Vox Media Lays Off 4% Of Staff In 2nd Round Of Cuts This Year

The company’s union objected, noting that journalists covering climate change, policy and tech are among those affected.

Rosenworcel: Congress Needs To Decide Legal Status Of Video Streamers

Streaming services like YouTube TV and Sling TV don’t have to worry about becoming the legal equivalent of cable TV or satellite TV companies any time soon through action by the FCC. That was that the implicit message that FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel left with Capitol Hill on Thursday when she was pressed for a regulatory update on the video issue by the leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

More Consumers Now Launch TV Viewing Via Smart TV Apps Than Set-Top Boxes

When it comes to how consumers opt to launch a TV/video session, smart TV apps have caught up with and even slightly surpassed set-top boxes in a remarkably short time. According to Hub Entertainment Research’s latest annual “Decoding the Default” study, 32% of viewers now report that they initially use a smart TV app when they start watching video content — up 10 percentage points from the 22% who said the same in 2021.


For Streaming, It’s Only The Beginning

Former FCC chair Mignon Clyburn says regulations shouldn’t stifle the progress of indie streamers serving underrepresented audiences.

Consumer Orbit Launches ‘Political Orbits’ TV and Digital Audience Segmentation Platform In 205 TV Markets

Consumer Orbit, a consumer science company specializing in understanding consumers and their media and in-market behaviors, today launched its new Political Orbits platform. The company says this platform “empowers political […]

X CEO Linda Yaccarino Defends Musk’s Statement To Advertisers

Elon Musk’s “Go f–k yourselves” statement to advertisers leaving X was defended by the social media platform’s CEO, Linda Yaccarino, who said that the owner “offered an apology, an explanation and an explicit point of view about our position.”

Tax Docs Reveal Tucker Carlson Is Finally, Truly Out At The Daily Caller

Former Fox News star turned social media vlogger Tucker Carlson was quietly removed from the board of the media organization he co-founded in 2011 — The Daily Caller — where he’d held a chair position for more than a decade, according to a previously unreported tax filing. Carlson seems to have disappeared from the board of The Daily Caller News Foundation sometime in 2022, according to tax documents that the group recently filed with the state of New Mexico.

Google Appoints Srinivasan To Run Ad Business

Vidhya Srinivasan — an ad exec who previously led product and engineering for Google’s core search, maps, and shopping formats — will step into Jerry Dischler’s role to spearhead Google’s advertising efforts around the Chrome web browser as the company phases out third-party browser cookies.

Paramount+ Announces Exclusive Discount For AARP Members

NBC Sports Chicago Sets Alternative ‘Hawkcast’ Blackhawks Telecasts

Streaming Services Will Double Number Of Pricing Tiers In 2024

The top subscription streamers are set to more than double the number of available pricing tiers in 2024, introducing options that include access to premium content, yearly contracts, bundles, and more, according to Deloitte’s annual TMT (technology, media, and telecom) predictions for next year. “Will there be the right option for everyone, will it help the streamers grow, and will it reduce churn? Or will it be like a restaurant with a 15-page menu … so many choices that consumers can’t make up their minds?” the firm asks in its study.

Elon Musk To Advertisers: “Go F–k Yourself”

Elon Musk made plain his view of the widespread advertiser withdrawal this month from X, formerly Twitter at the New York Times DealBook Summit. “Don’t advertise,” he urged any marketer with misgivings. “Somebody’s going to try to blackmail me with advertising?! Blackmail me with money? Go f–k yourself. Go. F–k. Yourself. Is that clear? I hope it is.”

Amblin’s Dan Berger Heading To Amazon As VP Of Global Media & Entertainment Communications

Dan Berger, Amblin‘s EVP of marketing and communications, is heading to Amazon as its VP of global media and entertainment communications. He will start in the New Year. Berger will oversee communications for both Mike Hopkins’ Prime Video team and Steve Boom’s games and music division at Amazon. That latter sector encompasses Wonder, Audible, Twitch and Amazon Music.

Linda Yaccarino’s Very Unmerry X Mess

The former NBCUniversal ad sales chief thought she could manage the mercurial Elon Musk. Her former colleagues are baffled at the result: “She let her ego get the best of her.” (John Staley photo)

For Streamers, Not All Churn Is Bad, New Research Finds

Services should compete for certain high-value subscribers, even if they’re likely to drop out eventually, Magid says.

