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May 24, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
David Rone, a former agent at Creative Artists Agency and senior executive at Fox Sports and Walt Disney Co., is joining Time Warner Cable as president of sports. The move further signifies Time Warner Cable's desire to become a force in sports programming. This year, Time Warner Cable snagged the television rights to the Los Angeles Lakers away from Fox Sports and is using the team as the foundation to launch a regional sports network in Southern California. But Rone's background and stature in the media industry is too big for one channel.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Michael Miller
MTV has agreed to make changes to its controversial new reality series “Scrubbing In” after several nonprofit nursing organizations protested how the show depicts the profession. The remaining episodes will be edited to include more scenes that highlight nursing skills and the show was also been moved from 10 p.m. to midnight, where viewership will be decreased, Variety reported. MTV will also consult with the nonprofit The Truth About Nurses regarding any future nurse-related programming and promote a Web feature called “Day in the Life of a Nurse.” The show, which debuted Oct. 24, follows nine nurses from different parts of the country as they immerse themselves in Orange County life.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Meg James
Filipinos living in Los Angeles and San Diego can now tune in to a primarily English-language channel called the Lifestyle Network, which launched this month on local Time Warner Cable systems. The new channel is owned by ABS-CBN International, a subsidiary of the largest broadcasting company in the Philippines. Based in Redwood City, Calif., ABS-CBN International has operated in the U.S. for two decades and runs the Filipino Channel. The Lifestyle Network will be a blend of programming from the Philippines, the U.S. and other countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2013 | By Meg James
Another influential programmer at Nickelodeon -- Margie Cohn -- is leaving the children's network as the operation struggles to remain relevant with pint-sized viewers who are watching content on different platforms. Nickelodeon said Monday that Cohn, president of content development, as well as Alison Dexter, the Los Angeles-based executive vice president of production, were exiting the network immediately. The shuffles come at a sensitive time for Nickelodeon, which recently made its sales pitch to advertisers looking to buy commercial time for the upcoming season.
BUSINESS
January 5, 1990
Margaret Loesch has been named president of Fox Childrens Network, Los Angeles. She previously was president and chief executive of Marvel Productions. The Fox Childrens Network is a cooperative venture of Fox affiliates to supply childrens programming beginning in September.
NEWS
January 12, 1987 | From Reuters
Soviet state television, currently trying to expand its programming, started broadcasting news for the deaf Sunday.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1986
Dayna Kalins has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president-drama development and current drama programming for the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corp. In addition, Michael Klein has been named senior vice president-comedy development and current comedy programming for the division.
NEWS
September 21, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 1997-98 TV season has been off and running since late August, with the curtain already rising on one-third of the 36 new series to be unveiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN and WB. But Monday is when the race begins officially: That's when everyone has new programming to offer--and when the ratings start counting. It shapes up as a season showcasing single gals, divorced guys, lots of cops, odd couplings, a few fantasies and clusters of comedies.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"Being Mary Jane" is much more than just the latest entry on BET's prime-time lineup. It's a milestone. Debuting six months after its movie-length pilot attracted more than 4 million viewers, "Being Mary Jane," which premieres Tuesday starring Gabrielle Union as the popular host on a national cable news network, is the first original scripted drama developed for BET. Executives are calling "Being Mary Jane" a game changer for the network, which...
NEWS
January 31, 1993 | N.F. MENDOZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who says TV can't raise a phoenix from the ashes of a dead show? NBC is trying to do just that Saturday night with a reincarnation of "The Torkelsons" as "Almost Home." Unlike the critically acclaimed "Brooklyn Bridge" on CBS and NBC's "I'll Fly Away," there was no write-in campaign to bring back "The Torkelsons," which bowed in the '91-92 season to mixed reviews. NBC had moved it from Saturdays to Sundays against "60 Minutes," with numerous preemptions, and it sunk in the ratings.
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