Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney reports Q1 revenue up 8% YoY to $23.51B, vs. $23.37B est., direct-to-consumer revenue up 13% YoY to $5.3B, and operating loss rose $0.5B to $1.1B — Overall, Disney posted revenue of $23.51 billion (up 8%) and adjusted earnings per share of 99 cents for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2022 (Disney's Q1 of fiscal year 2023).
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Joe Flint / @jbflint: A roomful of analysts and not one could ask Disney CEO Bob Iger about his thoughts on keeping or selling Hulu?
Justin Klawans / The Week: Disney to cut 7,000 jobs, restructure company in cost-saving measure
Julia Alexander / @loudmouthjulia: Disney announces layoff of 7,000 jobs.
Todd Spangler / @xpangler: Iger: “We believe the work we are doing to reshape our company around creativity, while reducing expenses, will lead to sustained growth and profitability for our streaming business” https://variety.com/...
@thedeskdotnet: NEW: Disney Q4 revenue of $23.512 billion for the three-month period ended Dec 31, '22; up from $21.819 billion reported same time last year. $DIS
@thedeskdotnet: UPDATE: Disney linear revenue down 5 percent year-over-year to $7.293 billion; direct-to-consumer (streaming) business sees 13 percent jump in revenue year-over-year to $5.307 billion. $DIS
@richlightshed: 🚨 $DIS interesting word choice “significant transformation” “After a solid first quarter, we are embarking on a significant transformation, one that will maximize the potential of our world-class creative teams and our unparalleled brands and franchises” https://twitter.com/...
@thedeskdotnet: UPDATE: Loss of Cricket rights cost Disney some international streaming subscribers, Disney Plus with Hotstar subscribers declined 6 percent over the quarter, company reports 57.5 million subscribers to Disney Plus with Hotstar. $DIS
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: Disney beat investor's predictions for the quarter (top and bottom lines), but its streaming business lost more than $1 billion. Disney+ et al. grew its sales by 13 percent to $5.3 billion, but it spent $6.3 billion. And @disneyplus lost 2.4 million subscribers https://twitter.com/...
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter: Bob Iger Outlines New Disney Org Structure, With 7,000 Layoffs Planned
Bill Bria / SlashFilm: Bob Iger Promises ‘Significant Transformation’ At Disney As Disney+ Posts First-Ever Quarterly Losses
Owen Poindexter / Front Office Sports: Disney Has No Plans to Spin Off ESPN
Neda Ulaby / NPR: Disney's Bob Iger is swinging the ax as he plans to lay off 7,000 workers worldwide
Sarah Whitten / CNBC: Disney beats expectations as streaming subscriber losses aren't as bad as feared
Scott Mendelson / The Wrap: ‘Black Panther 2’ Helps Walt Disney Beat Wall Street Expectations
Derek Saul / Forbes: Disney Will Reinstate Dividends, Cut 7,000 Jobs As Bob Iger Hones In On Bottom Line
Rachyl Jones / Observer: Under Bob Iger 2.0, Disney Reports Higher Earnings Amid Layoffs, Restructuring
Adam Bentz / Screen Rant: Disney+ loses subscribers for the first time in its history. Launched in late 2019 …
Lillian Rizzo / CNBC:
Nelson Peltz says his proxy fight against Disney is over following Disney's announced restructuring: “Disney plans to do everything we wanted them to do” — Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT — Nelson Peltz declared the proxy fight between his firm …
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Ryan Scott / SlashFilm: Bob Iger Lays Out Disney's Future: Streaming, Savings, And Franchises To The Rescue
Tim Baysinger / Axios: Trian ends proxy fight against Disney
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg: Trian's Nelson Peltz Says Proxy Fight With Disney Is Over
Harper Lambert / The Wrap: Nelson Peltz Abandons Disney Proxy Battle After Bob Iger Reveals Restructuring Plans
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times: Nelson Peltz ends Disney proxy fight after Bob Iger announces dramatic changes, layoffs
Jennifer Maas / Variety: Activist Investor Nelson Peltz Backs Down From Disney Proxy Fight Following Bob Iger's Big Restructuring
Jill Goldsmith / Deadline: Disney Appreciates Nelson Peltz's Decision To Back Off Proxy Fight, Says It “Respects And Values The Input Of All Shareholders”
Ariel Zilber / New York Post: Disney CEO Bob Iger says he will step down in two years
Derek Saul / Forbes: Billionaire Peltz Ends Disney Proxy Fight With Disney As Stake Swells To $1.1 Billion
Rebecca Picciotto / CNBC:
Bob Iger says “everything is on the table” when it comes to Hulu amid a discussion on his plans to pare back Disney's general entertainment content — Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT — Disney CEO Bob Iger said Thursday that “everything is on the table” with streaming service Hulu.
