Day: March 6, 2018

Funny Or Die partners up with Vox Media

Funny or Die‘s evolution will continue this summer, jumping its main website to Vox Media’s platform. Last year, The Ringer made a similar move, leaving Medium for Vox. The new partnership between FoD and Vox means that Funny or Die will remain editorially independent with its own sales team, just using Vox’s ad, tech and audience platforms. “This is an exciting evolution for FunnyOrDie.com with great potential to grow our digital audience and the Funny Or Die brand,” said Chris Bruss, President of Funny Or Die.  “We’ve seen what Vox Media’s constantly evolving technology platform and products have accomplished for other...

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Seeso’s “Take My Wife” finds new home on iTunes, Starz

After several months in TV purgatory following the death of Seeso, Take My Wife has found two new takers! The first and second seasons of the comedy about married comedians Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher starring themselves and their friends became available Monday on iTunes. Come May, Take My Wife also will be available for streaming by Starz subscribers. https://twitter.com/RheaButcher/status/970735049409683456 As my colleague at Decider noted in 2016 when the series debuted, ‘Take My Wife’ Is The Reason You Need A Seeso Subscription. But before season two could premiere last year, NBCUniversal-owned Seeso announced a halt to its original...

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The Lonely Island wrote an all-star song for the Oscars: “Why Not Me?”

If you thought the Academy Awards telecast already was too long and overbudget, just imagine if the 90th annual Oscars had followed through with this music video pitch from The Lonely Island. The song they wrote, “Why Not Me?”, would have included several stars from 2017’s box-office smashes. But, as The Lonely Island fellas (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone) wrote when releasing their demo to YouTube on Monday: “We were asked to write a song for this year’s Academy Awards… Unfortunately, it wasn’t chosen because it was “financially and logistically impossible”, so for fun we thought we’d...

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