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  • Science Channel, Discovery Channel to Air Reality Competition Based on Google Lunar XPRIZE

    The moon is about to be the star of its own reality competition. Science Channel and Discovery channel are partnering for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon with live coverage from the lunar surface....
  • Hub Network Taps Joey Fatone To Build Primetime Family Block

    Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp. The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon...
  • Amazon Is Plotting Free TV and Music-Video Streaming Service. But Stocked with What?

    Amazon.com is reportedly cooking up a new free, ad-supported video service -- with TV shows and music videos -- to complement its subscription VOD offering. But it isn't clear what content might be available through it, which would be the major factor...
  • Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. "Eurosport is a bigger platform than ESPN on cable in the U.S. and it reaches...
  • Amazon Drops Discovery and Scripps Shows, with Scripps the Bigger Loser

    As Amazon.com spends more money on original and exclusive content for its streaming-video service, the Internet retail giant is declining to renew deals for some TV content. Amazon Prime Instant Video, available through the Prime free-shipping program,...
  • Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
  • Twitter Hires YouTube Exec as Head of TV and Video

    Twitter has hired Baljeet Singh, a five-year YouTube veteran who led development of several key advertising projects for the Internet video site, to head up TV and video initiatives for the social-media company. Singh's mandate: to bring more video to...
  • Michelle Obama, daughters to visit China this month

    Michelle Obama, daughters to visit China this month
    WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China this month with her daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, for a trip built on the theme of education, her office announced Monday. The March 19-26 trip will include...
  • 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...
  • Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down

    Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down
    Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will retire as chairman of the board of the cable giant in May. Hendricks, a science buff who worked in academia, launched Discovery Channel in 1985 and over the years the company went from owning a...
  • 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...