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Alex Sherman / @sherman4949: Bob Iger making some news on @cnbc right now — saying he is open to selling to Hulu. “Everything is on the table.” Under Bob Chapek, Comcast was under the impression Disney would consolidate Hulu. Now with Iger's return, he is suggesting he's open to selling Disney's 66%.
Kate Trafecante / CNN: Bob Iger wins again. Activist shareholder stands down in Disney board battle
Eileen AJ Connelly / The Wrap: Disney's Iger Would Consider Selling Hulu Stake: ‘Everything Is on the Table’
Todd Spangler / Variety: Disney CEO Bob Iger on Potential Hulu Sale: ‘Everything Is on the Table Right Now’
David Satin / The Streamable: Confirmed: Disney Open to Selling Hulu as Part of General Entertainment Pullback
Wilson Chapman / IndieWire: Bob Iger Is Open to Selling Hulu
Chris Morris / Fortune: Bob Iger casts doubt on rumors that Disney will buy Hulu and says ‘everything is on the table’
Erik Gruenwedel / Media Play News: CNBC: Disney CEO Bob Iger Open to Selling Hulu Stake
Steve Kovach / @stevekovach: Iger definitely sounded like he's leaning towards selling Hulu. https://twitter.com/...
Scott Gustin / @scottgustin: Answering a question about “assumptions” that Disney will purchase the rest of Hulu - Iger responded, by saying “I'm saying that's not necessarily the case.”
Joe Flint / @jbflint: Reporter doing what analysts wouldn't. Ask a smart question https://twitter.com/...
@richlightshed: 🚨 Bob Iger says “everything is on the table right now” when asked about @Hulu by @davidfaber — says he is concerned about undifferentiated general entertainment streaming content $DIS Bye Bye #hulu https://twitter.com/...
Andrew A. Rosen / @aagave: This is one of those “on the one hand, on the other hand” outcomes. if streaming IS the future as Iger said, $DIS better off keeping Hulu. But this mgmt team isn't the right one to manage a Hulu https://twitter.com/...
Jay Yarow / @jyarow: Could be just negotiating posture but Iger sounded open to selling Hulu? https://www.cnbc.com/
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter: Nelson Peltz Abandons Disney Proxy Fight, as Bob Iger Says “Everything Is on the Table” for Hulu
Diego Peralta / Collider: Hulu: Disney CEO Bob Iger Willing to Sell Streaming Platform
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
Disney ended 2022 with 161.8M Disney+ global subscribers, down 1% QoQ, its first drop since 2020's launch; Hulu had 48M and ESPN+ had 24.9M, both up 2% QoQ
Disney ended 2022 with 161.8M Disney+ global subscribers, down 1% QoQ, its first drop since 2020's launch; Hulu had 48M and ESPN+ had 24.9M, both up 2% QoQ
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Matt Rainis / The Streamable: Disney CEO: Company Needs to Change Approach to Streaming, Focus Less on Subscribers
Karlene Lukovitz / MediaPost: Disney Q1: Streaming Bled $1B, Disney+ Shed 2.4B Subs, 7K Jobs To Be Slashed
Tony Maglio / IndieWire: Bob Iger Sees Disney+ as Smaller, Tighter, and Profitable — and Wall Street Loves It
Tren Griffin / @trengriffin: To understand unit economics, understand gross churn. Not net churn. “Disney announced its Q1 2023 earnings today, reporting a total of 161.8 million Disney+ global subscribers, a decrease of 2.4 million subs from 164.2 million in the previous quarter.” https://techcrunch.com/...
