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Media companies club together for a joint sport-streamer

economist.com MORE THAN 100m Americans will tune in on February 11th to the Super Bowl, the biggest event in the country’s sporting calendar—and in its television schedules. In 2023 the…

Marlo Hampton Exits ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Ahead Of Season 16 After Holding Peach For Two Seasons

deadline.com Marlo Hampton is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta amid the Season 16 cast shakeup. The reality TV personality was a main cast member (aka Peach Holder) for two…

Brandi Glanville’s Lawyers Call on NBC to Fire Andy Cohen, Say He Shouldn’t Get a ‘Pass’ for Sexual Harassment

thewrap.com A day after Andy Cohen publicly apologized to Brandi Glanville for sending her a “totally inappropriate” video, the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star is calling…

Warner Bros Discovery Pulled Off An Impressive Turnaround In The Streaming Arena

benzinga.com When it comes to streaming, Warner Bros Discovery Inc WBD reached profitability before its legacy media rivals such as The Walt Disney Corporation DIS, Comcast Corporation…

Warner Bros. Discovery misses estimates for revenue and profit but boosts free cash flow

cnbc.com The exterior of the Warner Bros. Discovery Atlanta campus is pictured after the Writers Guild of America began their strike against the Alliance of Motion Pictures and…

Sky Content Chief Touts Collaboration With NBCUniversal, “Increased” Global Demand for Larger Shows

hollywoodreporter.com Sky U.K., part of Comcast-owned European media and technology giant Sky, touted its programming slate for the year at its annual “Up Next” event at Protein Studios in…

Sky Content Chief Touts Collaboration With NBCU, “Increased” Global Demand for Sky’s Larger Shows

hollywoodreporter.com Sky U.K., part of Comcast-owned European media and technology giant Sky, touted its programming slate for the year at its annual “Up Next” event at Protein Studios in…

Why Disney Is Seen as the “Big Winner in the Licensing Renaissance”

hollywoodreporter.com Disney is “set to be the big winner in the licensing renaissance” as Hollywood giants look to make revenue from their content beyond using it on their own streaming…

Andy Cohen Apologizes to Former ‘Real Housewives’ Star Brandi Glanville for ‘Totally Inappropriate’ Video

thewrap.com Andy Cohen apologized Thursday, just hours after former “Real Housewives” star Brandi Glanville reportedly threatened a lawsuit against her former Bravo boss and the network…

Andy Cohen Apologizes For “Inappropriate” Behavior After Brandi Glanville’s Lawyers Send Sexual Harassment-Alleging Missive To NBC & WBD

deadline.com Sorry Bravo, but to paraphrase that classic song of 39-years ago from The Smiths: That joke isn’t funny now. Mere hours after Real Housewives alum Brandi Glanville’s…

Andy Cohen Responds to Brandi Glanville’s Accusations of Sexual Harassment: “She Was in on the Joke”

hollywoodreporter.com Andy Cohen responded on Thursday to Brandi Glanville’s claims of sexual harassment, saying the Real Housewives star was “in on the joke” but that he was sorry for the…

Brandi Glanville Accuses Bravo Host Andy Cohen of Sexual Harassment, Cohen Responds With Apology

variety.com Brandi Glanville — a former cast member of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Ultimate Girls Trip” — has accused Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” host and “Real…

Amazon Will Make Case to Advertisers During TV’s Upfront Week

variety.com Count Amazon among the streamers getting ready to court advertisers during the May week typically reserved for TV networks entering the industry’s “upfront” market. Just as…

Amazon Set to Invade TV’s Upfront Week

hollywoodreporter.com Another streaming giant will join TV’s upfront week this year. Amazon will host an upfront event the morning of Tuesday, May 14, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The…

Amazon Reportedly Paid a Staggering Amount for a Streaming-Exclusive NFL Playoff Game Next Season

mediaite.com In order to secure exclusive rights to an NFL playoff game next season, Amazon reportedly paid even more than NBCUniversal did for Peacock’s game this past season. Last May,…

In Their Own Words: Disney, FX, NBCU, Warner TV Execs Redefine Success in ‘Peaked TV’ Era

thewrap.com As Hollywood entertainment companies wage war in the streaming era, the benchmarks for success are tougher to define. At the 2024 Television Critics Association winter press…

CTV providers court SME ad spend as the streaming wars enter a new era

digiday.com In the wake of a pandemic-induced CTV boom, streaming service providers are working out how to bolster advertising revenues, and increasingly, that involves wooing the…

Amazon will pay $120 million for single NFL playoff game during 2024-25 season: report

thedesk.net (Stock image via Pixabay, Graphic by The Desk) Amazon is prepared to pay the National Football League (NFL) a record $120 million to be the exclusive streaming home of a…

