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REUTERS/Mike BlakeViacomCBS Inc (VIAC.O) and Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) can succeed without acquiring other businesses, IAC (IAC.O) Chairman Barry Diller said during a Reuters Newsmaker event Thursday. The media and Internet mogul, who helped found Fox Broadcasting Company, described competing with Netflix (NFLX.O), which would require significant investment, a "fool's errand" at this point. He described Comcast as being in a “fantastic position” with a cable and broadband business that hedges against NBCUniversal. “I don’t think they have to do anything,” he said of whether Comcast needs to spin off a business or get bigger. The Internet and media mogul brushed off concerns about Netflix’s debt burden.
Persons: Barry Diller, Mike Blake ViacomCBS, Diller, , ” Diller Organizations: IAC, Inc, Wall Street Journal, REUTERS, Mike Blake ViacomCBS Inc, Comcast Corp, Reuters, Fox Broadcasting Company, Netflix, Discovery Inc, Discovery, Warner Brothers Discovery, MGM, MGM Resorts International, Comcast, NBCUniversal, Thomson Locations: Laguna Beach , California, U.S
Google, Facebook pledged millions for local news. Was it enough?
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +8 min
Google and Facebook accounted for 54% of U.S. digital advertising revenue in 2020, according to eMarketer, a market research company. Under the Facebook Journalism Project, for instance, Reuters received funding to develop a digital media training course for journalists. Both Facebook and Google have made contributions to the news industry apart from the $600 million. Both Facebook and Google say publishers benefit just from using their platforms, which deliver traffic that helps drive advertising revenue and subscriptions. The Seattle Times publisher said his paper has participated in programs backed by Google and Facebook.
Persons: , Maribel Perez Wadsworth, We're, Emily Bell, they're, , Campbell Brown, Ben Monnie, ” Brown, Adam Isserlis, Lance Knobel, Frank Blethen Organizations: Reuters, Google, Facebook, Gannett’s USA, USA Today Network, , Tow Center, Digital Journalism, Columbia University, Reuters Institute for, Journalism, Thomson Reuters, Publishers, GO, Associated Press, BuzzFeed, Cook, Post, HD Media, Seattle Times, Thomson Locations: South, Courier, Charleston , South Carolina, Cityside, Oakland , California, United States, U.S, West Virginia
Mogul Diller says ViacomCBS, Comcast don’t need deals to succeed
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com + 0.95   time to read: +2 min
Barry Diller, Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia, Inc., speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike BlakeViacomCBS Inc (VIAC.O) and Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) can succeed without acquiring other businesses, IAC (IAC.O) Chairman Barry Diller said during a Reuters Newsmaker event Thursday. The media and Internet mogul, who helped found Fox Broadcasting Company, described competing with Netflix (NFLX.O), which would require significant investment, a "fool's errand" at this point. He described Comcast as being in a “fantastic position” with a cable and broadband business that hedges against NBCUniversal. The Internet and media mogul brushed off concerns about Netflix’s debt burden.
Persons: Barry Diller, Mike Blake ViacomCBS, Diller, , ” Diller Organizations: IAC, Inc, Wall Street Journal, REUTERS, Mike Blake ViacomCBS Inc, Comcast Corp, Reuters, Fox Broadcasting Company, Netflix, Discovery Inc, Discovery, Warner Brothers Discovery, MGM, MGM Resorts International, Comcast, NBCUniversal, Thomson Locations: Laguna Beach , California, U.S
AT&T-Discovery media company to be called Warner Bros. Discovery
  + stars: | 2021-06-01 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.85   time to read: 1 min
AT&T logo is seen on a smartphone in front of displayed Discovery and Warner Media logos in this illustration taken May 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dado RuvicAT&T (T.N) and Discovery Inc (DISCA.O) said on Tuesday that their recently announced standalone global entertainment and media business would be named Warner Bros. The companies said in May that they would combine content from WarnerMedia - including the Harry Potter and Batman franchises, news network CNN and sports programming - and Discovery's unscripted home, cooking and nature and science shows from lifestyle TV networks such as HGTV and TLC. read moreOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Dado, Harry Potter Organizations: Warner Media, REUTERS, Discovery Inc, Warner Bros ., Batman, CNN, HGTV, TLC, Thomson
AT&T WarnerMedia CEO Kilar says he will stay into 2022 -source
  + stars: | 2021-05-27 | by ( Sheila Dang | Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.96   time to read: +2 min
FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) -Jason Kilar, chief executive of AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia unit, said during an internal meeting on Thursday that he plans to remain in his role through this year and will reassess his options in 2022, according to a source familiar with the matter. “My plan and my focus is to remain here in my CEO role at WarnerMedia,” Kilar said during the meeting. Executives also said they have yet to work out how the companies’ combined properties and services will be arranged. The deal is expected to close in mid-2022, pending approval by Discovery shareholders and regulatory approvals.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Jason Kilar, ” Kilar, , Kilar, David Zaslav, Harry Potter Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, AT, T, Discovery Inc, Discovery, Batman, CNN Locations: New York, U.S, WarnerMedia
The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoJason Kilar, chief executive of AT&T Inc's (T.N) WarnerMedia unit, said during an internal meeting on Thursday he does not plan to step down from his role this year, according to a source familiar with the matter. read moreOn a call with reporters after the deal had been announced, executives said details about Kilar’s future had yet to be worked out. Executives also said they have yet to work out how the companies’ combined properties and services will be arranged. The deal is expected to close in mid-2022, pending approval by Discovery shareholders and regulatory approvals.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Jason Kilar, David Zaslav, Harry Potter Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, AT, T, Discovery Inc, Discovery, Batman, CNN, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S
It will include streaming services such as HBO Max and Discovery+, which are growing, but still significantly smaller than Netflix and Disney+. HBO and HBO Max have 63.9 million global subscribers. Discovery has 15 million global streaming subscribers, most of them for Discovery+. DEAL FRENZYDiscovery’s global footprint will help WarnerMedia’s international expansion once the deal closes in mid-2022. Those deals helped propel Disney’s launch of its Disney+ streaming services in November 2019, which quickly exceeded expectations, reaching 10 million sign-ups in its first day.
Persons: Brendan McDermid, Rupert Murdoch, , John Stankey, HBO Max, Rich Greenfield, ViacomCBS, WarnerMedia, Zaslav, , Bob Iger Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, REUTERS, Time Warner, Netflix, Disney, Discovery Inc, Hollywood, Viacom, CBS, Netflix Inc, Walt Disney Co, Eurosport, T, HBO, Planet, CNN, Food Network, Discovery, ViacomCBS Inc, Comcast Corp, LightShed Partners, Comcast, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Turner Sports, Olympic Games, Fox Inc, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, , Wars, Lucasfilm, Disney’s, Paramount, CBS News, Showtime, MTV Networks, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, United States, Europe, Latin America, Caribbean, United Kingdom, Poland
ViacomCBS beats quarterly revenue estimates on streaming, advertising boost
  + stars: | 2021-05-06 | by ( Helen Coster | Eva | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Kate Munsch(Reuters) -ViacomCBS Inc on Thursday beat Wall Street quarterly revenue estimates driven by strong streaming revenue and advertising growth following the March launch of its rebranded Paramount+ service. The company has 36 million global streaming subscribers after adding 6 million in the quarter. Streaming revenue rose 65% year on year. Revenue rose 14% to $7.41 billion in the quarter ended March 31, beating estimates of $7.31 billion, IBES data from Refinitiv showed. ViacomCBS shares were up 2.9% at $40.23 in premarket trade.
Persons: Kate Munsch Organizations: REUTERS, Wall, Paramount, CBS, Super, LV, Revenue, Capital Management Locations: New York , New York, U.S, Refinitiv
The board recommended that Facebook review how it might have potentially contributed to the violence and the false narrative of election fraud. read moreMany Democrats and other critics have said Trump’s posts helped fuel the attack, which led to five deaths. read moreThe board found Facebook’s indefinite suspension of Trump’s account was arbitrary because it did not follow a clear published procedure. Facebook for years has been criticized for designing its News Feed algorithms in ways that promote divisive and inflammatory content. Facebook told BuzzFeed it was not a definitive report.
Persons: Dado Ruvic, Donald Trump, Trump, Yael Eisenstat, Eisenstat, BuzzFeed Organizations: REUTERS, Capitol, Facebook, Board, Trump, Thomson
Los Angeles Times names Kevin Merida executive editor
  + stars: | 2021-05-03 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com + 0.90   time to read: +1 min
A Los Angeles Times newspaper vending box is shown in Los Angeles, California December 8, 2008. REUTERS/Fred ProuserThe Los Angeles Times on Monday named Kevin Merida as its executive editor, the 19th person to lead the newspaper in its 139-year history. Merida is the second Black editor to lead the Los Angeles Times newsroom. The Los Angeles Times is one of several major media companies dealing with succession in their newsrooms. The Washington Post is searching for a new executive editor after the February retirement of Martin "Marty" Baron.
