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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

Steve Koonin Out at Turner Programmer joins the Atlanta Hawks as CEO, minority owner

After a 14-year stint with Turner Entertainment Networks, where he most recently served as the division’s president, Steve Koonin is leaving the cable programming giant to assume the role of…

April 13, 2014, 8:22 PM EDT

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming 9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

April 10, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

Houston Astros Pull Off an Amazing 0.0 Nielsen Rating No one—literally no one—watched Monday’s baseball game

Houston, we have a problem. According to Nielsen live-plus-same day data, the Astros’ Monday afternoon home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim scratched, delivering a 0.0 rating on Comcast…

April 10, 2014, 5:13 PM EDT

Here Is the Game of Thrones Theme Screamed by Goats Also a sheep

It's always hard to find the best goat scream for the occasion (Doritos devoted a lot of effort to the task). But sometimes, with what sounds like a little bit…

April 10, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Tell Everyone What You're Doing This Sunday Night With Mad Men Out of Office Sorry, you're just too busy

If you can't wait for Mad Men to return for part one of its seventh and final season this Sunday, and you're itching to declare your intention to watch it…

April 10, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT

CNNx Promises It's a New Way to Watch News App lets users watch the past 24 hours on demand with bonus digital content

CNN embraced the digital component of its news service on Thursday when it announced CNNx, a new way to watch the network's programming. The app allows users to scroll through a…

April 10, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

Stephen Colbert Named Successor to David Letterman Comedy Central mainstay signs 5-year pact with CBS

Stephen Colbert is moving three blocks east—and light-years from basic cable. The 49-year-old linchpin of Comedy Central’s long-running series The Colbert Report has been tapped to succeed David Letterman as the host…

April 10, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Here's What Happens When You Ask Netflix to Go to Prom With You Teen's tweet leads to a memorable, movie-fueled night

Muthana Sweis, a student at Marist High School in Chicago, took two dates to his junior prom—and one of them was Netflix. In a January tweet, the 17-year-old asked the company…

April 10, 2014, 9:27 AM EDT

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