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.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

EL James takes ‘Fifty Shades’ of heat during Twitter Q&A

Fresh
eljames

#AskELJames backfired in terrific style because of course it did.

in Entertainment

20 years after ‘Showgirls,’ Elizabeth Berkley comes ‘full circle’

Fresh
berkley

The former "Saved by the Bell" actress starred as an exotic dancer in the film, which was initially slammed by critics and flopped at the box office.

in Music, Sports

Football star tackles stage invader at Zac Brown gig

Fresh
jjwatt

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt turned security guard.

in Entertainment

‘I am Chris Farley’ will make you laugh, cry

24-overlay14

A documentary about the beloved comedian who died in 1997 opens in theaters next month.

in Entertainment

NBC dumps Trump

11-overlay8

NBC cut ties with the 2016 presidential candidate after the real estate developer and TV personality made comments insulting Mexicans earlier this month.