Persons: Fred Prouser, Kevin Merida, Dean Baquet, Norman Pearlstine, Patrick Soon, Martin, Marty, Baron, Alessandra Galloni Organizations: Los Angeles Times, REUTERS, Walt Disney Co, ESPN, Washington Post, New York Times, Washington, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, Merida
Comcast beats quarterly revenue estimates fueled by broadband demand
  + stars: | 2021-04-29 | by ( Eva | Mathews | Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: The Comcast NBC logo is shown on a building in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake(Reuters) - Comcast Corp on Thursday reported quarterly revenue ahead of Wall Street estimates, buoyed by steady demand for its internet and wireless services due to remote work despite pandemic-related weakness in its theme park and film businesses. Revenue for the fourth-quarter rose 2.2% from a year earlier to $27.21 billion, beating analysts’ estimates of $26.70 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. The company has also benefited from remote work and e-learning, which have driven demand for broadband and streaming video services. Comcast said it had 42 million sign-ups to its Peacock streaming service, which launched in July, up from 33 million last quarter.
Persons: Mike Blake, Peacock, Walt Disney Organizations: Comcast NBC, REUTERS, Comcast Corp, Revenue, FactSet, Comcast, Netflix Inc, NBC Entertainment, Universal Pictures Locations: Los Angeles , California, U.S
Murdoch's News Corp abandons plans for TV news channel in Britain
  + stars: | 2021-04-27 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch, with one of his daughters and Rebekah Brooks, visit Borough Market, which officially re-opened today following the recent attack, in central London, Britain June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKayRupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWSA.O) has abandoned plans to launch a traditional TV news channel in Britain after deciding it was not commercially viable, an emailed memo to staff shows. News Corp had been exploring opportunities in the TV market for content from News UK, its British newspaper publisher, over the past 18 months News UK Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks said in the memo. It had hired David Rhodes, a former president of ViacomCBS (VIAC.O) owned CBS News, to consult on the process. "We determined early on in that review that it was not commercially viable to launch a traditional news channel on linear TV," Brooks said.
Persons: Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, Hannah McKay Rupert, David Rhodes, Brooks, Rhodes Organizations: REUTERS, Hannah McKay Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, News Corp, News UK, British, ViacomCBS, CBS News, The Spectator, Thomson Locations: Borough, London, Britain
ABC News names Godwin as president
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A logo for ABC is pictured atop a building in Burbank, California February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS)(Reuters) -CBS News executive Kimberly Godwin has been named president of Walt Disney Co’s ABC News, the media company said on Wednesday, becoming the first Black woman to lead the news division of a major broadcast television network. Godwin will join ABC News in early May, replacing James Goldston. In July, ABC News fired senior executive Barbara Fedida after an independent investigation alleged she had made racially insensitive comments and used inappropriate language, according to a company email. In February AT&T Inc’s CNN said its president, Jeff Zucker, would leave the cable news network at the end of 2021.
Persons: Mario Anzuoni, Kimberly Godwin, Walt Disney, Godwin, James Goldston, Barbara Fedida, Inc’s, Jeff Zucker, Rashida Jones, Susan Zirinsky Organizations: ABC, REUTERS, UNITED, CBS, ABC News, Inc’s CNN, Comcast Corp, MSNBC Locations: Burbank , California
Lachlan Murdoch to end Australia stay and return for Fox U.S. reopening
  + stars: | 2021-04-14 | by ( Byron Kaye | Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.91   time to read: +1 min
Slideshow ( 2 images )SYDNEY (Reuters) - Fox Corp chief executive Lachlan Murdoch will return to the United States from a months-long Australian sojourn in early September, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. While he is in Sydney, Murdoch will work midnight to morning local time, a source familiar with the plans said. Australia and the United States have had vastly different pandemic experiences. While an average of around 69,500 new COVID-19 infections are being reported in the United States each day, Australia has a near zero rate. The surge in U.S. cases led Biden to urge states on March 29 to pause reopening efforts as a top health official warned of “impending doom”.
