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  • John Malone, Discovery Eye 49% Stake in Formula One: Report

    LONDON -- John Malone's Liberty Global and Discovery Communications are reportedly mulling a joint bid for a 49% stake in the Formula One motor-racing franchise. Liberty and Discovery have begun talks with Formula One's backers, private equity firm CVC...
  • AwesomenessTV Hires Kelly Day as Chief Digital Officer

    AwesomenessTV, the youth-skewing digital entertainment arm of DreamWorks Animation, has hired former Blip Networks CEO Kelly Day in the newly created position of chief digital officer. Day will oversee AwesomenessTV's multichannel network and will be...
  • 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...
  • Behind the Scenes of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl

    Outside of the network that carries the NFL's big game, no media outlet gets more mileage out of Super Bowl weekend than Animal Planet with its Puppy Bowl. The pre-taped special that began as a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the broadcast that is...
  • Discovery Channel Names Denise Contis Exec Veep of Production and Development

    Discovery Channel has appointed Denise Contis exec vice prez of production and development, west coast. Contis will report to Discovery & TLC group prez Eileen O'Neill and be based in Los Angeles. Appointment arrives after Nancy Daniels, who previously...
  • Why Discovery Communications Pushed 'King of Thrones' Into The Toilet

    As the maker of wholesome, all-American products like Tide, Crest and Pampers, Procter & Gamble has never been one for sponsoring bawdy talk. But the company isn't above a little potty humor. When Discovery Communications-owned cable outlet Destination...
  • Why Viacom Gave Up Developing Its Own Mobile Video Player

    Until earlier this year, Viacom had used its own internally developed video player in apps for channels like MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central. But in gearing up for TV Everywhere, to make more video content available to pay TV subscribers, the media...
  • 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...
  • Discovery Expects Cash From Oprah Winfrey Net to Accelerate

    Cash flow coming from the Oprah Winfrey Network is poised to "accelerate," Discovery Communications' Chief Financial Officer Andy Warren said at an investor conference Wednesday. "We are extremely bullish now on where OWN is," Warren said. "Oprah is in...
  • 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,...