TV News

This Old House Brand Acquired From Time by Eric Thorkilsen and TZP (April 4, 2016): This Old House has been acquired from Time INc. by Eric Thorkilsen and the TZP Group, a private equity fund.

Jon Stewart to Step Down as Host of The Daily Show (February 16, 2015): Jon Stewart has announced he plans to step down as the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show.

Rihanna's CFDA Gown Challenges News Outlets (June 4, 2014): Mainstream media had trouble covering Rihanna's racy CFDA gown. The gown was see through and impossible to show on television.

Amazon and HBO Announce Multi-Year Deal (April 23, 2014): Amazon and HBO have announced a multi-year content deal. HBO Go will also be available on Fire TV by the end of this year.

Microsoft Producing TV Shows for Xbox Live (April 7, 2014): Microsoft is producing TV shows for the Xbox Live. It already has six shows in production.

Al Jazeera Buys Current TV (January 6, 2013): Qatar-based Al Jazeera has acquired Current TV, which was founded in 2005 by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt.

Warner Bros. to Acquire Alloy Entertainment (June 12, 2012): Alloy Entertainment is being acquired by Warner Bros.

Hulu.com Valued at $2 Billion in Deal to Buy Out Providence Equity for $200 Million (April 26, 2012): Bloomberg reports that Hulu.

2012 Oscar Viewership Up 4 Percent Over 2011 (February 27, 2012): The ratings for the 84th Annual Academy Awards were good for ABC.

ESPN Cuts Ten Year, $15 Billion Broadcast Deal With NFL (September 10, 2011): EPSN has cut a long-term ten year broadcast deal with the NFL that will last through the 2021 season.

Abercrombie & Fitch Willing to Pay Jersey Shore Stars Not to Wear Its Clothes (August 17, 2011): Abercrombie & Fitch is taking the rare move of trying to completely dissociate itself from a major television show.

Hollywood Reporter to Become Weekly Magazine (September 15, 2010): The New York Times reports that the Hollywood Reporter is going to become a weekly magazine.

Betty White Gives SNL Ratings Boost (May 10, 2010): Entertainment Weekly reports that Betty White's appearance on Saturday Night Live was a big win for the weekly comedy show.

Ashton Kutcher Relaunches Show on YouTube (December 20, 2009): The CW quickly canceled Ashton Kutcher's model drama, The Beautiful Life, after just two shows.

Nickelodeon Shutters Two Kids Magazines (June 17, 2009): Viacom's Nickelodeon network is ceasing publication of its Nick and Nick Jr.

NBC Universal to Buy Weather Channel (July 7, 2008): NBC Universal is buying the popular Weather Channel from Landmark Communications.

FCC Fines ABC Over NYPD Blue Nude Scene (January 28, 2008): Reuters reports that the FCC has fined ABC for an NYPD Blue scene that repeatedly showed a woman's nude buttocks.

Oprah and Discovery to Launch OWN (January 16, 2008): Oprah Winfrey is getting her own television network in a partnership with Discovery Communications.

Writers' Strike Altering TV Schedules (November 12, 2007): The writers' strike is going to have a huge impact on television.

Writers' Strike Begins (November 5, 2007): The Writers' Strike is underway with writers now picketing outside major studios in Los Angeles and New York City.

Study Finds Young Adults Not Following the News (July 16, 2007): The New York Times reports that a new study has found that today's teens and young adults are not keeping up with the news.

Nickelodeon Launches Nicktropolis (January 30, 2007): Nickelodeon has announced the launch of Nicktropolis, a virtual web community for kids.

Some Fox Affiliates Refuse to Run O.J. Interview (November 20, 2006): Aat least nine Fox affiliates are refusing the broadcast the controversial O.

Google Buys YouTube and Plans More Video Acquisitions (October 10, 2006): Google has acquired the extremely popular YouTube.

Flexible Viewing Devices Will Change Media Experience (August 23, 2006): Vnunet.

MTV Buys Atom Entertainment (August 11, 2006): MTV Networks has acquired Atom Entertainment, a publisher of web games, films and funny video clips for $200 million.

Gemstar Acquires Jump the Shark (June 22, 2006): Gemstar-TV Guide has acquired the Jumptheshark.

Popularity of Colbert Video Shows the Power of Blogs (May 15, 2006): Not many people usually watch the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.

Warner Bros. to Sell Movies, Show Via BitTorrent (May 9, 2006): The New York Times reports that Warner Bros.

BBC and CNN Most Trusted Global News Brands (May 4, 2006): Reuters reports on the results of a poll that surveyed 10,000 adults in 10 countries to see what news networks they trusted.