"RIGHTTHISMINUTE" PICKED UP BY FOX TELEVISION STATIONS FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON
MGM TELEVISION'S SYNDICATED HIT EXPANDS REACH IN KEY MARKETS
Beverly Hills, CA (April 3, 2014) - "RightThisMinute," television's first daily broadcast series devoted to finding the most captivating web videos, often before going viral and breaking the stories behind them, has been picked up by FOX Television Stations in 10 markets for the 2014-2015 season. The announcement was made today by John Bryan, President of Domestic Television Distribution at MGM and MagicDust Television, the producers of "RightThisMinute."
"RightThisMinute" rolled out nationally this past September, and is seen in syndication by nearly two million daily viewers. The program has consistently delivered ratings successes, and is currently the highest rated new syndicated show of the 2013-2014 season. Through the agreement, FOX Television Stations will air "RightThisMinute" in 10 of its biggest markets Monday through Friday along with a weekend version. Markets include New York (WWOR/WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV/KCOP), Chicago (WFLD/WPWR), Washington D.C. (WTTG/WDCA), Boston (WFXT), Minneapolis (KMSP/WFTC), Phoenix (KSAZ/KUTP), Dallas (KDFI/KDFW), Houston (KRIV/KTXH) and Charlotte (WMYT/WJZY). The hit series is cleared in more than 85% of the U.S.
"We are delighted with the enthusiastic response in the marketplace for 'RightThisMinute,' and this agreement with FOX Television Stations is another vote of confidence. 'RightThisMinute' is a unique and captivating series that is poised for a stellar 2014-2015 season," said John Bryan.
"Our viewers rely on 'RightThisMinute' as their go-to source for breaking videos and the stories behind them," said Phil Alvidrez, MagicDust executive in charge of production. "We look forward to bringing the web's most compelling stories to larger audiences nationwide."
"RightThisMinute" is syndicated by MGM Television and produced by MagicDust Television, in partnership with Cox Media Group, Raycom Media and E.W. Scripps. "RightThisMinute" produces two original half-hour episodes every weekday and is currently in its third season, with fall of 2013 marking its official national rollout. "RightThisMinute" executive producers include former TMZ executive producer Lisa Hudson and veteran journalist Dennis O'Neill. The program is hosted by Beth Troutman, Steven Fabian, Christian Vera, Nick Calderone and Gayle Bass.
On the digital front, RightThisMinute.com and the downloads for show's companion apps continue to grow each month in traffic and downloads, with tens of thousands of videos instantly available.
About MGM Television:
MGM International Television Distribution Inc. (MGM), a division of MGM Holdings Inc., is a leading producer and global distributor of content for television and digital platforms, with original productions and a robust catalog of 10,500 television episodes and nearly 4,000 feature film titles covering some of entertainment's premiere franchises including the James Bond franchise and "The Hobbit" trilogy. Current television production projects include the hit series "Vikings," in its second season on HISTORY; "Fargo," a co-production with FX Productions and "Teen Wolf," currently in production on its fourth season. In addition, MGM Television serves as the syndicator for "Right This Minute" and "Let's Ask America." Through its finance and distribution entity Orion TV Productions, MGM Television has brought the courtroom series "Paternity Court" to syndication in 92% of the U.S. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services.
About Raycom Media, Inc.
Raycom, an employee-owned company, owns and/or provides services for 53 television stations in 37 markets and 18 states. Raycom stations cover 13.1% of U.S. television households. In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte, NC) and Tupelo-Honey Productions (a Sports and Entertainment Production company based in New York), as well as Broadview Media (a post production/digital signage company based in Montgomery). Raycom is also responsible for the design and hosting of Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail website.
About The E.W. Scripps Company
The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse, 132-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers, local news and information websites and feature syndication. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated websites, visit http://www.scripps.com/.
About MagicDust Television
MagicDust Television, with solid roots in news and journalism, has a 30-year history of creating entertaining and informative programs for local television. MagicDust created and produced the nationally-syndicated show NASCAR Angels. The MagicDust team has won PROMAX's award for best major-market, local TV promotional spot or campaign in the world more than a half dozen times and also has a string of awards for news, editing, art design and animation.