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- Gannett Splits Broadcasting, Print Divisions, As 'USA Today' Publisher Exits in
Per board approval, Gannett is finalizing the creation of two publicly traded companies: a broadcasting and digital company named TEGNA, which includes 46 TV stations, and the new Gannett, which retains the name Gannett Co., Inc. and includes its publishing properties and affiliated digital assets. As part of the split, Larry Kramer, president/publisher of 'USA Today,' is leaving the newspaper.
- Time Inc, Telemundo Partner For TV Home Show in
Time Inc has dived into the Spanish-language TV arena, in collaboration with Telemundo, a division of NBCU. Debuting April 11, "SOS: Salva Mi Casa," ("SOS: Save My House"), follows real families in various stages of design makeovers - from nurseries to offices.
- Fox Named VP, Digital For Consumer Reports in
A former Reuters executive was named vice president, digital for Consumer Reports. Jason Fox is charged with supervising the organization's digital products and partnerships.
- Meredith Taps Martin As Chief Strategy Officer in
Meredith Corp. has named Kim Martin as its new chief strategy officer. She will focus on Meredith's millennial strategy across multiple media platforms, reporting to Meredith Chairman and CEO Steve Lacy. The company also tapped Martin to expand its video strategy cross-platform.
- Crown Media Launches In-House Production Company, New Ad Division Crown Connectivity in
Crown Media Family Networks is getting into the production business. The parent of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is launching Crown Media Productions, an in-house production company. It is also launching a new division that integrates advertising cross-platform.
- Royal Maneuvers in
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Everyone is getting into the original content game, including E! network. "The Royals" is the cabler's first scripted effort -- and it is a delicious, over-the-top cheap thrill. Like "Dallas," but for monarchs.
- Emmis Names Top Management For 'Texas Monthly,' 'Cincinnati' in
Emmis Publishing, which owns regional magazines nationwide, has announced major hires for "Texas Monthly" and "Cincinnati" magazines. Longtime "Texas Monthly staffer" Elynn Russell, most recently president of the magazine, is retiring. John Lunn will replace her.
- Premiere Networks Tap Shapiro As VP Sports Programming in
Premiere Networks named Scott Shapiro vice president of sports programming. Shapiro will oversee sports programming and content, including the Fox Sports Radio Network, a division of Premiere.
- GoDaddy Names Initiative As Media Buy AOR in
GoDaddy, a company known for its Super Bowl ads, just named Initiative, as its media buying agency of record. The tech provider is asking the IPG Mediabrands company to handle brand media strategy, video and analytics duties.
- TabletTV Launches In San Francisco, National Rollout Scheduled In 2015 in
TabletTV has beta launched in San Francisco, in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting. Bay Area tablet owners can receive 50 digital broadcast network and local channels. A national rollout is expected next year.