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7:45 AM ET, March 10, 2022


 Top News: 
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon suspends access to Prime Video for customers based in Russia  —  Amazon has joined the growing number of businesses suspending commercial activities in Russia in the wake of the country's unprovoked attack on Ukraine.  —  The e-commerce giant said in a statement that it is cutting off access …
Scott Roxborough / The Hollywood Reporter:
Discovery pulls 15 channels in Russia, operated as part of a joint venture with the country's leading TV company National Media Group
On Substack:
Substack launches an iOS app for reading; Android users can join a waitlist  —  What you read matters  —  Today, we're launching an iOS app for reading.  It's like your email inbox, but better.  —  For readers, the app brings all your Substack subscriptions together in one venue …
Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Paulson / New York Times:
Audible added a theater tab to its app this month as it becomes a big player in the space, releasing 93 audio theater works so far, including 24 in 2021  —  A company known for audiobooks is mounting starry live productions — and recording them, too.  —  Elizabeth Marvel took off her shoes …
Mike Ozanian / Forbes:
Sources: the streaming deal between MLB and Apple is worth $85M annually over seven years and NBC Sports' two-year MLB deal is worth $30M annually  —  Baseball is in the midst of a lockout that is threatening the start of the 2022 season, but that isn't preventing the league from getting richer.
Vox Media:
Vox Media President Pam Wasserstein announces the company's new combined leadership structure following the acquisition of Group Nine  —  President Pam Wasserstein shared the leadership structure for editorial and studios teams following the acquisition of Group Nine.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jeff Zucker's exit deal with CNN paid him $5M+, which was owed from his 2021 bonus, and he didn't get further severance; he waived his rights to sue  —  Mr. Zucker, who resigned last month citing his failure to report consensual relationship with colleague, waived rights to sue CNN parent WarnerMedia as part of pact
Diana Lodderhose / Deadline:
Netflix raises the price of subscription plans in the UK and Ireland, increasing the standard package by £1 to £11 in the UK and by €2 to €15 in Ireland  —  Netflix is upping the cost of its subscription plans in the UK and Ireland with its standard package increasing in by £1 …
Discussion: The Guardian, Variety, The Sun and Bloomberg
Graham Keeley / Voice of America:
Gene Maddaus / Variety:
Two subscribers sue HBO Max claiming the service provides Facebook with lists allowing Facebook to match customers' viewing habits with their Facebook profiles  —  HBO was hit with a class action lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that it shares subscribers' viewing history with Facebook, in violation of a federal privacy law.
Emily Nicolle / Bloomberg:
Two Austrian entrepreneurs acquire the assets of LimeWire, the music sharing service shuttered in 2010, and plan to relaunch it as an NFT marketplace for music  —  A pair of serial entrepreneurs in Austria has bought the rights to defunct music platform LimeWire with plans to revamp its image …
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