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Discovery’s Eurosport Enters Deal with Sports Streamer DAZN

Reuters: Sports streaming service DAZN said its subscribers would be able to receive Eurosport in Germany and three other European countries after a deal with the channel’s owner Discovery. DAZN launched in September with the aim of disrupting traditional sports media...

BTIG Media-Tech Analyst Greenfield Exits to Form Own Venture

Multichannel News: Richard Greenfield, the high-profile technology-media-telecom analyst is leaving equity research company BTIG Research, along with fellow analysts Walter Piecyk and Brandon Ross to form a new, unnamed venture. BTIG said it will partner with the new...

Verizon to Position Yahoo, AOL, Tumblr as Safe Havens Online

Reuters: Banning pornography from Tumblr was not necessarily meant to define Verizon Media’s strategy to turn around a collection of Internet has-beens. But that is how it has played out. Verizon Media is resurrecting the businesses as an antidote to the cesspool of...

Google, McClatchy to Launch Digital News Outlet in Ohio Town

CNBC: Google has pledged to create a new digital news outlet in Youngstown, Ohio, as part of a multi-million dollar project with McClatchy to fill some of the void left by the closure of local newspapers. The company announced that Youngstown has been selected as the...

Gannett Nears Deal to Merge with Newspaper Rival GateHouse

MarketWatch: USA Today publisher Gannett is nearing a deal to combine with rival GateHouse Media, a move that would join the nation’s two largest newspaper groups by circulation. The companies are discussing a cash-and-stock deal in which GateHouse or its parent would...

New York Times to Publish Series of Magazines with Meredith

Des Moines Register: Meredith and the New York Times are collaborating to produce a series of special edition magazines. The Times-branded titles will highlight historical and cultural events. The first publication, "Summer of '69," will coincide with the 50 year...

Meredith to Roll Out Money-Branded Newsletter for Millennials

MediaPost: Money.com is helping millennials with finance, debuting an inaugural newsletter called Dollar Scholar. It marks the first brand initiative following Meredith’s decision to retain and grow the Money brand and take the title digital-only. It joins Money’s...

Conde Nast Expat Carter Hits Send on New Newsletter Air Mail

New York Post: Graydon Carter, the former Vanity Fair editor in chief, will let fly his new weekly newsletter creation Air Mail on the morning of July 19. Carter has backing from private equity giant TPG, which he said “is the majority owner” as well as some “family...

Benioffs’ Time Magazine to Place Sponsored Content on Cover

New York Post: Time magazine is running a sponsored cover on the issue dated July 29 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. In small type, the cover carries the commercial message, “Brought to you by Jimmy Dean.” A front cover flap has...

Hearst Steers Seventeen to Video After Ending Print Magazine

MediaPost: Last year, Seventeen stopped regular publication of its print magazine to focus on its digital properties and quarterly standalone issues. With executive director Kristin Koch at the helm, the title reports success with its YouTube channel and digital...

Netflix Vows to Remain Ad-Free Even as US Subscriptions Slip

Ad Age: Netflix did its best Wednesday to quash speculation that it will start running advertising, even as subscriber growth cools: "We, like HBO, are advertising free. That remains a deep part of our brand proposition." Meanwhile, Netflix said that paid memberships...

CBS ‘Evening News’ Ratings Disappoint for Debut of O’Donnell

New York Post: Norah O’Donnell’s debut as the new “CBS Evening News” anchor drew much media fanfare but not so many viewers. The former co-host of “CBS This Morning” came in last place among evening shows on Monday despite a much-publicized premiere that included a...

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