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  • HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.

    HBO leads Emmy nominations. Dish wants FCC to block Comcast deal.
    After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Emmy nominations. The Skinny: I watched the first episode of FX's "The Strain." I won't give anything away but I will say you will never hear "Sweet Caroline" the same way again after watching it. Today's...
  • Despite Headwinds, Disney Expects Volume Gains In Kids' Ad-Sales Market

    Disney thinks it has made a few steps forward in its effort to lure ad dollars to its kids' programs, despite a difficult market. The so-called "kids' upfront," the market in which Viacom's Nickelodeon, Time Warner's Cartoon Network and other youth-...
  • Fox and Apollo to create TV production giant.

    Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and private equity giant Apollo Global Management are in preliminary talks to create a global television production house that would manage big hits like "American Idol" and "Deal or No Deal." The deal would combine...
  • Discovery Communications and Liberty Global buy All3Media

    Discovery Communications and Liberty Global buy All3Media
    Cable programming giant Discovery Communications and Liberty Global have reached an agreement to acquire All3Media, a London-based television production company, in a deal valued at $930 million. For Discovery Communications, parent of cable networks...
  • AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.

    AT&T buys DirecTV! 'Godzilla' is an unstoppable force.
    After the coffee. Before having to cover yet another merger. The Skinny: So much for a relaxing weekend recovering from upfronts and New York City. Instead I spent Saturday and Sunday writing about AT&T buying DirecTV. I have a hunch I'll be doing that...
  • Scripps to Grant Up to $30,000 for Digital Series Winner from New York Television Festival

    Scripps Networks Interactive's Travel Channel and its Ulive online-video site will fund an original digital series with a budget of up to $30,000 out of submissions entered into this fall's New York Television Festival. According to NYTVF, the...
  • Discovery First-Quarter Profit Flat As Overseas Activity Crimps Performance

    Discovery Communications said first-quarter net income was essentially flat despite a 22% increase in revenue as costs associated with assembling businesses overseas weighed on the company's bottom line. The Silver Spring, Md., owner of the TLC,...
  • Meet Cat Greenleaf: Her Ad-Break Talk Show Helps USA Notch Daytime Ratings

    Advertisers may look to the USA cable outlet for shows like "Suits" or reruns of "Modern Family." But they are also taking an interest in someone who never appears on the network's primetime schedule. Since September, traffic reporter turned daytime host...
  • Corbis Launches Brand-Placement Bazaar with Netflix, Sony, Discovery and Others

    Corbis Entertainment, the entertainment rights-licensing company owned by Bill Gates, has opened the doors on an online marketplace that at launch offers up to 600 brand-placement opportunities for marketers across an array of studios, networks and...
  • Michelle Obama, daughters to visit China this month

    Michelle Obama, daughters to visit China this month
    WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China this month with her daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson, for a trip built on the theme of education, her office announced Monday. The March 19-26 trip will include...
  • NBCUniversal names new Telemundo president

    NBCUniversal names new Telemundo president
    NBCUniversal has added a key member to its Spanish-language media team, announcing that Luis Silberwasser, a former Discovery Communications executive, will become president of the Telemundo network later this summer. Silberwasser will be responsible for...
  • Competition heats up among Spanish-language media firms

    NEW YORK — Soccer, spicy love stories, a search for a next-generation Latino boy band and even NASCAR racing have become armaments in a stepped-up battle for Latino television viewers. For years, the two established Spanish-language media...