KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders in new TV ads

May 20, 2015

KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders in new TV ads

Colonel Sanders, dead for more than three decades, is back on television promoting KFC. Sanders, who founded the fast-food chicken chain, will be played by “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Darrell Hammond in TV commercials. The real Colonel Harland Sanders died nearly 35 years ago, ...

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

Mar 29, 2015

BBC chief receives death threats after axing Clarkson of 'Top Gear'

British police were on Sunday investigating death threats against BBC Director General Tony Hall following his decision to drop “Top Gear” presenter Jeremy Clarkson. Scotland Yard police headquarters confirmed it was examining allegations made on Wednesday, when Hall confirmed Clarkson’s contract would not be ...

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

Mar 27, 2015

Hit British show 'Downton Abbey' to end after six series

The sixth season of British television series “Downton Abbey” will be its last, producers said Thursday, bringing an end to the hit drama followed by millions around the world. “Inevitably there comes a time when all shows should end and ‘Downton’ is no exception,” ...

'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Mar 25, 2015

'The X-Files' to return after 13-year 'commercial break'

Cult sci-fi TV show “The X-Files” is returning for six new episodes, 13 years after David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’s last outing as agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series — which ran for nine seasons, or over 200 ...

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

| Mar 23, 2015

NHK beats commercial TV stations to simulcast punch

by Atsushi Kodera

NHK’s announcement earlier this month that it will start trial simultaneous broadcasts of its programming on the Internet signaled a new era in TV broadcasting. Commercial broadcasters, which have yet to offer such services and are thus intimidated by the giant public broadcaster’s move, ...