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Rick Feldman to Depart Nonfiction Producers Association
Rick Feldman is stepping down from his post as exec director of the Nonfiction Producers Association, the trade group formed last year to represent unscripted production companies. Feldman, a TV biz vet who previously headed the National Assn. of Television Program Producers, was recruited by NPA founders to help get the association on its... Read More >


AT&T Chief Says DirecTV Deal Will Turn Telco Into A Streaming TV Power
AT&T announced its $48.5 billion DirecTV acquisition plan a year ago today. And as they head toward an expected approval by the Justice Department and FCC, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors this morning that the combo will transform his company into a juggernaut in the fast-growing streaming video market.“The traditional linear... Read More >


Verizon Officially Owns AOL
Verizon wrapped up its AOL acquisition, raising the question of what comes next. New clues confirmed some things, but left one big question.Verizon made it official Tuesday morning by revealing that its $4.4 billion AOL acquisition is a done deal, and by dispatching two senior executives to talk about the strategy for its new... Read More >


John Ford to head Nonfiction Producers Association
Former Discovery and National Geographic executive John Ford (pictured) will head up the Nonfiction Producers Association (NPA) as general manager. Ford, who currently helms programming for multicast channel Justice Network, succeeds former NATPE CEO Rick Feldman, who served as the year-old non-profit trade group’s executive... Read More >


Crown Media Family Networks Names Angela Megrey Vice President of Social Media
Crown Media Family Networks, home of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, announced today that experienced digital and social media strategist, Angela Megrey, will join the company as vice president, social media. Megrey is based in Studio City and reports to Pam Slay, senior vice president of network program publicity and social... Read More >


Scripps Networks Interactive intends to make full ownership offer for TVN
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –June 9, 2015-- Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., one of the world’s leading developers of lifestyle content for television, Internet and mobile platforms, intends to make a public tender offer to purchase 100% of TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company. The offer will be launched upon completion of Scripps... Read More >


Dish Network in Talks with Banks About Funding T-Mobile Bid
Dish Network Corp. is in talks with banks about funding a bid for T-Mobile U.S. Inc. that would include as much as $15 billion in cash, in the latest sign the takeover effort is progressing.Dish is considering borrowing between $10 billion and $15 billion for the cash portion of a bid that would primarily be comprised... Read More >