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  • Some of Oprah's Harpo staff given 30 days' notice as studio shuts down

    Some of Oprah's Harpo staff given 30 days' notice as studio shuts down
    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...
  • Harpo Studios to close in December, official says

    Harpo Studios to close in December, official says
    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...
  • Cruises to feed your intellect and imagination

    Cruises to feed your intellect and imagination
    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...
  • Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit

    Billionaire John Malone buys big stake in Lionsgate; Starz may benefit
    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...
  • Hairy Pa. tale to air on Destination America

    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...
  • Super Bowl disruptor: Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl'

    Super Bowl disruptor: Animal Planet's 'Puppy Bowl'
    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...
  • SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription

    SpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription
    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...
  • Discovery Q3 Profit Rises 10% Despite Flat Performance At U.S. Networks

    Discovery Communications said third-quarter profit rose nearly 10% as the company's international operations buoyed results even as its U.S. cable networks showed evidence of lackluster performance. The Silver Spring, Maryland, owner of Discovery...
  • Cable Under Fire: Plunge in Ratings Could Spell Trouble for Top Nets

    Steve Burke is not an executive prone to exaggeration. If anything, the NBCUniversal CEO is known for his understated style in public settings. So when Burke made a blunt statement about ratings growth potential for the Peacock's domestic cable...
  • Who Are the Winners and Losers in Pay TV's Unbundled Future?

    The pay-TV bundle is a gigantic iceberg that's slowly melting. As Internet-video options proliferate, consumers will have a growing list of reasons to stop paying $90 or more per month for multichannel television. And the jockeying is now under way among...
  • Media Stocks Fall After Discovery Report Stirs Advertising Worries

    Stocks in the media sector tumbled noticeably Tuesday after executives at Discovery Communications suggested advertising demand for TV was less than robust. Ad demand in "the last month or so" has "gotten a little bit softer," said Discovery CEO David...