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H2, History’s Sister Network, Is Doubling Down on New Shows Having lots of success in counterprogramming

In his midtown office last week at A+E Networks, Paul Cabana managed to sound both completely reasonable and incredibly enthusiastic, as though he were simply describing a happy accident that…

April 13, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT

Hulu’s Head of Development Exits Charlotte Koh leaves as NewFronts presentation nears

Hulu’s head of original programming development, Charlotte Koh, is leaving the company. The news was first reported by VideoInk. No details around the departure were provided by Hulu, and the exit…

April 9, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT

Oxygen Rebranding and Bravo Boosts Scripted at Dual Upfront Presentation NBCU women's nets roar at presser

Bravo has not one but two scripted series green-lit and ready to go this coming season, and Oxygen is going through a full-blown rebrand starting by the end of the…

April 8, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

Biggest Game of Thrones Ever Melts HBO GO 3 crashes in less than a year for popular streaming service

Turns out if you just shrug when faced with rampant password sharing, your bandwidth takes a major hit during big-ticket episodes: HBO's wildly popular streaming service HBO GO coughed blood…

April 7, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT

Discovery's Multi-Network Slate Covers a Lot of Turf Pre-upftont news offers Wallendas, whales, wheels and the West

In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming…

April 3, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

Amazon Announces $99 Fire TV Set-Top Box New device aggregates all your streaming subs into a single menu

The venue for the press conference was decked out like a swanky home theater, from the cushy chairs and giant TV on top of a low bookshelf to the Junior…

April 2, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

You Can Buy Nielsen Ratings on YouTube Starting Next Month OCR product ready to roll with pre-roll ads on Google's ubiquitous video service

Google is now confident enough in Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings product (which has been nipped and tucked by the data company over the last few years in ways that have…

April 1, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

What Women Watch on TV Their viewing habits may surprise you

In last season’s premiere of FX’s American Horror Story, two teenagers are lying on the bed, nervously making out. “I don’t want to hurt you,” says the boy, moments before…

March 31, 2014, 11:09 PM EDT

Chelsea Handler Wants Everyone to Know She's Looking for a Job Lately host still has 9 months left on her contract

Chelsea Handler is going to leave her show on E! at the end of the year, her manager told The Hollywood Reporter as loudly as possible, proclaiming as well that…

March 31, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT

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