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  • Viacom, Discovery, Scripps, Saban Bid for U.K.'s Channel 5: Report

    LONDON -- Viacom, Discovery Communications, Saban Capital and Scripps Networks are among the bidders to buy U.K. free-TV network Channel 5, according to the Financial Times, which cited a source familiar with the process. Discovery had been in...
  • Discovery Buys BAFTA-Winning Production Company Raw

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications has acquired U.K. production company Raw, which won a BAFTA last year for Bart Layton's documentary feature "The Imposter." Raw has a prolific factual output, and last year produced more than 100 hours of television. In...
  • Comcast Confirms Acquisition of FreeWheel, Eyeing Growth in Online Video Ads

    Comcast has completed its acquisition of online-advertising platform FreeWheel, according to the companies, in a deal worth up to $375 million. "Comcast looks forward to helping FreeWheel's talented team grow their business and accelerate their ability...
  • U.S., European Media Congloms on Global Boutique Acquisition Binge

    Busy as Bethesda, Md.-based Half Yard Prods. is -- turning out hours and hours of unscripted programming for Discovery, TLC, Bravo, History, H2, Oxygen and National Geographic Channel, among others -- nobody in the TV biz would have predicted a few...
  • Twitter Hires YouTube Exec as Head of TV and Video

    Twitter has hired Baljeet Singh, a five-year YouTube veteran who led development of several key advertising projects for the Internet video site, to head up TV and video initiatives for the social-media company. Singh's mandate: to bring more video to...
  • 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...
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves' pay was $66.9 million in 2013

    CBS has "The Big Bang Theory" and its boss has an astronomical paycheck. Leslie Moonves, the network's chief executive, was awarded a $66.9-million compensation package last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday. That was...
  • 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 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,...
  • Tubi TV Free Internet Video Service Launches with 20,000 Shows and Movies (Most of Which You've Never Heard Of)

    AdRise, a content distribution and advertising startup, is launching Tubi TV, a free, ad-supported video-on-demand service stocked with 20,000 licensed TV shows and movies. The company is positioning Tubi TV as an alternative to subscription services...
  • 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...