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  • Discovery's Zaslav: Sluggish Summer TV Ratings Could Affect Quarter

    Summer ratings were "a little bit soft" at some of the bigger networks owned by Discovery Communications, according to David Zaslav, chief executive of the Silver Spring, Md., owner of Discovery Channel and TLC. "Our challenge was that in July and...
  • U.K. Broadcaster ITV Ripe for a U.S. Takeover

    Media mavens in Blighty are buzzing at the prospect that the U.K.'s biggest broadcaster, ITV, may end up in U.S. hands as a rush of consolidation reshapes the British media landscape. All year, U.S. media giants have been splashing cash on U.K. TV...
  • Discovery Digital Networks Head Jim Louderback Resigns

    Jim Louderback, g.m. of Discovery Digital Networks, is leaving the company two years after the cable programmer bought web-video startup Revision3, where he had been CEO. Louderback announced that he is leaving Discovery Communications in a post on his...
  • Eileen O'Neill Named Global Group President of Discovery Studios

    Eileen O'Neill has been promoted to the newly created position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. She'll be leaving her post at the Discovery Channel, and now have oversight over all of the internal facilities and creative talent of the...
  • Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

    Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media's Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson's "SoulPancake" webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25. Pivot will air "Mixtape by SoulPancake" at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The...
  • Cable industry to discuss challenges — and hear from Jennifer Lopez

    Cable industry to discuss challenges — and hear from Jennifer Lopez
    The cable industry’s annual gathering is usually a celebration of new technologies, popular programming and sunny projections for growth. But when top pay-TV executives gather in Washington for the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn....
  • Family of Colorado woman killed in reality TV pilot sues Discovery

    Family of Colorado woman killed in reality TV pilot sues Discovery
    The family of a Colorado woman who was killed during filming of a reality TV pilot for Discovery Channel has sued the producers and Discovery Communications for negligence. Plaintiff Mel Bernstein and his daughter have filed a lawsuit in the U.S....
  • OWN to test run 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live'

    OWN to test run 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live'
    The Oprah Winfrey Network, continuing its programming pivot, has acquired limited rights to the beloved daytime dramas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." The Los Angeles-based network, co-owned by Winfrey, announced the acquisition Wednesday. OWN...
  • FactoryMade builds up cast of Hollywood players for El Rey Network

    FactoryMade builds up cast of Hollywood players for El Rey Network
    The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned. John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
  • In 'King of Thrones,' not just any bathroom will do

     In 'King of Thrones,' not just any bathroom will do
    Destination America, the cable network that is home to "Deep Fried Masters" and "United States of Bacon," is taking the next natural step with "King of Thrones," a show aimed at people who spend a lot of time in their bathrooms and want to be as...
  • Where's our film czar? AMC gets heat for 'Mad Men' plan.

    Where's our film czar? AMC gets heat for 'Mad Men' plan.
    After the coffee. Before seeing if Fox's "Dads" overcame bad reviews. The Skinny: I'll be curious to see how Fox's "Dads" did after all the nasty reviews from critics. I watched two episodes of "Dads," which is from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane,...