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11:50 PM ET, May 10, 2019

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Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Viacom says Pluto TV, its free ad-supported streaming service, has 16M MAU, up from 12M in Jan. when it was acquired, plans to launch in Latin America in 2019  —  The Streamable is reader-supported and may earn an affiliate commission when you sign up with our links.
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Matt Lopez / The Wrap:
Sports-centric subscription streaming platform FuboTV to launch free ad-supported streaming service and short-form original content in 2019, says CEO  —  The sports-centric subscription OTT streamer FuboTV is preparing to launch a free ad-supported streaming service later this year and branch into original content for the first time.
Kendra Pierre-Louis / The Open Notebook:
NYT climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis details how she's encountered racism more frequently in journalism than in her previous professions  —  I have experienced racism in the newsroom.  This hasn't surprised me.  I have been black my whole life, so racism has been a fixture of my whole life.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
A look at The Prepared, a year-old site with reviews and advice for preppers, which makes money from affiliate links and has attracted some angel funding  —  A little over two years ago, The New Yorker ran a story about the survivalism craze sweeping Silicon Valley.
Ross Benes / eMarketer:
Ad spending on private marketplaces will overtake open exchanges in 2020 as both publishers and advertisers seek more control of context in which ads appear  —  Advertiser investment in private marketplaces (PMPs) has risen over the past several years thanks to ongoing issues of ad quality …
Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Five production companies say they won't film in Georgia to protest a new abortion law; MPAA, representing major studios, says it will wait for court outcomes  —  David Simon, Nina Jacobson, Mark Duplass and more industry figures have pledged to no longer shoot in the state as long as the law exists.
Dave McNary / Variety:
Hollywood execs Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan launch their new $400M public acquisition vehicle, after raising $1.6B in their four previous acquisition outfits  —  Veteran Hollywood executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan are launching Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. with a $400 million initial public offering.
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Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Netflix publishes its first top-10 lists of most-watched content on its platform in the UK, says it will start posting the lists every week in the country
Discussion: Gizmodo and Slate, more at Techmeme »
James Walker / Press Gazette:
Brazil's president signs decree allowing crime reporters, among other professions, to carry guns for protection
Rob Wijnberg / The Correspondent:
De Correspondent hires Eliza Anyangwe as managing editor of its English-language platform, The Correspondent, following the departure of Zainab Shah
Discussion: The Correspondent
Estizer Smith / Democracy Fund:
Democracy Fund announces a new fund to support university legal clinics that focus on defending the First Amendment, media access, and transparency
Conan O'Brien / Variety:
Conan O'Brien, accused of stealing jokes from Robert Kaseberg's Twitter account and blog, says he stands by his writers but settled to avoid an expensive trial
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Corporation COO says the company has no plans to launch direct-to-consumer services beyond FoxNation; Lachlan Murdoch says Fox won't reunite with News Corp
Greg Dool / Folio:
Penske Media confirms that Rolling Stone and Andrew Budkofsky, publisher and chief revenue officer, “have agreed on a mutual separation”
Discussion: Digital Music News
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix acquires children's media brand StoryBots, its third-ever acquisition, from the founders of JibJab Media for an undisclosed sum
Rachel Weiner / Washington Post:
Former government analyst Daniel Hale is charged with leaking info on drone warfare, apparently to The Intercept, the third Intercept source charged under Trump