Telemundo Sets ‘Most Ambitious’ FiFA World Cup Coverage & Production

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, announced a series of updates to provide a complete overview of its multiplatform programming offering and comprehensive production footprint as well as a preview to its slate of digital partnerships and advertising partners enhancing the coverage of the biggest sporting event in the […]

As Washington Wavers On Regulating TikTok, Beijing Exerts Control

The wildly popular app’s link to China has sparked fears over propaganda and privacy. It’s also exposed America’s failure to safeguard the web.

Tech’s Talent Wars Have Come Back To Bite It

Hiring the best, the brightest and the highest number of employees was a badge of honor at tech companies. Not anymore as layoffs surge.

BRAND CONNECTIONS

Simulmedia, Comscore Strike Deal To Advance Audience Targeting For Entertainment Marketers

Cross-channel TV advertising platform Simulmedia has made a deal with media measurement company Comscore to bolster its predictive TV program technology TV+ for entertainment marketers and other brands, in finding the right viewers to sample and engage with TV shows. Comscore’s custom audience segments will be incorporated into TV+ to help entertainment marketers target audiences across data-driven linear TV and connected TV.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Vizio Posts Profit As Platform Business Registers Big Gains

Vizio swung to a profit in the third-quarter as gains at its Platform Plus business more than offset a drop in device sales. Net income was $2 million, or 1 cent a share, compared to a net loss of $18.6 million, or 10 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue fell 26% to $435 million.

Hearst’s Very Local News App Now On Vizio

Steve Burton Joins ‘Days Of Our Lives’ On Peacock

Samsung Smart TV Users Can Enter Cinedigm’s Cineverse

Facebook Parent Meta To Lay Off 11,000 Staff And Reduce Workforce By 13%

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the news today in a note to staff: “Today I’m sharing some of the most difficult changes we’ve made in Meta’s history,” he wrote. “I’ve decided to reduce the size of our team by about 13% and let more than 11,000 of our talented employees go. We are also taking a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending our hiring freeze through Q1.”

‘The Imperfects’ Canceled At Netflix

Pearl TV Adds Digital Monetization Capabilities To NextGen TV

Its new TV web platform, RUN3TV, adds server-side ad insertion functionality and adtech platform integrations.

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Meteorologists contend with expanding demands of weather alerting

Changing consumer expectations and a steady rise in the number of severe weather events are raising the stakes for already busy meteorology teams, who must send alerts to their audiences over a growing number of devices and platforms. Automation, the cloud and easy access to familiar graphics are simplifying workflows.

Peacock To Add Live 24/7 Access To Local NBC Affiliates In 210 Markets For Premium Subscribers

Subscribers to Peacock’s premium tier will soon have 24/7 access to their local NBC affiliate stations via a dedicated channel on the streaming service. The geotargeted channel will be available in all 210 NBC affiliate markets on Nov. 30. The move is a significant leap forward for local TV stations in the streaming era.

Krista Smith Promoted To Head Of Publishing At Netflix As Michelle Lee Exits

Haystack News Launches Pop-Up Midterm Elections Channel

Haystack News, a free streaming service that connects viewers with hyper-relevant local, national and world TV news, hasa 2022 Midterms Elections channel, with coverage of races at the local and national levels from TV stations across the country. Curated by trained journalists, the Midterm Elections channel features stories from newsrooms in all of the most […]

What Is Mastodon And Why Are People Leaving Twitter For It?

Since Elon Musk took ownership of Twitter, some of its users have migrated to Mastodon, an alternative social platform.

Paramount Expands Podcast Editorial Operations With Megan Marcus Appointment

TelevisaUnivision’s ViX Snaps Up Chefclub

TelevisaUnivision’s fledgling streaming service ViX has teamed up with leading food-themed content studio Chefclub in its continued bid to expand its programming offer to U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.

Netflix Renews Ryan Murphy’s ‘Watcher’ For Season 2, ‘Monster’ For Seasons 2, 3

Registration Opens For 2023 NAB Show

Next year’s convention on April 15-19 will celebrate the show’s 100th anniversary.

Emily Chang Leaving Bloomberg Technology For New Venture

NBC News Digital Promotes Ginger Gibson To Senior Washington Editor

Apple Reportedly Will Build Ad Network Around Major League Soccer

Apple Inc. is building an advertising network for live television as part of its deal to stream Major League Soccer games next year, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company is holding discussions with advertising partners and MLS sponsors in advance of the launch next February about airing advertisements during soccer games and related shows, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.

Musk Threatens To Boot Twitter Account Impersonators

Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that Twitter will permanently suspend any account on the social media platform that impersonates another. The platform’s new owner issued the warning after some celebrities changed their Twitter display names — not their account names — and tweeted as ‘Elon Musk’ in reaction to the billionaire’s decision to offer verified accounts to all comers for $8 month as he simultaneously laid off a big chunk of the workforce.

Twitter Delays $8 ‘Blue Check’ Verification Plan Until After Midterms

Twitter is holding back the rollout of account verifications for its paid Twitter Blue subscription plan until after the midterm elections, a source with knowledge of the decision confirmed. The decision to push back the new feature came one day after the platform launched an updated version of its iOS app that promises to allow users who pay a monthly subscription fee to get a blue checkmark on their profiles, a feature that CEO Elon Musk has proposed as a way to fight spam on the platform.

Facebook Parent Meta Expected To Announce Mass Layoffs This Week

Meta Platforms Inc. is planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could be among the largest round in a recent spate of tech job cuts after the industry’s rapid growth during the pandemic.

The layoffs are expected to affect many thousands of employees and an announcement is planned to come as soon as Wednesday, according to the people. Meta reported more than 87,000 employees at the end of September. Company officials already told employees to cancel nonessential travel beginning this week, the people said.

Twitter Slashes Its Staff As Musk Era Takes Over

The San Francisco-based company told workers by email Thursday that they would learn Friday if they had been laid off. About half of the company’s staff of 7,500 was let go, Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of safety & integrity, confirmed in a tweet. The speed and size of the cuts also opened Musk and Twitter to lawsuits. At least one was filed alleging Twitter violated federal law by not providing fired employees the required notice.

Twitter’s Advertisers Pull Back As Layoffs Sweep Through Company

Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, acknowledged that ad spending on the platform had slumped. He blamed the drop on pressure from activists.

CNN Digital Names Matt Wells Head Of EMEA Region

‘The Rookie’ Scores Season-Best Ratings In 7-Day Multiplatform Viewing

ABC’s Nathan Fillion-starring procedural picked up an additional 5 million viewers across the week.