In the coming year, Streampix will be available on additional devices, such as the Xbox 360 game console and those powered by Android.
This new service complements the 75,000 TV shows and movies now available on Xfinity On Demand and XfinityTV.com as well as through the Xfinity TV app.
‘America’s Next Top Model’ renewed for 19th cycle
The CW has clicked its high heels and ordered a 19th edition of reality competition series “America’s Next Top Model.”
With the Tyra Banks-hosted series set to premiere its 18th edition next week, the network has given an early pickup to the series in order to get a leg up on casting its next cycle, which is expected to begin soon.
Set to return in the fall, the 19th cycle will be a college edition, the Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The franchise, which dates back to the former UPN network, ranks as the CW’s highest-rated property. Last year’s edition averaged a 1.7 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
The 18th cycle - the network’s first “British Invasion” theme, premieres at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the CW.
Pair of Winfrey shows are hitting the road
Oprah Winfrey is a rolling stone. Besides taking her act on the road for the interview series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” OWN announced that “Oprah’s Lifeclass” is going on tour starting with its first new episode back on March 26.
Dubbed “Oprah’s Lifeclass: The Tour,” Ms. Winfrey will take the show to three cities over six new episodes. The first episode shoots live at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis on March 26. Then, the production heads to Radio City Music Hall in New York on April 2. A third city has yet to be announced.
“Taking ‘Lifeclass’ on the road gives Oprah the opportunity to connect on a whole new level with our viewers in person, on-air and online,” OWN President Sheri Salata said. “We are gathering the most inspiring teachers to discuss the fundamental life principles that are the keys to unlocking our own greatest potential.”
Oprah’s guest teachers for the trip include Iyanla Vanzant, a once-frequent “Oprah Winfrey Show” guest who squashed her longtime estrangement from the host in a two-part appearance on “Oprah’s Lifeclass” last season, and Bishop T.D. Jakes in St. Louis. Spiritualist Deepak Chopra and business and life coach Tony Robbinswill join Ms. Winfrey in New York.
The episodes will also live-stream at Oprah.com.
• Compiled from Web and wire service reports.
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