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Sonos Leads Investment in Podcast Production Company Qcode

Oct. 14, 2020 · 8:23 PM PDT
The company makes original scripted podcasts, which is getting increased attention in the quickly expanding industry

AT&T Evaluates Future of WarnerMedia Headquarters

Oct. 14, 2020 · 11:12 AM PDT
The company is evaluating whether it needs the brand new headquarters space as it seeks to cut costs.

AMC Entertainment May Run Out of Cash

Oct. 13, 2020 · 9:38 AM PDT
Attendance at AMC's U.S. theaters that have reopened is down 85% amidst continued concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney Elevates Daniel to Run Distribution

Oct. 12, 2020 · 2:03 PM PDT
Daniel, a 14-year veteran of Disney, is a long time protege of CEO Bob Chapek.

Channing Dungey Leaving Netflix

Oct. 9, 2020 · 2:48 PM PDT
Dungey's departure comes shortly after longtime content executive Cindy Holland left Netflix.

WarnerMedia Plans Thousand of Layoffs

Oct. 8, 2020 · 11:48 AM PDT
The company, which owns Warner Bros, TNT and HBO, plans to cut costs by 20%

WarnerMedia Hires Hulu Veteran as Ad Sales Chief

Oct. 8, 2020 · 9:48 AM PDT
WarnerMedia is expected to reorganize its ad sales group in the coming weeks.

Activist Calls for Disney to Invest More in Streaming by Permanently Suspending Dividend

Oct. 7, 2020 · 12:06 PM PDT
Disney has already been more aggressive than other entertainment companies in refocusing the company on streaming but Loeb wants the company to invest more heavily.
From left: Kevin Mayer, Peter Rice and Bob Iger. Photos by Disney; AP

Regal Cinemas Suspends Operations in U.S Amidst Pandemic

Oct. 5, 2020 · 6:06 AM PDT
The second largest movie theater chain in the U.S. is suspending operations in over 500 locations.

Google to Pay Publishers $1 Billion Over Next Three Years

Oct. 1, 2020 · 5:54 AM PDT
The tech giant is rolling out a new news platform as publishers have increased pressure on the company to pay for their content.

Google Unveils New Pixel Phones, Chromecast with Netflix Button

Sept. 30, 2020 · 12:57 PM PDT
Google Pixel launch preempts Apple's iPhone unveil, which usually happens in September.

Disney Lays Off 28,000 From Theme Parks

Sept. 29, 2020 · 2:00 PM PDT
The majority of these were part-time workers and it reflects a theme park business that has failed to reopen as quickly as expected

Disney Sells Off Adtech Firm TrueX

Sept. 28, 2020 · 3:41 PM PDT
It sold the firm to another ad tech outfit Gimbal which focuses on location-based advertising services.

Podcasting Company Wondery Explores Sale

Sept. 25, 2020 · 2:11 PM PDT
The firm expects a sale could fetch over $200 million.
Viacom CEO Bob Bakish. Photo by Bloomberg

Spotify Signs Deal With Chernin to Turn Podcasts Into Movies

Sept. 24, 2020 · 8:50 AM PDT
The deal shows Spotify's expanding ambitions with podcasting.

TPG Buys Sports Sites Amidst Pandemic

Sept. 23, 2020 · 12:46 PM PDT
Among the string of acquisitions, TPG is buying DAZN's Goal digital soccer brand.

Variety and Hollywood Reporter Join Forces

Sept. 23, 2020 · 6:53 AM PDT
The joint venture shows how the decline of print advertising is forcing former competitors to make peace to try and cut costs.
LionTree's Aryeh Bourkoff. Photo by Bloomberg.