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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Programmers May Worry Over Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact

    Comcast has long been a formidable entity for TV networks who need its connections to viewers' homes to keep their ratings sound. Now that sparring partner is about to bulk up. By proposing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal valued at $45.2...
  • Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.

    Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.
    After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint about my messed up phone. The Skinny: I realize I should have asked this question 12 years ago, but how did "King of Queens" persuade William Hurt to do an episode? It wasn't bad either. Today's roundup...
  • Report: Discovery, NBCUniversal, Saban Capital Mull Bids for U.K.'s Channel 5

    Discovery Communications, NBCUniversal and Saban Capital are among the media players mulling bids for U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. According to a report published Sunday in the Financial Times, bids for the company are due on Thursday. Channel 5 owner...