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VH1 Looks to Redefine Itself With Rush of New Programming Network targets what it calls the 'adultster' demo

Following a year of exhaustive audience research and a cavalcade of brand consultants, VH1 is now feverishly commissioning a host of new shows in a wide variety of genres that…

October 10, 2011, 6:41 AM EDT

Fox Pushes New Dyle Service Chip installed in PCs and tablets can receive streaming video

The session today was billed under the heading "Is 'Living Room Quality' TV Coming Soon to Your Mobile Device?" but, in reality, it was much more an advertisement for a…

October 4, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT

The Fox News Revolution How the network captured cable . . . and never let go

Fifteen years ago this month, Rupert Murdoch launched Fox News. At the time, cable industry executives were skeptical of the idea—News Corp. had to buy its way on to cable,…

October 3, 2011, 6:44 AM EDT

Vice Gets Corporate Poaches new revenue chief from MTV

In Vice Media’s continuing effort to transform itself from a fringe youth magazine into what its founders hope will be a global media empire, the company is now poaching from…

September 28, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

Taking Martha Everywhere Geoffrey Darby on his new job as general manager of Martha Stewart on Hallmark, and its new relationship with CAA

This week Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia premieres a new season of its programming on the Hallmark Channel, marking the first anniversary of a unique arrangement. Stewart’s daily five-hour block on…

September 27, 2011, 6:56 AM EDT

Getting Food Right Brooke Johnson, president of the Food Network and Cooking Channel, on the shift from cooking to watching

Last year, the Food Network extended its mission with the Cooking Channel. We catch up with Brooke Johnson to see how the lines between the two are being drawn. So, why…

September 21, 2011, 6:55 AM EDT

Current TV Hires Former MSNBCer Cenk Uygur Host following in Keith Olbermann's footsteps

Current TV has announced the addition of a new personality to its prime-time lineup. Cenk Uygur, who was ousted from his position as host of MSNBC Live in July, will…

September 20, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

Bravo Adds Companion Web Series to New 'Top Chef' 'Last Chance Kitchen' brings contestants full circle

There will be life after failure for contestants on the ninth season of Top Chef, albeit on the Web. Contestants voted off the Bravo cooking competition, which premieres Nov. 2,…

September 19, 2011, 6:40 AM EDT

Vice Talks Porn But Delivers News at Upfront Also announces new HBO series to premiere next fall

“We’re about to do the weirdest upfront ever,” Vice Media CEO and co-founder Shane Smith told a loud audience of hundreds, just after taking a stage at the Williamsburg Savings…

September 16, 2011, 9:21 AM EDT

Fast Chat: Nicole Lapin Anchor discusses her CNBC departure and free agent future

Nicole Lapin left a plush gig as anchor of the CNBC program Worldwide Exchange last week, in part to start her own multimedia production company aimed at bringing her unique…

September 12, 2011, 6:46 AM EDT