Jeff Gaspin Joins Netflix in Key Unscripted Post

hollywoodreporter.com Netflix has added former NBC Universal Television Entertainment chief Jeff Gaspin to its executive team. Gaspin will be vp unscripted series at the streamer, charged with…

‘Oppenheimer’ Passes ‘Mario’ as Peacock’s Most Watched Film

thewrap.com After setting a biopic box office record and becoming a smash hit on physical, Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” set a new record for NBCUniversal’s streaming service…

‘Oppenheimer’ Surpasses ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ as Peacock’s Biggest Ever Launch for a Pay-One Film

variety.com “Oppenheimer” has achieved the most-watched launch for a pay-one film in Peacock‘s history. That puts it ahead of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which previously held the…

Warner Bros. Spends Big: ‘Joker 2’ Budget Hits $200 Million, Lady Gaga’s $12 Million Payday, Courting Tom Cruise’s New Deal and More

variety.com In January, Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group chiefs Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy jetted to London to connect with the new crown jewel of the studio, Tom Cruise. The three…

Apple launches its first sports app

siliconvalley.com By Oliver Darcy | CNN Apple is taking an even bigger swing at sports. The company on Wednesday launched Apple Sports, a free app for the iPhone that delivers real-time…

Peacock NFL Playoff Game Led Biggest Streaming Day Ever, Nielsen Says

hollywoodreporter.com of the Kansas City Chiefs runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins in an NFL wild card game on Jan. 13. The first streaming-exclusive NFL playoff game helped drive the…

Dozens Of Major Companies Say 2024 Will Be The Year Of Cost Cutting

zerohedge.com Dozens Of Major Companies Say 2024 Will Be The Year Of Cost Cutting We already know that the Biden administration and the BLS are ignoring the massive layoffs happening…

News needs a reset to win Gen Z

newsweek.com I've never been more optimistic about the news industry—and at the same time—so concerned. From companies such as Axios investing heavily in local markets, to the…

Total TV Use Hit 4-Year High In January Thanks In Part To Peacock-Only NFL Playoff Game, Nielsen Says

deadline.com Overall TV use in January hit a 4-year high (not counting the early pandemic months of 2020), Nielsen said, as new originals and an NFL playoff game helped streaming set a…

Poll: Most Americans don’t want streaming services regulated like cable

thedesk.net An Apple TV remote control. (Photo by Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash) The majority of Americans on both sides of the political aisle are opposed to imposing cable-style…

Ampere: Disney stands to win as streamers rush to license content

thedesk.net The home screen of the Walt Disney Company’s flagship streaming television service, Disney Plus. (Image courtesy the Walt Disney Company, Graphic by The Desk) After several…

Disney star turned space CEO: Bridgit Mendler launches satellite data startup backed by major VCs

cnbc.com Actress and singer Bridgit Mendler attends NBCUniversal's after party for the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on…

Where to Watch the People’s Choice Awards

thewrap.com The 49th People’s Choice Awards hit Santa Monica on Sunday, and we’ve got all the information you need to watch the live festivities go down as fans crown the biggest…

Sky Showtime to launch ad-supported tier

thedesk.net The West London office of Comcast and Paramount Global’s joint venture Sky Showtime. (Image via LinkedIn, Graphic by the Desk) Following in the footsteps of other streaming…

Paramount, Comcast hold talks about streaming joint venture, report says

thedesk.net The Roku Channel offers subscriptions to numerous third-party services, including Paramount Plus. (Graphic by The Desk) Paramount Global and Comcast recently discussed…

Trade Desk Sees 23% Q4 Revenue Increase, Stock Spikes 20%

mediapost.com Demand-side advertising platform The Trade Desk was up another 23% in revenue to $606 million in the fourth quarter -- continuing its 20%-plus gains over the past eight…

Jeff Zucker’s Redbird IMI to Acquire All3Media From Warner Bros. Discovery, Liberty Global for $1.45B

hollywoodreporter.com Jeff Zucker and Gerry Cardinale’s Redbird IMI has finalized a £1.15 billion ($1.45 billion) deal to acquire production powerhouse All3Media — the largest TV producer in the…

‘Bondi Vet’ Producer WTFN Group Goes Up For Sale As Australian M&A Market Heats Up

deadline.com The Australian television M&A market is set for its first big deal in a minute or two. We can reveal WTFN, one of the remaining indies in Australia’s consolidated production…

