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NBC has officially sold off its 15.8% of A&E Networks — which also includes Lifetime and the History Channel — to Disney and Hearst Corporation.
The transaction cost the buyers $3.03 billion to gain 50-50 control of the television channels, while the sale allows NBC Universal's 51% holder, Comcast, to save up to buy the rest of entertainment company from General Electric.
What does this mean for U?
Not much. We're sure all your favorite programming will continue to air as usual until the ratings start to slide.
U can stop panicking now!
No, not like survey says. That shiz don't need modernizing!
Reportedly, Charlize is interested in producing a modern-day version of the History Channel hit miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, about two famous feuding families!
Theron’s production banner, Denver and Delilah Productions, is currently looking to
Move over Jersey Shore, Swamp People is the new king of reality television — all thanks to one $3.5 million gamble during this year's Super Bowl!
Since a pricey 30-second Super Bowl spot aired in February, the History Channel's series about Louisiana families who hunt alligators for a living has increased its viewership by over 1.2 million!
Episodes were already attracting 4 million people, but as of last week, the series had more viewers than NCAA basketball games AND the MTV hit with 5.2 million!
Have U watched Swamp People since the Giants beat the Patriots? If so, did the Super Bowl ad help get your attention?
Just in time for the 50th year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's inauguration into the White House.
ABC has announced it will premiere a primetime special this September featuring never-before-heard tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy talking about the JFK assassination and her years in the White House.
The tapes, recorded in 1964, surfaced when the History Channel announced the $25 million miniseries about the Kennedy family.
Mrs. Kennedy stipulated that the tapes can not be made public until after her passing. They consist of a long conversation she had with historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. shortly after her husbands assassination.
Although at first hesitant, the couples only surviving child Caroline Kennedy is said to be participating in the special.
There should definitely be something interesting insight and secrets revealed during the special, so we can't wait to hear these tapes!
Will U watch ABC's Jackie Kennedy special?
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It looks like a double congrats is in order for Rob Mariano, better known to Survivor fans as "Boston Rob", who is the million dollar winner of the most recent season, Survivor: Redemption Island.
After FINALLY winning the reality competition on his 4th try, Mariano has also landed himself a hosting gig on History Channel's new show Around The World In 80 Ways.
He explained the show's premise by saying:
"The basic premise of the show is me and a co-host are going to travel around the world, from point A to point B, but you can never repeat any of the forms of transportation. If you use a commercial airline once, you can't use it again. You need to take a fighter jet or a blimp or a hot air balloon. Within that context, we're going to try to use transportation that is indigenous to the area. If we're in the desert, we'll ride camels."
We doubt it will grab the attention of as many viewers as Survivor, but we're sure regular History Channel surfers will tune in.
Congrats on the new show and that hard earned million bucks! You're truly an exception to the expression "third time's the charm". Ha!
Will U watch Boston Rob's new show Around The World In 80 Ways?
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A&E Television Network has pulled the plug on their new miniseries, The Kennedys, claiming the series was "not a fit" for The History Channel.
The miniseries, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as JFK and Jackie O., was the most expensive program ever for the network and was highly-anticipated. However, it was also embroiled in controversy after it was considered inaccurate by Kennedy historians.
A rep for the network said:
"Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network. While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.
We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network."
The project may not be dead yet as other cable networks, such as Showtime, may still pick up the miniseries.
Do U think this was the right move from The History Channel?? Or bad idea?