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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019

    Discovery extends CEO David Zaslav's lucrative deal through 2019
    Discovery Communications has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement through 2019, with base salary and bonus targets of about $10 million a year.  The deal, announced Friday, modifies how Zaslav's annual compensation is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Net neutral no more! Charter blasts Time Warner Cable.

    Net neutral no more! Charter blasts Time Warner Cable.
    After the coffee. Before getting ready for American Idol's return. The Skinny: Got caught up in "Gross Pointe Blank" last night. An underrated film! I love the shrink scenes with John Cusack and Alan Arkin. Anyway, Wednesday's roundup includes the...