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2:40 AM ET, May 11, 2022


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Sources: Netflix executives told employees that the company plans to launch its lower-priced ad-supported tier and crack down on password sharing in Q4 2022  —  Executives said they were aiming to introduce an ad-supported, lower-priced subscription tier in the last three months of the year, quicker than originally indicated.
Andrew Marchand / New York Post:
Tom Brady plans to join Fox Sports as its lead NFL analyst and ambassador once he retires; sources: Brady's contract is a record $375M over 10 years  —  Fox Sports' deal to make Tom Brady its lead NFL game analyst after he retires is for 10 years and $375 million, The Post has learned.
Jolie Lash / The Wrap:
Fox Corp reports Q3 revenue of $3.46B, up 7% YoY, net income of $290M, down 50% YoY, and ad revenue of $1.3B, up 9% YoY thanks to higher pricing and ratings
Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Sen. Josh Hawley introduces a copyright bill to threaten Disney, retroactively applying rules to strip Disney's IP assets upon bill passage, which won't happen  —  I can't believe I'm taking Disney's side on anything  —  I have been told to blog about Senator Josh Hawley's new copyright bill …
Two Russian journalists for pro-government news site replaced ~20 articles with posts critical of Putin and his war in Ukraine; Lenta deleted the posts  —  On the morning of May 9, anti-war articles filled the homepage of the Russian pro-government outlet
An Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday  —  Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank Wednesday, the network said.
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
YouTube TV launches a Spanish-language plan add-on for $15 per month and a standalone Spanish-language plan for $35 per month; both have 20+ channels  —  YouTube TV has made it official with two new Spanish-language offerings.  —  As The Streamable reported last week …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Variety and 9to5Google
Financial Times:
Paris-based TV production group Banijay, known for its reality TV shows, and sports betting group Betclic will go public via a SPAC, creating FL Entertainment  —  Deal backed by Bernard Arnault and Tikehau will create new player in European entertainment  —  French entrepreneur Stéphane Courbit …
Discussion: Reuters and The Wrap
The Daily Beast:
Sources: staffers at The Business of Business, Thinknum's media arm, say they did not receive April paychecks; co-founder Justin Zhen went on leave last week  —  The co-founder of media startup The Business of Business was one of WeWork's earliest antagonists.  Now he's the one facing questions.
Thania Garcia / Variety:
UMG's Kingship band, made up of four Bored Ape Yacht Club characters, will release 10,000 NFTs starting on May 14 that grant access to the group's virtual world  —  In what is described as the latest evolution of interactive storytelling, Kingship, the NFT group signed to 10:22PM …
Discussion: Billboard
Andrew Kersley / Press Gazette:
The Guardian has launched 11 in-depth newsletters over the past year and says the outlet now has 1M+ unique subscribers across its portfolio of 50 newsletters  —  A week after the launch new flagship daily current affairs newsletter First Edition, Press Gazette spoke to The Guardian newsletter team about their strategy.
Discussion: @benwhitelaw
The Pulitzer Prizes:
List of 2022 Pulitzer Prize winners, including Jennifer Senior of The Atlantic for feature writing and the NYT for national and international reporting  —  Public Service The Washington Post For its compellingly told and vividly presented account of the assault on Washington on January 6 …
Elahe Izadi / Washington Post:
The Washington Post wins the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for public service for its coverage of the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol and its aftermath
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Alex Piper, YouTube's head of unscripted originals, leaves to lead Night Studios, the content division of talent management company Night, which manages MrBeast
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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
BBC Documentaries, Channel 4 Documentaries, Specialist Factual, and others join a We Are Doc Women campaign to commit to 50% women directors across their output
Discussion: Deadline
Nancy Tartaglione / Deadline:
Sony Pictures reports Q4 revenue up 55% YoY to ~$9.5B and operating income up 172% YoY to ~$1.67B, due to higher sales including for Spider-Man: No Way Home
Christopher Sherman / Associated Press:
Journalists Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera of news site El Veraz were shot to death, making them Mexico's 10th and 11th in 2022