WarnerMedia’s Turner Sports inked a pact with Caesars Entertainment to develop sports gambling content. Under the agreement, Turner’s Bleacher Report will establish a studio inside the sports book at the Caesars Palace Las Vegas hotel and casino.
The Steve Harvey money machine just keeps on rolling along. The latest enterprise by the ubiquitous TV and radio host is Steve Harvey Deals, a website offering discounts on products and services.
Bezos, who is also owner of The Washington Post, detailed his interactions with American Media Inc., or AMI, in an extraordinary blog post Thursday on Medium.com. The billionaire did not say the tabloid was seeking money — instead, he said, the Enquirer wanted him to make a public statement that the tabloid’s coverage was not politically motivated.
One surprising new entrant is Vudu, the Walmart-owned streaming video company. Vudu has been ramping up its content offerings in a bid to directly take on Amazon Prime Video and other streaming offerings.
Terry Wood, who’d been with Netflix for the past four years, heads back to the Winfrey-verse — having previously worked for her company in Chicago in the 1990s.
The service was supposed to be a high-growth live TV offering, but a sudden drop in subscribers is causing alarm as traditional cable companies scramble to offer Netflix-like streamers.
In the local news world, we’re good at chasing that shiny object. And sometimes that shiny object can take us down rabbit holes as we lose focus on our real goals and strategies. The latest shiny object is OTT – Over The Top. I applaud those who are investigating the opportunities, but I suggest you ask a few questions and do research before launching your efforts to conquer OTT.
The company is near its goal of $800 million in digital revenue ahead of a 2020 target. Paying subscribers rose to 4.3 million, a record.