Feminist Website Jezebel Will Be Relaunched By Paste Magazine Less Then A Month After Shutting Down

NEW YORK (AP) — The irreverent feminist website Jezebel is making a comeback less than a month after it was shut down. Paste Magazine, a digital pop culture publication based […]

Canada Reaches Deal With Google On Online News Act

The agreement would see Canadian news continue to be shared on Google’s platforms in return for the company making annual payments to CBC News and Radio-Canada in the range of $100 million, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said. The federal government and Google agreed on the regulatory framework earlier this week, a government source familiar with the talks said.

NewsNation’s ‘The Hill’ To Air On SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel Starting Dec. 4

Nexstar’s NewsNation cable news network, will offer an audio broadcast of the network’s 5 p.m. political program, The Hill, on SiriusXM’s bipartisan P.O.T.U.S. Channel beginning Monday, Dec. 4. Each weeknight, the show will air on SiriusXM […]

Fox Weather Expands Distribution To Dish Network And Sling Freestream

Fox Weather, Fox News Media’s free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) weather service has expanded its distribution to include Dish Network and Sling Freestream subscribers effective today. In making the announcement […]

Relo Metrics Expands Broadcast Measurement Internationally

Relo Metrics (formerly GumGum Sports), an AI-powered sponsorship analytics platform for real-time data decisions, has expanded its broadcast viewership and valuation data into Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), […]

ViewLift Powers Newly Relaunched NHL TV Apps

The National Hockey League and sports streaming provider ViewLift have relaunched NHL, free apps available across a range of device platforms that allow hockey fans to create a customized feed of the […]

Michigan To Join State-Level Effort To Regulate AI Political Ads As Federal Legislation Is Pending

Campaigns on the state and federal level will be required to clearly say which political advertisements airing in Michigan were created using artificial intelligence under legislation expected to be signed in the coming days by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat. It also would prohibit use of AI-generated deepfakes within 90 days of an election without a separate disclosure identifying the media as manipulated. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Washington Post Latest To Pause Its Advertising On X

The decision follows owner Elon Musk’s bizarre embrace of the utterly debunked “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory on Tuesday.

Cable, Satellite Providers Risk ‘Fading Into The Background Faster’ Than Expected

Comcast, Charter, Altice USA, Dish, Verizon Fios shed 1.16 million subscribers in Q3, while streamers Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and Fubo added 727,000.

‘Friends’ Viewership Surges Following Matthew Perry’s Death; ‘Suits’ Gives Up No. 1 Nielsen Spot To ‘No Hard Feelings’

For the first time since June, Suits did not manage to surpass 1 billion minutes viewed during the week of October 23-29. With 997 million minutes viewed, the USA Network legal drama came in second on Nielsen’s streaming charts during this interval. This brings to an end its 18-week streak of reaching over 1 billion minutes, which, while impressive, is actually not the record holder. Audiences also took some time to commemorate the life of Matthew Perry, following the actor’s sudden death on Oct. 28. In just the few hours until this interval closed, Friends tallied 583M minutes viewed, pushing it to No. 7 on the acquired titles list.

Fubo Launches ‘Fubo Radio,’ AI-Powered FAST Music Audio Channels

Fubo is bringing AI-powered streaming music audio-only channels to its virtual MVPD service with the help of partner Super Hi-Fi. Fubo on Tuesday announced the launch of 10 fully branded free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel radio stations, collectively dubbed “Fubo Radio,” on its sports-centric live TV streaming platform in the U.S.

Fox News, Dateline NBC Launch New Podcasts

Jeff Grossman, Amy Kuessner Upped To EVP Programming For Paramount+, Pluto TV

Paramount Streaming has elevated the top programming executives at flagship platform Paramount+ and free, ad-supported service Pluto TV. Jeff Grossman, most recently EVP, content & business operations, Paramount Streaming for Paramount+, has been named EVP, Programming, Paramount+. Amy Kuessner, most recently Pluto TV’s EVP, content strategy and global partnerships, has been named EVP, programming, Pluto TV. Both report to Tom Ryan, president-CEO, Paramount Streaming, and will closely collaborate in their new roles.

Network & Affils Celebrate One Year Of ‘NBC News Daily’

At a time when competition between streaming and broadcasting often drives a wedge between networks and their affiliates, the year-old NBC News Daily appears to be an unusual example of cooperation. The one-hour newscast, designed to replace the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives when it moved from NBC to Peacock in 2022, appears on both the NBC News Now streaming channel and all of NBC’s affiliates and ratings are rising.

AIMS Launches The AIMS Education Library

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that the AIMS Education Library — a comprehensive online resource designed to facilitate learning about IP technology for the broadcast and […]