New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include an opening for a director of digital content for Lockwood Broadcast Group in either Richmond or Hampton, Va.

Supreme Court Takes Case On Social Media Content Moderation

The justices will consider whether Texas and Florida laws restricting platforms from blocking some speech are constitutional.

Erika Josephson Named EP Of ‘NBC News Daily’ With Kate Snow And Zinhle Essamuah


Google Advertisers Withdraw Lawsuit Over ‘TrueView’ Metrics

Two advertisers who sued Google for allegedly inflating video ad metrics abruptly dropped their class-action complaint on Thursday. The withdrawal was without prejudice, which leaves the advertisers free to bring their claims again in the future, or in another court. Attorneys for the advertisers and Google haven’t yet responded to requests for comment about the move.

Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘One Piece’ Debuts At No. 2 With 1.3B Minutes Watched as ‘Suits’ Continues 11-Week Lead

Surprising no one, Suits is the No. 1 title on Nielsen’s weekly streaming rankings for the Aug. 28-Sept. 3 viewing window. With 2.5 billion minutes watched, this is the 11th week in a row that the long-concluded USA Network drama has taken the top position thanks to its addition to Netflix in June. But One Piece, the No. 2 title of the week, still managed to impress. Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the popular manga of the same name debuted within the last four days of this viewing period and clocked 1.3 billion minutes watched.

Ad-Supported AMC Plus Tier Launched At $4.99 A Month

AMC Networks said it has begun rolling out an ad-supported version of its AMC Plus streaming service with a price tag of $4.99 a month. The original ad-free version of AMC Plus costs $8.99. Consumers can buy the the ad-supported version of AMC Plus for $83.88 annually, saving about 20%. Pictured: The Walking Dead: Dead City, streaming on AMC Plus.

Speedvision FAST Channel Streams On Xumo Play

ViewNexa Survey Reveals Dissatisfaction Among Subscribers To Major Streaming Services

Nearly half (46%) of viewers do not believe they are getting good value from major streaming services, with nearly a fifth (19%) saying they could do better, according to a […]

Disney Kicks Off Password-Sharing Crackdown In Canada

X Will Be Profitable In 2024, CEO Claims In Tense Interview

According to X CEO Linda Yaccarino, the company formerly known as Twitter will be profitable by early 2024. “Now that I have immersed myself in the business, and we have a good set of eyes on what is predictable, what’s coming is that it looks like in early ’24, we will be turning a profit,” Yaccarino said on stage at the Code Conference. That’s a big statement for a company that didn’t turn an annual profit in its first 13 years, and which has struggled to maintain profitability since — let alone for a company that was bought by Elon Musk only a year ago.

Legal And Security Leaders To Explore New SEC Rules At Cyber Retreat

A chief information and security officer will take the stage with two media industry attorneys and a trial lawyer from the Securities and Exchange Commission at TVNewsCheck’s Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat. The goal: offer guidance on significant new regulations handed down in June. Register here.

CNN’s New Streaming Counterpart Features A Big Chunk Of Linear Schedule

CNN Max, which debuted Wednesday, has been touted as a way to get news giant’s content out to a increasing number of cord-cutters and consumers who no longer view cable as their primary way to get video entertainment and information. And parent company Warner Bros. Discovery, in the belief, perhaps, that a streaming subscription is just as good as one to a cable or satellite service, is making the bulk of its linear lineup available to the broadband crowd.

Tucker Carlson Finds A New Booster: Russian TV

The American TV personality Tucker Carlson has lambasted the United States for sending too much aid to Ukraine, called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “sweaty and rat-like,” and given credence to Russia’s baseless justifications for its invasion. The former Fox News host’s rhetoric on the war — he has called it a U.S.-led “regime-change war” against Russia — and his attacks on Zelensky’s government — “a pure client state of the United States State Department” — aligns so well with the major propaganda points of Russian state television that one channel has decided to broadcast Carlson’s new show on X, formerly Twitter, to millions of Russians, though apparently without Carlson’s permission.

Lina Khan Vs. Jeff Bezos: This Is Big Tech’s Real Cage Match

The chair of the Federal Trade Commission wants to disrupt Amazon, whose founder, Jeff Bezos, built a trillion-dollar firm by disrupting retail.

