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  • Discovery CEO warns of ratings woes at Discovery and TLC

    Discovery CEO warns of ratings woes at Discovery and TLC
    Ratings woes at two channels has Discovery Communications Chief Executive David Zaslav lowering advertising revenue expectations with Wall Street. Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Monday in New York, Zaslav spoke...
  • XYZ Films Boards 'Party Animal' from Cult Norwegian Helmer Patrik Syversen (EXCLUSIVE)

    GOTEBORG - Doing one of the things it does best - tapping into original genre talent from the four corners of the globe - L.A-based XYZ Films has boarded "Party Animal," a werewolf pic from cult Norwegian genre scribe-helmer Patrik Syversen ("Hellfjord"),...
  • Former Los Angeles Times COO Kathy Thomson joins Sirius XM

    Former Los Angeles Times COO Kathy Thomson joins Sirius XM
    Kathy Thomson, the former president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, has become chief marketing officer and executive vice president at the satellite radio company Sirius XM Holdings Inc. Thomson will report directly to SiriusXM's...
  • Proposed bills seek to rewrite media rulebook

    Looking to bring an end to channels going dark as a result of contract disputes between broadcasters and pay-TV distributors, two lawmakers are proposing legislation that could radically alter the media landscape. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren,...
  • NFL, DirecTV Near Multi-Year Deal for Sunday Games

    The National Football League and DirecTV are in advanced discussions to renew the satellite TV provider's exclusive Sunday ticket package in a multi-year agreement, sources confirm to Variety. Estimated to be worth $1 billion annually, DirecTV's...
  • Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.

    Beware of 'Smaug.' 'SNL' makes push to hire black women.
    After the coffee. Before pretending to do important things today. The Skinny: Caught a classic episode of "The Sopranos" last night. I think everyone anointing "Breaking Bad" the greatest drama ever needs to revisit Season 1 "The Sopranos." Friday's...
  • Justice Department Clears Gannett Purchase of Belo

    Gannett Co. said that it had reached an agreement with the Department of Justice in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Belo Corp., with a deal to sell off Belo's KMOV-TV in St. Louis, which overlaps with a Gannett station in the same market. Gannett's...
  • Sundance's 'Returned': Subtitles Are No Longer Something to Fear

    American audiences are so crazy about zombies they'll even watch them speaking French, with subtitles. The cult-like success of "The Returned" on Sundance Channel (Stephen King has been tweeting about it) is helping to reverse U.S. networks' traditional...
  • 'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC! WME near IMG deal. Leno wooed.

    'Walking Dead' creator sues AMC! WME near IMG deal. Leno wooed.
    After the coffee. Before looking for a new dentist. The Skinny: I had a dream I was an observer at a lunch in which former Viacom bigshot Tom Freston was negotiating a deal to head a new company. The agreement was sealed with fist bumps. I may need to...
  • Bye-Bye, Vampire Set-Tops: Pay-TV Boxes Will Suck Less Power in Deal to Save $1 Bil in Annual Energy Costs

    So-called "vampire" TV set-top boxes that devour more power than some refrigerators are on their way out -- at least, most of them are. Big cable and satellite TV providers and their manufacturing partners have agreed to curtail energy-hungry boxes for...
  • Epix Lands TW Cable Carriage in Viacom Pact

    Viacom reached a wide-ranging carriage deal with Time Warner Cable that includes carriage of premium cabler Epix for the first time -- an amicable resolution for two companies that haven't always seen eye to eye. Details of the pact were not disclosed....
  • DirecTV Sets Rate Hikes for 2014, Raising Risk of Cord-Cutting in New Year

    DirecTV, which has raised rates every year for the past decade, disclosed that it will increase pricing an average of 3.7% in February -- and the latest hikes could be the last straw that pushes some satellite TV customers to cancel service. The...