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  • Programmers May Worry Over Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact

    Comcast has long been a formidable entity for TV networks who need its connections to viewers' homes to keep their ratings sound. Now that sparring partner is about to bulk up. By proposing to buy Time Warner Cable in an all-stock deal valued at $45.2...
  • Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.

    Netflix traffic jam! WWE shops 'Smackdown.' Fallon opens solid.
    After the coffee. Before yelling at Sprint about my messed up phone. The Skinny: I realize I should have asked this question 12 years ago, but how did "King of Queens" persuade William Hurt to do an episode? It wasn't bad either. Today's roundup...
  • Report: Discovery, NBCUniversal, Saban Capital Mull Bids for U.K.'s Channel 5

    Discovery Communications, NBCUniversal and Saban Capital are among the media players mulling bids for U.K. broadcaster Channel 5. According to a report published Sunday in the Financial Times, bids for the company are due on Thursday. Channel 5 owner...
  • Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.

    Netflix deal shows need for speed. CNN ending Piers Morgan show.
    After the coffee. Before applying for Piers Morgan's CNN gig. The Skinny: I'm almost through "House of Cards," and I think we may have to replace the phrase "jumped the shark" with "jumped the Meechum." If you don't get that joke, you will soon enough....
  • Discovery Expands Duties For O'Neill, Kaplan, Schleiff

    Discovery Communications said it would realign executive oversight of several of its cable networks, in a move it said would group the outlets together by theme. And it broadened the number of networks being supervised by three top managers: Eileen O'...
  • ABC Signs On to Twitter's Advertising Program, Starting With #Oscars

    ABC is the last of the major U.S. broadcast networks to get into the Twitter Amplify program, with the Alphabet net teed up to launch its first sponsored-tweet campaign Sunday with the Oscars. The partnership will kick off on Sunday, March 2, in...
  • Viacom, Discovery, Scripps, Saban Bid for U.K.'s Channel 5: Report

    LONDON -- Viacom, Discovery Communications, Saban Capital and Scripps Networks are among the bidders to buy U.K. free-TV network Channel 5, according to the Financial Times, which cited a source familiar with the process. Discovery had been in...
  • Discovery Buys BAFTA-Winning Production Company Raw

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications has acquired U.K. production company Raw, which won a BAFTA last year for Bart Layton's documentary feature "The Imposter." Raw has a prolific factual output, and last year produced more than 100 hours of television. In...
  • Comcast Confirms Acquisition of FreeWheel, Eyeing Growth in Online Video Ads

    Comcast has completed its acquisition of online-advertising platform FreeWheel, according to the companies, in a deal worth up to $375 million. "Comcast looks forward to helping FreeWheel's talented team grow their business and accelerate their ability...
  • U.S., European Media Congloms on Global Boutique Acquisition Binge

    Busy as Bethesda, Md.-based Half Yard Prods. is -- turning out hours and hours of unscripted programming for Discovery, TLC, Bravo, History, H2, Oxygen and National Geographic Channel, among others -- nobody in the TV biz would have predicted a few...
  • Twitter Hires YouTube Exec as Head of TV and Video

    Twitter has hired Baljeet Singh, a five-year YouTube veteran who led development of several key advertising projects for the Internet video site, to head up TV and video initiatives for the social-media company. Singh's mandate: to bring more video to...
  • Oprah Winfrey to celebrate 60th birthday quietly at home

    Oprah Winfrey to celebrate 60th birthday quietly at home
    Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey will have a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday. The billionaire media entrepreneur will have a "quiet dinner" in the seaside town of...