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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: January retail sales, weekly jobless claims, December business inventories Local earnings: CDW Corp., Kraft Foods, Navigant COnsulting, Orbitz Worldwide, TreeHosue Foods, United Stationers, Wells-Gardner Electronics Other earnigns: Avon...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...