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Disney “In Conversations” About NFL Sunday Ticket As ESPN Inks New Rights Deals

The Walt Disney Co. is continuing to make deals to benefit ESPN, even as it becomes increasingly agnostic as to where consumers watch their live sports. During the company’s quarterly…

Disney+ Misses Expectations With 103.6 Million Subscribers

While the fallout from the pandemic leads to a tough comparison with a year ago, The Walt Disney Co. delivered mixed results in its earnings Thursday, delivering revenue of $15.6 billion and…

WarnerMedia CEO: We’re Committed to Theatrical for “Decades to Come”

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says that the company has no plans to abandon theatrical exhibition, and that some “epic” films will get exclusive theatrical windows even as others debut day-and-date…

Fox News Gives Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino Weekend Shows

Fox News is shaking up its weekend lineup. The conservative-leaning cable news channel is giving former congressman Trey Gowdy and radio host Dan Bongino weekend programs, starting in June. Gowdy

Univision Looks to Build Tentpoles as It Pursues Long-Term “Transformation”

The Spanish language television giant Univision is in the midst of significant change. Not six months into new ownership and a new CEO (former Viacom CFO Wade Davis), the company announced a…

Telemundo Targets “Omnichannel” Hispanic Viewers in Upfront Pitch

Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language media division, is announcing over 1,000 hours of scripted and unscripted programming at its upfront presentation Wednesday, as it pitches itself as…

YouTube, Snapchat Move to Bring Influencer Economy In-House

Creators are the new currency. And they are a commodity in increasingly high demand. As digital influencers keep gaining in popularity, companies like YouTube, Snapchat and TikTok are…

James Murdoch Joins SPAC Frenzy, Seeks to Raise $345 Million

James Murdoch is getting in on the SPAC frenzy that has taken over Wall Street over the past year. Murdoch is the co-chairman of Seven Island Inc., a special purpose acquisition company seeking…

The Washington Post Names Sally Buzbee Executive Editor

The Washington Post has found its new executive editor. Sally Buzbee, senior vp and executive editor of the Associated Press, will take on the top newsroom role at the newspaper. She…

Wondery to Join Apple Podcast Subscriptions (Exclusive)

Amazon’s podcast studio Wondery and Apple will partner up as part of a new premium podcast push. Wondery, which produces podcasts like Dr. Death, Business Wars and The Shrink Next Door, will…

Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon to Co-Host New CNN Podcast (Exclusive)

CNN primetime anchors Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon are teaming up to host a new podcast. The duo will co-host The Handoff, a new weekly podcast being produced by the cable news channel. It will…

Joe Montana Docuseries In the Works At Peacock

A docuseries about the life and career of hall-of-fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana is in development at Peacock. Montana will participate in the series, which will chronicle his career from…