Ariana Tourangeau / masslive.com: How to watch ‘The Making Of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ on Disney+
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney cuts its workforce by 7,000, or 3.2% of its ~220,000 global headcount, as the company tries to save $5.5B in costs, including $2.5B in non-content costs
Disney cuts its workforce by 7,000, or 3.2% of its ~220,000 global headcount, as the company tries to save $5.5B in costs, including $2.5B in non-content costs
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Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter: Bob Iger's Cost-Cutting, Restructuring Plan for Disney Wins Over Wall Street
Jennifer Maas / Variety: Iger's Disney Reorg: Dana Walden and Alan Bergman to Co-Run All TV, Film and Streaming; ESPN Becomes Standalone Unit
Michael Grothaus / Fast Company: Disney is cutting 7,000 jobs in a cost-saving blitz as traditional TV faces an existential crisis
Nik Roseveare / Advanced Television: Disney to axe 7,000 staff; loses streaming subs
Allison Schiff / AdExchanger: Disney Lays Off 7,000 In A Massive Reorg And Reaffirms Its Commitment To Streaming
Todd Spangler / @xpangler: Of the $2.5 billion in non-content expenses, about 50% represents marketing spending; 30% represents labor costs; and 20% represents technology, procurement and other expenses https://variety.com/... via @Variety
Andrew A. Rosen / @aagave: Iger is basically laying out a complete revamp of $DIS streaming strategy. If it's not fine tuning, it's in trouble. I've used “dead in the water” before and I think it is.
Brooks Barnes / @brooksbarnesnyt: Disney makes ESPN its own unit (presumably making it easier to spin or sell). Puts Alan Bergman and Dana Walden in charge of streaming. Iger will also cut $5.5 billion in costs, which will include 7,000 layoffs https://www.nytimes.com/...
Jeff Sneider / Above the Line: Disney Announces Reorg That Will See It Lay Off 7,000 Employees, and an Avatar Attraction That's Coming to Disneyland; ESPN Not for Sale
Chris Isidore / CNN: Disney plans to cut 7,000 jobs and reward shareholders
Joan E. Solsman / CNET: Disney Layoffs Will Cut 7,000 Jobs
Mollie Cahillane / Adweek: Disney to Lay Off 7,000 People Amid Massive Subscriber and Revenue Losses
Dawit Habtemariam / Skift: Disney Theme Parks Remain Bright Spot for Embattled Company Set to Shed 7,000 Jobs
Catherine Larkin / Fortune: Bob Iger's announcement of mass layoffs and restructuring at Disney were enough to make Nelson Peltz stand down in his proxy fight
Matt Schimkowitz / The A.V. Club: Disney announces Toy Story 5, Frozen 3, Zootopia 2, and 7,000 layoffs
Travis Clark / Insider: Newly returned Disney CEO Bob Iger is cutting 7,000 jobs and reorganizing the company
Brian Welk / IndieWire: Bob Iger's Big Disney Shakeup: 7,000 Layoffs, Dana Walden and Alan Bergman Take the Reins
Erik Gruenwedel / Media Play News: Disney Restructures Business Into Three Operating Units, Announces 7,000 Job Cuts
Drew Taylor / The Wrap: Disney to Cut 7,000 Jobs, Citing Advertising ‘Headwinds’
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times: Bob Iger announces 7,000 job cuts at Disney, signals ‘significant transformation’
Christopher Grimes / Financial Times: Walt Disney to axe 7,000 jobs in $5.5bn cost-cutting plan
Robbie Whelan / Wall Street Journal: Disney Plans to Cut 7,000 Jobs, $5.5 Billion in Costs
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Yahoo plans to lay off 20%+ of its workforce and restructure its ad tech unit, impacting 50%+ of the unit, or 1,600+ people; CEO says the cuts are “strategic” — Yahoo plans to lay off more than 20% of its total workforce as part of a major restructuring of its ad tech unit, executives told Axios.
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Sara Fischer / @sarafischer: The changes will end Yahoo's years-long effort to compete directly with Google and Meta for digital advertising dominance — Yahoo is shutting down its SSP and native ad businesses but keeping its DSP biz https://twitter.com/...
Sara Fischer / @sarafischer: 🚨Exclusive: @Yahoo to lay off more than 20% of staff as it shrinks ad biz — More than 1600 employees will be impacted — 50% of Yahoo's ad tech unit being cut https://www.axios.com/...
