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Discovery Unveils Schedule For Relaunch Of The Hub As Discovery Family Under Henry Schleiff
Discovery Communications and Hasbro announced this morning The Hub network will become Discovery Family Channel effective October 13,  and will  broaden its programming focus to serve families in primetime — while continuing to showcase Hasbro content in daytime, including My Little Pony, My Littlest Pet Shop and Transformers Rescue... Read More >


Starz Shares Rise As Investors Salivate Over Deal Possibilities
The stock price increased 5.6% today after The Wall Street Journal reported that Starz has hired an investment bank to look for deals — which followed a Los Angeles Times report that execs from the premium network company met this week with 21st Century Fox. It doesn’t look like anything is imminent. The Fox meeting is being described as a... Read More >


Lauren Gussis Inks Overall Deal With CBS TV Studios
Dexter alumna Lauren Gussis has signed a two-year overall deal with CBS TV Studios to develop projects for broadcast and cable. This marks the first overall pact for Gussis, who most recently co-created and co-wrote with Ryan Murphy the racy HBO drama pilot Open, a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships. Read More >


Universal, Penguin Random House In 2-Year First-Look Pact
Penguin Random House and Universal Pictures said today that the studio has signed a two-year first-look production agreement with the newly minted mega-publisher. Peter Gethers, President of Random House Studio, the publisher’s entertainment division, will oversee the new deal on behalf of Penguin Random House. Random House Studio will be a... Read More >


Jeffrey Schneider Leaves ABC News To Form Own Firm; Julie Townsend New Chief Of PR
This morning, ABC News president James Goldston sent an email to staff informing them the division’s PR guru Jeffrey Schneider is launching his own communications and media relations firm, Schneider Global Strategy. And, because it’s ABC News, Schneider’s replacement is named in the announcement — Julie Townsend Read More >


HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
"It's time to remove all barriers to those that want HBO." With those words, Home Box Office Inc. (HBO) Chairman and CEO Richard Pleper this morning announced at a Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) investor meeting this morning that his company will introduce an over-the-top HBO service in the US next year. Initially, the new service will be delivered... Read More >


CBS Launching $5.99 On Demand Service
CBS said it is launching CBS All Access, a new digital subscription video-on-demand  service that will cost subscribers $5.99 a month. CBS All Access is available via CBS.com and through CBS mobile apps. It allows viewers to watch more CBS programming than is currently available online for consumers. "CBS All Access is another key step... Read More >