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What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market? Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

August 20, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life The network to tackle life events to broaden its audience

Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life events…

July 9, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

We Play Matchmaker for Merger Candidates AMC, Scripps and IPG New report lists media and ad companies as likely targets

Who's next? The recent spree of mergers and acquisitions doesn't appear to be at an end, at least not to the market-watchers at Barron's, who listed Mad Men and Walking…

May 27, 2014, 5:04 PM EDT

Telemundo Boosts World Cup Rights, New President in Upfront Presentation New series include Los Miserables

NBCUniversal's Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver's seat during that lap is newly…

May 13, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

5 Great Shows You Can’t See on Linear TV Yes, they're as good as television

If you're promoting or buying programming during this year's Digital Content NewFronts, one question you'll inevitably hear from clients is: "Yes, it's good—but is it as good as television?" Every…

April 27, 2014, 8:27 PM EDT

Discovery's Multi-Network Slate Covers a Lot of Turf Pre-upftont news offers Wallendas, whales, wheels and the West

In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming…

April 3, 2014, 12:33 PM EDT

John Malone Maps Out Succession Plan Cable pioneer offers rights of first refusal to Discovery, Liberty Global CEOs

In what would appear to be a succession-planning move, John Malone has offered Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav the right of first refusal to buy his voting stakes in the…

February 19, 2014, 1:07 PM EST

Binge Viewing, Cord Cutting and Streaming Platforms Are All the Rage at NATPE ‘The syndicated model is broken’

Some hot issues are sure to be addressed at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives gathering this week in Miami—among them, cord cutting, binge viewing, social media and…

January 26, 2014, 8:52 PM EST

David Zaslav Will Run Discovery Communications Through 2019 More stock options, more years for unscripted Svengali

David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications, will continue in that role through 2019, the cable conglomerate announced today. “David has done a superb job," said Liberty Media's John Malone,…

January 3, 2014, 11:58 AM EST

Discovery Ad Revenue Up, Continues to Digest Giant SBS Nordic Acquisition International biz the focus of Q3 earnings

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…

October 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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