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  • Discovery's Velocity Thinks Small To Gain Bigger Flow Of Ad Dollars

    Most TV networks salivate over the prospect of snaring an ad deal from Procter & Gamble, Verizon or Apple. And then there's Discovery Communications' Velocity. To be sure, the automobile-focused cable outlet would likely never turn down a chance to run...
  • Cable Vet Chris Moseley Returns to TV as GSN Chief Marketing Officer

    GSN has expanded its executive ranks with the appointment of cable vet Chris Moseley as exec VP and chief marketing officer. Move marks a return to TV for Moseley, who previously headed marketing and communications for Discovery Communications, and...
  • NBC Wants To Hook Sponsors On 'Peter Pan' For $350K (Or More) Per Ad

    NBC is sprinkling a little pixie dust around its coming broadcast of "Peter Pan Live!" in hopes of luring advertisers to what is a rather high-priced program for commercials. The Peacock is talking up the show's broad appeal among families, as well as...
  • Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network

    Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network
    Discovery Communications has increased its ownership stake in a children's channel known as the Hub Network and plans to rebrand it as Discovery Family with hopes of appealing to a wider audience. The Burbank-based channel, launched four years ago,...
  • AOL Sets Fall Premieres for Originals from Nicole Richie, Zoe Saldana and Others

    AOL has set premiere dates for its fall 2014 slate of programming, including season two of reality series "#CandidlyNicole" starring Nicole Richie, "My Hero" from exec producer Zoe Saldana and "Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon." The lineup reflects the...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • Comcast: Discovery, Other Critics Tried 'Extortion' Tactics to Stay Quiet on Merger

    Comcast is coming out swinging at critics of its proposed $45 million acquisition of Time Warner Cable, accusing corporate opponents of "extortion" tactics by demanding favorable business terms as a condition of staying neutral or supporting the...
  • Comcast-TW Cable Merger Narrative Takes Surprising Turn

    Where's Claude Rains when you need him? Comcast's pursuit of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has already yielded some interesting political theater as execs from the cable giant run gauntlet in Washington to secure federal approval of the...
  • Shift in Kids' TV Watching Habits Drives Big Changes to Discovery-Hasbro Partnership

    The seismic shifts in the way kids watch TV has led to major changes in the partnership between Discovery Communications and Hasbro in the Hub Network. The kidvid channel that launched in October 2010 will be rebranded Discovery Family Channel as of Oct....
  • To Grab Ad Dollars In Contest, Big TV Players Like NBCU And Viacom Must Break Out Digital Video

    A group of media companies on Wednesday will be enticed into an arena of sorts and forced to compete to win ad dollars from blue-chip sponsors like Hasbro, Pepsi, State Farm, Petsmart, Walgreens, Levi's, Hilton and CBS Corp.'s Showtime. To get the...
  • Discovery To Take Control Of Kiddie-Focused Hub Cable Outlet: Report

    Discovery Communications and toymaker Hasbro will rework their ownership of cable's kid-focused Hub outlet so that Discovery will take more control of the property and rework it into a broader outlet focused on family entertainment, according to a...