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Topic: Discovery Channel

Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront

Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race

'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

True Crime Appeal Cranks Ad Price Ask

Tough news for advertisers as Investigation Discovery climbs rating charts

Like most TV ad sales execs, Sharon O’Sullivan has a sheet of bragging points for her clients, which she whips out during price negotiations to illustrate how well her network,…

Discovery's Survival Guru Bear Grylls Fired

'Man vs. Wild' host gets the ax, the only thing you really need in the wilderness anyway

Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has been canned by Discovery, according to the network. “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions…

Discovery's The Hub Ponies Up

The network, a joint venture with Hasbro, sees redux of Gen X-targeted kids shows as a way to appeal to today's young demos

Under her cardigan, Margaret Loesch is wearing a black T-shirt with a cartoon pony on it. The pony, eyes closed, smile wide, appears to be cheering in a moment of…

CAB Eyes Cable Upfront Haul at $9.29 Billion

Record sales gives TNT, USA, et al., advantage over broadcast

After a frenzied selling season that saw top-tier cable network groups writing price increases of as much as 15 percent, the final tally for the 2011-12 upfront is in. At…

Discovery Boss Bunting Hangs It Up

End of an era as longtime exec calls it quits

Leading off with the simple declaration, “It’s time,” longtime Discovery Channel executive Clark Bunting announced his retirement today. One of the very first hires at the Silver Spring, Md., media company,…

Maker's Mark Pours First National Ad Buy

Taps Discovery as exclusive home for four animated spots

Maker’s Mark is uncorking its first national TV campaign, prepping a series of ads that will air exclusively on Discovery Channel starting May 10. At the heart of the distiller’s push…

Christina Norman Out as CEO of Discovery's Oprah Network

Interim replacement is COO Peter Ligouri

Discovery Communications announced that Christina Norman, CEO of OWN – Oprah Winfrey’s Discovery network – is stepping down from her post effective immediately.  Discovery’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Ligouri, is…

Discovery Launches Velocity Channel, Aimed at Rich Men

New network will replace HD Theater on roster

As a highlight of it's upfront event, Discovery Communications Thursday promoted the launch of a new channel targeted at affluent men, set to take the place of its current HD…

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