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  • 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

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' in merger filing

    Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' in merger filing
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media company Discovery Communications Inc demanded business concessions as a condition for not opposing Comcast Corp's bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast told U.S. regulators in a filing on Tuesday. "Such extortionate...
  • 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

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - 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...
  • FCC Defends Confidential Meetings As Part of Merger Reviews

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says that the commission has the legal standing to meet confidentially with potential critics of media mergers, after a report was published stating that companies have privately met with regulators who...
  • Discovery seeks to take control of Hub TV network from Hasbro: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is seeking a controlling interest in The Hub, reducing partner and toymaker Hasbro Inc's share of the children's cable TV network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the...
  • Do TV And Advertising Still Belong Together?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - TV and advertising used to go together, to quote some famous commercial slogans, like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Or like food, folks and fun. Now, a new thought is rising that the two sides fit together less...
  • Discovery Warns FCC of 'Critical Issues' With Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Representatives from Discovery Communications met with FCC officials last week to outline a number of "critical issues" it has with the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable. Discovery is one of the few major media...
  • Discovery's Zaslav: Sluggish Summer TV Ratings Could Affect Quarter

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Summer ratings were "a little bit soft" at some of the bigger networks owned by Discovery Communications, according to David Zaslav, chief executive of the Silver Spring, Md., owner of Discovery Channel and TLC. "Our challenge...