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‘Cops’ Reboot Picked Up at Fox News Streaming Service Fox Nation

Cops is being rebooted by Fox News Media. The long-running reality series, which was canceled by Paramount last year in the wake of public outrage following the death of George Floyd, has…

HBO Max Unveils Rollout Plan for Europe

HBO Max is coming to Europe as WarnerMedia’s streaming service will launch in multiple territories on the continent over the next several months. Currently, HBO Max is available in the…

AMC Networks U.S. Advertising Revenue Jumps 13 Percent

AMC Networks reported on Friday that its U.S. advertising revenue rose during the second quarter and said it has seen continued streaming subscriber growth. Domestic advertising revenue…

Scandi Streamer Viaplay Takes Adam McKay’s ‘Uninhabitable Earth’ in wiip Deal

U.S. independent studio wiip (Mare of Easttown, Dickinson) has struck a multi-market partnership with Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) that will bring a range of wiip productions to…

ViacomCBS CEO Says “Fast Follow” From Theatrical to Streaming Is Ideal Release Strategy

With deals chatter once again swirling around the entertainment industry, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish on Thursday spent part of the company’s second-quarter earnings conference call addressing…

ViacomCBS Adds 6.5M Global Streaming Subs to Top 42M, Ad Revenue Jumps

ViacomCBS added about 6.5 million global streaming subscribers in its second quarter, driven by the Paramount+ service, which debuted such originals as iCarly and Paramount movie Infinite in…

Netflix Overtakes Pay TV in U.K., Helped by Pandemic and ‘Bridgerton’

Netflix has reached more subscribers in Great Britain than pay TV, driven by the coronavirus pandemic and the success of Bridgerton, according to U.K. media regulator Ofcom. “U.K. adults…

WarnerMedia Launching “House of Max” Branded Content Studio

WarnerMedia is launching a new branded content studio, in a bid to turbocharge HBO Max’s new advertising-supported tier. The new studio, called House of Max, “will deliver marketers meaningful…

Despite “Bad Luck,” NBCUniversal Expects Tokyo Olympics to Turn a Profit

NBCUniversal’s second-quarter adjusted earnings rose nearly 13 percent, helped by a return of the entertainment unit’s theme parks business to profitability after a year-ago loss due to…

ITV CEO on U.K. “Pingdemic,” Benefiting From Hollywood’s Streaming Focus

U.K. TV giant ITV sees the fact that Hollywood and other media giants are increasingly keeping their content for their own streaming services as a chance for its ITV Studios production arm…

NBC News to Hire 200 Staffers In Renewed Streaming Push

NBC News is planning a significant investment in streaming video, hiring some 200 staffers and planning multiple new shows as part of a larger pivot by television news organizations toward…

Disney+ Hotstar Unveils India Slate of Original Series, Movies

The Walt Disney Co.’s Disney+ Hotstar streaming service has unveiled a slate of original programming for India made up of 16 series and four films. Among the shows are The Empire, based on…