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Streaming Ads Poised to Shatter Routines at TV’s Upfront

The industry hasn’t gathered for in-person TV upfront presentations since 2019, and so much has changed — including the ways that Madison Avenue heavyweights are spending their money.…

How Roku Is Trying to Make ‘Schitt’ Happen With Canadian Sitcom ‘Children Ruin Everything’

One year into its original programming push, Roku is debuting its first major international title. This week, the company will launch “Children Ruin Everything,” an already popular Canadian…

The Best Wireless Soundbars to Buy in 2022

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. What, you still have wired speakers in…

‘The Takedown’ Review: Omar Sy Steps Up in Formulaic Action-Comedy From the Director of Next ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie

It’s easy to see why Netflix wanted to reteam actor Omar Sy and director Louis Leterrier in something, anything, given the popularity of their previous collaboration, the French…

Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actress in a Limited Series – Can Faith Hill Land a Nomination for Her First Series Role?

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

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…

Roku Angling to Buy Piece of Starz in Bid With Apollo Group

Roku and private-equity firm Apollo Group have partnered on a bid to acquire a minority stake in Starz, the Lionsgate-owned cable network and streaming service, Variety has confirmed.…

Daniel Radcliffe Becomes ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic in Trailer for Roku Original Biopic ‘Weird’

Daniel Radcliffe inhabits the frizzy-haired persona of “Weird Al” Yankovic in the new teaser trailer for the Roku original film about the parody artist, which is coming to…

Roku Hits Q1 Streaming Slowdown, Gains Just 1.1 Million User Accounts

Streaming platform Roku saw revenue and user growth cool down in the first three months of 2022, as the company missed Wall Street expectations on the bottom line.…

HBO Max Drops Official ‘Hacks’ Season 2 Trailer (TV News Roundup)

HBO Max dropped the official trailer for Season 2 of “Hacks,” which premieres on the streamer May 12 with two episodes, followed by two more each week until…

Kevin Hart Expands Hartbeat Media Business With $100 Million Investment From Abry Partners

Kevin Hart is expanding his busy comedy production empire with the merger of two existing production banners and an influx of $100 million though the sale of a…

Emmy Predictions: Lead Actress in a Limited Series – Amanda Seyfried and Lily James Among Stunning Transformations in the Race

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…