BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: Nancy Grace arrives at Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Summer 2019 TCA Press Tour Event at Private Residence on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images
Photo: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

Briefs: Nancy Grace joins Fox Nation; Hawks adds 360-degree highlights; Shaq’s cooking show; Bill Maher at Fox Theatre 3/28/20

Originally posted Monday, December 2, 2019 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Atlanta personality Nancy Grace has joined the Fox Nation streaming service. 

Grace, who hosts a daily radio show “Crime Stories” on Sirius XM, will stream that show five days a week for Fox nation subscribers starting in January.

“I’m so thrilled ‘Crime Stories’ will now be featured on Fox Nation!” Grace said in a statement on her website, CrimeOnline. “Helping to solve unsolved homicides and heating up cold cases will now extend to viewers at Fox Nation. I’m proud our new partner believes in our mission to always, in every way, seek justice.”

Grace, a former Fulton County prosecutor, made her name on Court TV, which is now an independent operation based in Atlanta. She then helmed her own popular evening show on HLN from 2005 to 2016. 

Earlier this year, she launched an Oxygen show “Injustice,” which digs deep into particular crime stories. 

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Photo: Aric Thompson


The Atlanta Hawks has begun offering Intel-created immersive 360-degree highlights at its games and on social media and its on-air game broadcasts with Fox Sports Southeast.

“We have an unapologetic desire to digitize and personalize sports and entertainment,” said Howard Wright, vice president for business development for Intel Sports who is promoting something called Intel True View.

Intel placed dozens of 5K HD cameras all over State Farm Arena, capturing all sorts of angles. Once the video is processed, it can produce 360-degree highlights, freeze frames and views of the action. Eventually, it will be able to show video from the player’s perspective without the need for cameras on the players themselves. 

“There are infinite camera angles inside the point cloud we create,” Wright said. 

He thinks the angles might also be useful for the players and coaches as well. 
Steve Koonin, Hawks CEO, said this is another way to help them engage younger viewers with short attention spans. “This technology will allow you to be director and see the angles you want,” he said. “It will change the face of how sports are produced. You can be more a participant than just a spectator.”

The Hawks are in the midst of a 10-game losing streak and at 4-16 have the second-worst record in the NBA despite the highlight machine that is Trae Young

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 24: Shaquille O'Neal attends the 2019 NBA Awards at Barker Hangar on June 24, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images

Atlantan Shaquille O’Neal is a businessman well beyond cracking wise on “Inside the NBA.”

He is now on the Papa Johns board and owns several Atlanta Papa Johns franchises. He hawks everything from car insurance to cruises. 

Now he’s getting into cooking tips.

O’Neal next year will launch a weekly live cooking show on ShopHQ, a rival to QVC and HSN. “In the Kitchen with Shaq” is set to debut in March. He’ll use the show to pitch his new line of cookware and accessories.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle broke the story and noted that he will have friends and family - including his mom Lucille - appear on the show. 

“I’m so excited to partner with ShopHQ on ‘In the Kitchen with Shaq’,” said O’Neal in a statement. “Nothing brings people together like food and my new collection features top-of-the-line kitchen necessities that anyone can use to prep, cook and serve their favorite recipes. I can’t wait to unveil it on Shop HQ.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24: Bill Maher attends the Los Angeles Premiere of LBJ at ArcLight Hollywood on October 24, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Electric Entertainment)
Photo: Vivien Killilea

Bill Maher, the iconoclastic progressive HBO talk show host, is coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a stand-up show March 28, 2020.

He generally comes to Atlanta  every two years or so. His last visits were both to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in 2016 and 2018. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 6 at 10 a.m. 

Prices, as usual, are elusive but a comparable date Feb. 15 in Charlotte ranges from $49.50 to $180

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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