Live streaming begins this summer
TNT and TBS announced Wednesday that they will be the first national entertainment networks to provide live streaming of their broadcasts.
Beginning this summer, subscribers will be able to watch the networks' broadcasts live on any tablet or smartphone.
The announcement came at the Turner Networks' upfront presentation to advertisers, where they also touted a schedule and development slate that includes projects from Steven Spielberg, Dick Wolf and James Duff.
TNT also promoted the new series "Lost Angels," a new scripted drama from Frank Darabont; "S.O.B. (Save Our Business)," an unscripted makeover series featuring entrepreneur Peter Jones, and "Marshal Law: Texas," an unscripted procedural from Jerry Bruckheimer.
In 2014, TNT will launch the new scripted dramas "The Last Ship," starring Eric Dane and executive-produced by Michael Bay, and "Legends," starring Sean Bean and executive-produced by "Homeland" co-creator Howard Gordon.
TNT will also debut the unscripted series "Life Flight," about air-ambulance teams; the docudrama "Nashville Confidential"; and "Inside Job," which puts executive job candidates through a rigorous screening process.
TNT is also considering two new pilots: an untitled bounty-hunter show with Geena Davis, from executive producer Dean Devlin, and "Murder in the First," a new crime drama from Steven Bochco starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
TBS highlighted the recently greenlit comedies "Ground Floor" from "Cougartown" creator Bill Lawrence and the reality show "The Cee Lo Life" featuring Cee Lo Green.
TBS's upcoming lineup includes "Deon Cole's Black Box," starring the "Conan" writer and actor; "Deal With It," a hidden-camera show hosted by Theo Von and executive-produced by Howie Mandel; Bam Margera's "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show," and "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host," a new series from Mark Burnett featuring D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black.
And Conan O'Brien took the stage to introduce Pete Holmes, who beginning this November will follow him in late night. (They are pictured together, above.)
O'Brien joked about the 10 a.m. start time, earlier than that of most upfronts.
"Let me assure everyone — I'm as pissed about being here as you are," he said.
He added: "This fall marks my 20th year on television. Never a bump in the road."
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