via Wired – The Future of Television Is… More Television

Wired – “Call it Jeffrey Katzenberg’s unicorn newborn. An operating company has come into being, ex nihilo, with the blandest of names—NewTV—and a valuation north of $1 billion. That’s something that has never happened before. Another thing that hasn’t happened…

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via CNN – Disney’s Bob Iger Lays Out Plans for Fox and Streaming

CNN – “Disney won the battle to purchase most of 21st Century Fox. Now it’s getting ready to fight the streaming wars. Disney CEO Bob Iger on Tuesday outlined some of his plans for Fox’s assets during the company’s first…

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via MBW – Vivendi To Sell Up To 50% of Universal Music Group Within 18 Months, But Rules Out IPO

Music Business Worldwide – “Universal Music Group looks likely to have a new part-owner within the next 18 months – but it will not be ‘spun out’ onto the stock market via an independent IPO. That’s the decision of the…

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via LA Times – Comic-Con 2018: The must-see film, TV and comic book panels

LA Times – “San Diego Comic-Con 2018 kicks off Wednesday, which means thousands of comic book fans, cosplayers and genre entertainment enthusiasts will be making their pilgrimage to Southern California to celebrate everything pop culture. Hall H mainstays such as…

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via Variety – Drake, Post Malone Rule Nielsen Music Mid-Year Charts; Album Consumption Up 18%

Variety – “Drake and Post Malone had the highest volume of on-demand streams and Ed Sheeran has the top song in Nielsen Music’s mid-year report for the six-month period ending June 28, 2018, which was released Friday morning. “The first…

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via Pando – Netflix broke the old TV model, and now all hell is breaking loose

Pando – “Media giants like Disney should have taken note back in 2010, when Blockbuster declared bankruptcy: Netflix was a budding serial killer in the making – and its victims of choice were giant corporate incumbents. Back then, Blockbuster was…

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via CNBC – How Netflix sent the biggest media companies into a frenzy, and why Netflix thinks some are getting it wrong

CNBC – “The media industry is in a frenzy. AT&T is buying Time Warner for $85 billion after overcoming a challenge from the Justice Department. The Murdoch family has agreed to sell the majority of its 21st Century Fox empire…

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via Recode – Mary Meeker’s 2018 Internet Trends Report

Recode – “It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the Code Conference crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner released 294 slides…

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via Shelly Palmer – 5 Ways GDPR Will Change Your World

Shelly Palmer – “On May 25, a new law called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is going into effect in the European Union. The law was created to protect EU citizens from potential abuses, like the recent Cambridge Analytica…

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Supreme Court Sports Betting, Las Vegas, USA - 14 May 2018

via LA Times – Like it or not, the way games are covered is about to change forever

LA Times – “You could have bet Steve Kerr, who seldom misses an opportunity to comment on current events, would be among the first high-profile sports figures to address the Supreme Court’s decision enabling states to decide whether to allow…

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