Persons: Lachlan Murdoch, Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, John Connolly, , ” Connolly, Biden Organizations: Fox Corp, Reuters, Corp, ” Fox Locations: SYDNEY, United States, Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles, U.S
Lachlan Murdoch, co-chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Corp., attends the annual Allen and Co. Sun Valley media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidFox Corp (FOXA.O) chief executive Lachlan Murdoch will return to the United States from a months-long Australian sojourn in early September, a spokesman told Reuters on Wednesday. While he is in Sydney, Murdoch will work midnight to morning local time, a source familiar with the plans said. Australia and the United States have had vastly different pandemic experiences. While an average of around 69,500 new COVID-19 infections are being reported in the United States each day, Australia has a near zero rate.
Persons: Lachlan Murdoch, Brendan McDermid Fox, Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, John Connolly, Connolly, Biden Organizations: Fox Corp, Allen, Co, Sun, REUTERS, Brendan McDermid Fox Corp, Reuters, Corp, Fox, Thomson Locations: Sun Valley , Idaho, U.S, United States, Sydney, Australia, Los Angeles
The on-air reality check highlights a new trend in conservative media: In an apparent effort to minimize liability for defamation, Newsmax and some other outlets are relying on prepared disclaimers or additional pre-recorded programming to repudiate pro-Trump conspiracy theories spouted by guests and hosts. As for the networks, Dominion counsel Clare and an attorney for Smartmatic said the disclaimers and counterarguments came too late. New York media lawyer Ryan Cummings said disclaimers could help media outlets argue that their hosts and guests were presenting opinions, not news. As legally fraught as election fraud claims can be, the subject is enormously appealing to many pro-Trump viewers and voters. And conservative media continue to make Trump, the most powerful voice in the Republican Party, a focal point of their coverage.
Persons: Mike Lindell, Shannon Stapleton, founder’s, “ Newsmax, ” Lindell, Donald Trump, Trump, OANN, Nicole Hemmer, Floyd Abrams, Smartmatic, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden, Fox, Trump’s surrogates, Giuliani, Lindell, Tom Clare, Clare, counterarguments, ” Clare, ‘ THEY’VE, , , , We’re, They’ve, Ryan Cummings, Newsmax, Robert Rabin, Eddie Perez, ” Perez, ” Smartmatic, Erik Connolly, Rabin, ” Abrams, ” Rabin Organizations: Reuters, Fox, News Corporation, REUTERS, America News Network, Dominion Voting Systems, Smartmatic Inc, Columbia University, Fox News, Fox Corp, Trump, Dominion, Reuters “, ” Dominion, WABC, U.S, Stanford Law, , TRUMP, Republican Party, Stanford, Smartmatic Locations: New York City, New York, U.S, Dominion, America, East Germany, York
(Reuters) - America’s division was in sharp relief on cable TV Wednesday morning as U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the nation before flying to his post-White House home in Florida. Networks viewed as the opposition to Trump, including CNN and MSNBC, continued their criticism of a president now facing his second impeachment trial. On Fox Corp’s Fox News, host Bill Hemmer reflected on the video address the president released Tuesday, and the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by rioters Trump incited. “This is the former reality TV host who spoke of running for president since the late 1980s,” Scarborough said. “The president has a tremendous personality,” said a Newsmax anchor before Trump departed the White House.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Bill Hemmer, could’ve, ” Hemmer, Joe ”, Joe Scarborough, ” Scarborough, , Bill, Hillary Clinton, Blair, Joe Biden, ramping, Trump’s, , “ It’s, Joint Base Andrews Organizations: Reuters, Networks, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Corp’s Fox, U.S, Capitol, U.S . Capitol, Comcast Corp, T Inc, Trump, South Lawn, Blair House, One America News Network, Fox News, Joint Base, Air Force Locations: Florida, Washington
(Reuters) - America’s division was in sharp relief on cable TV on Wednesday during the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden and his speech on the steps of the Capitol. President-elect Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, her husband Doug Emhoff, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and his wife Abigail Blunt arrive ahead of the inauguration of Biden, in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2021. “Yes, we have just watched what President Joe Biden had to say to the country about unity ...” Pavlich said. MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough recounted Trump’s rise in stark terms.
