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  • Amazon Is Plotting Free TV and Music-Video Streaming Service. But Stocked with What?

    Amazon.com is reportedly cooking up a new free, ad-supported video service -- with TV shows and music videos -- to complement its subscription VOD offering. But it isn't clear what content might be available through it, which would be the major factor...
  • Discovery Mulls Joint Bids for Major Sports Rights for Eurosport

    LONDON -- Discovery Communications is preparing to up its game in the sports rights field as it eyes further premium contests for Eurosport, in which it holds a majority stake. "Eurosport is a bigger platform than ESPN on cable in the U.S. and it reaches...
  • Amazon Drops Discovery and Scripps Shows, with Scripps the Bigger Loser

    As Amazon.com spends more money on original and exclusive content for its streaming-video service, the Internet retail giant is declining to renew deals for some TV content. Amazon Prime Instant Video, available through the Prime free-shipping program,...
  • Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
  • Hub Network Taps Joey Fatone To Build Primetime Family Block

    Like one of the little kids who watches its programs, The Hub Network will soon attempt to see if it can reach beyond its grasp. The network, jointly owned by cable programmer Discovery Communications and toy maker Hasbro, expects to gradually abandon...
  • 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...
  • Cable Pioneer John Hendricks to Retire From Discovery Communications

    Discovery Communications founder and chairman John Hendricks will retire in May after 32 years at the helm of one of cable's pioneering programming companies. Hendricks will formally step down on May 16, at Discovery's annual meeting. Discovery CEO David...
  • Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down

    Discovery Communications Chairman John Hendricks stepping down
    Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks will retire as chairman of the board of the cable giant in May. Hendricks, a science buff who worked in academia, launched Discovery Channel in 1985 and over the years the company went from owning a...
  • Twitter Adds One-Click Video Playback -- Which It Claims Delivers Huge Results

    Twitter just became a more attractive home for premium, short-form video content. The social media company launched a new way for partners to present video in tweets: Now, video previews can appear in the timelines of users, who can initiate playback...
  • Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.

    Sony to program PlayStation. 'Need for Speed' cruises in China.
    After the coffee. Before finishing my March Madness bracket. The Skinny: I don't know if it was my lunch at Gulfstream in Century City or a bug going around, but I got knocked on my rear Wednesday afternoon so if I'm a little off my game that's why....
  • Discovery Feeds Channel Launch By China's WASU

    HONG KONG -- Chinese cable TV giant WASU and Discovery Communications have struck a content agreement for Wasu's new Qiu Suo pay-TV channel. Discovery will serve as a channel and content consultant to WASU for Qiu Suo (which translates to 'quest for...
  • 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...