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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

    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 secure federal approval of the...
  • 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

    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 entertainment, according to a...
  • FCC Defends Confidential Meetings As Part of Merger Reviews

    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 are reviewing the...
  • Do TV And Advertising Still Belong Together?

    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 snugly. Cable ratings this...
  • Discovery's Zaslav: Sluggish Summer TV Ratings Could Affect Quarter

    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 was that in July and...
  • U.K. Broadcaster ITV Ripe for a U.S. Takeover

    Media mavens in Blighty are buzzing at the prospect that the U.K.'s biggest broadcaster, ITV, may end up in U.S. hands as a rush of consolidation reshapes the British media landscape. All year, U.S. media giants have been splashing cash on U.K. TV...
  • Discovery Digital Networks Head Jim Louderback Resigns

    Jim Louderback, g.m. of Discovery Digital Networks, is leaving the company two years after the cable programmer bought web-video startup Revision3, where he had been CEO. Louderback announced that he is leaving Discovery Communications in a post on his...
  • 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...