February 17, 2014 |
Jamie Coots, the Appalachian minister and "Snake Salvation" reality star who died Saturday after a rattlesnake he was handling in church bit him on the hand, will be remembered with a tribute special to air on National Geographic Channel. Coots, who was 42, was the star of NatGeo's "Snake Salvation," which aired for a single season on the cable channel last year. He handled snakes while ministering at his church in Middleboro, Ky. He was a practitioner of a 100-year-old tradition that involved the handling of live and deadly snakes in church.
January 21, 2014 |
For a decade, the National Football League made getting its NFL Network up and running and fully distributed a top priority. Now that those goals have been pretty much achieved, the league is considering some moves that could be seen as reducing the channel's value, especially to the cable and satellite operators that carry it. The NFL is in the process of fielding offers for a one-year Thursday night package of games from its current TV...
January 21, 2014 |
After the coffee. Before getting my power steering fixed. The Skinny: Welcome back everyone who had a long weekend. Hope you got some rest. I watched the season premiere of Fox's "The Following. " Although it was well made I'm not sure if I can get on this ride again, but I will check out Episode 2 before making a final decision. Tuesday's headlines include the weekend box office recap. Also, is Netflix stock trading at an unrealistically high level? Daily Dose: If the NFL does move ahead with a new Thursday package of games, it may very well end up on a broadcast network.
January 16, 2014 |
The management shake-up at Nickelodeon continued late Thursday, with the departures of two senior executives, Paula Kaplan and Sal Maniaci. Kaplan, who has served as executive vice president of current TV series, told her team Thursday that she would be leaving the children's network, according to people familiar with the matter. A network spokesman confirmed Kaplan's pending exit but would not elaborate. Kaplan's departure was reported earlier Thursday. FACES TO WATCH 2014: Digital media Late Thursday, Nickelodeon said that Maniaci -- who re-joined the Viacom Inc.-owned cable channel, his longtime home, nearly two years ago after a stint at sister outlet TV Land -- also was resigning.
January 15, 2014 |
Los Angeles Dodgers President Stan Kasten isn't worried about the distribution prospects for the team's new cable network. "These things always get worked out," Kasten told the Los Angeles Times when asked about potential resistance Time Warner Cable -- the team's business partner on the channel -- might face in selling it to other distributors such as DirecTV and Cox Communications. Time Warner Cable, which is handling distribution for the Dodgers and shelled out more than $8 billion for a 25-year deal, is expected to start pitching it to other area distributors in the coming weeks.
December 28, 2013 |
JERRY HAIRSTON , JR., 37, utility player Final 2013 stats: .211 batting average, two homers, 22 RBI, 17 runs and .265 on-base and .275 slugging percentages in 226 plate appearances. Contract status: Retired. The good: He hit .258 in the first half. Continued strong versatility, playing third, first, left, right and even a touch of second. Proved a natural with microphone in hand. Your browser does not support iframes. The bad: Went on the disabled list with a strained hamstring in May, came back to hit well for a month, and then it all went downhill.