D.M. Levine


Fox Pushes Beyond the Set-Top Box

Fans of Fox's broadcast and Fox News content will soon have a new way of consuming the programming. News Corp. has announced it plans on making some of its television content available through a new app on Xbox 360. The apps are slated to be available to Xbox gold members starting in 2012, though a specific launch date hasn't yet been set.

Discovery Communications Reshuffles Its Top Ranks

Discovery Communications is reshuffling its executive ranks. The company announced late Monday afternoon that it would install Andy Warren—currently chief financial officer at Liz Claiborne—as its new CFO starting in mid-March.

Google Expands Its TV Advertising Business

Four years ago, Google got into the TV advertising business when it began selling inventory on cable networks to its stable of advertisers in roughly the same way YouTube sells ads against its video programming online. 

After ‘Portlandia’ Premiere, IFC Plans 2 New Comedies

On the heels of a star-studded premiere for the second season of hit Portlandia last night, IFC plans to add two new original programs to the its prime-time slate in 2012, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the programming.

Adam Stotsky Takes Over at G4

NBCUniversal has appointed a new general manager to helm G4. The network announced that Adam Stotsky took the network's reins Thursday as the channel's previous gm, Neal Tiles, stepped down from the post. 

Broadcast TV Comes to the Smartphone

Not since the days of the Watchman—that fuzzy-pictured, not-quite-portable miniature TV Sony started selling in the early '80s—have consumers been able to watch real-time, local broadcast television in transit.

What Can We Expect From CNN’s Caucuses Coverage?

In CNN’s ongoing effort to prove that it is by no means a network of Luddites, the channel is planning to unveil a host of new gizmos for its caucuses coverage tonight.

Shot in Arm Expected for 2012 Political Ad Spend

After an unusually slow start at the end of 2011, political ad spending is likely to ramp up rapidly in 2012.

BET Sees Ratings Bump

BET's newfound focus on scripted programming this year seems to be paying modest dividends. The network's prime-time viewership rose 6 percent to 821,000 year over year, according to Nielsen. However, the network's average total day audience remained flat for the year, at 509,000 viewers (up from 506,000 in 2010). 

Fast Chat: Lucas Watson

It's been a year of upheaval at YouTube. In October, the site unveiled a long-awaited redesign meant to expand (and improve) its selection of videos in order to get users to spend more time watching them. Now, YouTube is shifting its focus to advertisers.