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11:15 AM ET, February 13, 2024


 Top News: 
Selome Hailu / Variety:
Nielsen and Adobe Analytics: Super Bowl 2024 averaged 123.4M viewers across CBS and streaming services, making the game the most-watched telecast ever  —  The Feb. 11 Super Bowl game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers brought in an average of 123.4 million viewers …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: Paramount starts layoffs to reduce costs; sources say ~800 employees, or an estimated 3% of its headcount, are getting cut across all divisions  —  Paramount Global, amid a swirl of M&A discussions, is laying off about 800 employees worldwide — an estimated 3% of its headcount — as it looks to trim costs.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Slate says 2023 was the most profitable year in its 27 year history, with revenue up 28% YoY through investments and growth in its podcasts and website  —  The Scoop  —  Amid a difficult year for news media last year, at least one legacy digital media company has quietly been moving the other direction.
John Archer / Forbes:
Amazon Prime Video's basic ad tier, which US subscribers who didn't pay extra were downgraded to on January 29, doesn't support Dolby Vision HDR or Dolby Atmos  —  Amazon AMZN caused a furor recently when it announced that it was introducing advertisements right across its Prime Video streaming service.
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Interviews with the four co-founders of 404 Media, who each own 25% of the tech news outlet, which they say is profitable six months after launch  —  “Owning our own work, and being beholden to no one but our readers and colleagues — as opposed to say, investors, venture capitalists …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Memo: SiriusXM plans to cut ~160 jobs, or ~3% of its workforce, after laying off 475 employees, or ~8% of its workforce, in March 2023  —  SiriusXM is eliminating about 160 jobs, a move to cut expenses that represents a layoff affecting just under 3% of the satellite radio and audio streamer's workforce.
Chris Vallance / BBC:
The BBC says its iPlayer streaming service will stop supporting PC and Mac program downloads in March 2024, citing cost and low usage, but mobile is unaffected  —  The BBC's iPlayer streaming service is to end downloads for users who watch on desktop or laptop computers.
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A with Marc Jury, the CEO of African streamer Showmax, on doubling down on originals, working with Comcast, the appeal of the English Premier League, and more  —  Marc Jury discusses the appeal of the English Premier League, the challenges of serving 44 markets across sub-Saharan Africa …
Discussion: Broadband TV News
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
How generative AI is transforming the advertising industry; WPP and Publicis plan to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to embed AI in their businesses  —  At the start of the year, every single one of the roughly 100,000 people working for advertising giant Publicis received a video message …
Thai police arrest journalists Nattaphol Meksobhon and Nattaphon Phanphongsanon over a story on an activist spray painting an anarchist symbol on a temple  —  Two Thai journalists have been arrested for their story about an activist spray painting an anarchist symbol and a symbol critical of …
Lynn Neary / NPR:
Bob Edwards, the veteran broadcaster who hosted NPR's Morning Edition for 24 years, dies at 76  —  Bob Edwards, the veteran broadcaster and longtime host of Morning Edition who left an indelible mark on NPR's sound, has died.  He was 76 years old.  —  NPR's Susan Stamberg …
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Amanda Silberling / TechCrunch:
Music encyclopedia EveryNoise, which uses Spotify data, stopped updating after Spotify laid off the employee running the site in December, angering its fans
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
A look at Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow's test to boost talk TV via Monday appearances; Vivvix: Daily Show had $39.9M in ad sales in 2022 vs. $129.1M in 2014
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Meta begins testing “today's topics” on Threads in the US, surfaced in the app on the Search page and in the For You feed, that can feature political content
 Earlier Picks: 
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
A look at the uncertain future of TalkTV as its star presenter Piers Morgan moves to YouTube, saying his daily show had become an “unnecessary straitjacket”
Lauren Forristal / TechCrunch:
A look at STIRR, launched in 2019 by Sinclair with 100+ FAST channels and sold to Thinking Media in January 2024, as it plans an international expansion