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  • 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...
  • Hub Network Taps Joey Fatone To Build Primetime Family Block

    Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp. The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon...
  • Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
  • Amazon Drops Discovery and Scripps Shows, with Scripps the Bigger Loser

    As Amazon.com spends more money on original and exclusive content for its streaming-video service, the Internet retail giant is declining to renew deals for some TV content. Amazon Prime Instant Video, available through the Prime free-shipping program,...
  • CNN unveils new prime-time lineup, moves away from 9 p.m. talk

    CNN unveiled a new prime-time schedule to advertisers Thursday that further moves the cable channel away from a reliance on hard news and political chat. Most significantly, CNN is getting out of the talk show game in the 9 p.m. hour, a crucial time...
  • Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. "Eurosport is a bigger platform than ESPN on cable in the U.S. and it reaches...
  • Amazon Is Plotting Free TV and Music-Video Streaming Service. But Stocked with What?

    Amazon.com is reportedly cooking up a new free, ad-supported video service -- with TV shows and music videos -- to complement its subscription VOD offering. But it isn't clear what content might be available through it, which would be the major factor...
  • Discovery CEO David Zaslav collects $33.3 million in 2013

    Discovery CEO David Zaslav collects $33.3 million in 2013
    Discovery Communications Chief Executive David Zaslav might run one of the smallest of the major media companies, but his pay remains in the big leagues. Zaslav last year collected compensation valued at $33.3 million, according to Discovery's proxy,...
  • Oprah Winfrey to celebrate 60th birthday quietly at home

    Oprah Winfrey to celebrate 60th birthday quietly at home
    Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey will have a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday. The billionaire media entrepreneur will have a "quiet dinner" in the seaside town of...
  • Science Channel, Discovery Channel to Air Reality Competition Based on Google Lunar XPRIZE

    The moon is about to be the star of its own reality competition. Science Channel and Discovery channel are partnering for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon with live coverage from the lunar surface....