Cutbacks Hit Discovery, TVN
- PROGRAMMERS SINK THEIR TEETH Into On Demand. Brown, Karen // Multichannel News;8/28/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 34, p28
The article focuses on the increasing video-on-demand viewership in the U.S. TVN Entertainment Corp. delivers on-demand fare for 120 networks and content providers totaling some 3,000 hours of video a month. The on-demand fare of ESPN is focusing on long-format videos such as full-length movies....
- Discovery slashes ranks. Dempsey, John // Daily Variety;4/10/2007, Vol. 295 Issue 6, p1
The article reports that Discovery Communications Inc. has laid off nearly 200 employees. Under the company's plan, domestic as well as international employees from its education unit and corporate affairs and communications units will also be lost. However, the company said that it will be...
- 200 Discovery employees cut in Round 2 of layoffs. Nordyke, Kimberly // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;4/10/2007, Vol. 399 Issue 4, p8
The article presents information on dismissal of 200 employees, or 3% of its total global work force by Discovery Communications Inc. It states that the second phase of the reorganization, under new president and chief executive officer, David Zaslav, is designed to build an aggressive...
- Discovery cuts staff, trade shows. Bernstein, Paula // Daily Variety;11/12/2001, Vol. 273 Issue 51, p5
Reports the retrenchment of employees by Discovery Communications Inc. following a slow advertising market. Impact of the downsizing to the consumer products and corporate operations division; Plan of the company to participate in industry trade shows.
- Discovery joins in online cutbacks. Osborne, Magz // Ad Age Global;Dec2000, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p14
Discusses the plan of Discovery Communications to lay off some discovery.com staff worldwide. Background of discovery.com; Reaction of Discovery executives to the decision on the closure of discovery.com's regional offices; Description of dot-coms companies according to Barry Diller, chairman...
- Exploring the consequences of workforce reduction. Wagar, Terry H. // Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (Canadian Journal of;Dec98, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p300
Examines the relationship between permanent workforce reduction and three sets of outcomes. Impact of downsizing on the survivors; Consequences of downsizing; High-involvement workplace strategy; Conclusion.
- Lessons learned. Nelson, Debra L.; Burke, Ronald J. // Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (Canadian Journal of;Dec98, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p372
Presents lessons learned about downsizing. Reason organizations downsize; Advantages of downsizing; Effectiveness of downsizing; Guidelines for future downsizing efforts; Factors to improve in downsizing; Conclusion.
- Surviving corporate downsizing talk. Sherman, Lynn // Bond Buyer;04/22/99, Vol. 328 Issue 30625, p31
Focuses on how to survive a corporate downsizing. Handling of responsibilities of departing co-workers.
- Corporations should offer more attention to downsizing survivors. // Corporate Board;Sep/Oct96, Vol. 17 Issue 100, p26
Reports on the importance for corporations to be aware of the needs of employees who survive a reorganization. Possible reduction in productivity and profit loss following downsizing; Focus on collaboration among workers and not competition; Need to train workers for additional duties.