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  • Under the deal, Comcast's Xfinity TV customers in the United States will get Discovery's 12 U.S. networks, allowing them to access both past and current Discovery content on mobile devices for the first time. Discovery and Comcast had previously clashed over Comcast's scuttled deal to acquire Time Warner Cable Inc earlier this year. Comcast had accused...

  • Discovery takes full ownership of Eurosport Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    July 22- Discovery Communications Inc said on Wednesday it would take full ownership of sports broadcaster Eurosport for 491 million euros from French media group TF1 Group. Last year, Discovery increased its stake in Eurosport to 51 percent from the 20 percent stake it took in 2012.. The latest deal also includes a provision for TF1 to buy back Discovery's 20...

  • TLC cancels '19 Kids and Counting,' plans education push Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 10:03 AM ET

    TLC is not moving forward with an 11th season of "19 Kids" featuring the Duggars, whose show "will no longer appear on the air," the network told The Associated Press on Thursday. It will include the participation of Jill and Jessa Duggar, two of the sisters Josh Duggar touched inappropriately, as well as other survivors and families affected by such abuse.

  • June 9- Fuhu Inc, creator of kid-friendly computer tablets, said it will launch a new tablet that includes content from Walt Disney Co, Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc, Discovery Communications Inc and others. The tablet, called nabi Pass Tab, has a $9.99 monthly fee for a two-year subscription, while a one-year subscription costs $14.99 a month.

  • June 3- Lions Gate Entertainment Corp could buy television network Starz and other "free radicals" in the industry, media mogul John Malone told the Wall Street Journal. Lions Gate had a 2.3 pct stake in Starz's series A common stock as of March 30. Lions Gate was interested last year in pursuing a merger with Starz, but the two sides could not come to terms over...

  • LOS ANGELES, May 30- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the father and mother in TLC reality show "19 Kids and Counting," said on their website on Saturday they would soon appear in a Fox News interview, where they will address allegations that their son had molested girls when he was younger. The scandal was touched off when In Touch magazine published a police report...

  • Retailers Walgreen Co and Payless Shoesource Inc, and hotel chain group Choice Hotels International Inc on Tuesday followed the lead of General Mills Inc in removing their ads from the program. "We share your concerns and we have decided to remove our advertising from the show," said Choice Hotels, which runs Comfort Inn and Econo Lodge chains, among others.

  • Breaking the biggest myth of CEO compensation Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    David Zaslav

    Equilar's list of the top 200 CEOs' compensation shows that shareholder return often takes a backseat.

  • CNBC Explains: CEO compensation Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    The average corporate CEO makes 373 times the average worker. Here is a look at how CEO pay is structured and why it's rising.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • BOSTON, May 12- Investors in some top U.S. media companies have had a rough ride as their shares have lagged the rest of the market. The CEOs of 11 major media companies were given median compensation of $32.9 million for 2014, much higher than any other industry group in the Standard& Poor's 500 index, according to regulatory filings posted in the first four months...

  • *1st- qtr adj profit/shr $0.42 vs est $0.35. May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, warned of a bigger hit from a strengthening dollar and said costs would increase in the coming quarters. Discovery Communications also said on Tuesday that it expects costs to climb up in its U.S. networks in the current quarter and...

  • The U.S. trade deficit surged to its highest level in nearly 6-1/ 2 years in March and the $51.4 billion trade gap was far larger than the $45.2 billion deficit the government assumed in its snapshot of first-quarter gross domestic product last week. A now-settled labor dispute at West Coast ports had significantly slowed trade at the start of the year.

  • Early movers: MDLZ, TSLA, ODP, BLMN & more Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:14 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by growth in distribution revenue at its U.S. and international networks. Discovery Communications shares were up 4.6 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. First-quarter Net income available to Discovery...

  • Discovery Communications revenue rises 9 pct Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 7:10 AM ET

    May 5- Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel, reported a 9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in distribution revenue at its U.S. and international networks. Net income available to the company rose to $250 million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $230 million, or 33 cents per...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • April 21- Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is in no doubt that James Murdoch is ready to take a much bigger role at Twenty-First Century Fox, by far the largest part of the media empire that James' father Rupert Murdoch built. It is also unclear what title James would take or whether there is any possibility that Rupert Murdoch, 84, would relinquish the Fox...

  • These CEOs get richer as investors get poorer Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav.

    There are 11 CEOs who received raises last year while shares of their companies were among the worst performers. USA Today reports.