| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:14 AM
After the coffee. Before second-guessing the Golden Globe nominations.
The Skinny: I'm playing beat the clock today as I try to get this done in time to watch the FCC get grilled on Capitol Hill. Oh the exciting life I lead. Today's Fix includes a look...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before getting over being snubbed for Man of the Year.
The Skinny: If you haven't seen HBO's documentary "State of Play" about the parents of child athletes, check it out. It's very disturbing and made me grateful for my absentee...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:14 AM
Ratings woes at two channels has Discovery Communications Chief Executive David Zaslav lowering advertising revenue expectations with Wall Street.
Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Monday in New York, Zaslav spoke...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Family channel is closing in on naming a new president, people familiar with the matter said.
The position has been open since September, when Michael Riley said he was resigning to return to his native England. ABC Family is known...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Discovery Communications Inc. Executive Chairman John S. Hendricks has exercised stock options worth $12.7 million, according to a regulatory filing.
The 61-year-old company founder sold 144,179 shares of Discovery common stock on Oct. 31 for prices...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:01 AM
AMC Networks Inc., parent of cable channels AMC, WE and IFC, has struck a deal to acquire Liberty Global's Chellomedia for $1.035 billion.
For New York-based AMC Networks, the acquisition will vastly increase its international presence. Chellomedia...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Tribune Co., parent of the Los Angeles Times, is reviewing operations in an effort that will likely result in staff reductions at the company's daily newspapers.
Tribune announced in July that it planned to separate its newspapers from the company's...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:39 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if Fox's "Dads" overcame bad reviews.
The Skinny: I'll be curious to see how Fox's "Dads" did after all the nasty reviews from critics. I watched two episodes of "Dads," which is from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Destination America, the cable network that is home to "Deep Fried Masters" and "United States of Bacon," is taking the next natural step with "King of Thrones," a show aimed at people who spend a lot of time in their bathrooms and want to be as...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The pitch meeting wasn't going as planned.
John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa, founders of entertainment business incubator FactoryMade Ventures, wanted movie director Robert Rodriguez to help them create an English-language cable network for Latinos....
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:35 AM
OWN, the cable channel started by Oprah Winfrey and cable programming giant Discovery Communications that had its fair share of ups and downs, is starting to turn the corner, according to Discovery Chief Executive David Zaslav.
On a call with analysts...