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Discovery Communications Is Thinking Globally (and Digitally) With Advertising Bouncing Back

Discovery Communications will be interacting with U.S. buyers and advertisers during this year's upfront presentations as always, but the company has shifted to a global focus on its content.

How the Wahlbergs Are Using Reality TV to Turn Their Burger Business Into a Global Brand

Mark Wahlberg's career has taken some unexpected twists over the past three decades, but even the movie star acknowledges that his most recent turn is the most unusual yet.

Canceling 19 Kids and Counting Cost Discovery $19 Million

When TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting last month, the network knew it would take a hit. Now we know just how big that hit was.

TLC Cancels 19 Kids and Counting

TLC has canceled one of its most successful reality shows nearly two months after it was revealed that one of its stars had molested several underage girls. Josh Duggar, one of 19 children of the Arkansas family documented by TLC since 2008, admitted to molesting five underage girls in 2002 and 2003, including four of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

Here’s Why TLC Isn’t Talking About the Duggars

More than 19 days and counting. That's how long it's been (at press time) since TLC has publicly commented on the child molestation controversy that has enveloped the network and the Duggar family, the stars of its signature reality show, 19 Kids and Counting.

TLC Remains Mum as the Duggars Dig Themselves Into a Deeper Hole

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar kicked off their PR campaign last night, appearing on Fox News' The Kelly File in an attempt to salvage their family's reputation after they confirmed reports that their oldest son 

The Duggars’ TLC Future Increasingly in Doubt as Advertisers Flee

If TLC thought that the long Memorial Day holiday would make audiences—or advertisers—forget about its latest reality-show molestation controversy, then the network misjudged the severity of the situation almost as much as the Duggar family itself did. 

TLC Removes 19 Kids and Counting From Schedule Following Molestation Claims

Here we go again: for the second time in seven months, TLC is embroiled in a child molestation scandal involving the stars of one of its most popular reality shows. 

Discovery Leverages Global Reach in Multi-Network Upfront

It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the network's presentation in New York Tuesday, he meant it—among the shows Discovery Channel announced is Lunar XPRIZE, tracking a competition among teams working to land a craft on the moon (preferably, Ross said, live, and i

Which Networks Made the Naughty and Nice Lists This Year?

As Dec. 25 approaches, parents are warning children to make sure they end up on Santa's nice list, and stay far away from his naughty list. But what if the big red guy was focusing on the TV networks' 2014 behavior as he made those lists and checked them twice? The lineup would look a little something like this: Nice