Discovery Adds DirecTV’s Paul Guyardo as Chief Commercial Officer

He will oversee ad sales and digital media

Discovery Communications has poached DirecTV exec Paul Guyardo, who will join the company in the newly created role of chief commercial officer. Guayardo, who starts Oct. 5, will oversee the…

Jon Hamm Finally Wins an Emmy for Mad Men's Don Draper

Andy Samberg spoofs the show's finale, gives out real HBO Now login

The eighth time was the charm for Jon Hamm. The actor, who had been nominated for Emmys seven times previously—and gone winless—for his iconic role as Mad Men's Don Draper, finally…

A+E Networks Shake-up Leads to a New History Chief

Jana Bennett replaces Dirk Hoogstra

Dirk Hoogstra is history at History. The evp and gm of History and H2, who has been overseeing the networks since June 2013, is out, effective immediately. His replacement is FYI…

A French Company Is About to Become America's 4th Largest Cable Provider

Altice Group to acquire Cablevision

After 42 years, the Dolan family will no longer control Cablevision. The New York-based cable operator announced this morning it has agreed to sell to Altice Group, a European telecom company…

In Brand Refresh, Children's TV Network Drops Barney and Thomas for Original Shows

Alyssa Milano is Sprout's first 'Mom-bassador'

After urging preschoolers to embrace and explore the world around them, Sprout is taking its own advice. To celebrate its 10th birthday on Sept. 26, the children's network—which was fully acquired…

National Geographic's Publications Shift to For-Profit as Fox Partnership Expands

New venture will be called National Geographic Partners

21st Century Fox, which has had a joint venture with National Geographic's TV channels for almost two decades, is expanding that partnership to all of National Geographic Society's media properties. Going…

FXX Speeds Up Expansion Plans With Help From Shows New and Old

'You're the Worst' crosses over from FX

Stephen Falk wasn't sure how to react when he got the news that his critically acclaimed but low-rated FX sitcom, You're the Worst, would move to FXX for Season 2.…

The 10 Most Impressive Things About Stephen Colbert's Late Show Debut

Solid premiere attracts big advertisers—and Jon Stewart

Of all CBS' fall premieres, none was as important to the network's future than last night's debut of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Not only does Colbert have to fill…

Here's What Surprised Showtime After It Began Offering a Streaming Service

Even cord-cutters like watching the live feed

Two months after its launch, Showtime's streaming-only subscriber service has been eye-opening for the network. Since the service, which is also called Showtime, went live on July 7—exactly three months after…

Here's How The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Will Shake Up Late-Night Advertising

Comedy Central's longtime ad reign is over

When it comes to late-night dominance among advertisers, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were the clear winners in recent years. But starting next week, it will likely all come down…