NewsNation reporter Evan Lambert was freed from jail late February 8 after being arrested giving a live report at Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's press conference — EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (NewsNation) — A NewsNation reporter was released from jail late Wednesday after being arrested earlier …
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Eduardo Medina / New York Times: Reporter Arrested While Covering News Conference in Ohio
Eileen AJ Connelly / The Wrap: NewsNation Reporter Released From Jail Following Arrest at Ohio Governor's Press Conference
CNN: NewsNation reporter arrested during a news conference after Ohio law enforcement told him to stop his live broadcast
@newsnation: .@Willie700WLW says if NewsNation didn't stay on top of their reporter being arrested at a news conference, he would still be in jail. “What happens in small town Ohio counties is significantly different ... these prosecutors and these sheriff's run the place.” #Banfield https://twitter.com/...
@newsnationpr: Official statement from @NewsNation Bureau Chief Mike Viqueira. #NewsNation https://twitter.com/...
@newsnation: NewsNation reporter @EvanLambertTV speaks about his arrest upon being released late Wednesday night. “Most things are on video ... so it's pretty clear to see what happened. ... I'm just trying to do my job.” Watch #Banfield: https://www.newsnationnow.com/ joinus https://twitter.com/...
Committee to Protect Journalists: Journalist Evan Lambert arrested, charged while covering Ohio train derailment
Gerry Ricciutti / WKBN-TV: Reporter's arrest in East Palestine garners national attention
Colby Hall / Mediaite: NewsNation's Evan Lambert Released from Jail: ‘No Journalist Expects to Be Arrested Doing His Job’
Doug Cunningham / UPI: Officials lift evacuation order after Ohio train derailment
@axios: UPDATE: NewsNation said its reporter Evan Lambert has been released following his arrest during the Ohio governor's news conference today https://www.axios.com/...
@newsnation: NewsNation reporter @EvanLambertTV is out of an Ohio jail this morning, but many are asking why he was arrested in the first place. @JoeKhalilTV takes a step-by-step look, while providing his perspective as Evan's friend and colleague. READ MORE: https://www.newsnationnow.com/ ... https://twitter.com/...
Anna-Lysa Gayle / @annalysagayle: “It's tough to do your job in America in 2023, but we'll keep doing it,” @EvanLambertTV said. https://www.newsnationnow.com/ ...
Josh Marshall / @joshtpm: The article provides some more details abt how this came abt. Echoey gym, schedules colliding. Bad combo of things. But the bottom line is totally over the top nutball reaction. Shldnt happen to a reporter but frankly shldnt happen to anyone. https://twitter.com/...
Taylor Popielarz / @taylorpopielarz: A deeply concerning incident in East Palestine, Ohio a short time ago. Based on the video available, it appears @NewsNation reporter @EvanLambertTV was arrested for doing his job at a press conference. Even @GovMikeDeWine seemed perplexed by what happened and called it wrong. https://twitter.com/...
Josh Marshall / @joshtpm: not surprising. Notable thing in the first reports was gov's office totally washed their hands of it. Said they didn't see it happen etc. so seems pretty clear govs office told the locals to clean up their mess and let the guy go. https://twitter.com/...
Lisa Guerrero / @4lisaguerrero: Black journalist roughed up, thrown to the ground and arrested by white cops while doing his job. WTH @MikeDeWine ????? https://twitter.com/...
@jatara_: He's spending the night in jail for this? Unbelievable. Watching to see if @GovMikeDeWine will step in to have him released tonight. https://twitter.com/...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: NewsNation's @EvanLambertTV should be released now and the charges should be dropped. This is an injustice. https://twitter.com/...
Matthew Keys / @matthewkeyslive: NEW: Cell phone video obtained from NewsNation source shows law enforcement official grabbed correspondent @EvanLambertTV by the arm and pulled him out of a room where a press conference was being held. Seconds later, Lambert was arrested. https://twitter.com/...
Sara Sidner / @sarasidnercnn: NewsNation reporter out of jail after arrest at Ohio news conference. He was arrested for refusing to stop talking during a live report..Because the governor was talking during a press conference which started really late? What country do we live in again? https://www.newsnationnow.com/ ...
