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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 >


Rich Ross Named Discovery Channel President
Rich Ross has been named President of Discovery Channel. He will join Discovery Communications in January and be based at the company’s L.A. office. Ross will oversee creative and brand strategy, development, production, marketing and all day-to-day operations for the network and report to David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery... Read More >