NEW YORK, June 27, 2018 / PRNewswire / – PeopleTV, the ad-supported streaming network of PEOPLE and Weekly entertainment, began its first TV broadcast last weekend with a flagship entertainment show “PEOPLE now“Airs across the country on 17 Meredith-owned television stations in 12 markets reaching over 11 percent of US television households. The markets include Atlanta, Phoenix, Saint Louis, Portland, and Nashville. The new 30-minute “PEOPLE Now” weekend edition features original episodes featuring the biggest stories and studio interviews from each week.
Hosted by Jeremy parsons and Andrea Boehlke, “PEOPLE Now” premiered as a weekday morning streaming show on September 3, 2014. Today it features exclusive celebrity interviews; the latest updates on the biggest entertainment, celebrity and human interest news stories; a weekly segment on the British royal family with correspondent Imogen Lloyd Webber and more. “PEOPLE Now” recently moved to 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. (Pacific time), broadcast live on PEOPLE.com and broadcast live on PEOPLE’s Twitter, YouTube and Facebook Live. Episodes are also available on demand on PeopleTV.com and through the free PeopleTV app. Directed by the executive producer Jenny from Attoma, “PEOPLE Now” celebrated its 1,000th episode on June 18th.
“As our audience on Meredith stations wants more celebrity entertainment and information, we are extremely happy to welcome our sister brand PeopleTV to our family,” said Patrick mccreery, Executive Vice President, Meredith Local Media Group. “This partnership will enhance our content offering while attracting new audiences to our stations.
“‘PEOPLE Now’ has been a very successful programming extension of the PEOPLE brand and we are delighted to launch the weekend show on local Meredith stations,” said Bruce gersh, executive vice president and president, PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE en Español. “This collaboration is a first for PEOPLE and Meredith Stations, and supports our strategy of producing quality long content for all distribution platforms.
LOCAL MARKET AIR HOURS
The time slots vary by market. The 13-week limited series of the “PEOPLE Now” Weekend Edition began June 23 [in descending order of market size]:
- Atlanta – WPCH (Sat. 12h) / WGCL (dim. 12h)
- Phoenix – KTVK (Sat. 8:30 p.m.) / KPHO (dim. 4:30 p.m.)
- Saint Louis – KMOV (Sat. 5 p.m.) / MMOV (dim. 6 p.m.)
- Portland – KPDX (Sat. 10:30, Sun. 12:30 p.m.)
- Nashville – WSMV (dim. 11:30 p.m.)
- Hartford – WFSB (Sat. 2h30)
- Kansas City – KCTV (Sat. 1 a.m.) / KSMO (dim. 10 p.m.)
- Greenville, South Carolina/ Spartenbourg /Ashville, NC – WHNS (day / time to be determined)
- Las Vegas – KVVU (weekend afternoon – day / time to be determined)
- Mobile / Pensacola – WALA (Sat. 1 a.m.)
- Saginaw / Flint / Bay City – WNEM (Sam. 12:30 p.m., Sun. 12h)
- Springfield/ Holyoke – WGGB (Sat. 6h00) / WSHM (Sat. 6h00) / Fox6 (Sun. 10:30 p.m.)
Guests who have made appearances on “PEOPLE Now” include: Kevin bacon, Antonio Banderas, Jessica bienne, Nick jonas, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Bob saget, John stamos and more. In 2016, the show created its summer concert series with: Daya, Nathan Sykes, Chloe x Halle and Laura Marano. Exclusive celebrity news to check out on the show includes Nick canonthe reaction of Mariah carey publicly revealing his struggle with bipolar disorder and Nikki bellaannounces that her wedding ceremony “will not be filmed”, if she gets married Jean Cena.
“PEOPLE Now” also features live reports and specials, such as Prince harry and Meghan marklethe royal wedding of, featuring pen pals in both Windsor and new York. Besides, Jeremy parsons and Andrea Boehlke host live pre-shows on the red carpet for entertainment industry events, including the Oscars®, Emmy®, Country Music Awards and SAG Awards®.
“PEOPLE Now” is on PeopleTV’s list of live series and specials, which includes: “PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live” Oscar® pre-show, “PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT’s SAG Awards® Red Carpet Live “,” Emmys® Red Carpet Live “,” Chatter “and more. The list of Network Originals includes:” The Jess Cagle Interview “, hosted by the Editorial Director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly;” Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions “;” PEOPLE Cover Story ” ; “PERSONS Weddings”; “that of hollywood Greatest Untold Stories “;” The Perfect Fit “;” Couch Surfing “;” Search History “and more.
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PeopleTV is the OTT streaming service supported by the advertisers of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. PeopleTV’s premium programming features original series and specials, which span the genres of celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human interest. Since its launch in 2016, PeopleTV has recorded more than 3 million downloads. Viewers have unlimited daily access to a wide range of on-demand programming, which includes live red carpet coverage and real-time, socially interactive fan forums, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes access to magazine covers. , to the popular cast one-on-one celebrity meetings and interviews. PeopleTV is available on PeopleTV.com, in addition to mobile and connected television devices. Download the free app on iOS and Android devices, in addition to Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, PlutoTV, Xumo, Philo, Chromecast and Xfinity. To follow @PeopleTV to join the conversation.
About Meredith Corporation
Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) has been engaged in service journalism for over 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast, print, digital, mobile and video – to deliver the content consumers want and deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches 175 million unduplicated U.S. consumers each month, 80 percent of which are female American Millennials. Meredith’s local media group includes 17 television stations reaching over 11 percent of American homes.
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