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  • 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...
  • Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.

    Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.
    After the coffee. Before finishing my March Madness bracket. The Skinny: I don't know if it was my lunch at Gulfstream in Century City or a bug going around, but I got knocked on my rear Wednesday afternoon so if I'm a little off my game that's why....
  • Discovery Feeds Channel Launch By China's WASU

    HONG KONG -- Chinese cable TV giant WASU and Discovery Communications have struck a content agreement for Wasu's new Qiu Suo pay-TV channel. Discovery will serve as a channel and content consultant to WASU for Qiu Suo (which translates to 'quest for...
  • U.S., European Media Congloms on Global Boutique Acquisition Binge

    Busy as Bethesda, Md.-based Half Yard Prods. is -- turning out hours and hours of unscripted programming for Discovery, TLC, Bravo, History, H2, Oxygen and National Geographic Channel, among others -- nobody in the TV biz would have predicted a few...
  • Comcast Confirms Acquisition of FreeWheel, Eyeing Growth in Online Video Ads

    Comcast has completed its acquisition of online-advertising platform FreeWheel, according to the companies, in a deal worth up to $375 million. "Comcast looks forward to helping FreeWheel's talented team grow their business and accelerate their ability...
  • Discovery Buys BAFTA-Winning Production Company Raw

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications has acquired U.K. production company Raw, which won a BAFTA last year for Bart Layton's documentary feature "The Imposter." Raw has a prolific factual output, and last year produced more than 100 hours of television. In...
  • Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.

    Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.
    After the coffee. Before applying for Piers Morgan's CNN gig. The Skinny: I'm almost through "House of Cards," and I think we may have to replace the phrase "jumped the shark" with "jumped the Meechum." If you don't get that joke, you will soon enough....
  • John Malone, Discovery Eye 49% Stake in Formula One: Report

    LONDON -- John Malone's Liberty Global and Discovery Communications are reportedly mulling a joint bid for a 49% stake in the Formula One motor-racing franchise. Liberty and Discovery have begun talks with Formula One's backers, private equity firm CVC...
  • AwesomenessTV Hires Kelly Day as Chief Digital Officer

    AwesomenessTV, the youth-skewing digital entertainment arm of DreamWorks Animation, has hired former Blip Networks CEO Kelly Day in the newly created position of chief digital officer. Day will oversee AwesomenessTV's multichannel network and will be...
  • Programmers May Worry Over Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact

    Comcast has long been a formidable entity for TV networks who need its connections to viewers' homes to keep their ratings sound. Now that sparring partner is about to bulk up. By proposing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal valued at $45.2...