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  • Discovery Unloads HowStuffWorks Website for $45 Million, Taking Steep Loss

    Discovery Communications is selling the assets and operations of explainer site HowStuffWorks -- which it bought for $250 million seven years ago -- for $45 million in cash to digital-media firm Blucora. As part of the deal, Discovery will retain key...
  • Google Chromecast Gets 100-Plus Web-Video Channels, with On-Screen Guide

    Users of Google's $35 Chromecast TV adapter now have access to more than 100 channels of free web video -- including shows from ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, Comedy Central and Hulu -- on their HDTVs, along with a guide-like interface to navigate them through...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Ron Howard, Brian Grazer to Launch Digital Studio with Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications is teaming with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to launch a digital studio, dubbed New Form. True to its name, New Form will be focused on creating programming outside the traditional molds of TV and movies where Discovery and...
  • Toni Braxton to Star as Darlene Love in OWN Biopic

    Toni Braxton will star as singer Darlene Love in OWN's biopic of the famed pop vocalist. In a series of announcements set for the cabler's upfront presentation Thursday, OWN has also set Octavia Spencer to topline a miniseries revolving around a...
  • Destination America To Extend Home-Buying Series With 'Buying The Beach'

    Destination America, the Discovery Communications network focused on American culture, said it would place more focus on its "Buying" series of shows that look at the home-buying process in interesting regions with "Buying the Beach," the latest...