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Discovery Communications Reshuffles Its Top Ranks

Zaslav hires NBCU vet as CFO, eliminates Ligouri's position

Discovery Communications is reshuffling its executive ranks. The company announced late Monday afternoon that it would install Andy Warren—currently chief financial officer at Liz Claiborne—as its new CFO starting in…

Google Expands Its TV Advertising Business

With new Cox partnership, Google extends its linear television footprint

Four years ago, Google got into the TV advertising business when it began selling inventory on cable networks to its stable of advertisers in roughly the same way YouTube sells…

After 'Portlandia' Premiere, IFC Plans 2 New Comedies

Faux game and talk shows to be added in 2012

On the heels of a star-studded premiere for the second season of hit Portlandia last night, IFC plans to add two new original programs to the its prime-time slate in 2012,…

Adam Stotsky Takes Over at G4

Former gm Neal Tiles Steps Down

NBCUniversal has appointed a new general manager to helm G4. The network announced that Adam Stotsky took the network's reins Thursday as the channel's previous gm, Neal Tiles, stepped down from the…

Broadcast TV Comes to the Smartphone

But will it make money?

Not since the days of the Watchman—that fuzzy-pictured, not-quite-portable miniature TV Sony started selling in the early '80s—have consumers been able to watch real-time, local broadcast television in transit. But with…

What Can We Expect From CNN's Caucuses Coverage?

No holograms, but a few new gadgets

In CNN’s ongoing effort to prove that it is by no means a network of Luddites, the channel is planning to unveil a host of new gizmos for its caucuses…

Shot in Arm Expected for 2012 Political Ad Spend

MediaVest sees a 30% jump possible in key states

After an unusually slow start at the end of 2011, political ad spending is likely to ramp up rapidly in 2012. Last week, MediaVest distributed a report to clients predicting…

BET Sees Ratings Bump

After the addition of new scripted series, a lift in prime-time viewers

BET's newfound focus on scripted programming this year seems to be paying modest dividends. The network's prime-time viewership rose 6 percent to 821,000 year over year, according to Nielsen. However,…

Time Warner, Cablevision Bow HBO Go

Last holdouts will finally carry streaming video service

Two of the last major cable provider holdouts have finally agreed to carry HBO's online streaming video service HBO Go. Cablevision announced that it has reached a deal that allows the…

Finally, Time Warner and Cablevision to Offer HBO GO

Last major holdouts will finally carry the streaming video service

Two of the last major cable provider holdouts have finally agreed to carry HBO's online streaming video service. Earlier today, Cablevision announced that it has reached a deal that will…

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