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  • Why Indie Cable Doesn't Need The Weather Channel To Know Which Way The Wind Blows

    If you're a small cable outlet without massive corporate backing, the Weather Channel offered a forecast last week that should be troubling: continued storms and fog. The independent network raised eyebrows recently when it ended a three-month spat...
  • Discovery Communications and Liberty Global buy All3Media

    Cable programming giant Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reached an agreement to acquire All3Media, a London-based television production company, in a deal valued at $930 million. For Discovery Communications, parent of cable networks...
  • Formula One might be sold

    Formula One might be sold
    Speculation continues that ownership of Formula One might be on the verge of changing hands. Canadian fashion tycoon Lawrence Stroll has been in talks about buying part of the international racing series, Britain's Sky News reported last week, and he'...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.

    'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.
    After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup. The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the Kings' overtime win. Now I have a dilemma. Do I root for the Kings or do I root for the Rangers because in my heart I'm a New...
  • Fox and Apollo to create TV production giant.

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and private equity giant Apollo Global Management are in preliminary talks to create a global television production house that would manage big hits like "American Idol" and "Deal or No Deal." The deal would combine...
  • NBCUniversal names new Telemundo president

    NBCUniversal names new Telemundo president
    NBCUniversal has added a key member to its Spanish-language media team, announcing that Luis Silberwasser, a former Discovery Communications executive, will become president of the Telemundo network later this summer. Silberwasser will be responsible for...
  • Competition heats up among Spanish-language media firms

    NEW YORK — Soccer, spicy love stories, a search for a next-generation Latino boy band and even NASCAR racing have become armaments in a stepped-up battle for Latino television viewers. For years, the two established Spanish-language media...