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Georg Szalai

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Wall Street Weighs Disney+ Subscriber Miss: “Nail-Biting Time”

Wall Street analysts on Friday shared their takeaways from the Walt Disney Co.’s fiscal second-quarter earnings report, with slower-than-expected Disney+ subscriber growth in the…

Univision Networks Ad Revenue Rises 7 Percent

Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, which late last year sold a majority stake to an investor group led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis and recently agreed to a merger with…

Sky Studios Names Cecile Frot-Coutaz CEO

Comcast-owned European pay TV giant Sky has named Cécile Frot-Coutaz, former CEO of Fremantle and currently head of YouTube in Europe, the CEO of its production arm Sky Studios, starting in

English Premier League Extends U.K. Soccer Rights Deals With Sky, Amazon, BT

The English Premier League has agreed to roll over its existing 5 billion pound ($7 billion) rights deal with Comcast’s Sky, telecom giant BT and Amazon from 2022 to 2025. The deal comes as…

Discovery CEO Criticizes “Antiquated” Nielsen Ratings System

Discovery’s streaming service Discovery+ has surprised management with better-than-expected subscriber retention and usage, the media company’s CEO David Zaslav said on Wednesday. But he…

Why Comcast Cable Is Eyeing Shorter-Term Carriage Fee Deals

Amid the growth of streaming, pay TV giant Comcast is “more focused” on striking shorter-term carriage deals with TV network companies “because change is so dynamic,” Comcast Cable CEO Dave…

Fox Corp’s “Key Future Focus” Emerges: Streaming and Sports Betting

Fox Corp. is showing some of its cards with its latest buy. The media giant, led by Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch, unveiled the acquisition of sports website Outkick on May 5 that includes founder Clay

ViacomCBS Intl Studios Sets “Black Narratives” Writers Room in Brazil (Exclusive)

In November, ViacomCBS’ ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) committed to investing 25 percent of its budget in Latin America into creating and developing “Black, indigenous and person of…

Monte-Carlo Television Festival Sets Hybrid Format for June Return

The Monte-Carlo Television Festival will return for a hybrid in-person and virtual event this summer after the cancellation due to the coronavirus pandemic last year. The 60th edition will…

AMC Networks U.S. Ad Revenue Drops 7 Percent

AMC Networks reported a 7 percent U.S. advertising revenue drop for the first quarter on Friday, saying that it was “due to shifts in the timing of the airing of original programming and lower

Cinemark Reports $208M Loss: “We Are Now Actively on the Road to Recovery”

Cinema giant Cinemark Holdings reported a widened $208 million loss for the first quarter of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic after a year-ago loss of nearly $60 million. “The…

Why Many of Hollywood’s Top Execs Saw Pay Rise During a Pandemic Year

The pandemic hit many media and entertainment giants’ operations and earnings hard in 2020, leading to furloughs and layoffs. Yet a majority of big Hollywood CEOs’ pay packages for the latest…