Discovery has promoted Karen Leever to president of U.S. digital products and marketing, where she’ll spearhead the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts in addition to overseeing the media company’s suite of mobile apps.
The private marketplace provides advertisers access to connected TV platforms, premium ad inventory and analytics.
The lineups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being reordered as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index, including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix, will find a new home.
BuzzFeed News is closing down its in-house podcast production team. “We’ve decided to move to a production model that is more like our TV projects — that is, treating shows as individual projects, with teams brought on as needed,” Shani Hilton, VP of news and programming, said in a memo to staff obtained by TheWrap. “We’ve found a lot of success with this approach to our projects on Netflix, Facebook and Twitter, and we hope to replicate that with audio.”
Facebook is starting to allow some English-language news pages to register to join a new internal Facebook index that the tech giant will refer to when deciding which pages to roll out global news products to.
he Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online. The nonprofit collective will then pay songwriters, including those who wrote pre-1970s classics before music copyrights protected their work.