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Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount shares rise on report that merger talks have halted

marketwatch.com Shares of Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. and Paramount Global Inc. rose after a new report said merger talks between the media giants have stopped. CNBC reported Tuesday that…

Real Housewife Leah McSweeney Files Civil Suit Against Bravo and Andy Cohen

vanityfair.com Former Real Housewives of New York City and Ultimate Girls Trip: Thailand cast member Leah McSweeney has filed a civil suit in a New York federal court against Bravo and its…

Universal TV’s Erin Underhill On Studio Procedurals’ Strong Return, Renewal Status On Wolf Dramas & ‘The Equalizer’, Future Of ‘Quantum Leap’ & More

deadline.com Absence does make the heart grow fonder as viewers have welcomed the return of the broadcast scripted series after a long delay due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Ratings…

Warner Bros. Discovery reportedly halts merger talks with Paramount Global. So what happens now?

fastcompany.com Warner Bros. Discovery is reportedly hitting pause on merger talks with Paramount Global, a deal that could have created a streaming and broadcast giant. A report on CNBC…

Where to Stream the 2024 Oscar-Nominated Films Online

hollywoodreporter.com Margot Robbie in 'Barbie,' Cillian Murphy in 'Oppenheimer,' Emma Stone in 'Poor Things' Oppenheimer leads the pack with 13 nods, followed by Poor Things with 11, Killers of…

Warner Bros. Discovery halts merger talks with Paramount Global: report

nypost.com Paramount Global’s list of potential suitors shrank Tuesday after Warner Bros. Discovery said it is no longer pursuing merger talks with the struggling media giant,…

Lionsgate Television Group Ups 3 Execs In Business Affairs

deadline.com Lionsgate Television Group has promoted three company veterans in its business affairs department. Ashley Morales has been elevated to EVP, Television Business Affairs,…

MSNBC’s New Show ‘The Weekend’ Averages 43% More Total Viewers Than December Ratings

thewrap.com MSNBC’s “The Weekend” — launched on Jan. 13, just two days ahead of the Iowa Caucuses — is already seeing ratings success for the network, averaging 43% more total viewers…

Warner Bros Discovery no longer pursuing merger with Paramount, CNBC reports

thedesk.net Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) is no longer actively pursuing a merger of its business with Paramount Global, financial news channel CNBC reported on Tuesday. The discussions…

Warner Bros. Discovery halts merger talks with Paramount Global, sources say

cnbc.com President and C.E.O. of Warner Bros. Discovery David Zaslav speaks during the New York Times annual DealBook summit on November 29, 2023 in New York City. Warner Bros.…

Streaming Service Growth Halved In 2023

forbes.com Last year was the worst year for streaming service subscriptions since the pandemic, a report out Tuesday from Antenna Research revealed, with growth decreasing by about 50%…

Why Caitlin Clark could make more money staying in college than going to the WNBA

marketwatch.com Caitlin Clark is one of the biggest stars in college basketball. She is just 51 points away from setting the all-time scoring record in Division I history – men’s or…

NBC and Peacock Order Michelle Wie West Doc (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com Golf prodigy Michelle Wie West is getting the documentary treatment, with NBC Sports and Campfire Productions working on the project alongside the USGA. The doc, Dream Big:…

Netflix Poised to Raise Prices in 2024 as It Continues to Gain Share of TV Viewing: Analysts

variety.com Netflix is expected to hike prices on its streaming plans in 2024 — a move that should accelerate its revenue and earnings growth — as it continues to take a bigger bite out…

Streaming subscriber growth in US halved last year

aol.com Streaming subscriber growth in the United States has halved in 2023, data from research firm Antenna showed, a sign that the boom might be over for the industry in its key…

Taylor Sheridan’s Most (and Least) Watched TV Shows Ranked

hollywoodreporter.com When it comes to corralling viewers, Taylor Sheridan is hardly all hat, no cattle. The ultra-prolific writer-director’s Yellowstone universe shows and his other Paramount+…

Marketing Briefing: As M&A rebounds, ‘it all hinges upon the CMO having a seat at the table’

digiday.com This Marketing Briefing covers the latest in marketing for Digiday+ members and is distributed over email every Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. More from the series → This year,…

