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  • Cable Under Fire: Plunge in Ratings Could Spell Trouble for Top Nets

    Steve Burke is not an executive prone to exaggeration. If anything, the NBCUniversal CEO is known for his understated style in public settings. So when Burke made a blunt statement about ratings growth potential for the Peacock's domestic cable...
  • Who Are the Winners and Losers in Pay TV's Unbundled Future?

    The pay-TV bundle is a gigantic iceberg that's slowly melting. As Internet-video options proliferate, consumers will have a growing list of reasons to stop paying $90 or more per month for multichannel television. And the jockeying is now under way among...
  • Summer slump expected to hit movie studios' earnings

    For the leading movie studios, coming off one of the worst summer box-office seasons in recent memory, next year can't come soon enough. Theater operators such as Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment have already reported downturns in both...
  • AMC warns DirecTV subscribers the network could go dark

    AMC warns DirecTV subscribers the network could go dark
    Taking an unusually early step, cable network AMC used commercial breaks on its most popular show, “The Walking Dead,” to let viewers know that they may miss episodes next year if they have DirecTV satellite pay-TV service. With its DirecTV...
  • Media Stocks Fall After Discovery Report Stirs Advertising Worries

    Stocks in the media sector tumbled noticeably Tuesday after executives at Discovery Communications suggested advertising demand for TV was less than robust. Ad demand in "the last month or so" has "gotten a little bit softer," said Discovery CEO David...
  • Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network

    Discovery boosts its stake in Hub Network
    Discovery Communications has increased its ownership stake in a children's channel known as the Hub Network and plans to rebrand it as Discovery Family with hopes of appealing to a wider audience. The Burbank-based channel, launched four years ago,...
  • Sports museum to open for TIA

    Teen Impact Affiliates, which supports the Teen Impact Program at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, is planning its second annual Fall Fundraiser, which will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles. This private...
  • Judge tosses 'Mean Girls' fraud case after trial

    Paramount Pictures won the dismissal Thursday of a lawsuit by investors in a slate of mid-2000s movies including "Mean Girls" who said the studio concealed a risky business strategy in obtaining $40 million in financing. Following trial proceedings that...
  • Hulu Picks Up Jason Reitman 'Casual' Comedy Series in Lionsgate TV Pact

    Hulu announced a 10-episode straight-to-series order for "Casual," a half-hour comedy series from Lionsgate Television to be exec produced by director Jason Reitman. "Casual," will debut sometime on Hulu in 2015. Reitman ("Up in the Air," "Juno") is...
  • U.K.'s Channel 5 to Air MTV EMA Awards Show

    LONDON -- U.K. free-TV network Channel 5 is to air music awards show the MTV EMA for the first time this year as the music channel's parent Viacom amps up the synergies following last month's takeover of Channel 5. Last year's awards, which took place in...
  • Rich Ross named president of Discovery Channel

    Rich Ross named president of Discovery Channel
    Discovery Communications has tapped veteran programming executive Rich Ross to run its flagship network. Ross will step into his new position as president of Discovery Channel in January. For nearly two years, he has served as chief executive of Shine...