Walter Smith Randolph / @walterreports: This is disturbing. @EvanLambertTV was just trying to do his job and even @MikeDeWine says this was wrong. What a bad look for Ohio officials. What part of freedom of the press do people not understand? https://twitter.com/...
Jenn Gidman / Newser: As Governor Speaks on Train Derailment, Reporter Is Cuffed
@theredrummedia: FULL video of Evan Lambert @EvanLambertTV being heckled by police at a press conference held by @GovMikeDeWine about the train derailment in East Palestine, OH ...mind you Dewine has come out and said this was WRONG! @NewsNation @BanfieldonNN @ChrisCuomo @BrianEntin #freeevan https://twitter.com/...
@allthingsnatsec: This is not the America that I swore to protect as a FBI agent. In what bizarro world do the police not understand the freedom of the press to report the news peacefully? This right is enshrined in the very 1st amendment to our Constitution. https://twitter.com/...
David Pepper / @davidpepper: The Ohio freefall... https://twitter.com/...
Kaitlan Collins / @kaitlancollins: “Correspondent Evan Lambert was giving a live report during NewsNation's “Rush Hour” when he was told by law enforcement personnel at the news conference to be quiet because Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was speaking.” https://www.newsnationnow.com/ ...
Dave Statter / @statter911: Was interviewed a time or two by @evanlambert while he was with @fox5dc. Good guy. Good reporter. Sorry to see this. Glad to see @MikeDeWine not do a knee-jerk reaction. He instead stated his policy that supports 1A & reporters doing their job. https://www.newsnationnow.com/ ...
Kimberly Atkins Stohr / @kimberlyeatkins: Absolutely outrageous. @EvanLambertTV is a consummate professional who was doing his job. What in the name of the First Amendment is going on?!? https://twitter.com/...
@newsnation: A NewsNation reporter was arrested and jailed in Ohio while covering a train derailment news conference. @ChrisCuomo questions why authorities have charged a member of the press with criminal trespass. Watch #CUOMO: https://www.newsnationnow.com/ joinus https://twitter.com/...
Rich McHugh / @richmchugh: This is infuriating, and unacceptable in America today. A reporter, my colleague @EvanLambertTV —covering a press conference. Arrested. For what? Watch the video, you decide @NewsNation https://twitter.com/...
Brett Bachman / The Daily Beast: NewsNation Reporter Arrested at Ohio Guv's Train Derailment Press Conference
Scott Jones / FTVLive: Breaking! News Nation Reporter is Arrested
Isobel Lewis / The Independent:
UK media watchdog IPSO plans to investigate Jeremy Clarkson's Sun column on Meghan Markle after receiving 25,100+ complaints and will make the results public — Press watchdog received more than 25,100 complaints about column — Culture secretary defends Jeremy Clarkson's ‘right to say what he wants’
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Max Goldbart / Deadline: UK Newspaper Watchdog Formally Investigating Disgraced Jeremy Clarkson Meghan Markle Column
Nathan Sparkes / Hacked Off: Newspaper association “IPSO” to consider complaints about The Sun's column about Meghan Markle
Jon Christian / Futurism:
Men's Journal rewrites and adds a note to its first AI-written article after a probe found 18 errors in it and says “early experiments are a work in progress” — THE OWNERS OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED AND MEN'S JOURNAL PROMISED TO BE VIRTUOUS WITH AI.
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Paris Marx / @parismarx: Sports Illustrated and Men's Journal said they'd do AI articles responsibly. Their first one “contained persistent factual mistakes and mischaracterizations of medical science that provide readers with a profoundly warped understanding of health issues.” https://futurism.com/...
Jon Christian / @jon_christian: New from me: the CEO of the publisher of Sports Illustrated and Men's Journal promised its AI-generated content would be done very responsibly Then they bungled their *very first story*, giving readers deeply flawed health advice https://futurism.com/...
Julia Carrie Wong / @juliacarriew: I don't think the tech press has done an adequate job of explaining just how stupid “artificial intelligence” is. There is literally no intelligence involved. It is little more than a souped-up Magic 8 ball. https://twitter.com/...
@libshipwreck: Who (except for the people who were called technophobic Luddites for casting doubt on the capabilities of flashy AI text generators) could have seen this coming?!?!?!?!? https://futurism.com/...
