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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…

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…

Paramount+ Plans to Debut One Original Movie a Week Beginning in 2022

ViacomCBS has big movie plans for its streaming service Paramount+. Infinite, a sci-fi thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor and directed by Antoine Fuqua for the…

ViacomCBS Adds 6M Global Streaming Subs in Quarter, Driven by Paramount+, to Reach 36M

ViacomCBS added 6 million global streaming subscribers in its first quarter, “driven by” the rebranded Paramount+ service, to reach 36 million global paid streaming users, the entertainment…

Streaming Growth Lifts RTL, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Game of Talents’ Help Fremantle

The first-quarter results of European television giant RTL Group — the owner of American Idol

AT&T CEO Touts CNN Edit Independence, HBO Max Early Progress

John Stankey spoke during the WarnerMedia parent company's annual shareholder meeting.

Peacock Hits 42M Signups, a Third Are Monthly Active Accounts

Management on Comcast's earnings call touts usage as the company records $91 million of first-quarter revenue and a loss of $277 million related to Peacock, while NBCUniversal earnings drop.

Netflix to Open Nordic Hub in Sweden

Netflix will add to its European production hubs with new offices in Sweden, set to open in the second half of 2021. The announcement was made by Lina Brouneus, director of acquisitions and…

Discovery Reaches 15 Million Paying Streaming Subscribers

First-quarter U.S. advertising revenue declined 4 percent, while the company posted solid distribution revenue growth.

HBO Max, HBO Reaches 44.2 Million Subscribers

WarnerMedia grows the combined sub base of the streamer and premium outlet by 2.7 million in 2021.

Netflix Misses Forecast, Adds 4 Million Subscribers in First Quarter

The streaming giant had forecast 6 million user additions, compared with 15.6 million in the coronavirus pandemic-fueled year-ago period. It expects to add only 1 million subscribers this…