Discovery Communications

Pinterest competitor Fancy hauls in $26.4M

Fancy, a social discovery and shopping site that competes with Pinterest, has raised $26.4 million according to a new filing with American Express vice chairman Ed Gillespie joining the board of Thing Daemon, the company behind Fancy.

Coming Next to YouTube: The LOL Button?

Was the last YouTube video you watched EPIC, or did it make you LOL? YouTube users could soon express these kinds of sentiments through dedicated buttons, which the site is currently testing. However, not everyone seems to think that this feature will be an EPIC WIN.

Time Warner Cable Turns to the Courts in iPad App Fight

Since launching its iPad app a couple of weeks ago, Time Warner Cable has been embroiled in a disagreement with cable networks over rights to stream live channels to the tablet device. Rather than haggle with them, the cable operator is taking its case to court.

No MTV? No Problem. New Channels On Time Warner Cable App

Just a day after removing 11 cable channels from its live streaming iPad app yesterday, Time Warner Cable has restocked the app’s programming lineup, adding 17 national networks and three local channels. Bonus: the app now has sports and news channels!

Can An Integrated Web Presence Help In the Ratings?

They don’t measure online viewing or time-shifting, but Nielsens ratings have a lot of power over what does and doesn’t get seen on TV. However, there are several shows finding a balance between engaging with online audiences while still racking up big numbers with their overlords.

Vid-Biz: Discovery Earnings, thePlatform, RCN-Tivo

Today on the Net: Discovery posted higher revenues but a lower net income from a year ago in the second quarter, thePlatform added new features giving publishers more control over where videos are shown and RCN has finished its rollout of TiVo DVRs in all markets.

Vid-Biz: Apple’s FaceTime, VCast on Android, Discovery 3-D

Today on the Net: Apple’s FaceTime could lead other industry heavyweights to adopt the open standard for video chat, Android phones on Verizon Wireless now have access mobile video content through its VCast service, and a Discovery exec will lead the programmer’s 3-D TV joint venture.

How The Discovery Channel Makes Mobile Apps Pay

Discovery Communications may not distribute much of its full-length premium content freely on the web, but the company — which owns TLC, Animal Planet and of course the Discovery Channel — has experimented quite liberally when it comes to mobile.