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  • Twitter Adds One-Click Video Playback -- Which It Claims Delivers Huge Results

    Twitter just became a more attractive home for premium, short-form video content. The social media company launched a new way for partners to present video in tweets: Now, video previews can appear in the timelines of users, who can initiate playback...
  • Cable Pioneer John Hendricks to Retire From Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks will retire in May after 32 years at the helm of one of cable's pioneering programming companies. Hendricks will formally step down on May 16, at Discovery's annual meeting. Discovery CEO David...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: January retail sales, weekly jobless claims, December business inventories Local earnings: CDW Corp., Kraft Foods, Navigant COnsulting, Orbitz Worldwide, TreeHosue Foods, United Stationers, Wells-Gardner Electronics Other earnigns: Avon...
  • Programmers May Worry Over Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact

    Comcast has long been a formidable entity for TV networks who need its connections to viewers' homes to keep their ratings sound. Now that sparring partner is about to bulk up. By proposing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal valued at $45.2...
  • Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.

    Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.
    After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint about my messed up phone. The Skinny: I realize I should have asked this question 12 years ago, but how did "King of Queens" persuade William Hurt to do an episode? It wasn't bad either. Today's roundup...
  • Report: Discovery, NBCUniversal, Saban Capital Mull Bids for U.K.'s Channel 5

    Discovery Communications, NBCUniversal and Saban Capital are among the media players mulling bids for U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. According to a report published Sunday in the Financial Times, bids for the company are due on Thursday. Channel 5 owner...
  • Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.

    Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.
    After the coffee. Before applying for Piers Morgan's CNN gig. The Skinny: I'm almost through "House of Cards," and I think we may have to replace the phrase "jumped the shark" with "jumped the Meechum." If you don't get that joke, you will soon enough....
  • Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019

    Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019
    Discovery Communications has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement through 2019, with base salary and bonus targets of about $10 million a year.  The deal, announced Friday, modifies how Zaslav's annual compensation is...
  • Discovery Expands Duties For O'Neill, Kaplan, Schleiff

    Discovery Communications said it would realign executive oversight of several of its cable networks, in a move it said would group the outlets together by theme. And it broadened the number of networks being supervised by three top managers: Eileen O'...
  • ABC Signs On to Twitter's Advertising Program, Starting With #Oscars

    ABC is the last of the major U.S. broadcast networks to get into the Twitter Amplify program, with the Alphabet net teed up to launch its first sponsored-tweet campaign Sunday with the Oscars. The partnership will kick off on Sunday, March 2, in...
  • Viacom, Discovery, Scripps, Saban Bid for U.K.'s Channel 5: Report

    LONDON -- Viacom, Discovery Communications, Saban Capital and Scripps Networks are among the bidders to buy U.K. free-TV network Channel 5, according to the Financial Times, which cited a source familiar with the process. Discovery had been in...