Wall Street

Warner Bros. Discovery will be keeping Discovery+ as a standalone streaming offering, as it prepares to launch the yet-to-be-named combined product of Discovery+ and HBO Max. According to a Wednesday report in the Wall Street Journal, “Instead of combining HBO Max and Discovery+ in their entirety, the new platform will…

On Feb. 8, Netflix will drop “The Exchange,” the streamer’s first original series from Kuwait. Set in 1988, on the eve of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the city-state, this groundbreaking show is based on the true story of the first two women who broke the glass ceiling of Kuwait’s male-dominated…

BET has announced a new documentary film, “Black + Iconic: Style Gods,” starring Billy Porter and produced by Stanley Nelson and Firelight Films. The documentary is part of the new four-part “Black + Iconic” series that will showcase the legacy and cultural impact of Black icons across music, film, fashion…

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, posted a revenue decline for the third consecutive quarter as it faces a pullback in ad spending and heightened competition from the likes of TikTok. Overall, the internet company reported revenue of $32.17 billion, down 4% year over year, for the fourth…

Coming soon to BuzzFeed: robot-generated articles and quizzes. BuzzFeed, amid an economic downturn that last month led it to lay off 12% of its workforce, this year will increasingly rely on artificial-intelligence technology to help produce content, CEO Jonah Peretti said in an email to staff Thursday. In 2023, “you’ll…

A rookie Super Bowl advertiser aims to do this year what even a veteran might find challenging: Get people talking about technology they may never have known affects them every day. Workday has a clever concept that it hopes will make people more aware of the software it licenses to…

Set in a sleepaway stage-training program for shy kids and incorrigible natural hams, where attendees get intensive instruction from Broadway burnouts, “Theater Camp” is that rare parody that has viewers laughing from the opening scene till the credits roll. I’m talking about the 18-minute short film that Noah Galvin, Molly…

Adani Group, India’s largest corporation and an aspiring media empire builder, has been accused by a U.S. investment firm of “pulling the largest con in corporate history.” Hindenburg Research, a firm that engages in short-selling of company stocks in anticipation of a share price decline, Tuesday published a research document…

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…

Lara Trump, a vociferous supporter of her father-in-law and his policies when he campaigned for re-election to the White House in 2020, is parting ways as an official contributor to Fox News Channel. The Fox Corp.-backed network confirmed Saturday that Trump, wife to President Donald Trump’s younger son, Eric, was…

The 32nd annual Gotham Awards is underway (watch it live here) the celebration that marks the official start of awards season and is often strong indicator of films and series are poised for continued success. The event, which is hosted at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street, will see performer tributes…

Bob Iger officially returned to his post as CEO of the Walt Disney Company on Monday — sealing it with a tweet and addressing a rapt audience of employees at a company-wide meeting. “Filled with gratitude and excitement to be back,” Iger wrote on his personal Twitter account, attaching a…