Discovery Communications has revealed the basics of its rebranding plan for The Hub, the erstwhile kids channel it jointly launched with Hasbro in 2010. Rebranded as Discovery Family Channel, Discovery will take oversight of the channel, shifting its ownership stake from 40-60 to 60-40.
Comcast filed a rebuttal totaling 337 pages to the FCC, accusing opponents of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable of using their voice in the regulatory process to "extort" business advantages.
With the FCC's commentary period for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable ending at midnight Wednesday, and Comcast set to release a document responding to the deal's critics, Comcast Executive VP David L. Cohen teased the tone of the pending release in a blog post.
Among programmers, Discovery Communications has been perhaps the most vocal critic of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. However, absent from Discovery's quest to stop the proposed union has been its top in-house lobbyist, Alexa Verveer.
After facing a disturbingly soft advertising-sales market in the first half of 2014, TV programmers had hoped for a rebound this fall. That's not going to happen, according to leading ad-sales executives and media-investment analysts.
Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel and other pay TV programming, has come out in opposition to Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
NEW YORK--Netflix has proven that content can be a revenue driver and has driven multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers alike to improve their online offerings. But the myriad technologies available and ever-changing content rights issues are slowing deployment of multiscreen services.
Discovery Communications said Thursday that it recruited YouTube executive Kathleen Grace to run a new digital studio that will be focused on producing series which will be distributed through "a series of partnerships, with the possibility of expanded distribution across Discovery and other partner platforms."
U.S. programmers and wireless carriers will likely be paying close attention to a pilot test that KPN plans to kick off on March 20 in the Netherlands, where it will use its LTE network to deliver a package of 16 live TV network to subscribers using tablets and smartphones.
Discovery Communications is realigning the leadership team at its U.S. networks division, announcing that Eileen O'Neill will oversee Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity Channel.