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Netflix, Spotify Need to Offer “More and More Services” to Avoid Churn, LionTree CEO Says

WarnerMedia’s merger with Discovery. Amazon’s acquisition of MGM. Sinclair’s finance raise to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming sports push. All these deals are critical pieces of a…

Roku CEO On Quibi Acquisition: “To Be Honest We Just Got a Good Deal”

Roku plans to continue investing in original content, but don’t expect it to compete with Netflix or Disney. “As the scale grows, it just makes sense for us … to do some originals, and to…

CNN to Sell NFTs of Its Historic News Coverage

This … is a non-fungible token of CNN. The WarnerMedia-owned cable news channel is branching into the burgeoning NFT space with a new offering it is calling the “Vault by CNN.” Beginning…

Disney+ and Netflix’s Next Challenge: Shaking Off Slower Streaming Growth

A funny thing happened in the first half of 2021: The insatiable appetite of consumers for streaming video content began to slow down. “We had those 10 years where we were growing smooth as…

NBC News Hires Politico Editor Carrie Budoff Brown to Lead ‘Meet The Press’ Franchise

NBC News is planning further expansion of its Meet The Press franchise, and is tapping Politico’s top editor to help lead it. The network has hired Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown to be…

Don’t Expect an Ad-Supported Disney+ Option, CEO Says

Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke Monday about the company’s reorganization to prioritize the creation and distribution of content for streaming, and shared some detail regarding upfront…

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Undergoing Treatment for Ovarian Cancer

CNN chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour revealed on Monday that she is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. Amanpour, who has been off the air for the past four weeks, opened…

Coverage of America’s Racial Reckoning and COVID-19 Lead 2021 Pulitzer Prize Class

The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were awarded by Columbia University on Friday, with two major stories present across the list of winners: the novel coronavirus pandemic and coverage of the police…

Jeffrey Toobin Returns to CNN, Apologizes for “Deeply Moronic” Behavior That Got Him Fired From The New Yorker

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin returned to the cable news channel for the first time since last October, addressing the incident that got him fired by The New Yorker and which kept him off of CNN…

NBCU, Will Packer and Target Partner on Film Series Spotlighting Black Creators

NBCUniversal is partnering with Target and producer Will Packer on what it is calling the Scene in Color Film Series. The series launch will be tied to NBC’s summer movie nights on channels…

Attorney General Merrick Garland to Meet With Top News Execs Over Seized Records

Attorney General Merrick Garland will meet with top executives from CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post on Monday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, after it was revealed…

The Fine Print Behind Jason Kilar’s WarnerMedia Contract

Jason Kilar has more than 20 million reasons to stay on as CEO of WarnerMedia for the time being as the company awaits regulatory approval to merge with Discovery. When Kilar was hired in…