Persons: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Kamala Harris, Doug Emhoff, Roy Blunt, Abigail Blunt, Biden, Mike Segar, Abby Phillip, Republican Donald Trump, Tom Basile, , Trump, Pearson Sharp, Sharp, Chris Wallace, Karl Rove, ” Trump, Katie Pavlich, ” Pavlich, Bill Hemmer, could’ve, ” Hemmer, MSNBC’s, Joe ”, Joe Scarborough, Bill, Hillary Clinton, Trump’s, Rob Finnerty, , ” Finnerty Organizations: Reuters, Capitol ., REUTERS, CNN, Democrat, Republican, Conservative, America News Network, Fox News, Biden, Fox, U.S, Capitol, Trump, U.S . Capitol, ” Networks, MSNBC, Air Force Locations: U.S, Washington , U.S, Arizona, United States, Washington, Florida
Newsmax, OAN vie for Trump loyalists as Georgia votes
  + stars: | 2021-01-05 | by ( Helen Coster | Lisa Richwine | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
REUTERS/Cheriss MayFor One America News Network (OAN) and Newsmax, the Georgia runoffs present an opportunity to capitalize on post-presidential election audience gains, which they’ve boosted thanks to promotion from President Donald Trump. Trump ramped up his criticism of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp-owned Fox News and began to promote Newsmax and OAN on Twitter instead, helping the two outlets to the right of Fox grow. OAN reporters will cover the elections from Georgia, Florida and Washington, OAN President Charles Herring said. Courting a divided conservative audience will be key to keeping viewers engaged after the U.S presidential election, which helped Newsmax and OAN attract record audiences. OAN President Charles Herring said the network’s audience swelled by more than 40 percent in the fourth quarter over the third quarter.
Persons: Donald Trump, they’ve, , Frank Sesno, George, Trump, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox, Charles Herring, Herring, Newsmax, David Perdue, Dick Morris, Jack Kingston, George Washington University’s, Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Senate, White, REUTERS, America News Network, Fox News, Trump, CNN, George Washington University’s School of Media, Public Affairs, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp, Twitter, Fox, Republican, Georgia Republican, Georgia, Nielsen Locations: Georgia, U.S, West Point , New York, Washington , U.S, Florida, Washington, Mar
(Reuters) -Upstart cable network Newsmax late on Tuesday projected that Democrat Raphael Warnock had won one of two U.S. Senate seats in the state of Georgia in a nail biter of an election that other news channels said was too close to call. Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock speaks to labor organizers and the media outside a labor union's offices in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. January 5, 2021. A second race between Republican Senator David Perdue and Jon Ossoff remained too close to call, Schmitt said. A DIVIDED CONSERVATIVE AUDIENCEFor weeks, OAN and Newsmax broadcast baseless theories about election fraud to challenge the dominance of Fox News with conservative voters. The network does not subscribe to Nielsen, and Reuters was unable to confirm the numbers.
Persons: Raphael Warnock, Elijah Nouvelage Newsmax, Warnock, Kelly Loeffler “, Rob Schmitt, David Perdue, Jon Ossoff, Schmitt, Donald Trump, Trump, Democrat Joe Biden, Newsmax, , , Rudy Giuliani, Stephanie Hamill, Charles Herring, Frank Sesno, George Organizations: Reuters, Democratic U.S, REUTERS, Republican, U.S . Senate, America News Network, Fox News, Arizona, Democrat, CONSERVATIVE, Trump, Loeffler, Republicans, U.S, Nielsen, CNN, George Washington University’s School of Media, Public Affairs Locations: Georgia, Atlanta , Georgia, U.S
The pandemic accelerated a push to subscription streaming video services like Netflix and Disney+ that was already underway, leading to a surplus of top-shelf content being available to consumers in 2021. While their approaches vary, they are united by a singular focus on streaming video to appeal directly to viewers. Rather than announce sweeping changes to its movie release strategy, Disney opted to super-charge its streaming services. The company plans to release 10 new TV series each in the Marvel and Star Wars franchises, including two spinoffs of “The Mandalorian,” on the Disney+ streaming service over the next few years. It will make another 15 live-action Disney Animation and Pixar shows and 15 Disney Animation and Pixar feature films available on the service.
Persons: ” “, , HBO Max, Warner Bros, John Stankey, , Patty Jenkins, Tom Hanks Organizations: Reuters, Disney, Netflix, HBOMax, CBS, Hollywood, T Inc, Comcast Corp, Walt Disney Co, T’s Warner Bros, HBO Max, HBO, Warner, T, Universal Pictures, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Cinemark Holdings Inc, Canada’s Cineplex, Universal, Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Disney Animation, Paramount, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures Locations: , U.S, Europe
Fox News International streaming service expands to 30 countries
  + stars: | 2020-12-15 | by ( Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com + 0.88   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: People pass by ads of Fox News channel at the News Corporation building in New York City, U.S., June 15, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz(Reuters) - Fox News International, the international streaming service that is part of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp, launches in Chile, Panama and Portugal on Dec. 17 - extending its global reach to 30 countries. The service, which launched in Mexico in August, is available on platforms including Android, Apple TV and Android TV. It features live streams of Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network in addition to 20 on-demand programs. Next year, the company is launching Fox Weather, a new advertising-supported streaming service - its eighth platform.
