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  • 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...
  • Google Chromecast Packs on 10 More Content Partners, Including Vevo

    Google is looking to give holiday shoppers more reasons to buy its cheap Chromecast adapter for streaming content to HDTVs, adding support for 10 more apps including Vevo. Most of the new partners, to be sure, won't prompt Chromecasts to fly off the...
  • Discovery Mulling Bid for Owner of Food Network, HGTV (Exclusive)

    Discovery Communications is mulling a bid for Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and other lifestyle-oriented cablers. A source with knowledge of the situation said the prospect of Discovery making a run at...
  • SAG nominations out! Discovery dreams of Scripps.

    SAG nominations out! Discovery dreams of Scripps.
    After the coffee. Before getting over being snubbed for Man of the Year. The Skinny: If you haven't seen HBO's documentary "State of Play" about the parents of child athletes, check it out. It's very disturbing and made me grateful for my absentee...
  • Discovery CEO warns of ratings woes at Discovery and TLC

    Discovery CEO warns of ratings woes at Discovery and TLC
    Ratings woes at two channels has Discovery Communications Chief Executive David Zaslav lowering advertising revenue expectations with Wall Street. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Monday in New York, Zaslav spoke...
  • Comcast to Bring More Nets, Cable Ops to 'See It' Social-Viewing Service on Twitter

    Comcast plans to add nine new programming and cable operator partners to "See It," the social platform aimed at driving up viewing on TV and online for subscription television services, including Time Warner Cable, ABC and Fox. With See It, launched last...