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Schwartz upped as Wisnia exits CBS-Lionsgate net

Brad Schwartz has been named president of US cable channel Pop, with business development chief David Wisnia exiting in the reshuffle. The news comes less than two years after Schwartz joined the CBS- and Lionsgate-owned network to become president of entertainment and media. That hire was made as Wisnia was named president, business operations of […]

TV Guide Network rebranding as Pop next year

CBS Corp. and Lionsgate Entertainment network TV Guide Network is rebranding. The US cable net will become Pop next year, a network dedicated to “celebrating the fun of being a fan”. Launching in the first quarter of next year, Pop will have a line-up of more than 400 hours of “fan-fuelled” original programming, including the […]

TV Guide poaches Shed Media US exec

Shed Media US development exec Jessie Surovell is joining cable channel TV Guide Network as VP, development. Surovell is currently executive director of development at Warner Bros.-owned Shed, where she has developed series such as Marriage Ref, Bethenny Getting Married and Hollywood Exes. She will take up her new post as TVGN executive producer Kristin […]

Banijay snags exclusive rights to TV Guide content

Banijay International has secured worldwide rights to content from US cable net TV Guide Network. The distribution deal gives Banijay rights to a 130-hour TVGN catalogue of originals and third-party shows that have gone out on the cable net, as well as to its upcoming first-runs shows. TVGN is owned by CBS and Lionsgate, both […]

TV Guide’s Thurlow joins DCP

TV Guide Network’s executive VP of sales strategy and CFO Amy Thurlow has joined Dick Clark Productions, which is expanding internationally, to take on a similar role. Thurlow will become COO and CFO, based out of DCP’s Santa Monica headquarters and reporting to president Mike Mahan. She joins having most recently been at CBS and […]

Ovation poaches TV Guide veteran for production role

US arts network Ovation has hired TV Guide Network’s programming boss to become senior VP, programming and production. In the new role, Scott Woodward will oversee all aspects of Ovation’s TV and off-network content, including development, production, VOD and digital operations. Reporting in to Ovation CEO Charles Segars, he will also be in charge of […]

Endemol ploughs €30m into digital production venture

Production giant Endemol has unveiled a new global venture to create a network of connected digital channels, worth up to an initial €30 million (US$40.3 million). Endemol Beyond will make premium online international and local channels for platforms such as YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, MSN and Dailymotion. Thematic channels will include comedy, entertainment, fashion, film and […]

New Kids on the Block to party with TV Guide

American boy band New Kids on the Block have landed their own reality series on TV Guide Network, as the US cable channel moves further into development. Rock the Boat: New Kids on the Block will see the 1980s band boarding a week-long cruise with obsessed fans for a “high seas” party. Jarrett Creative Group […]

TV Guide Network adds four originals

TV Guide Network has unveiled four originals, including a series from parent Lionsgate and one from Wendy Williams Productions. The shows are Tequila Sisters, from Rogue Atlas Productions in association with Lionsgate; Wendy Williams Project (WT) from Wendy Williams Productions; Mother of All Talent from Jarrett Creative; and John Rich Project (WT) from 25/7 Productions. […]

CBS buys 50% stake in TV Guide Network

CBS has acquired a 50% stake in US cable network TV Guide Network, which will now be run as a joint venture with Lionsgate. The companies have announced have entered into a 50/50 partnership for TVGN and the website. They plan to keep the channel, which is available in around 80 million homes, entertainment-focused […]