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Topic: National Geographic Channel

Despite Empire, Fox Finishes Upfront Sales With CPM Declines

Volume was flat for the restructured Fox Networks Group

Even having the biggest new hit in decades—all hail, Empire!—couldn't keep Fox from taking a hit as it closed this year's upfront sales.  Fox's CPMs were flat to as much as…

National Geographic Channel Brings Back Explorer, Partners with GE and Gets Funny

Science and comedy highlight Nat Geo's offerings

Guests were greeted Wednesday by a puppy named Marley, who's up for adoption, as they entered the National Geographic Channel's upfront event at swanky Má Pêche beneath the famed Momofuku…

Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

The actor (and former politico) talks binge watching and Trivia Crack

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn (premieres March 30 at 9 p.m.); star of Battle Creek on CBS…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is About to Get Yet Another Job Title: Late-Night TV Host

Astrophysicist's Star Talk podcast expands into National Geographic show

The National Geographic Channel is boldly going where it's never gone before: into late-night TV. Author, astrophysicist, Cosmos host and Cannes presenter Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will host Star Talk, the…

NBC Ditched Tina Fey's New Sitcom—and She Couldn’t Be Happier

As other TV comedies get canceled, she's glad to be on Netflix

The television landscape is changing by the day, and the networks are doing everything they can to hold on to their piece of the pie. As the Television Critics Association's…

Pennzoil Unveils Doc About Hot Rodders to Launch a New Motor Oil

'Breaking Barriers' will run on Nat Geo Channel

Though there will be ads around the launch of Pennzoil's new Platinum line of motor oil, the centerpiece of the product push is an hour-long documentary about hot rodders who…

Howard Owens Steps Down as Nat Geo Channels President

Exec will hang up a shingle as an independent producer

After a two-and-a-half-year stint as president of National Geographic Channels U.S., Howard Owens is striking out on his own. The former William Morris agent and Reveille co-founder on Monday revealed his…

Fox Is Bringing Metaphysics Back to the Masses With a Reboot of Cosmos

Neil deGrasse Tyson teams with Seth MacFarlane, of all people

It’s an early January afternoon on the Upper West Side, just days after the Earth began heaving itself along on yet another elliptical voyage around the sun, and a polar…

David Haslingden to Step Down as President and COO of Fox Networks

Division's Peter Rice in charge after last month's reorg

Fox Networks Group chairman David Haslingden is set to step down at the end of the calendar year, News Corp. announced today. Haslingden has been president and COO of the…

Peter Rice Named Head of Fox Networks Group

Sports boss David Hill transitions to broader role at News Corp.; Mariah Carey joins Idol

In a major restructuring of News Corp.’s media and entertainment juggernaut, Peter Rice has been elevated to chairman and CEO of the Fox Networks Group. The promotion puts Rice at…

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