‘Bluey’ Dominates Nielsen Streaming Charts With New Episodes On Disney+; Emmys Drive More Viewing For ‘The Bear’

deadline.com January is shaping up to be a big streaming month. According to Nielsen, seven titles passed the billion-minute threshold from January 15 to 21, which is a first for the…

Reality TV Is Peacock’s Secret Weapon in the Streaming Wars

thewrap.com As Comcast enters 2024, it is riding a wave of strong momentum in its streaming and studio operations, yet it faces crucial strategic decisions regarding the future of…

Multihouse Names Marketing Exec Kali Mutty as President, Adds 3 to Board

hollywoodreporter.com Multihouse is adding to its ranks, with marketing exec Kali Mutty joining the production company as president, while non-profit veteran Caity King is joining as VP of…

Peacock is exclusively streaming another historic sports moment

thestreet.com On Jan. 13, Peacock aired the first-ever NFL game that was exclusive to streaming, and fans weren't happy. Despite the backlash, the NFL game wasn't the first exclusively…

A Brand Promo Lure For A New Sports Streamer? NFL Not Happy

mediapost.com Not everything is going smoothly for those three major legacy TV companies when it comes to the efforts to build a blockbuster sports streaming service. It seems the NFL is…

TV Bigs Getting Out Front Of Upfronts With Early Announcements

mediapost.com Upfront Week announcements are already coming fast and furious from the big TV companies that simply cannot wait to reveal their outsized presentation plans. For the record,…

Would-be suitors are wooing Paramount

economist.com From “GREASE” to “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, Paramount Pictures has produced plenty of good romances during its 112-year history. Now the Hollywood studio is itself the…

Beloved Viral Internet Sensation "Nora the Piano Cat" Inspires Development of New Animated Series for Children Worldwide

benzinga.com PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, All That's Good Productions unveils for Nora the Piano Cat, a creative, culturally diverse, and educational animated…

CINEO LIGHTING UNVEILS NEW REFLEX R10 AT 2024 BSC EXPO

benzinga.com Compact Cineo Reflex R10 liquid-cooled hard light joins Cineo's suite of products designed for production lighting professionals at BSC Expo 2024 Stand 355. CHANDLER, Ariz.,…

Fox-ESPN-WBD sports service could be called Hulu Sports

thedesk.net Executives at Fox, ESPN and TNT Sports are leaning toward the name Hulu Sports for a new sports-inclusive streaming service launching later this year. (Conceptual graphic…

‘Chucky,’ ‘Reginald the Vampire’ and More Syfy Series Land Premiere Dates (TV News Roundup)

variety.com Syfy has announced its spring and summer slate of television series, including “Chucky” and “Reginald the Vampire.” The network revealed the dates during NBCUniversal’s…

‘Apples Never Fall’: Annette Bening-Led Trailer Teases a Rich Family With Bloody Secrets

thewrap.com Peacock is entering the “beautiful, rich family with a terrible secret” game with the first trailer for its upcoming miniseries, “Apples Never Fall.” The video was shown as…

Stephen Curry, Simu Liu Lead New TV Shows Ordered at Peacock

thewrap.com Stephen Curry‘s acting debut has landed at Peacock. The Golden State Warriors star is set to headline and executive produce the upcoming mockumentary series “Mr. Trowback”…

Steph Curry, Simu Liu to Topline Peacock Shows

hollywoodreporter.com Peacock is bulking up its scripted roster. The NBCUniversal-owned streamer on Wednesday announced series orders for four new scripted originals, including Mr. Throwback, a…

Stephen Curry, Adam Pally to Star in Peacock Mockumentary Series ‘Mr. Throwback’

variety.com Stephen Curry and Adam Pally are set to co-star in a mockumentary project that has been ordered straight to series at Peacock. The announcement was made during the…

Adam Pally & Steph Curry Comedy ‘Mr. Throwback’ Moves From NBC To Peacock With Series Order

deadline.com Peacock has given straight-to-series order to Mr. Throwback, a mockumentary comedy headlined by NBA star Steph Curry and Happy Endings alum Adam Pally. The pickup for the…

Peacock Gives Straight-To-Series Orders To 3 New Dramas Including James Wan & Simu Liu Thriller

deadline.com NBCUniversal is giving a straight-to-series order to three drama series for Peacock from Universal Studio Group, it was revealed at the company’s TCA presentation on…

‘SurrealEstate’ Renewed as Syfy Sets Scripted Returns

hollywoodreporter.com The rest of Syfy’s scripted slate will return in the summer. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has renewed horror drama SurralEstate for a third season while also setting…

Fox Sets Date For Annual Upfront Presentation

deadline.com Fox will hold its 2024 upfront event on Monday, May 13, returning to the Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, and hosted by president of Advertising Sales,…

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