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  • In memoriam

    All but one were aboard American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon Tuesday morning. Sara Clark Sara Clark, 65, taught school for nearly half her life and was looking forward to retirement next year. She boarded Flight 77 with several...
  • Silver Spring has new connections to TV, film worlds

    SILVER SPRING -- Who knew that you could jump in your car, drive 35 minutes and find yourself smack-dab in an East Coast version of Hollywood? OK, that may be a slight overstatement. But things sure have gotten splashy and flashy down the road in...
  • However Thursday's Friends finale goes, expect everything to turn out OK

    In plotting tonight's send-off for Friends, the creative team of the landmark comedy came to the same conclusion the late Ricky Nelson put into song years ago: You can't please everyone, so you have to please yourself. "We don't want people to be...
  • 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,...
  • Shift in Kids' TV Watching Habits Drives Big Changes to Discovery-Hasbro Partnership

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The seismic shifts in the way kids watch TV has led to major changes in the partnership between Discovery Communications and Hasbro in the Hub Network. The kidvid channel that launched in October 2010 will be rebranded...
  • Comcast-TW Cable Merger Narrative Takes Surprising Turn

    Where's Claude Rains when you need him? Comcast's pursuit of its $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable has already yielded some interesting political theater as execs from the cable giant run gauntlet in Washington to secure federal approval of the...
  • Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' in merger filing

    Comcast accuses Discovery of 'extortionate demands' in merger filing
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media company Discovery Communications Inc demanded business concessions as a condition for not opposing Comcast Corp's bid for Time Warner Cable Inc, Comcast told U.S. regulators in a filing on Tuesday. "Such extortionate...
  • Comcast: Discovery, Other Critics Tried 'Extortion' Tactics to Stay Quiet on Merger

    Comcast is coming out swinging at critics of its proposed $45 million acquisition of Time Warner Cable, accusing corporate opponents of "extortion" tactics by demanding favorable business terms as a condition of staying neutral or supporting the...
  • Consumers, Hollywood Wait for Answers on the Comcast-TWC Merger

    Many people have chimed in on the plans by Comcast, the nation's top cable and Internet provider, to merge with Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable operator and No. 3 ISP. But perhaps no one was so public as a man who confronted Comcast CEO Brian Roberts...
  • AOL Sets Fall Premieres for Originals from Nicole Richie, Zoe Saldana and Others

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - AOL has set premiere dates for its fall 2014 slate of programming, including season two of reality series "#CandidlyNicole" starring Nicole Richie, "My Hero" from exec producer Zoe Saldana and "Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon."...
  • Do TV And Advertising Still Belong Together?

    TV and advertising used to go together, to quote some famous commercial slogans, like baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Or like food, folks and fun. Now, a new thought is rising that the two sides fit together less snugly. Cable ratings this...
  • Discovery seeks to take control of Hub TV network from Hasbro: WSJ

    (Reuters) - Discovery Communications Inc is seeking a controlling interest in The Hub, reducing partner and toymaker Hasbro Inc's share of the children's cable TV network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the...