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8:15 AM ET, July 29, 2021

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Leah Finnegan / Gawker:
Gawker, now owned by Bustle, relaunches with Leah Finnegan as editor-in-chief  —  When Bustle Digital Group first approached me to revive Gawker last year, I said absolutely no way in hell.  Who in God's name would want to edit a website that was cratered by an evil tech lord and sullied by a botched relaunch?
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Netflix will now require COVID-19 vaccinations for the casts of all US productions and for those who come into contact with the casts, with rare exceptions  —  EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has become the first major Hollywood studio to implement a blanket policy mandating vaccinations for the casts …
CBSSports.com:
College Big 12 conference commissioner says ESPN is luring member colleges to other conferences, demands ESPN cease and desist; ESPN says claims have no merit  —  Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby alleges conference media rights partner ESPN conspired to damage the league by luring Texas …
Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Q2: NBCU revenue up 39% YoY to ~$8B; ad revenue up 33% YoY to ~$2.2B; Peacock, broadcast, cable TV revenue up 26% YoY to $5.15B; Sky up 28% to $5.22B  —  Comcast Corp. posted a 25% jump in profit in the second quarter, as its broadband and wireless businesses added more customers …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube reports $7B in Q2 ad revenue, up 84% YoY from $3.81B, and says its Shorts feature now has 15B global daily views, up from 6.5B in March
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Facebook says Q2 ad revenue was $28.58B, up 56% YoY, with average price per ad up 47% YoY and a 6% YoY increase in ads delivered  —  The rising price for ads delivered strong top and bottom-line results for Facebook, even as the social media giant continued to warn of “increased ad targeting headwinds.”
Michael Barthel / Pew Research Center:
State of US news media in 2020: newspapers made more money from circulation than from ads for the first time, cable news saw explosive audience growth, and more  —  Every two years, Pew Research Center updates its series of fact sheets on the U.S. news media industry, tracking key audience …
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Futuro Media, a nonprofit that runs four Latino-focused outlets with funding from foundation philanthropy, individual donors, and corporate sponsors  —  In the halls of Congress in April, reporter Pablo Manríquez started asking United States representatives and senators …
Mediaweek:
Australia's Pedestrian Group has launched Refinery29 in Australia and New Zealand; the site is partnering with Getty Images to create stock photo libraries  —  Pedestrian Group has launched Refinery29, a global media and entertainment destination focused on women and underrepresented voices …
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Jake Dean / Slate:
NBC promoted Peacock's Olympics coverage before the games, but finding free live sports there has been confusing; some sports are only available via paid tiers  —  Ahead of the Olympics, NBC heralded its streaming app Peacock as a new outlet for sports coverage where users could watch live events and commentary for free.
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
A look at “dirtbag-left” podcasts like Chapo Trap House, that pair socialist ideas with the rhetorical style of social media, as some pivot away from politics  —  For years, “Chapo Trap House” and other podcasts have paired anti-capitalist ideas with the rhetorical style of social media.
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline:
AT&T is selling Vrio Corp., its DirecTV business unit in Latin America, to Grupo Werthein, after taking a $4.6B impairment charge  —  AT&T has sold 100% of Vrio Corp. business in Latin America to Grupo Werthhein.  —  Vrio provides live and on-demand video services via DirecTV Latin America …
 
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
UK's ITV says its ad revenue grew 29% YoY in H1 2021, up 87% in May and 115% in June; ITV now has 3M global subs and BritBox International has 2M subs
Jennifer Harper / Washington Times:
Former Drudge Report editor Joseph Curl launches a conservative-oriented news aggregation site called Off the Press
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K.J. Yossman / Variety:
Comcast-owned British broadcaster Sky announces a major rebrand of its channel portfolio, including the retirement of flagship channel Sky One after 30+ years
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Spotify Q2: revenue of €2.3B, up 23% YoY, ad revenue up 110% YoY to €275M; paying subscribers reached 165M, up 20% YoY, total MAUs reached 365M; stock down 6%+
Katie Robertson / New York Times:
Internal email: WaPo will require all employees to show they are vaccinated against COVID-19, starting when workers return to the office, planned for Sept. 13
Erik Pedersen / Deadline:
PBS leads the nominations for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards, with 52 nominations; CNN is second with 41, CBS with 30, ABC with 22, and Vice with 20