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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 >

Jeffery Gardner Selected as New Monitronics CEO
Ascent Capital Group, parent company of Monitronics International, has selected Jeffery Gardner as Chief Executive Officer, effective Sept. 10, 2015. Gardner will succeed Michael Haislip, who will be retiring from Monitronics as previously disclosed, but will stay on as an advisor to the Company to ensure a seamless transition."I am thrilled to... Read More >

Altice to buy Cablevision for $17.7B Including Debt
Acquisitive Netherlands-based telecoms company Altice has entered into a deal to buy U..S. cable television provider Cablevision at $34.90 a share, both companies announced Thursday morning.The boards of both companies have approved the deal, has been valued at $17.7 billion.Altice said in a statement issued Thursday morning that the... Read More >

Michael Willner to Join Digicel Board
Michael Willner, the cable industry vet and current CEO of video downloading tech firm Penthera Partners, has been appointed to the board of Digicel Group, a communications provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Willner’s appointment is effective Nov. 1, 2015, Kingston, Jamaica-based... Read More >

Carlsen Resources Opens London Office
Carlsen Resouces has announced the opening of an office in London, England to better serve the growing demand for worldwide talent.  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 >