Jon Christian / @jon_christian: One thing I think is worth pointing out: it's not a pure coincidence that CNET and Men's Journal in particular jumped the gun on AI content. They're both the victims of predatory owners that hollowed them out and are now trying to pump AI filler into their desiccated husks: https://twitter.com/...
Jon Christian / @jon_christian: Ah yes, of course it's the same CEO who ran Tronc https://twitter.com/...
Jonathan Slotkin / @slotkinjr: 👀 Major corrections were needed. YMMV when medical information comes mainly from non-human sources https://futurism.com/...
James Vincent / @jjvincent: looking on the bright side: this transition between human and AI led journalism is at least a time of rigorous fact-checking https://futurism.com/...
Fabio Chiusi / @fabiochiusi: ""There is just enough proximity to the scientific evidence and literature to have the ring of truth," Anawalt said, “but there are many false and misleading notes."" https://twitter.com/...
Davey Alba / @daveyalba: oh great, here's AI giving health advice... how could it go wrong https://futurism.com/...
Derek Thompson / @dkthomp: Using text-prompt AI for contemporary news stories is still much more like harnessing a hyperspeed army of untrained interns than simulating the work of a journalist. https://twitter.com/...
Jason Abbruzzese / @jasonabbruzzese: This is what it looks like to get a story and stay on it. https://twitter.com/...
Mark Stenberg / Adweek:
Ad supply-side platform EMX, a subsidiary of Big Village, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; sources said EMX began struggling to pay partners last summer — The vendor, a subsidiary of Big Village, owed hundreds of thousands in unpaid revenue
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Anthony Vargas / AdExchanger: EMX Files For Bankruptcy
Amelia Pollard / Bloomberg Law: PE-Backed Marketing Firm Big Village Files for Bankruptcy
Mark Stenberg / @markstenberg3: SCOOP: The ad-tech firm EMX, as well as its parent company Big Village, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday evening. EMX owes at least $750,000 in unpaid money to publishers for ad impressions it facilitated dating back to last summer. For @Adweek: https://www.adweek.com/...
David Friend / Canadian Press:
Netflix rolls out its long-anticipated password sharing rules in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain; other countries will be added in the next few months — Under new rules, premium and standard account holders will be given option to add extra members for $7.99 per month
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Chengyi Long / About Netflix: An Update on Sharing … We've always made it easy for people who live together to share …
Pete Syme / Insider: Netflix is widening its password sharing crackdown, with users in Canada, Spain, and New Zealand now facing extra charges
Julian Clover / Broadband TV News: Netflix expands password sharing crackdown into Europe
Tom Phillips / Eurogamer.net: Netflix account share compromise means paying for users you don't live with
Ali H / @the_alih: Thank you for giving me a reason to finally @netflix lol. Instead of you guys getting an extra $7.99/month out of me, I'm saving $30/ month and cancelling. It's not me, it's you. #netflix #NetflixIsAJoke https://www.thestar.com/...
Nicholas Gordon / Fortune: Sharing your Netflix password? Be prepared to pay almost 50% more
Irina Ivanova / CBS News: Netflix explains how password-sharing will work
Ian Bogost / @ibogost: Notable in this whole calamity is how Netflix is gaslighting everyone by claiming that “profiles” were ever meant to account for members of a family living under one roof, rather than data segmentation dressed up as personalization. https://about.netflix.com/...
David Friend / @dfriend: Things are about to change for your cousin, sister and great-aunt. Netflix is moving forward with its password-sharing crackdown in Canada. What you need to know: https://ottawa.citynews.ca/... https://twitter.com/...
Netflix Canada / @netflix_ca: We know there's been a lot of confusion about sharing Netflix. A Netflix account is intended for one household, so we're rolling out new features in Canada to give you more control over your account — and yes, you can still watch Netflix while traveling! https://about.netflix.com/...
Alex Sherman / @sherman4949: Netflix isn't ready to say how much it will charge U.S. account holders for password sharers, but Canada may give a hint — $7.99(CAD). The crackdown begins today in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain. https://about.netflix.com/...
