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Zucker Poaches Rachel Nichols From ESPN

CNN to build a weekend sports show around reporter

Jeff Zucker has made his first official hire as the new CNN boss, luring long-time ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols to CNN and Turner Sports. In her new role, Nichols will field…

Discovery App Looks to Own TV Experience

Matcha.tv inks partnerships with HBO, Turner, other programmers

The war for control of the TV screen, specifically the battle over which company or companies will own the user interface—and by default, the relationship with the average viewer—has only…

Play Ball! Fox, Turner to Re-Up With MLB

Multibillion-dollar deals wrap up baseball rights through 2021

Major League Baseball has secured its media rights deals through the start of the next decade, coming to agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on a pair of new eight-year…

Burke: NBC Is Leaving $1 Billion on the Table

Network exec vows to gain equal footing with rivals

NBC is consisting on crumbs while its broadcast television rivals dine like kings, and Steve Burke is fed up. Speaking to investors Thursday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012…

ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021

Network’s investment in baseball doubles to $5.35 billion

As the Book of Revelations would have it, 666 is the number of the beast. Tack six zeroes on the end and it’s also the annual fee ESPN will pay…

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch Renew Sponsorship Pact

New deal extends through 2018 season

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a continuation of their 33-year relationship, finalizing an extension that locks in the brewer as baseball’s official beer sponsor through 2018. While financials…

No, You Can't Have HBO GO Without a Cable Subscription

Low ratings at CNN, Aurora shooting among topics addressed on TWX earnings call

No, you still can't have HBO GO a la carte. During this morning's earnings call, Barclay's Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente asked Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes if consumer campaigns and…

FX Lands Warner's 'Mike & Molly'

Cable net buys off-net rights for a song

In what can be characterized as one hell of a bargain, FX has landed the off-network rights to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television comedy Mike & Molly for about half…

TBS Renews 'Men at Work'

Freshman sitcom had high-rated premiere for Turner comedy network

Another day, another dollar for Men at Work. TBS has renwed its new bro-centric summer sitcom a mere five segments in, after a very strong premiere and a major uptick…

So How's That Summer Show Actually Doing?

A look at the potential staying power of four new cable series

Networks like nothing better than a big premiere. It gives you bragging rights for a whole day's news cycle if you have big enough numbers and can spin them convincingly.…

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