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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 >

Scripps Boosts Executive Ranks
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) has bolstered its senior management ranks by upping Burton Jablin to company COO and Kathleen Finch to head of programming and content creation for all six of its domestic brands. Currently SNI president, the new role affords Jablin oversight on sales, distribution, programming, digital... Read More >

John Lansing Named as New Chief of Broadcasting Board of Governors
John Lansing, a retired cable television executive, was named Monday as the new chief executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the agency that oversees United States government-supported, civilian international news media such as Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.Mr. Lansing, a former president of Scripps Networks... Read More >

What NBCU's Investments in BuzzFeed, Vox Could Mean for Advertising
NBCUniversal has been on a path of what some are calling "buying millennials," announcing a strategic investment in BuzzFeed on Tuesday, which follows a similar investment in Vox Media last week. While these deals are surely a play in attracting younger consumers to NBCU's TV and digital assets, they also present an opportunity to expand... Read More >

Carlen Resources Placement: Skye Beitler has joined TEGNA Media
Carlsen Resources is pleased to announce Skye Beitler has joined TEGNA Media as the Director of Marketing, WTSP-TV.  Mr. Beitler is a brand strategy & visual communications expert from the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 >

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 >