News

MTV to premiere series on app week before it airs

MTV to premiere series on app week before it airs

MTV MILESTONE: MTV is pushing TV forward by using its app to release an entire series. Photo: Associated Press

DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s a new technological milestone for television happening on Friday.

MTV is releasing a full season of its new series about a downtrodden high school football team on its mobile application a week before the first episode is seen on TV.

MTV’s release of “Wait ‘Til Next Year” on its app is reminiscent of when the streaming service Netflix made an entire season of the drama “House of Cards” available at the same time.

Nearly 2 million MTV apps have been downloaded primarily on iPhones and iPads since MTV made them available in June.

The network recently experimented by making extra content from its Miley Cyrus documentary available exclusively through the app.

News from ClarksvilleNow.com

threat

Friday in News

Officials warn of potential July 4th terror attacks

Law enforcement urged to step up security during celebrations.

missinggirl

Friday in News

Reward offered in search for missing Tennessee girl

Missing 14-year-old is believed to be with registered sex offender.

severe-weather-storm-rain

Friday in News

Plan for rain for the Clarksville Fireworks show

Meteorologists say there will definitely be showers.

samson2

Friday in Crime, News

Reserve Deputy arrested after firing shots at hit-and-run driver in Clarksville

Samson Peltier fired at vehicle as it drove away on Wilma Rudolph Blvd.

electric-chair

Thursday in News

Supreme Court rejects inmates’ challenge to electrocution

The case is part of a lawsuit filed by 34 death row inmates over Tennessee’s death penalty protocols.