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Liberty Names Chase Carey Chief Exec of Formula One

Wall Street Journal: Bernie Ecclestone, who turned Formula One from an elite motor racing series into a global media rights empire over four decades, stepped away from his role as the sport’s “supremo” on Monday as Liberty Media completed its takeover, appointing...

Sky Acquires Stakes in Two UK Production Companies

DigitalTVEurope: Sky has acquired a majority stake in a northern England-based production company, True North, marking the European pay TV operator’s latest round of investment in the UK production sector. Sky has also taken an undisclosed stake in Chrysalis...

CBS’s Stephen Colbert to Host 2017 Emmy Awards Show

Associated Press: Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS. The annual awards show honoring the best in television will take place on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles. Colbert is host of the "Late Show" on...

Disney-Hearst’s A+E Hires Editors to Grow Digital Brands

WWD: A+E Networks is looking to grow its digital footprint for its channels, Lifetime, FYI, A&E and History and has made two editor in chief hires to drive that expansion. The move is somewhat of a reversal in the media industry, which has seen more examples of...

NBC’s ‘Today,’ Vox Media Ink Deal for Sponsored Series

Adweek: NBC's "Today" show, Vox Media and Campbell Soup have announced a partnership to produce original branded videos that will live on Today.com and Eater, Vox's food and dining site. The series, "Home-cooked, chef-made," showcases Campbell's products used both by...

Apple TV Set Speculation Builds After Report from Asia

Business Insider: The chairman of Foxconn, the company that assembles most of Apple's iPhones in China, gave some remarks at a party over the weekend suggesting that Apple could partner with his company to build a new factory in the US. But most interesting is which...

Hulu Inks Deal for Streaming of New Films from Magnolia

Broadcasting & Cable: Hulu signed an output deal with Magnolia Pictures that will give the streaming video service the first pay-TV window to films released by Magnolia. Hulu, competing with Netflix and a growing universe of over-the-top players, said it was...

Netflix Wins Rights to Gawker-Hulk Hogan Documentary

Hollywood Reporter: Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the doc "Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press," which chronicles the court case and fallout of the legal battle between media company Gawker and the former WWE star. Brian...

Verizon Lays Off 155 Staffers at Mobile Streamer Go90

Variety: Verizon's mobile streaming service Go09 is about to get a hard reset: The company laid off 155 staffers late last week, with most affected working out of the main Go90 office in San Jose, Calif. The streaming service will now be rebuilt by the team that came...

Yahoo Sees Verizon Deal Taking Longer Than Expected

MarketWatch: Yahoo said Monday its $4.8 billion deal with Verizon will close a quarter later than expected, as both sides grapple with the fallout of two massive data breaches disclosed by the internet company. The hacks, announced in September and December, have cast...

Google Cloud Hires New York Timesian for Editorial Job

Recode: New York Times deputy tech editor Quentin Hardy is heading to Google. Hardy tweeted Monday that he had accepted an offer to head editorial for Google Cloud, which includes G Suite and Google Cloud Platform. Google confirmed the news and said Hardy’s role was...

Reddit CEO Among Tech Biggies Prepping for Doomsday

New Yorker: Reddit CEO Steve Huffman had laser eye surgery in 2015. He underwent the procedure, he said, because he hopes that it will improve his odds of surviving a disaster, whether natural or man-made. "If the world ends, getting contacts or glasses is going to be...

Conde Nast Said to Quietly Explore Sale of Mag Company

WWD: Several sources have speculated that Conde Nast business chief Jim Norton could be helping to prep the magazine company for an eventual sale by its owners, the Newhouse family. Conde has in the past held talks about a potential sale with selective...

Rodale Hopes to Raise $4.6 Million from Real-Estate Sale

Morning Call: Rodale hopes to raise more than $4.6 million by selling off two commercial buildings and a 10-acre parcel of land in Emmaus, Pa., and said it will centralize employees at its main campus in the borough in an effort to create a more dynamic work culture....

Time Inc Acquires Automated Ad Buying Firm Adelphic

Wall Street Journal: Time Inc. plans to acquire Adelphic, an automated advertising buying platform. The move is intended to offer marketers the ability to directly buy advertising that targets specific consumers. The ad tech firm will complement Viant, a data-driven...

Hearst Acquires Newspaper Publisher Group in Michigan

MediaPost: Hearst has bought 145-year-old, Michigan-based newspaper publisher the Pioneer Group, a move that indicates big publishing companies are still willing to bet on local papers as a business opportunity. The Pioneer Group was led by fourth-generation family...

Tronc Buys Spanfeller Digital Media Including Daily Meal

Politico: Is Tronc's Michael Ferro a seller or a buyer? For the moment, he’s the latter, as the chairman has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com, with its 7 million monthly unique...

Report: ‘Net Neutrality’ Foe is Named New Head of FCC

Associated Press: President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules to be chief regulator of the nation's airwaves and internet connections. Bloomberg and Politico both reported Friday that the next chairman of the...

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