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This month on ABC Family I had the pleasure to watch The Mistle Tones with Tory Spelling & Tia Mowry. If you haven’t seen it yet here is a little info:
Blessed with an extraordinary singing voice, Holly is all set to audition for the newly vacated place in the famous Ridgefield, Connecticut, Christmas group The Snow Belles, which was founded by her late mother forty years ago. Shocked and upset when the slot goes to someone else, the barely talented best friend of the group’s de facto leader, Marci, Holly winds up convincing the local mall manager to hold a competition for the best Christmas group to host the yearly Christmas festival at the mall. Putting together a hodgepodge group of her own with a few quirky members of her office, Holly finds herself on a journey to the real meaning of Christmas – with a new singing group and a new love thrown in for good measure.
1. Favorite holiday song?
My favorite holiday song is “O Holy Night”, so for me to be able to sing that in the beginning of the movie was so exciting!
2. How does being a mom make the holidays different for you ?
It makes the holidays more special because I’m not seeing Christmas though just my perspective anymore; I’m actually experiencing it through my son’s eyes, which makes it so much more special.
3. Favorite holiday memory
My favorite holiday memory is sitting down and watching “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2” with my sister. We would just laugh and laugh at these movies. We would laugh so loud that we would wake my mom up!
Dish Network Corp. (The Dish) has an ad-skipping TV recording feature, The Hopper, that is being challenged by many networks, including Disney-owned ABC Networks. The networks claim that the technology of ad-skipping threatens their very survival and is being played out in courts on both coasts. ABC is seeking a preliminary injunction according to a filing yesterday in Manhattan. Though previously, on November 7th, a Federal judge in LA rejected the same motion made by News Corp. Fox Broadcasting.
Dish introduced a new DVR, The Hopper, last March. The main feature is AutoHop which was introduced in May and with just a button touch, it will skip all the ads automatically (so no more manual fast forwarding). The Hopper also has a PrimeTime Anytime feature that records all the major networks primetime shows automatically and you can skip the ads on these recordings as well.
Separate court filings to do with the case surround the separate courts residing over the same case on separate coasts. NBC has asked the New York judge to transfer the AutoHop case to Los Angeles.
“Having two district courts on separate coasts interpret the same contract would not serve the interests of judicial economy,” NBC said in the motion for the venue change.
No, this is not the Park Hopper – which would be a huge tragedy for the Park Hopper to go away but this is an interesting case that will change the way we watch TV in the future and how we pay for it. What do you want to see happen to The Hopper (and all the rest of the providers will not be far behind)…Stay tuned for more details!
- Disney Donating $2 Million to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund (chipandco.com)
- ‘Big Thunder Mountain’ Set To Become a TV Series on ABC (chipandco.com)
- Disney’s ABC Asks Judge to Block Dish’s Autohop (bloomberg.com)
Attention fans of the ABC hit sitcom “Boy Meets World“! A sequel series could be in the works. Disney Channel is in early development of a potential “Boy Meets World” sequel which would center around Cory and Topanga’s preteen daughter.
If you remember Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga (Danielle Fishel) got married before their seven-season run on ABC ended.
Were you a fan of the original “Boy Meets World”? Would you watch the new series if it came out? Let us know!
- “Phineas and Ferb & You” Debuts at Downtown Disney (pics.chipandco.com)
- NEW ‘Boy Meets World’ Follow-Up Series in Early Stages at Disney Channel (jedimouseketeer.com)
The Disney lawyers contend that the 2010 jury verdict was caused because of an improper reading of a 1999 contract with the UK-based Celador (who gave ABC and Buena Vista of North America the rights to the program). Disney claims the jury improperly awarded Celador a share of revenue generated by ABC when they were only entitled to 50%. They are seeking a new trial on the issue of contract interpretation.
Celador argues back that the jury was correct because they found that Disney had engaged in self-dealing transactions to keep ad revenue for ABC without sister company Buena Vista earning a profit which in turn they would have to share with Celador in accordance to the agreement.
Millionaire, hosted by Regis Philbin was a huge hit on ABC from 1999 to 2002, airing as often as 4 or 5 nights a week. A syndicated version of the show still airs in many markets.
- Disney Seeks Reversal of $319 Million ‘Millionaire’ Loss – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- Finally….A New Website for Disney! (chipandco.com)
Dana Delany is back, and better than ever, as Dr. Megan Hunt, a Philadelphia medical examiner who solves many of the toughest crimes thrown her way, in ‘Body of Proof: The Complete Second Season’. The show, now in its second season, has become one of ABC’s flagship shows, gaining quite a following. I watched the show on and off in its first season, but watched constantly during its second. The show really found its footing, and I can see why fans love it. It’s a well written, superbly acted show that brings some of the best procedural storytelling to TV every week. So I’m glad to see that Disney has treated the show very well on this ‘Complete Second Season’ DVD. Featuring a bunch of special features, and all twenty episodes of the second season, this is one fans of the show will be very pleased with.