Spectrum News To Launch Networks In Kansas City And Maine

YouTube To End Ad-Free ‘Premium Lite’ Subscription Tier

YouTube will end its Premium Lite subscription tier on Oct. 25. Users paying for the Premium Lite subscription tier will be required to subscribe to the platform’s Premium tier if they want to continue an ad-free video-watching experience on the app.

Amazon’s Kelly Day Says Original And Aggregated Content Driving Each Other Within Prime Video

Massive, internally-produced originals such as Lord of the Rings should sit alongside acquired content and aggregated channels and content to drive usage of the Prime Video platform, says Kelly Day, VP of international at Amazon. That spin on aggregation echoes the “flywheel effect” that Amazon executives regularly refer to, meaning the way that content and e-commerce businesses drive each other.

Amazon Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit By FTC, 17 States

The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan coalition of 17 state attorneys general sued Amazon over violations of anticompetitive behavior on Tuesday, building on the government’s crackdown on the market power of powerful tech companies. The lawsuit targeting Amazon is twofold — alleging the e-commerce giant’s practices are anticompetitive in how it serves shoppers as well as third-party sellers on the site, according to an FTC announcement.

‘Moonlighting’ Is Coming To Hulu, Finally

For the love of Maddie Hayes, look what’s coming to Hulu: For the very first time, all 67 episodes of Moonlighting will be available to stream on the platform beginning Oct. 10. Hulu promises that each episode of the 1980s comedy starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd has been remastered in HD from the original film source. It even will feature the original Grammy-nominated title track recording from Al Jarreau.

Tennis Channel, Carvana Professional Pickleball Association Form Joint Venture

Tennis Channel and the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) have formed a commercial joint venture to further build pickleball – America’s fastest growing sport – in this country and […]

Local News Live Launches 24/7 Live Stream Across All Gray Stations

The streaming news network is now available on more than 500 Gray Television station websites, connected TV apps and mobile apps.

Spotify Is Going To Clone Podcasters’ Voices — And Translate Them To Other Languages

A partnership with OpenAI will let podcasters replicate their voices to automatically create foreign-language versions of their shows.

Watchdog Group Launches Full Frontal Assault On Max’s ‘Naked Attraction’

The Parents Television & Media Council calls on the streamer to pull the racy U.K. reality show Naked Attraction import from its lineup. Pictured: Anna Richardson, Naked Attraction host.

Netflix Prepares To Send Its Final Red Envelope

Misinformation Research Is Buckling Under GOP Legal Attacks

An escalating campaign, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other Republicans, has cast a pall over programs that study political disinformation and the quality of medical information online.

‘Naked Attraction,’ Brutal Full-Frontal Nude Dating Show, Quietly Added To Max

One of the U.K.’s most infamous dating shows was quietly added to the Max streaming service last week. The streamer has imported six seasons of Naked Attraction, a game show that promises to “start where a good date often ends — naked.” In each episode, a single “chooser” critiques and eliminates six potential dates standing on a stage by scrutinizing their fully nude bodies, which are gradually revealed one part at a time (faces are revealed last). When only two potential dates remain, the chooser strips out of their own clothes too, giving the remaining two contestants the opportunity to critique them. The final couple then go out on a date, with their clothes on.

PaleyFest Fall TV Previews Go Live On YouTube

Study: CTV Viewers Have Significantly Higher Levels Of Attention And Co-Viewing Than Linear TV

LG Ad Solutions, a global provider of connected TV (CTV) and cross-screen advertising, in partnership with CTV measurement leader TVision, released the findings of a new study that revealed CTV […]

One TV Watcher Will Be Paid $2,500 To Decide Which Netflix Series Is Most Binge-Worthy. How To Apply

Amazon Plans Commercial Breaks For Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video, one of the last mainstream streaming services to eschew the injection of regular commercial breaks into its movies and shows, plans to start letting them run early next year. Amazon follows a host of other streaming hubs — including Disney+, Netflix, and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max — that also offer ad-supported tiers, a move that suggests the world of streaming may just eventually mirror the world of traditional television in the not-too-distant future.