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  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Comedy Central Picks Up Digital Series 'This Is Not Happening' for Linear TV

    Comedy Central has greenlit digital series "This Is Not Happening" for an eight-episode season to air on the linear channel -- the cabler's first promotion of a series developed by its inhouse CC:Studios unit. "This Is Not Happening" features host Ari...
  • MTV Prepares To Run Newsy Video Snippets Across Ad Breaks To Lure Sponsors To Its Air

    Oddball residents have long taken up space in MTV's commercial breaks, which in years past came packed with surprise appearances by Beavis & Butt-Head, a ranting Denis Leary or Donal Logue as the spacey, rambling Jimmy the Cab Driver. The idea, back in...
  • BET To Launch First Miniseries, Holiday 'Nutcracker' Special

    Viacom's BET said it would launch its first miniseries, a new scripted series and a dating program as part of its coming programming slate. The network said it would air the six-part epic "The Book of Negroes," a historical drama based upon the...
  • MTV Renews 'Real World,' Launches Cooking Competition, Family Drama, More

    Viacom's MTV said it would launch a cooking competition program, a new family drama and three other new series as part of its coming programming slate. In "Snack Off," which debuts July 10, a group of amateur chefs battle in a competition that calls...
  • A+E Networks Taps David Granville-Smith As Exec VP, CFO

    A+E Networks has appointed veteran investment banker David Granville-Smith (Digger) as exec VP and CFO. Nancy Dubuc, A+E Networks president and CEO, announced Monday that Granville-Smith will succeed Gerard Gruosso, who is retiring after 30 years with...
  • Cable industry gathers at time of growing competition and challenge

    The cable industry's top executives gathered in Los Angeles for their annual convention to show off new technologies and boast about a bright future. "We spark the cylinders of innovation," said Michael Powell, president and chief executive of the...
  • Viacom Wins Bid for U.K.'s Channel 5: Report

    Viacom has won the bidding for U.K. free-to-air TV net Channel 5, buying the chain from entrepreneur Richard Desmond. The group is understood to have agreed to pay £450 million ($756 million), according to the Financial Times, which said that the deal...
  • 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...
  • Upfronts 2014: Why Cable Is Grafting New Faces On To Old Bodies

    TV's biggest players start pitching advertisers next week. But you might want to keep your eyes on some of the smaller ones. In the weeks leading up to the start of the so-called "upfront" marketplace, the annual ad-sales session when U.S. TV outlets try...
  • Amazon Staggers Rollout of First 3 Original Kids' Shows: 'Tumble Leaf,' 'Creative Galaxy' and 'Annedroids'

    Amazon will launch its first three original TV shows for children this summer but will offer just the first six episodes of each, with additional installments slated to debut later in 2014. The Amazon Studios kids' originals are two preschool-targeted...