NBC Plans Two-Hour ‘Tonight Show’ Special to Spotlight 10 Years of Jimmy Fallon

variety.com Can NBC squeeze ten years’ worth of Jimmy Fallon at its signature “Tonight Show” into just two hours? The network is going to try. NBC plans to celebrate a decade of Fallon…

Brooklyn Nine-Nine's New Home Has Fans United (Mostly)

looper.com Learn More Brooklyn Nine-Nine's New Home Has Fans United (Mostly) One of the best sitcoms in recent memory is now on two streaming services — and fans are stoked. "Brooklyn…

How to Watch ‘The Voice’ Season 25 Live on TV & Online for Free

billboard.com All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the…

Joe Biden to Make Surprise Appearance on Seth Meyers With Amy Poehler for Anniversary Show

thewrap.com Joe Biden will make a surprise appearance on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary. The president is set to appear Monday in 30 Rock’s…

Hollywood Moguls Try a Quarterback Sneak

hollywoodreporter.com Sitting in Pat McAfee’s studio in Indianapolis Feb. 14, NBA commissioner Adam Silver engaged in an extended conversation about the state of streaming sports. McAfee, whose…

Netflix Buys Shane Gillis Comedy Series ‘Tires,’ to Premiere in May

variety.com Netflix has acquired the independently produced sitcom “Tires” from stand-up comedian Shane Gillis, who stars and serves as an exec producer. The six-episode scripted…

Jennifer Yale Joins Peacock’s James Wan/Simu Liu Project As Co-Showrunner

deadline.com is set as co-showrunner for the Untitled James Wan/Simu Liu project at Peacock. The original espionage techno-thriller was one of three Peacock dramas given…

London TV Screenings, 2024: 20+ Shows You Don’t Want To Miss

variety.com Picking up on Berlinale Series Market hits, such as “Lost Boys & Fairies,” and teasing some of the big main competition swings at Series Mania – “Apples Never Fall,”…

21 Savage Performs ‘American Dream’ Songs With Summer Walker & Brent Faiyaz on ‘SNL’: Watch

billboard.com 21 Savage made his musical guest debut on Saturday Night Live, performing tracks from his latest album. Related Savage Unlocked: Why 21 Savage Is Becoming Rap's Newest…

Where to Watch Every Movie Nominated for the 2024 SAG Awards

thewrap.com The Screen Actors Guild announced their 2024 nominations on Jan. 10, and “Barbenheimer” took center stage once again. The box office-smashing duo of “Barbie” and…

Pirates Prevented WWE Elimination Chamber From Being Shipped to Australia

thewrap.com The Elimination Chamber for this year’s WWE event in Australia took a roundabout way to get to the country after pirates disrupted the usual shipping channels. WWE…

‘The Holdovers’ David Hemingson Reveals Details Of New Alexander Payne Western Project & Hopes Paul Giamatti Will Join: “We’ve Written Him A Part”

deadline.com The Holdovers collaborators, director Alexander Payne and screenwriter David Hemingson, are working on another film together—a Western, in fact—and during a Q&A following a…

25 New Streaming Movies to Watch at Home in February

thewrap.com February has arrived, and with it comes a ton of new movies you can watch at home. Whether you’re looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day watch or a new release you didn’t…

Shane Gillis Really Wants to Be Like 21 Savage in New ‘SNL’ Promo

billboard.com Shane Gillis is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend (Feb. 24), and in a series of new promos for the episode, the comedian felt inspired by musical guest 21 Savage’s…

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…

Made Them Look! This Trio Gets Every Coach to Turn With Meghan Trainor Cover in ‘The Voice’ Sneak Peek

billboard.com It looks like the third voice is the charm! On Monday’s (Feb. 26) season 25 premiere of The Voice, Oklahoma vocal trio OK3 got all five (yes, five) coaches to turn their…

Why Aidy Bryant Said Yes to Hosting the Spirit Awards

hollywoodreporter.com Aidy Bryant says she turned to the past work of Andy Samberg and Aubrey Plaza in preparation for her hosting gig. “Honestly,” says Aidy Bryant. “I never want to do…

Alan Cumming plays a character on Traitors, but season 2’s surprises snapped him back to reality

polygon.com If you think Alan Cumming, host of the U.S. version of The Traitors, gives off “guy who killed someone” vibes, he’ll laugh — you’re picking up what he’s putting down. It’s…

