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11:30 AM ET, January 6, 2021

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Manori Ravindran / Variety:
Comcast appoints Dana Strong to succeed Jeremy Darroch as CEO of Sky Group; Strong was previously president and COO of UK's Virgin Media  —  Comcast Cable executive Dana Strong is set to succeed Jeremy Darroch as CEO of Sky Group in what is a major restructure at the European pay-TV operator.
Dade Hayes / Deadline:
NBCU Ad Chief Linda Yaccarino named chair of the Ad Council's board of directors, succeeding David Fischer, chief revenue officer of Facebook  —  Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal's chairman of global advertising and partnerships, has been named chair of the Ad Council's board of directors.
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Sources: UK to announce former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp as the next BBC chairman  —  Richard Sharp is to be named as Sir David Clementi's successor at the BBC as soon as Thursday, Sky News learns.  —  City editor @MarkKleinmanSky  —  Created with Sketch.
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
C-SPAN says Steve Scully, the host placed on leave for “Twitter-related controversies” ahead of the second presidential debate, will return to work this week  —  C-SPAN says that Scully will return to work this week, producing for its television programming and hosting ‘Washington Today’ and ‘The Weekly’ for C-SPAN Radio.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Reuters EIC Stephen J. Adler announces that he will retire in April 2021, after ten years at the head of the newsroom  —  Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler announced Wednesday that he will retire in April 2021, after ten years at the head of the award-winning global newsroom.
Discussion: Reuters and @brianstelter, Thanks:@talkingbiznews
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says it will resume its political ad ban in Georgia after the polls close in the Georgia runoff elections  —  Following the Georgia runoff elections, the Facebook ban that restricts ads on social issues, elections and politics nationwide will be reimplemented in the state, the company said on Tuesday.
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Corin Faife / The Markup:
Study of 58 Facebook users' feeds in Georgia found partisan content elbowed out traditional news sites after Facebook reversed its political ad ban
Press Gazette:
UK's GB News raises new funding from investors including Dubai-based Legatum, says it will hire 120 journalists; sources: the channel raised £60M in this round  —  Bosses of news channel GB News have confirmed two new backers for its 24-hour TV and online service set to launch …
Anthony Wood / Roku Blog:
Roku says it now has 51.2M active user accounts, up by about 14M in 2020, and users streamed 58.7B hours in 2020  —  Today, we shared a significant milestone for Roku and the industry.  We announced preliminary estimated data for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31, 2020, of 51.2 million active accounts …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Cameo says it sold 1.3M personalized videos in 2020, had ~$100M in video transactions, and 150 personalities earned $100K+/year  —  Cameo, the app that lets fans pay for personalized videos from celebrities, has hired a slew of new C-suite executives from media and tech companies …
Apple:
Apple says Books now has over 90M MAUs  —  As the world navigated an ever-changing new normal of virtual learning, grocery deliveries, and drive-by birthday celebrations, customers relied on Apple services in new ways, turning to expertly curated apps, news, music, podcasts, TV shows, movies …
Jem Aswad / Variety:
The Grammy Awards are being postponed from Jan. 31, likely until sometime in March; sources said a combination of health and travel issues have led to the delay  —  Further details are expected shortly.  Sources say the show may be moved to March, although no date was confirmed at the time of this article's publication.
 
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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
Vizio, the No. 2 maker of smart TVs sold in the US, says viewing in 2020 grew 20.3% YoY, with streaming of ad-supported programming growing 226%
Discussion: The Streamable
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
In email, new JPI Media owner outlines plans to decentralize editorial and sales responsibilities to locally based teams and focus on “bespoke” local UK content
Reuters:
BBC says it will broadcast its biggest education offering ever, with many hours of programming for primary and secondary students, amid new pandemic lockdowns
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Rob Schmitz / NPR:
How Poland's government is tightening control over private media and using public media outlets, including the state broadcaster TVP, against political foes
Lindsey Ellefson / The Wrap:
Keith Poole named EIC of News Corp's New York Post Group; Poole is currently deputy EIC of UK tabloid The Sun
Jacob Bogage / Washington Post:
Hundreds of small outlets have been struggling with local paper delivery, as USPS is understaffed, and are bracing for mail rate increases of up to 9% in 2022
Social Media Week:
Adweek acquires Social Media Week, a conference and industry news service for marketers, founded in 2009
Khanh Vu / Reuters:
Vietnam court sentences two freelance journalists to 11 years and one to 15 years after finding them guilty of spreading anti-state propaganda