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  • 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...
  • Eileen O'Neill Named Global Group President of Discovery Studios

    Eileen O'Neill has been promoted to the newly created position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. She'll be leaving her post at the Discovery Channel, and now have oversight over all of the internal facilities and creative talent of the...
  • Rainn Wilson's SoulPancake YouTube Series Will Pivot to Cable TV

    Weirdness has a new home on TV: Participant Media's Pivot will air segments from Rainn Wilson's "SoulPancake" webseries exclusively starting Monday, Aug. 25. Pivot will air "Mixtape by SoulPancake" at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays, starting next week. The...
  • Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market

    Discovery's 'Klondike' taps into the scripted miniseries market
    The Discovery Channel has struck pay dirt with reality shows such as "Gold Rush," "Gold Fever," "Jungle Gold" and "Bering Sea Gold." Now Discovery is digging for treasure in a new vein with its first scripted miniseries, "Klondike." The period drama,...
  • Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019

    Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019
    Discovery Communications has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement through 2019, with base salary and bonus targets of about $10 million a year.  The deal, announced Friday, modifies how Zaslav's annual compensation is...
  • Discovery Extends CEO Zaslav's Contract Through End of 2019

    David Zaslav will remain at the head of Discovery Communications through the end of 2019, under a new contract unveiled Friday by the Silver Spring, Md., owner of the Discovery, TLC, and Investigation Discovery cable networks. The move suggests the board...