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1:05 PM ET, January 6, 2021

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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Peacock's signup page breaks down tiers according to the degree of access to The Office, as annoyed users complain of ads in the Premium Plus tier  —  Just buy the box set  —  Chances are if you're looking into signing up for Peacock ("Ugh, another streaming service!") …
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.
Dave Sebastian / Wall Street Journal:
Wyndham Destinations, which runs resorts, buys Travel + Leisure from Meredith for $100M; Meredith will continue publishing the magazine under a licensing deal  —  Meredith to continue publishing Travel + Leisure under licensing agreement; Wyndham to rebrand itself
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.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Amazon marked some free podcasts as $8.95 with a discount for Audible subscribers as part of a “limited deal”; pricing disappeared after asking for comment  —  Trying to sell those Audible subscriptions  —  Charlie Harding, the host of the podcast Switched On Pop …
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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
Discovery partners with VOD company Starzplay to launch Discovery Plus in 18 countries and territories across the Middle East and North Africa  —  Discovery has struck a strategic partnership with VOD player Starzplay to launch streamer Discovery Plus in 18 countries and territories across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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.
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 …
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.
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
 
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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%
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
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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
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
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