| Mar 18, 2015
| 8:55 AM
The founder of the Discovery Channel, an early cable-TV hit, is turning to online streaming with a new subscription service called CuriosityStream.
John Hendricks started Discovery Channel in 1982, after watching HBO succeed in the 1970s. He made a...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 2:49 PM
Sony Playstation is checking out the Vue.
Sony Computer Entertainment on Wednesday launched its cloud-based TV service, called Vue, featuring such popular networks as CBS, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, Fox, NBC, TBS and Discovery...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 6:57 AM
You get a pink slip, you get a pink slip, you get a pink slip.
Almost everybody at Harpo Studios in Chicago was given notice last week, with the first wave of staffers set to lose their jobs by April 3, sources said Monday.
The Oprah Winfrey Network...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 5:29 PM
It's a wrap for Harpo Studios in Chicago.
The facility, which Oprah Winfrey opened in 1990 to house her talk show empire, helped turn Chicago into a bustling television center and the West Loop into a resurgent urban neighborhood. But on Tuesday, she...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:46 AM
Even if you’ve spent most of your cruise basking in the Mexican sun or eating your way through the Mediterranean, your vacation can feed more than your need to just relax and unwind.
Thanks to guest speakers, you can learn about topics as...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 5:30 AM
Media mogul John Malone bought a significant stake in Hollywood studio Lionsgate in what could be part of a broader strategy to beef up his Starz cable network.
The billionaire, who is chairman of Liberty Media and considered an architect of the...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:27 PM
Two Mercer County residents were interviewed about their encounters with Dog-Boy for Saturday's episode of "Monsters and Mysteries in America" on the Destination America channel.
Those who tuned learned about local sightings of the werewolf-like...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 6:35 AM
Score one for the puppies.
These cute and clumsy creatures double as media disrupters -- or in this case, dis-RUFF-tors.
In its 11th year, Animal Planet's "Puppy Bowl" returns as one of television's most successful moves in counter-programming. The...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 9:20 AM
SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering.
What's not yet known is whether this offering will be the same channel as what cable and satellite TV subscribers now get. It's possible the service...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 1:29 PM
One of the cameras that will capture Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk across the Chicago River has gone live, allowing viewers to log on to skyscraperlive.com and watch a 24/7 feed that shows the pulsing traffic along W. Upper Wacker Drive and puffy clouds...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
TLC is "reassessing" the future of reality hit "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" following a TMZ report alleging that the mother of the girl at the center of the show is romantically linked to a convicted child molester.
In a statement, TLC said: "TLC is not...