D.M. Levine

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Loss of Starz Puts Netflix in a Bind

Online video king faces down streaming content critics as competition grows

Netflix has a content problem. Last week, just as the company’s widely panned subscription price hike went into effect, Starz Entertainment announced that it would not renew its Netflix distribution…