Lucas Manfredi / The Wrap: Netflix Password Sharing Crackdown Expands to 4 New Global Markets
Erik Gruenwedel / Media Play News: Netflix Launches Password-Sharing Subscription Option in Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain
Rebecca Picciotto / CNBC: Netflix starts cracking down on password sharing in four countries
Brian Contreras / Los Angeles Times: Netflix inches closer to kicking you off your parents' account
Dade Hayes / Deadline: Netflix Expands Paid Password Sharing To Canada, New Zealand, Portugal and Spain
J. Clara Chan / The Hollywood Reporter: Netflix's Shared Account Crackdown Begins in Four New Markets
David Friend / Canadian Press: Netflix Canada to begin notifying subscribers as it cracks down on password sharing
Sarah Grevy Gotfredsen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Tow Center analysis: ~4,000 journalists at US outlets tweeted 3% less per day on average after Elon Musk's takeover; those at right-leaning outlets tweeted more — b — New research from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism into the habits of journalists on Twitter during …
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Joshua Benton / @jbenton: @froomkin ... Also, as I understand it at least, the Benkler et al. methodology only attempts to evaluate the partisan position of each publication's *audience*, not the orientation of the publication itself.
Joshua Benton / @jbenton: @froomkin ... It's also that the body of the piece refers to the group as “left-leaning or neutral publications” and “neutral or more left-leaning publications,” while the graphic only says “Left-Leaning Publications.”
Kate Bevan / @katebevan: This is good on where Mastodon is at right now(ish) after the exodus from here has calmed down. https://www.wired.com/...
@froomkin: This has now been modified somewhat. And it generated a great discussion! https://twitter.com/...
@froomkin: @emilybell ... Thank you. The authors of that study are brilliant. But “left” of the “right” is not “left”. It's “reality based”—and some “left”. We can't let the rise of information-manipulating right-wing media redefine the normal as left, especially when the normal both-sides everything.
Karl Bode / @karlbode: Especially given that CBS, CNN, and NPR have all made very conscious, well documented decisions in the last few years to shift their editorial stance rightward as not to offend authoritarian advertisers, sources, or event sponsors https://twitter.com/...
Dom DiFurio / @domdifurio: Wild categorizations of bias aside, how helpful is it trying to analyze journalistic engagement with a platform that's losing engagement, users and money in purely political terms? What if the answer is using this site simply isn't that good of an ROI for journalists anymore? https://twitter.com/...
Emily Bell / @emilybell: @froomkin ... Hi Dan - there is going to be room to disagree on this. In the methodology for determining where any publication is /or perceived to be on a spectrum we've used previous work (@YBenkler et al) explained here : https://twitter.com/...
@froomkin: Seriously, @CJR and @TowCenter, you consider these outlets to be “left-leaning”? You are really not helping. https://www.cjr.org/... https://twitter.com/...
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish's Sling TV rebrands Sling Free to Sling Freestream, which will carry 210 free channels, 41K on-demand titles, and expand further by the end of spring — Sling TV, the internet-streaming division of Dish Network, is doubling down on free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) and free …
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Matt Tamanini / The Streamable: Sling TV Launches Free Streaming Service ‘Sling Freestream’ with Ability to Add Premium, Live TV Services
Chris Dziadul / Broadband TV News: Sling TV unveils streaming service
Matthew Keys / The Desk: Sling rebrands ad-supported service to Freestream
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch: Sling TV launches free ad-supported streaming TV service ‘Sling Freestream’
Jeff Baumgartner / Light Reading: Sling TV speeds into the FAST lane with ‘Freestream’
Erik Gruenwedel / Media Play News: Sling TV Launches First Branded FAST Platform ‘Sling Freestream’
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter: Dish's Sling TV Launches FAST Service Freestream, Offering One-Click Upgrade to Premium Pay TV
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep a standalone Discovery+ service after launching a streaming service that combines HBO Max and Discovery+ content — Move comes amid concerns that some Discovery+ subscribers might not want to move to upcoming pricier, bigger platform
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Jordan Williams / Insider: ‘The Last of Us’ is a critically acclaimed show based on the hit video game series — here's how to stream new episodes of the HBO drama
Marisa Dellatto / Forbes: Disney+ Loses Subscribers As Netflix Gains: Where All The Major Streaming Services Stand
Dade Hayes / Deadline: Warner Bros Discovery Abandons Plan To Shut Down Discovery+ As Stand-Alone Service As It Moves Ahead With HBO Max Merger
Julian Clover / Broadband TV News: Warner Bros. Discovery will keep Discovery+ platform
Ananya Bhattacharya / Quartz: Disney is leaning on layoffs to save streaming
Raymond McCain / Cord Cutters News: Here's What's Coming to HBO Max in February 2023
Sonny Bunch / @sonnybunch: I mean, the obvious thing for WB to do with HBO/Discovery is what Disney has done with D+, Hulu, and ESPN+: allow people to subscribe to any of them separately and offer a discount to people who subscribe to all of them. Why is this so hard? https://www.wsj.com/...
