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  • Bunim/Murray Prods Names John P. Roberts Chief Digital Officer

    Television banner Bunim/Murray Prods is ready to expand its efforts in new media, tapping John P. Roberts as chief digital officer. As part of the move, Kesila Childers has been promoted to VP at BMP Digital. She formerly was director of digital media,...
  • Seth Meyers Takes Aim at Political Climate at NRDC Night of Comedy

    Tuesday's election results were not a good outcome for anyone concerned about the environment, according to Seth Meyers. But at Wednesday's Natural Resources Defense Council Night of Comedy fundraiser at 583 Park Avenue in New York City, host Seth Meyers...
  • Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue

    Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue
    Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users...
  • Wall Street cheers possible Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation deal

    Wall Street cheers possible Hasbro-DreamWorks Animation deal
    DreamWorks Animation shares surged 14% as Wall Street was quick to embrace a potential sale of the studio to toy giant Hasbro. A deal would combine one of the industry's leading animation studios, known for its “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda&...
  • FCC stops clock on Comcast, AT&T-DirecTV reviews

    FCC stops clock on Comcast, AT&T-DirecTV reviews
    Like many frazzled parents, the Federal Communications Commission has called for a temporary timeout. The FCC on Wednesday halted the 180-day clock that has been ticking on the government's review of Comcast's proposed $45-billion purchase of Time...
  • Longevity, Biz Savvy Makes Showtime CEO Matt Blank an Industry Statesman

    Matt Blank will mark his 20th year as CEO of Showtime in February, a rare milestone for any exec in the television biz. That kind of longevity inevitably breeds stature in the industry. To many, Blank is synonymous with the pay cable business, thanks...
  • Russia's Leading Indie TV Network CTC Hit by Law Change

    CANNES - Russia's leading independent media company, CTC Media, is taking stock after Russia's President Vladimir Putin signed amendments to a mass media law that impose further restrictions on foreign ownership of mass media companies. The amendments...
  • National Geographic Channels Names Julia Rao CFO

    National Geographic Channels U.S. and Fox Networks Group named Julia K. Rao as Chief Financial Officer. Rao will report to NGC CEO Courteney Monroe and Fox Networks Group EVP and CFO Del Mayberry. "Julia's background as a respected financial leader...
  • Discovery's Velocity Thinks Small To Gain Bigger Flow Of Ad Dollars

    Most TV networks salivate over the prospect of snaring an ad deal from Procter & Gamble, Verizon or Apple. And then there's Discovery Communications' Velocity. To be sure, the automobile-focused cable outlet would likely never turn down a chance to run...
  • Cable Vet Chris Moseley Returns to TV as GSN Chief Marketing Officer

    GSN has expanded its executive ranks with the appointment of cable vet Chris Moseley as exec VP and chief marketing officer. Move marks a return to TV for Moseley, who previously headed marketing and communications for Discovery Communications, and...
  • NBC Wants To Hook Sponsors On 'Peter Pan' For $350K (Or More) Per Ad

    NBC is sprinkling a little pixie dust around its coming broadcast of "Peter Pan Live!" in hopes of luring advertisers to what is a rather high-priced program for commercials. The Peacock is talking up the show's broad appeal among families, as well as...