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  • Discovery Names JB Perrette President of International Networks

    Discovery Communications named JB Perrette, previously head of digital, to become the next president of the media company's international networks division. Perrette -- who will oversee all aspects of Discovery's businesses in 220 countries -- takes over...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 elevates JB Perrette to international networks president

    Discovery elevates JB Perrette to international networks president
    Discovery Communications is boosting its digital chief, JB Perrette, to the role of president of Discovery Networks International. Perrette will replace Mark Hollinger, a 23-year Discovery veteran who last fall said that he would be stepping down. The...
  • Italo TV Exec Fabrizio Salini To Head FOX International Channels Italy

    ROME - Italo TV exec Fabrizio Salini is returning into the Fox fold as managing director of FOX International Channels Italy, following a two year stint at Discovery Communications Italy. Salini, 47, a Rome native with more than two decades of experience...
  • Behind the Scenes of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl

    Outside of the network that carries the NFL's big game, no media outlet gets more mileage out of Super Bowl weekend than Animal Planet with its Puppy Bowl. The pre-taped special that began as a tongue-in-cheek alternative to the broadcast that is...
  • 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.

    '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...
  • Big Media Hopes To Kill The Ad-Zapping DVR With Video On Demand

    When veteran tech executive Scott Maddux brought a digital video recorder into his home in 1999, the machine radically changed his boob-tube habits. At last, he could save shows to watch later and skip programs he wasn't ready to see. "I lived and...
  • 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...