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  • No Gatekeeper: Google Opens Chromecast TV Device for Free to Any Developer

    Google has released a set of free tools for developers to let their apps play video on the cheap Chromecast TV-connected device -- a move that could quickly bring hundreds of new Internet video services to the TV, boosting Google's strategy to get a...
  • 'Ride Along' cruises. Super Bowl ads. R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman.

    After the coffee. Before seeing how many watched the Super Bowl. The Skinny: Man that was one ugly game. I'm going to guess that this year's audience will be smaller than last year's, which was just over 108 million people. How about that episode of...
  • John Malone, Discovery Eye 49% Stake in Formula One: Report

    LONDON -- John Malone's Liberty Global and Discovery Communications are reportedly mulling a joint bid for a 49% stake in the Formula One motor-racing franchise. Liberty and Discovery have begun talks with Formula One's backers, private equity firm CVC...
  • AwesomenessTV Hires Kelly Day as Chief Digital Officer

    AwesomenessTV, the youth-skewing digital entertainment arm of DreamWorks Animation, has hired former Blip Networks CEO Kelly Day in the newly created position of chief digital officer. Day will oversee AwesomenessTV's multichannel network and will be...
  • Discovery's Science Channel Launches 'Sci2′ Digital Video Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)

    Science Channel has launched a digital-only video brand, Sci2, aiming to reach science-minded millennials with a mix of curated YouTube clips and original content -- including some material it wouldn't find suitable for TV. In dot-com fashion, the...
  • Discovery to Acquire Controlling Stake in Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is to acquire a controlling stake in the pan-European sports TV network Eurosport International. Discovery has upped its stake from 20% to 51% following a deal with French broadcaster TF1 Group. Discovery acquired...
  • Media Stocks See 'Wolf of Wall Street'-Like Rise in 2013

    Media stocks enjoyed a heady run in the bull market of 2013. Shares of most major congloms closed out the last full week of the year at or near 52-week highs. Netflix regained its platinum-plated status, thanks to solid subscriber growth and a...
  • Discovery takes controlling stake in Eurosport

    Discovery takes controlling stake in Eurosport
    Cable programming giant Discovery Communications is taking a controlling stake in sports programming giant Eurosport International. Discovery, which has made international acquisitions a priority, previously acquired 20% of Eurosport in 2012 for $221...
  • Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.

    Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.
    After the coffee. Before finishing my March Madness bracket. The Skinny: I don't know if it was my lunch at Gulfstream in Century City or a bug going around, but I got knocked on my rear Wednesday afternoon so if I'm a little off my game that's why....
  • Discovery Feeds Channel Launch By China's WASU

    HONG KONG -- Chinese cable TV giant WASU and Discovery Communications have struck a content agreement for Wasu's new Qiu Suo pay-TV channel. Discovery will serve as a channel and content consultant to WASU for Qiu Suo (which translates to 'quest for...
  • Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down

    Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down
    Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will retire as chairman of the board of the cable giant in May. Hendricks, a science buff who worked in academia, launched Discovery Channel in 1985 and over the years the company went from owning a...