‘Community’ Movie Script Is ‘Almost Done,’ Says Creator Dan Harmon (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com “Community” creator Dan Harmon is inching closer to the finish line for the “movie” portion of his “Six Seasons and a Movie” prophecy. Following up on former “Community”…

‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Masters of the Air’ Break Through Netflix-Dominated Streaming Top 10

thewrap.com Since its momentous release in July as it faced off against “Barbie” and gave birth to “Barbenheimer,” “Oppenheimer” has made nearly $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales and…

‘Suits: LA’ Adds ‘Walking Dead’ Alum Josh McDermitt

hollywoodreporter.com Suits: LA has found another of its lead actors. Former Walking Dead regular Josh McDermitt has boarded the NBC pilot, a spinoff of the former USA Network…

‘Suits’ Spinoff ‘Suits: LA’ Casts ‘Walking Dead’ Star Josh McDermitt

variety.com “The Walking Dead” actor Josh McDermitt is set to star opposite Steven Amell in NBC’s “Suits” spinoff, “Suits: LA.” The new series sees Amell star as Ted Black, a former…

Variety Announces Entertainment Marketing Summit Program Featuring Paris Hilton, Jemele Hill, Bruce Gersh, Rachel Lindsay and More

variety.com Variety will host its annual Entertainment Marketing Summit, presented by Deloitte, on April 24 in Los Angeles. The one-day event will identify the best opportunities to…

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,…

Harvey Keitel Relives Nazi Death Camp Survival in ‘Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Trailer

hollywoodreporter.com Harvey Keitel plays an Auschwitz survivor who recalls the demons of his past and falling in love in a hellish Nazi death camp in the trailer for The Tattooist of Auschwitz,…

Tuned In: Amazon Said To Be Paying Record $120M To Stream NFL Playoff Game

frontofficesports.com Out of the Big Four tech giants, Amazon is the most ambitious about invading live sports. The giant streamer is opening its nearly bottomless wallet for the most valuable…

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…

Shane Gillis Has Trouble With His ‘SNL’ Monologue in Hilarious New Promo

billboard.com Shane Gillis — a stand-up comic who was announced as a new Saturday Night Live castmember in 2019 before having his job revoked after podcast clips featuring ethnic slurs…

Apple Launches Free, Customizable iPhone App for Sports Fans

pymnts.com Apple has launched a free iPhone app for sports fans. The new Apple Sports provides access to real-time scores, stats, and other information about teams and leagues, the…

ScreenShare Top 10: Dune Part II Leads in Consumer Interest

thewrap.com What are the entertainment offerings that consumers are most excited about? It’s a question that marketers, distributors, advertisers and media publications are always…

‘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 ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ With Best Weekend Launch On Peacock

deadline.com On its way to the Oscars, Christopher Nolan’s historical epic Oppenheimer has set a record at Peacock, landing the biggest launch weekend for any film on the platform. Upon…

‘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…

‘Hacks’ Season 3 Promotes Megan Stalter, Paul W. Downs to Series Regulars (EXCLUSIVE)

variety.com “Hacks” has promoted both Megan Stalter and Paul W. Downs to series regular status for Season 3, Variety has learned exclusively. Downs plays Deborah and Ava’s manager,…

NFL's exclusive Peacock playoff game hits another milestone that could annoy fans

thestreet.com The records continue for the NFL and Peacock after airing the league's first exclusively streamed playoff game in January. The Jan. 13 Wild Card game between the Miami…

Amid Live Sports Push, Netflix Orders Doc on Montreal Expos MLB Exit

hollywoodreporter.com Netflix has ordered an untitled documentary about the Canadian exit of the Montreal Expos Major League Baseball club nearly 20 years ago. Jean-François Poisson will direct…

Streaming bundles: A new era has arrived

aol.com Media companies like Disney (DIS) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) used to compete for subscribers to their streaming services. Now, they are looking to team up too.…

FUBO Stock Alert: FuboTV Launches a Massive Streaming Lawsuit

investorplace.com Fubo charged Fox, Walt Disney, and WBD of conspiring to keep its streaming service down Cable streaming company FuboTV (NASDAQ: ) sued Walt Disney (NYSE: ), Warner Brothers…

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…

Total TV Viewing Hits 4-Year High In January

mediapost.com Boosted by ever stronger streaming viewing, Nielsen says total TV viewing climbed to a four-year high in January 2024, with usage up 3.7% from December in total day viewing…

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