Persons: Eduardo Munoz, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Organizations: Fox News, News Corporation, REUTERS, Reuters, Fox News International, Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp, Apple, Android, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox, Pew Research Center Locations: New York City, U.S, Chile, Panama, Portugal, Mexico
FILE PHOTO: Editor-in-chief of Vogue Anna Wintour attends the Marni Autumn/Winter 2020 collection show during Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo(Reuters) - Condé Nast promoted Vogue U.S. editor Anna Wintour to the role of chief content officer, worldwide, as part of a restructuring the company unveiled on Tuesday. Wintour will also now serve as global editorial director of Vogue while continuing to oversee Vogue U.S. She will lead the company’s editorial teams across all of its global brands, except The New Yorker. Wintour, 71, is one of the most powerful people in the fashion world. She has been editor in chief of Vogue U.S. since 1988 and became Condé Nast’s global content advisor in 2019.
Persons: Vogue Anna Wintour, Alessandro Garofalo, Condé Nast, Anna Wintour, Wintour, Meryl Streep, Wears, Roger Lynch, Condé, Lynch, Organizations: Vogue, Milan, REUTERS, Vogue U.S, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Wired Locations: Milan, Italy, New York City’s
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newsmax, a conservative cable news channel promoted by President Donald Trump, plans to expand in the United States and Britain, Chief Executive Chris Ruddy told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump carries an umbrella while boarding Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., October 12, 2020. The network had its highest-rated November in history, drawing 3.9 million primetime viewers, beating all cable networks, not just cable news. Newsmax, which is based in Florida, also plans to hire staff for a bureau in the state, home to both Trump and his Mar-a-Lago resort. Fox spent $1 billion before Fox News became profitable, Fox Corp Chief Financial Officer Steve Tomsic said this week.
Persons: Donald Trump, Chris Ruddy, Jonathan Ernst, Rupert Murdoch’s, Joe Biden, Greg Kelly, Fox’s Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson, Ruddy, ” Ruddy, , Trump, Biden, “ Newsmax, it’s, Matt Gertz, Christopher Krebs, Joseph diGenova, diGenova, Krebs, Trump’s, Newsmax, SPLURGE, splurge, Rob Schmitt, Christopher Balfe, ” Balfe, Fox, Steve Tomsic, “ It’s, ” Tomsic Organizations: ANGELES, NEW, Air Force, Joint Base Andrews, REUTERS, Fox News, Trump, Twitter, YouTube, ” Fox, Fox, Media, America, Former, FOX, America News Network, Seat Ventures, Fox Corp, UBS Locations: United States, Britain, Joint Base Andrews , Maryland, U.S, London, Arizona, Former U.S, Los Angeles, Florida, Lago, New York
Disney expands Marvel, Star Wars on Disney+
  + stars: | 2020-12-10 | by ( Lisa Richwine | Helen Coster | ) www.reuters.com + 0.83   time to read: +2 min
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday announced it will aggressively expand the Marvel and Star Wars franchises on its Disney+ subscription streaming service as it hit 86.8 million subscribers and nearly reached its most ambitious 2024 goal. Another 15 live-action Disney Animation and Pixar shows and 15 Disney Animation and Pixar feature films will be available on the streaming service. Disney+, the Netflix Inc competitor Disney launched a year ago, projected it would gain 60 million to 90 million subscribers worldwide by fiscal 2024. Hollywood trade publications have reported that Disney has considered shifting the release of live-action movies including “Pinocchio,” which stars Tom Hanks as Geppetto, as well as “Peter Pan & Wendy,” to Disney+ from theaters. Disney+ has been boosted by the popularity of “The Mandalorian” TV series, a “Star Wars” spinoff featuring the character popularly known as Baby Yoda.
Persons: Disney, Tom Hanks, Geppetto, Peter Pan, , Yoda Organizations: ANGELES, Reuters, Walt Disney Co, Marvel, Star Wars, Disney, Pixar, Disney Animation, Warner Bros, HBO Max, Netflix Inc, Hulu, ESPN, Netflix, Star, AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc, Cineworld, Cinemark Holdings
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