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As Irene Approaches, Weather Channel Braces for Ratings Storm scare has benefits

In the community of media-world meteorologists, there seem to be two distinct schools of thought on how to report a hurricane. The Weather Channel sees a massive ratings bump in times…

August 26, 2011, 7:06 AM EDT

MSNBC Late to the Qaddafi Party Less interested in Libya news than bear videos, at least this weekend

As rebel forces breached the walls of Tripoli yesterday, and Muammar el-Qaddafi’s brutal reign seemed poised for a spectacular collapse after months of civil war, American cable news outlets were…

August 22, 2011, 3:23 PM EDT

Joel Hyatt: 'A Natural Thing' to Reclaim CEO Title Current TV boss plays up network's tilt toward news

Current TV CEO Joel Hyatt says that the departure of his former co-chief Mark Rosenthal at the network a few weeks ago came amidst a broader push to revamp Current…

August 12, 2011, 6:15 AM EDT

Viacom, Cablevision Settle Suit Over iPad App MSO will continue to offer Viacom content on mobile devices

A short-run feud between Cablevision and Viacom has been resolved. Earlier today, the two companies announced that they will settle a lawsuit Viacom had filed against Cablevision over the MSO’s Optimum…

August 10, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

TBS Cancels 'George Lopez Tonight' Poor ratings no longer justified the expensive production

After ceding his 11 p.m. time slot to Conan O’Brien, comedian George Lopez is facing a far more significant indignity: cancelation. TBS on Wednesday confirmed that it has pulled the plug…

August 10, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

Fast Chat: CNN President Ken Jautz The head of network's U.S. operation talks about his primetime strategy

Since taking over as president of U.S. operations at CNN last September, Ken Jautz has been struggling to jazz-up what had become a snoozing network—at least by the clamorous standards…

August 9, 2011, 6:40 AM EDT

Current TV Appoints a New President Move comes just one week after the departure of the network's CEO

After the resignation of its CEO just over a week ago, Current TV has named a partial successor. David Bohrman, who just last week stepped down as head of CNN’s…

August 8, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT

CNN Chief Ken Jautz Says He's Standing By Piers Morgan But adds that it's up to Morgan to defend himself

The president of CNN's U.S. operations, Ken Jautz, says he’s standing by prime-time host Piers Morgan. In an interview with Adweek, Jautz, who took over the network in late September a…

August 5, 2011, 7:25 AM EDT

Piers Morgan Hits Back at Heather Mills CNN host questions accuser's credibility

CNN host Piers Morgan has gone on the attack in his denial of recent allegations by Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills, who claimed Wednesday that a journalist working for the…

August 3, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

Current Italy to Go Dark After long battle with News Corp., channel will go off the air in Italy on Sunday

Current TV’s last-ditch efforts to save its left-leaning Italian-language network, Current Italy, have failed and the channel will go dark this Sunday, according to an internal memo sent out to…

July 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT