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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…

January 9, 2012, 6:56 PM EST

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…

January 9, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

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,…

January 6, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

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…

January 6, 2012, 7:21 AM EST

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…

January 4, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

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…

January 3, 2012, 6:24 PM EST

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…

December 27, 2011, 1:05 PM EST

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,…

December 22, 2011, 5:20 AM EST

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…

December 20, 2011, 8:17 AM EST

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…

December 19, 2011, 3:05 PM EST

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