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Sep 30, 2020

Variety’s Penske Media Corporation will take over operations of The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard and Vibe so says an article from The Wrap..

The joint venture comes amid financial struggles for trades magazines, particularly The Hollywood Reporter. 

Numerous cuts this spring are not enough to stop the need to...

Sep 29, 2020

Fox is willing to spend as much as $2 billion a year to keep the NFL. That's a big increase from it’s current deal for Sunday afternoon games. It also airs games on Thursday nights.

A Bloomberg report says that Fox is in for a fight with ESPN/ABC who wants to expand its coverage one way or another. 

Under one...

Sep 28, 2020

Roku’s stock hit an all time high as result of deal with  NBCUniversal. 

The deal will keep NBC News, NBC Sports, E!, Bravo and the rest of NBCUniversal's apps on Roku while adding Peacock, the new NBCU streaming service that Roku had up until now been unwilling to carry

According to the Motley Fool the agreement came...

Sep 24, 2020

Major League Baseball and TBS are extending their tv and digital partnership.

During the new agreement TBS will air more games than any other network, including a weekly Tuesday night game will air on TBS, and the digital rights for Bleacher Report and other WarnerMedia platforms will be expanded.

Baseball agreed to...

Sep 23, 2020

Spotify continues to invest in moonshots. A report in the verge says Spotify wants to turn more of its original podcasts into TV shows and movies

The company is partnering with Chernin Entertainment, to develop TV and movie pitches based on Spotify-exclusive IP and original podcasts. 

Spotify says its library now...