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Topic: Tlc

Discovery Communications Is Thinking Globally (and Digitally) With Advertising Bouncing Back

Business 'significantly more positive' after U.S. declines

Discovery Communications will be interacting with U.S. buyers and advertisers during this year's upfront presentations as always, but the company has shifted to a global focus on its content. "The basic…

How the Wahlbergs Are Using Reality TV to Turn Their Burger Business Into a Global Brand

Wahlburgers is much more than a celebrity gimmick

Mark Wahlberg's career has taken some unexpected twists over the past three decades, but even the movie star acknowledges that his most recent turn is the most unusual yet. If someone…

Canceling 19 Kids and Counting Cost Discovery $19 Million

TLC's parent company takes real hit

When TLC canceled 19 Kids and Counting last month, the network knew it would take a hit. Now we know just how big that hit was. On this morning's earnings call,…

TLC Cancels 19 Kids and Counting

Network will air documentary featuring Jill and Jessa Duggar

TLC has canceled one of its most successful reality shows nearly two months after it was revealed that one of its stars had molested several underage girls. Josh Duggar, one of…

Here’s Why TLC Isn't Talking About the Duggars

Inside the network’s no-comment strategy

More than 19 days and counting. That's how long it's been (at press time) since TLC has publicly commented on the child molestation controversy that has enveloped the network and…

TLC Remains Mum as the Duggars Dig Themselves Into a Deeper Hole

TV interview ignites another firestorm

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar kicked off their PR campaign last night, appearing on Fox News' The Kelly File in an attempt to salvage their family's reputation after they confirmed…

The Duggars’ TLC Future Increasingly in Doubt as Advertisers Flee

Walgreens, General Mills among companies cutting ties

If TLC thought that the long Memorial Day holiday would make audiences—or advertisers—forget about its latest reality-show molestation controversy, then the network misjudged the severity of the situation almost as…

TLC Removes 19 Kids and Counting From Schedule Following Molestation Claims

Network faces second abuse controversy in 7 months

Here we go again: for the second time in seven months, TLC is embroiled in a child molestation scandal involving the stars of one of its most popular reality shows.  On…

Racing Extinction

Discovery Leverages Global Reach in Multi-Network Upfront

New shows feature a race to the moon, endangered species and a blue-collar king

It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the network's presentation in New York…

Which Networks Made the Naughty and Nice Lists This Year?

You better watch Scorpion, you better not cry...

As Dec. 25 approaches, parents are warning children to make sure they end up on Santa's nice list, and stay far away from his naughty list. But what if the…

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