wall laughs that critics are calling “the best Ninja Turtles movie ever” (Eric Walkuski, JoBlo.com). TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on September 20, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The heroes in a half-shell also will be available in a limited edition two-movie Blu-ray giftset with collectible metal lunchbox. The movie debuts two weeks early on Digital HD September 6.
Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are back to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones. After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater threat with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. Hailed as “fun from start to finish” (Brian Medina, Movie Pilot), TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS stars
Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, and Tyler Perry in the live action film that is fun for the whole family.
The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Packs include more than 40 minutes of action-packed bonus content. Peek under the shell at the film’s eye-popping special effects, take a look inside the Turtles’ tricked-out van, go behind-the-scenes to explore the Turtleverse and much more! The film additionally features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack* remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.
Plus, the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack comes with reversible Turtle Masks in all four colors, for a limited time while supplies last. The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Blu-ray Combo Pack will also be available in a collectible metal lunchbox that includes the Blu-ray Combo Pack of 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Digital HD copies of both movies, and the two reversible masks.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Blu-ray Combo Pack
The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following:
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
o We Are Family
o Whoa! Expanding the Turtleverse
o House Party
o It’s Tricky: Inside the Van
o ILM—The Effects Beneath the Shell
o Did You Catch That? Turtle Eggs!
o Deleted Scenes
- Feature film in standard definition
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack includes all of the above, as well as a Blu-ray 3D presented in 1080p high definition with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Blu-ray 3D disc includes the feature film in high definition and 3D. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the Blu-ray detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
Two-Movie Blu-ray Giftset with Collectible Metal Lunchbox
The TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Two-Movie Giftset with Collectible Lunchbox includes Blu-ray Combo Packs with access to a Digital HD copy of each film as well as the following special features:
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS (2016)
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
o We Are Family
o Whoa! Expanding the Turtleverse
o House Party
o It’s Tricky: Inside the Van
o ILM—The Effects Beneath the Shell
o Did You Catch That? Turtle Eggs!
o Deleted Scenes
- Feature film in standard definition
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014)
- Feature film in high definition
- Bonus Content:
o Digital Reality
o In Your Face! The Turtles in 3D
o It Ain’t Easy Being Green
o Evolutionary Mash-Up
o Turtle Rock
o Extended Ending
o “Shell Shocked” Music Video
o Making of “Shell Shocked”
- Feature film in standard definition
The Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack available for purchase include a Digital Version of the film that can be accessed through UltraViolet™, a way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them—reliably and securely—to a variety of devices.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows Single-Disc DVD
The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.
TOP 4 LATINA HOPEFULS TO FOLLOW IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES
The Olympics is a celebration of competition, passion and nationalism that unites nations like no other organized event in the world. For 17 days we will closely watch athletes demonstrate hard work and commitment by overcoming their toughest obstacles in order to earn one of the highest honors in their sport. These athletes include many Latinas that have already become an inspiration to both men and women around the world; from 16 year old Puerto Rican-American gymnast Laurie Hernandez to Colombian BMX cyclist Mariana Pajón, many Latinas are sure to make a mark in sports history this summer.
You can follow every minute of their journeys through Comcast’s Xfinity. The company has created the ultimate Olympics experience on the X1 platform – Front Row to Rio – where you can easily search, discover and access more than 6,000 hours of live, on demand, and online streaming content, and do so with just the sound of your voice in the language of your choice using the X1 voice remote. As part of the experience, Xfinity will provide a personalized dashboard that gives you the ability to favorite nations, teams and athletes and check out “Must See Moments” when the competition gets fierce. With Xfinity, you won’t have to miss a second of the top Latinas competing in this year’s Games.
Here’s a list of the top 4 Latina athletes to follow during the Olympic Games:
Laurie Hernandez: Team U.S.A’s Overnight Sensation (U.S.A, Gymnastics) –Laurie Hernandez, the first U.S.-born Hispanic and youngest member of the “Fierce Five” U.S. gymnastics team, was unknown by casual fans until her breakout performance six months ago in the national championships. This star’s electrifying performances on the floor and the highest beam score during the U.S. trials earned her a spot on the team that is favored to win. To make sure you catch each moment of this up-and-coming star’s performances, Xfinity will provide “Must See Moments” notifications in real-time for marquee Olympic events like gymnastics that you won’t want to miss.
Mariana Pajón: BMX Champ Prepares to Rule Again in Rio (Colombia, BMX) – Mariana Pajón is arguably the best female BMX cyclist in the world and earned Colombia its second gold medal in history during the 2012 Olympic games in London. Pajón showed the world that women have what it takes to compete in an extreme sport that is dominated by men. She’s a superstar in her home country and part of a new generation of athletes that have put Colombia as a legitimate contender in a variety of sports. You can keep up with her and the rest of her Olympic team by adding Colombia on your ‘Favorites’ section.
Idalys Ortiz: Unstoppable Cuban Judoka (Cuba, Judo) – After beginning her judo training at 10 years old, Idalys Ortiz earned a spot on the Cuban national team at the ripe age of 15. Now at 26, and with two world championships under her belt since winning the gold in London 2012, Ortiz will be no easy competition in the women’s heavyweight division in Rio. You can follow her journey through the Olympics by saying her name into the X1 Voice Remote or by simply saying the word “judo.”
Las Leonas: Fierce Legends in the Making (Argentina, Field Hockey) –This Argentinian field hockey team has recently won its seventh world championship trophy, the most by any national team and have won over 20 official titles since the year 2000 when their breakthrough summer earned them the nickname “Las Leonas.” Their nickname came from having a reputation for being relentless even when a match appears to be lost so you can be sure they won’t stop until they’ve reached gold. Catch all the highlights of this determined field hockey team’s matches on the X1 Sports app and the NBC Sports app wherever you go. With these apps you’ll be able to catch live results and scores, real-time stats and highlights of each of their nail-biting games.
Whether you’re inspired by Laurie’s personality-filled dance routines or Idalys’ unstoppable takedown, Comcast’s X1 is your front row to catching every second of these action-packed competitions from day one.
Keep up with your favorite Latina athletes this summer with Xfinity and enjoy every moment of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Jesus (thisfunktional.com) and I recently got some Blu-ray/DVD news for the season 2 release of THE STRAIN. Once we got it – we decided we had to share it. (lol) Enjoy!
If you’re a fan of THE STRAIN…check out our recap show (podcast) – you can find it at the following spots…
The Strain Season 1 – thevro.com
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