The contract stand-off between DirecTV and The Weather Channel has turned into a Category 5 fail-storm.
The satellite provider has dropped the largely weather-centric cable channel from its subscription service. The Weather Channel portrayed the decision as potentially hazardous for DirecTV subscribers in a statement: “This is unprecedented for The Weather Channel. In our 32 years, we have never had a significant disruption due to a failure to reach a… Continue reading DirecTV dumps Weather Channel, replaces with ‘cheap startup’
UPDATE: It’s official. Brian Grazer has replaced Brett Ratner as Oscars producer, and — contrary to earlier rumblings — won’t hold a candlelight vigil for Eddie Murphy to return as host. “Insiders tell me that Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer has moved on this afternoon,” wrote Nikki Finke at Deadline about the Murphy-return rumors she initially revealed. “‘We are not going back to him. No way,’ they say.”… Continue reading Brian Grazer Replaces Brett Ratner as Oscars Producer [UPDATE]
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that Peter Liguori has been named interim Chief Executive Officer of the network, replacing Christina Norman, who helped to launch the cabler in January. Liguori will oversee the struggling network while continuing to serve as chief operating officer for Discovery Communications. The shakeup comes at a time when the fledging cabler is
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