Vice, which filed for bankruptcy last year before being sold for $350 million to a consortium led by the Fortress Investment Group, is also looking to sell its Refinery 29 publishing business, CEO Bruce Dixon said in his memo to staff. It's the latest sign of financial problems buffeting the media industry.
A statement released Thursday said the 59-year-old's diagnoses of primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia "have already presented significant hurdles in Wendy's life" and have behavioral and cognitive impacts.
Warner Bros. Discovery saw revenue dip but losses narrow in the last quarter of 2023. Free cash flow grew — a key metric that allows the David Zaslav-led media giant to continue chipping away at its hefty debt, which it is doing. Revenue of close to $10.3 billion compared with $11 billion the year before, down 7%.
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Cable-affiliated internet service providers (ISPs) are challenging new federal digital discrimination rules in federal court in Washington, the second major legal case to target the rules. The suit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by NCTA - The Internet & Television Association and ACA Connects, which combined represent hundreds of broadband ISPs, the vast majority of them small.
Top station group executives see deeper fragmentation and more strain on the network-affiliate relationship as upshots of a new joint venture sports streaming service announced earlier this month by Fox Corp., Warner Bros. Discovery and Disney. This story is available to TVNewsCheck Plus subscribers only. Become a subscriber here.
For the past 10 years, Sandra Perez has been a presence in the newsroom at KSTS, serving in various capacities, including assistant news director, managing editor, senior producer and morning content producer.
The murder of a Navy pilot’s wife went unsolved for 44 years until a cold-case detective used a new method to find the killer.
Content executives from Fox Television Stations, NBCUniversal Local, Sinclair and Hearst Television will share ideas on drawing younger audiences back to linear TV and how localism and collaboration can help in the opening panel at TVNewsCheck’s Programming Everywhere at the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 16. Register here.
New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a senior director of sports. Other existing jobs include openings for Sinclair’s corporate engineering team, Hearst’s national consumer unit, Lockwood’s station in Augusta, Nexstar’s Houston station, Hearst’s Louisville station and a SVP at Nexstar’s corporate office.
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Leading executives from NBCUniversal Local, E.W. Scripps, Sage Media and WideOrbit will discuss how station groups are creating opportunities across all media for political advertising in 2024 and how agencies are planning their buys in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch Webinar on March 5 at 1 p.m. ET. Register here.