August 26, 1993 |
Warner Bros., the Hollywood studio owned by media giant Time Warner Inc., plans to launch a fifth TV network to compete with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox, knowledgeable sources said Wednesday. The new network would be built on a nationwide foundation of local broadcast and cable systems, sources said. It would be the first to take advantage of the convergence of broadcast and cable television, which until recently have been in fierce competition. Warner Bros. has recruited former Fox Broadcasting Co.
June 19, 2001 |
Jeff Zucker's friends back East at NBC News joke about the former "Today" show executive producer's newly acquired, stereotypical Hollywood fondness for his cell phone and car phone that quickly became fixtures of his job as Entertainment President of the network. Former WB Network chief executive Jamie Kellner, meanwhile, recently quipped to reporters that he has become so committed to news that he has had CNN, one of his charges as the new Turner Broadcasting head, tattooed on his posterior.
December 4, 1997 |
As chief executive of the upstart WB Network, currently in its third season, Jamie Kellner has once again displayed a penchant for risk-taking and innovation that he was known for in his eight years as president of Fox Broadcasting. The difference this time is that he is putting his money where his mouth is.
February 19, 2003 |
After two turbulent years that saw CNN's prime-time shows slip behind those of rival Fox News Channel, Jamie Kellner is stepping down as chairman of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s cable networks. Kellner, 55, told top AOL executives late last year that he wanted to resign to return to his home in Santa Barbara and tend to the WB -- the network he founded -- before retiring next year.
March 7, 2001 |
In a move that breaks down entrenched Time Warner fiefdoms, AOL Time Warner has merged its broadcast and cable networks and named the founder and chairman of the company's WB network,Jamie Kellner, as chief. AOL's surprising move is in keeping with its take-no-prisoners style as it eliminates barriers to growth and cross-promotion. "AOL is treading where Time Warner feared to tread," said Tom Wolzien, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
July 21, 1992 |
Stud Dud: Jamie Kellner, president of Fox Broadcasting Co. network, which has its own share of libido-themed shows, was asked Monday by a group of TV critics what he thought of the racy Fox-syndicated show "Studs." "I don't like 'Studs.' I don't watch that program. I would not want that on the Fox network," responded Kellner. "Studs" is co-produced by Fox Television Stations Productions and airs on many Fox affiliates, including KTTV Channel 11.