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HBO, Showtime Knock Down Streaming Sites Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight
It wasn’t quite Mike-Tyson-back-in-the-day fast but the premium cablers saw opponents drop pretty quickly in their battle to preserve control over what could be the most lucrative PPV boxing match ever. Both boxinghd.net and sportship.org have removed online offers of free streaming of the pricey May 2 battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr and... Read More >


MGM Taps Evolution Media Exec As EVP Corporate Development
Andrew Walter, who has worked on deals with MGM and other media and entertainment entities as managing director at investment outfit Evolution Media Partners, has joined the studio in the newly created position of EVP Corporate Development. He will report to chairman and CEO Gary Barber and work with him on corporate and business development,... Read More >


Ken Segna Upped To SVP Original Programming At Starz
It’s been a very fast rise for Ken Segna at Starz. Five years after joining the pay cable network as an executive assistant, he has been named SVP Original Programming, working alongside SVPs Marta Fernandez and Karen Bailey. Segna, most recently VP Original Programming, is based in Starz’s Beverly Hills office. He will continue to shepherd... Read More >


Dan Silver Named EP ABC News Digital
ABC News President James Goldston this morning announced, via memo to staff, he’s named ESPN Films’ Dan Silver Executive Producer for ABC News Digital. Read More >


‘Seinfeld’ Heads To Hulu With SVOD Deal
When Seinfeld ended its run on NBC in May 1998, people were still using dial-up connection to go online, Netflix was planning to launch as a DVD rental business, Amazon was an online book store, and Hulu was a decade from being born. Now the classic sitcom from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David is heading to online streaming for the first time... Read More >


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 >


Verizon to buy AOL for $4.4 Billion
Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, or $50 a share, the companies announced Tuesday.The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer.It's part of Verizon's plan to dominate a future in which all content -- from TV... 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 >


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 >