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10:10 PM ET, December 11, 2023


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David Shepardson / Reuters:
A US judge upholds Texas' TikTok ban on state devices, rejecting a lawsuit filed by The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University in July 2023  —  A U.S. judge on Monday upheld Texas' ban on state employees', including public university employees, using Chinese-owned short video app TikTok …
Randy Nelson /
TikTok reaches $10B in gross revenue, including $3.84B in 2023 so far, $3.32B in 2022, and $1.72B in 2021, the fifth mobile app and the first non-game to do so  —  The short video social phenomenon has added nearly $4 billion this year alone, and it's all from virtual coins used to purchase gifts for the platform's content creators.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Tucker Carlson launches the Tucker Carlson Network, or TCN, a $9-per-month streaming video service with access to “5 brand-new shows, speeches, films, and more”  —  The former Fox News host is promising a slate of programming for $6 per month.  —  Tucker Carlson is planning …
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Disney and Netflix strike a deal as part of which Disney will license 14 TV series to Netflix for 18 months and Grey's Anatomy will stream on Disney+/Hulu app  —  Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV  — All 'Grey's Anatomy' Seasons To Be Available On Disney One-App; Netflix Gets Window On 14 Disney Series As Part of Licensing Deal
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Paramount Global will rebrand the linear Showtime cable network as Paramount+ With Showtime, the same name as its top-tier streaming package, on January 8, 2024  —  The show is over for Showtime as a standalone brand.  —  As of Jan. 8, 2024, Paramount Global will rebrand the linear Showtime cable network …
Max Tani / Semafor:
Tel Aviv-based, one of the most visited global financial news websites, uses AI to rewrite stories published just hours earlier by competitors  —  The Scoop  —  One of the most highly-trafficked financial news websites in the world is creating AI-generated stories that bear …
Jake Kanter / Deadline:
Sources: BBC News plans to hire its first royal editor to capitalize on soaring monarchy interest; royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell plans to retire in 2024  —  - Sky Denies Hugh Bonneville Pilot ‘Forty Acres’ Is About Slavery Amid Backlash From Black Creatives
Business Wire:
Sports Illustrated publisher Arena Group announces the termination of CEO Ross Levinsohn; 5-Hour Energy founder Manoj Bhargava will be interim CEO  —  Today, the board of directors of The Arena Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: AREN) met and took actions to improve the operational efficiency and revenue of the company.
Joseph Pisani / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix plans to stream The Netflix Slam, a tennis exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz on March 3, 2024, its latest foray into live sports  —  It's the streaming company's latest live sports event  —  Netflix will stream a one-night tennis exhibition match featuring Rafael Nadal …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
HBO's Succession final season receives nine Golden Globe nominations, a record for a TV program, getting nominated in every category the show was eligible for  —  Co-Editor-in-Chief, TV  — Bulgaria's Stephan Komandarev & Eli Skorcheva Want To Help Older People Get The Dignity They Deserve …
Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter:
The Golden Globes announces the nominees for its 2024 awards, set to air on CBS, including new categories for stand-up and Cinematic and Box Office Achievement
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Shelby Talcott / Semafor:
Sources: NBC has demanded Donald Trump's campaign remove a video with audio deceptively edited to seem like it's from an NBC reporter after the third GOP debate
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Moonbug Entertainment, the studio behind CoComelon, plans to restructure, produce fewer CoComelon episodes in 2024, and slow down its spinoff channel creation