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  • Formula One might be sold

    Formula One might be sold
    Speculation continues that ownership of Formula One might be on the verge of changing hands. Canadian fashion tycoon Lawrence Stroll has been in talks about buying part of the international racing series, Britain's Sky News reported last week, and he'...
  • AOL Lines Up James Franco, Hollywood Producers for 2014 Originals Slate

    AOL has unveiled its full slate of 2014 original web series, focusing on "inspiring stories" and comedy, tapping celebs and personalities like James Franco with big digital followings. All told, AOL has greenlit 16 new and returning original series for...
  • AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.

    AT&T eyes DirecTV! Viacom buys Channel 5.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out where April went. The Skinny: Is there anyone not interested in buying the Clippers? Every hour another five names pop up. Of course, Donald Sterling has said he's not selling, so who knows how all this ugliness...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Channel 5 Sale Falters as Discovery Withdraws From Bidding: Report

    LONDON -- An attempt by the owner of U.K. broadcaster Channel 5, Northern & Shell, to sell the network appears to have faltered as reports circulated Thursday that one of the leading contenders to acquire the TV group, Discovery Communications, had...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...