Why You Get So Many Unwanted Cable Chs.

Secretive deals between cable providers and television networks help dictate the entire entertainment ecosystem. One small municipal cable provider in Iowa says ESPN is to blame.

Showtime Pulls The Plug On ‘Nurse Jackie’

Sony Cloud-Based Service In Big Viacom Deal

Viacom has agreed to let Sony’s forthcoming cloud-based TV service carry 22 Viacom networks upon launch. The deal is the first of its kind for Viacom, a telecommunications giant that owns networks including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and TV Land. Sony’s cloud-based TV service will offer subscribers Internet-based live TV and video on demand from major programmers.

Comcast To Carry Univision Deportes Sports Net

BET Hires Facebook Exec Kay Madati as CDO

AT&T U-verse To Carry Rural Media Group’s RFD-TV

ABC Family’s ‘Mystery Girls’ Canceled

BET Original Programming Head Loretha Jones Out

‘Walking Dead’ Companion Series Nabs Pilot Order

Bravo Ups Shari Levine To EVP Of Current Prods.

Canada Pushes To Let Viewers Pick Channels

Joan Rivers’ ‘Fashion Police’ On Hiatus

Comcast-Charter Spinoff To Be GreatLand Comm.

HBO Is Re-Mastering ‘The Wire’ For Marathon

TBS Cancels CeeLo Green’s Reality Show

Weather Co. Restructures Ad Sales Team

Nickelodeon To Delve Further Into Sports

Ted Gold To Oversee Scripted Fare For Spike

TNT, TBS Program Chief Michael Wright Leaving

A&E Axes ‘Longmire,’ Will Be Shopped Elsewhere

Sportsman Channel Documentary Honors Navy Seal

SEC Looks To Be Powerhouse On Field, TV

The new SEC Network will broadcast 45 football games, as well as basketball games and Olympic sports, to more than 62 million households nationwide.

Keith Olbermann Returning To ‘SportsCenter’

CBS Sports Net To Launch All-Women Sports Show

Chelsea Handler Signs Off Latenight TV

Man Sues ‘Cold Justice’ For Defamation

Guide On TV’s ‘Wild West Alaska’ Pleads Guilty

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on Animal Planet’s “Wild West Alaska” television show has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations, what his attorney calls “paperwork violations.” Jim West, 60, entered the pleas Wednesday in Glennallen, the closest court to his Klutina Lodge in Copper Center. West also owns […]

‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Films Coming To TNT

Avoiding ‘Sea Of Sameness,’ FX Tests TV Waters

‘The Strain’ Renewed For Season 2 By FX

Time Warner Cable Adds Pac-12 Channels In L.A.

TV Guide Network Builds Originals Department

Sam Simon To Be Subject Of Fusion Documentary

‘AHS: Freak Show’ Cast ‘World’s Smallest Woman’

‘Twisted’ Canceled By ABC Family

Pa. Governor: End Discovery’s ‘Amish Mafia’

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series “Amish Mafia.” The statement says “Amish Mafia” is a “bigoted portrayal” of the religious sect and misrepresents the Amish in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County as a “crime-ridden culture.” The statement is signed […]

WGN America Greenlights Appalachia Drama

HBO’s ‘The Leftovers’ Renewed For Second Season

Starz ‘One Percent’ To Star Ed Helms, Hilary Swank

Comcast, TWC Help Honor FCC’s Clyburn

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are sponsoring a dinner honoring FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn at a time when the agency is weighing whether to approve a multibillion-dollar merger between the two companies. Comcast will pay $110,000 to be a top-level “presenting sponsor” at the Walter Kaitz Foundation’s annual dinner in September, at which Clyburn is receiving the “diversity advocate” award, according to a foundation spokeswoman.