EmptyKolb upped at Style, E!
Suzanne Kolb has been promoted to chief marketing officer of E! Entertainment and the Style Network and GM of E! Online. Kolb leads all marketing, communications and brand alliances for the networks, oversees E! Online and MyStyle.com and works closely with the company's international division in directing brand strategies worldwide. Kolb also co-supervises E!'s newsgathering team. Kolb, who was exec vp marketing and communications at E! and Style, will continue to report to Comcast Entertainment Group president and CEO Ted Harbert.
Emmy takes the Maggie
Emmy, the official magazine of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, won three nods at the Western Publications Assn.'s 57th annual Maggie Awards. The magazine had received 12 nominations, the most of any title this year, and won for overall communication as well as two photography awards.
kids stuff: HIT, wnet
HIT Entertainment and public TV station Thirteen/WNET New York have reached a long-term strategic partnership for station representation and new project development. Thirteen/WNET will become the presenting station for HIT's preschool properties on PBS Kids, including "Barney" and "Bob the Builder."
'Electric' turns back on
Sesame Workshop said Monday that it will go into production on an updated version of "The Electric Company." The show, targeted at ages 6-9, will continue to focus on reading but be updated for a multimedia audience. Weekly episodes are set to debut in January on PBS Kids.
new kind of record
Dwight Yoakam will make his record 24th appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Thursday, kicking off the seventh season of outdoor concerts with the Mercedes-Benz Summer Concert Series. The performance will break the record for most musical performances by any artist on the show.
Labor of 'Love'
After gathering dust for more than 20 years, documentarian Tony Parker's 17-episode "All You Need Is Love" is being released today on DVD. Originally broadcast from 1976-80, the survey of modern popular music features rare footage of dozens of artists, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Edith Piaf, the Beatles, Eric Clapton and Dizzy Gillespie.
MCORP nabs MSM stake
Reports on Monday said that Sony Entertainment Television holding company Multi Screen Media has sold a 32% stake to MCorp Global for $320 million. Mumbai-based SET India officials did not issue a statement.