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Dunkin’ Donuts Offers Up Some Special Views in VR Videos Created With Discovery

"Boats run on diesel and coffee." That pearl of wisdom comes courtesy of Glen Miller, a tugboat captain who stars in "The Harbor That Never Sleeps," one of several new 360-degree videos from Dunkin' Donuts. The brand's "Always Running" film series begins rolling out this week across Discovery's online platforms in a deal fashioned by Hill Holliday media agency Trilia. Produced by Discovery's creative team, with agency input, the content focuses on average folks whose busy lives are powered, at least partly, by coffee.

How Can Discovery Make More Money? Its New COO Has Some Ideas

Specs Current gig Chief commercial officer, Discovery Communications Previous gig Evp and chief revenue and marketing officer, DirecTV Age 54

Cable Viewers Aren’t Watching the Shows You Think They Are

Analysts at MoffettNathanson are bearish on cable TV in a variety of categories (though they contend Disney, Fox and Viacom are still strong). Overall, as the upfront market kicks into gear, ad sales chiefs who are anxious to sell loyal viewers are finding themselves with less and less on the table, and with a shift in the location of those vital ratings. 

A Look Back at the Mythbusters Explosions That Moved Us

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, collectively known as the M7 Build Team, won't be back on MythBusters next year. The news came rather abruptly from show hosts Jamie […]

Discovery’s Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life

Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life,

Olivia Wilde and Gus Van Zant Ink Deals With Learnist

Learnist, an app that's grown to three million monthly active users in less than two years, is ready to test the so-called freemium market. For the uninitiated, "freemium" is a tactic in which a mobile app is offered for free before monetizing it through premium content.

Sharecare Rolls Out Personalized Health App

Oprah, Dr. Oz and the U.S. Army have joined forces to save medicine. Ok, not exactly. But the three parties are all involved in what entrepreneur Jeff Arnold believes will single-handedly change Americans’ health habits, improve doctor care and maybe even save millions of dollars.

Love for Sale [Video]

Hello! If you love getting trampled to death on Black Friday as much as I do, then you need to watch my newest video. Credit cards are a Black Friday necessity, like wearing a helmet and a stab vest. I'll help you choose which card is right for you. (You're welcome!) See you at Kmart.

Former CNNer Christa Robinson Hired by Tribune

With ex-Discovery COO Peter Liguori now in charge at Tribune, the company is hiring a chief communications officer in the person of longtime CNN staffer Christa Robinson, who worked at the Turner news network from 1999 until earlier this year.

Discovery Ad Revenue Up, Continues to Digest Giant SBS Nordic Acquisition

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav had a lot of questions to field about international business this morning, not least because of the company's massive purchase (which it's still digesting) of SBS Nordic, part of a broader deal for international assets at the beginning of the year that came with