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Former “The Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Yee debuts her new morning radio show, “Way Up,” on Monday, February 6, on iHeartMedia stations across the country.

Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, turned in fourth-quarter 2022 earnings that missed analyst estimates, as YouTube’s ad revenue again suffered a year-over-year decline. Overall, Alphabet posted revenue of $76.05 billion, up just 1%, and net income of $13.62 billion (down 34% versus $20.6 billion in Q4 2021), or…

Strikeout: Google’s YouTube TV and Major League Baseball failed reach a renewal for MLB Network before it expired at the end of January, and as a result the channel is no longer available on the internet streaming package. As of Jan. 31, 2023, the MLB Network was dropped from the…

In today’s podcast roundup, Michelle Obama gets personal in conversations with celeb friends about her recently published book in a new series for Audible; Kelly Ripa teams with SiriusXM; Louis Theroux is bringing a podcast to Spotify; and Dan Abrams’ Law&Crime digs into the history of the Sarah Lawrence College…

APPOINTMENTS Sweden-based Embracer Group, the new owners of Middle Earth Enterprises – the holding company that owns “The Lord of the Rings” among other J.R.R. Tolkien titles – has appointed Careen Yapp to the newly created position of chief strategic partnerships officer. Yapp will serve as part of the group…

Tuesday’s Senate hearing on the ticketing industry was memorable for any number of reasons, and not least because the witnesses and many (not all) of the senators were well-briefed on the issue, and made their cases powerfully. A major reason for that is Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Mn.), who not only…

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. You can now watch “The Fabelmans” from home. After hitting theaters in November, the Steven Spielberg film is now available to purchase digitally on Prime Video, Vudu and Google…

When Jonathan Majors was a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he taped a photocopied black and white headshot of Oscar-winning actor, director and activist Sidney Poitier on his wall. “That’s the thing about Sidney, a lot of people know him from all his beautiful…

“I don’t think Britney will ever be able to live a normal, free life,” said former #FreeBritney supporter Lauren Mars. “She has no idea how to be free or survive alone. It’s very sad; very, very sad.”

Panellists at influencer convention CreatorWorld outlined four major shifts happening in the online video space in recent years. CreatorWorld is held under the umbrella of the Singapore Media Festival. Niche content is becoming more successful. Creators who create specific niche content will have a big opportunity to break out, according…

Kanye “Ye” West is no longer acquiring Parler, the right-wing-friendly “free speech social media” platform. The announcement of the termination of West’s deal to buy Parler, a copycat of Twitter, came shortly after West appeared on Infowars, the show hosted by conspiracy-monger Alex Jones — where, among other things, West…

Netflix co-CEO and chairman Reed Hastings conceded that he wished the streamer had introduced an ad-supported plan years ago. Netflix’s reluctance to adopt advertising was “wrong” and that it was a mistake to not jump into the segment several years ago, said Hastings, speaking Wednesday at the New York Times’…