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TV Networks’ Scramble to Launch Nielsen Rivals Creates Measurement Mess

TV’s most intense drama isn’t showing on any particular network and doesn’t stream on any specific screen. Even so, some of the industry’s most influential executives can’t stop…

Comcast, Charter Recruit Cable Veteran Marcien Jenckes to Head Their Streaming Joint Venture

The streaming joint venture between Comcast and Charter Communications — which is aiming to create a U.S.-wide aggregated streaming device platform — doesn’t have a name. But now…

Sky Triples Down on U.K. Content with 200 Originals, $500 Million Investment

Pay TV operator Sky is continuing to invest big in the U.K. The Comcast owned outfit has trebled its output of U.K.-originated content from 2019 to 200 originals…

Warner Bros. Discovery Aims to Use Sports to Snatch Primetime Ad Dollars From Broadcasters

After buying WarnerMedia from AT&T, the company now known as Warner Bros. Discovery has a new acquisition target: primetime ad dollars that have been going to ABC, CBS,…

Will Smith, Billie Eilish, Others to Appear on Season Four of David Letterman Netflix Series (TV News Roundup)

David Letterman’s Emmy-nominated talk show series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman” is set to return on May 20, Netflix announced on Thursday. The fourth season…

Media, Tech Stocks Skid as U.S. Markets Suffer Worst Drop So Far This Year

U.S. stocks slumped Thursday in the financial markets’ biggest meltdown so far this year, with tech companies taking a harder hit than the media sector in a dramatic…

Hollywood Nightmare: From Netflix’s Stock Swoon to Mass Layoffs, Anxiety Grips Industry

Fear and loathing are on the rise in Hollywood as top execs and rank-and-file employees grapple with growing uncertainty about their place in a rapidly changing entertainment industry.…

Media Mogul Paydays: How the Biggest CEOs in Hollywood Made Bank in 2021

It was a year of plague, mergers and mega-paydays for the moguls who run some of the largest media companies in the world. In 2020, there were CEOs…

Comcast Sees Q1 Profit Rise Due to Olympics, Super Bowl and Broadband

Comcast said first-quarter profit rose due to NBCUniversal’s telecasts of both Super Bowl LVI and the Winter Olympics, as well as a surge in broadband customers at its…

Comcast, Charter Form Joint Venture to Launch Nationwide Streaming Service

Comcast and Charter Communications, the two biggest cable operators in the U.S., are joining forces in the streaming wars. The two companies on Wednesday announced a 50-50 joint…

California Art and Music Education Ballot Initiative Campaign Submits a Million Signatures

Supporters of a measure to expand arts and music education in California schools announced Tuesday that they have submitted 1 million signatures, more than enough to qualify the…

Netflix Subscriber Woes Suggest Streaming Wars Have Started to Buffer

Media companies both old and new had pinned their hopes on riding a wave of interest in streaming well into the future. Now they are finding that there…