Raavya Bhattacharyya / CBR: In Addition to HBO Max Merge, Discovery+ to Remain a Standalone Subscription Option
Joe Flint / @jbflint: For reporters in media who don't read stories closely, our story does not say Warner Bros. Discovery will not combine HBO Max and Discovery+ into one platform after all. What the story says INSTEAD is they will do that and keep Discovery+ going. Got it? https://www.wsj.com/...
Brandon Katz / @great_katzby: Keeping them separate gives them pricing flexibility for a bundle and the ability to cross sell an existing sub base to another service. But while D+ and HBO Max audience demos are complementary, there's not a ton of overlap. Potentially avoids messy rebranding this deep into it https://twitter.com/...
@enzuigiri: Absolutely rocks that instead of just having one option there's going to be three. Why not just keep it the same and do a Disney bundle if people want both? https://twitter.com/...
Joe Flint / @jbflint: Discovery+ fans rejoice! You won't have to upgrade to whatever the Warner Discovery super streaming service will be called. WBD will keep keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service. From @jtoonkel and @JBFlint https://www.wsj.com/...
Amol Sharma / @asharma: Exclusive: Warner Bros. Discovery rethought its plan to fold Discovery+ into HBO Max. After considering the risks, it will maintain a separate Discovery+ app for users who don't want the bigger service, report @jtoonkel & @JBFlint https://www.wsj.com/...
Sarah Krouse / @bysarahkrouse: Warner Bros. changes its approach, keeping Discovery+ as a stand-alone service while also putting most of its content on its planned new supersized streaming service -scoop from @jtoonkel @JBFlint https://www.wsj.com/...
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Warner Bros. Discovery “plans to keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service, people familiar with the matter said, a strategy shift for a company that had planned to consolidate content in a single subscription app,” @jtoonkel and @jbflint report https://www.wsj.com/...
Jennifer Maas / Variety: Discovery+ to Remain Standalone Streaming Platform While Still Combining With HBO Max (Report)
Jordan Valinsky / CNN: Discovery+ is sticking around. It's a strategy shift for Warner Bros. Discovery
Matthew Keys / The Desk: Discovery Plus to continue as standalone app, report says
Hattie Lindert / The A.V. Club: Warner Bros is reportedly switching gears on merging HBO Max and Discovery
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch: Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service in the US
Raven Brunner / Decider: Discovery+ Will Remain Standalone Service After HBO Max and Discovery+ Merger: Report
David Satin / The Streamable: Follow the Money: Why is Warner Bros. Discovery Changing its Mind on HBO Max-discovery+ Merger?
Charles Pulliam-Moore / The Verge: Warner Bros. Discovery is backtracking on its plan to shut down Discovery Plus
Erik Gruenwedel / Media Play News: Report: Discovery+ to Remain Both Standalone and HBO Max Combined SVOD Service
Anthony Wood / IGN: Warner Bros. Discovery Reportedly Keeping Discovery Plus Despite HBO Max Merger Plans
Jon Lafayette / Next TV: Warner Bros. Discovery May Not Combine HBO Max With Discovery Plus After All
Aarohi Sheth / The Wrap: Warner Bros. Discovery to Keep Discovery+ Standalone in Addition to Launching Combo HBO Max Streamer
Kourtnee Jackson / CNET: HBO Max and Discovery Plus Will Reportedly Remain Separate Apps
Tony Maglio / IndieWire: Warner Bros. Discovery Will Combine Streamers — and Also Keep a Separate Discovery+
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter: Discovery+ Now Expected to Survive As Standalone Streaming Service As HBO Max Expands