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1:45 AM ET, November 9, 2022


 Top News: 
Steven Perlberg / Insider:
Bloomberg doesn't plan to cover staff's Twitter Blue verification and CNN says it's “highly unlikely”; Puck calls the cost an extension of its marketing budget  —  - Twitter is planning to require users to pay to keep their verification.  — Insider asked 14 newsrooms whether …
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Journalists rethink using Twitter due to uncertainty around identity verification and its utility for reporting; Twitter's traffic-boosting value has been minor  —  The complaints, fears and angst surrounding changes at troubled tech giant Twitter began unraveling on its own platform …
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Disney misses on Q4 revenue, up 9% YoY to $20.15B vs. $21.24B est., but adds 12.1M Disney+ subscriptions for a total of 164.2M, vs. 160.45M est.; stock down 6%+  —  - Disney reports earnings after the market closes on Tuesday.  — The company will hold an earnings conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Disney hit 235.7M global streaming subscribers in its Q4, above Netflix's 223.1M in its Q3; Disney+ had 164.2M subscribers, Hulu had 47.2M, and ESPN+ had 24.3M  —  Disney reported results for the final quarter of its 2022 fiscal year today, revealing a total of 164.2 million Disney+ global subscribers …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Media Partners Asia: Disney+ overtook Hulu as Japan's third largest streamer in Q3, with 3.6M subscribers, ahead of Amazon Prime Video's ~16.5M and Netflix's 7M  —  Disney+ was the biggest component of the growth in the Japanese streaming market in the July to September quarter.
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Netflix bid on some ATP tennis tour streaming rights but dropped out and has considered bidding on other sports events or buying lower-profile leagues  —  Streaming giant eyes sports like tennis and surfing; Co-CEO Reed Hastings has been wary of rising costs for rights
Jon Keegan / The Markup:
A look at data brokers selling “comprehensive” profiles of potential voters to campaigns, including phone geolocation data gleaned from real-time auctions  —  Before you got in line on Election Day, the emerging and largely unregulated political tracking industry was able to trace your movements
Caitlin Huston / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nexstar, which owns The Hill and a 75% stake in The CW, reports Q3 net revenue up 9.7% YoY to $1.27B and political ad revenue of $129.3M, up 84.3% from Q3 2018  —  The TV station group will look for a mix of scripted and unscripted content and shows that “appeal to a broader audience” on the CW.
Thania Garcia / Variety:
Condé Nast sues Drake and 21 Savage over a fake Vogue cover that promoted their album, with the image posted on Instagram and fake Vogue copies spread in cities  —  Drake and 21 Savage have been sued by media company Condé Nast, which owns Vogue, over the fake magazine cover used to promote their new album “Her Loss.”
David Gritten / BBC:
Iranian security forces made “credible” threats to two journalists for UK-based Persian-language TV channel Iran International, per parent company Volant Media  —  Two British-Iranian journalists for the UK-based Persian-language TV channel Iran International have been warned …
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Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Live programming from NBC and all 210 local NBC affiliates TV stations will begin streaming on Peacock Premium Plus in the US on November 30
Sources: UMG, Sony, and Warner have been negotiating with ByteDance for a share of TikTok ad revenue and increased royalties before their contracts expire
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert P. Baird / Columbia Journalism Review:
A profile of liberal magazine The American Prospect and David Dayen, who helped grow its readership by nearly 50% since taking over as executive editor in 2019
Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
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Barstool Sports founder David Portnoy loses his defamation lawsuit against Insider over articles accusing him of violent sexual misconduct