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Endeavor Acquiring Minor League Baseball Teams, Creates New Subsidiary

Endeavor is getting into the baseball business. The owner of WME, UFC and IMG says that it is creating a new subsidiary, Diamond Baseball Holdings, which will own and operate a number of <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/mlb/" id="auto-tag_mlb_1"…

South Korea’s CJ ENM to Acquire Controlling Stake in Endeavor Content

Endeavor has struck a deal to sell a majority stake in its Endeavor Content studio to South Korean media giant CJ ENM, the company behind films like Parasite and Snowpiercer, for $775…

Endeavor’s Representation Business Bounces Back As Earnings Top Forecast

Bolstered by a resurgent representation business, Endeavor handily beat Wall Street forecasts in its Q3 2021 earnings, delivering revenue of $1.39 billion and net income of $63.6 million…

Rachel Maddow Signs New Deal With MSNBC

Rachel Maddow won’t be leaving MSNBC any time soon. The 9 PM host and bedrock of the channel’s primetime lineup has signed a new multi-year deal with the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel…

Despite Delta Variant Concerns, Endeavor Raises Guidance For Year

In its second quarterly earnings report since going public in April, Endeavor reported revenue of $1.1 billion, just missing Wall Street expectations for revenue. Endeavor CEO Jason Lublin said…

Rachel Maddow Enlists Ari Emanuel and Mark Shapiro As MSNBC Contract Talks Heat Up

MSNBC’s top primetime host, Rachel Maddow, has brought on Endeavor CEO Ari Emanuel and president Mark Shapiro to help represent her in contract talks with MSNBC and parent company NBCUniversal, The Ho…

Endeavor’s On Location Business Buys Ticketing Software Firm as Part of “Tuck-In” Acquisition Strategy

Endeavor keeps acquiring new businesses in a bid to bolster its core strategic areas, particularly sports and live events. The latest deal will see On Location, Endeavor’s experiential…

Endeavor Swings to Slim Profit Thanks to UFC in First Earnings Report Since IPO

In its first quarterly earnings report since going public in April, Endeavor posted net income of $2.4 million, a significant improvement from the same quarter a year ago, when the company posted…