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SEC filing: Disney lost $1B+ from streaming in its 2018 fiscal year, with a $580M loss attributed to its stake in Hulu and $469M to ownership of BAMtech (Alex Sherman/CNBC) - 2019-01-19T21:20:01-05:00

How after decades of Viacom's mismanagement, Paramount is trying to turn itself around by investing in TV production and revitalizing its movie franchises (New York Times) - 2019-01-19T15:15:00-05:00

Interview with Axios business editor Dan Primack on producing newsletters, valuations of VC-backed online media, Facebook, IPOs in 2019, and the launch at Axios (Eric Johnson/Recode) - 2019-01-19T09:10:04-05:00

Several Hollywood figures back Open Screenplay, a free online platform that helps people write screenplays publicly or privately (Dave McNary/Variety) - 2019-01-19T03:05:00-05:00

Mueller's office disputes description of statements, documents, and testimony in a BuzzFeed story on Trump and Cohen; BuzzFeed says it's confident in its report (Devlin Barrett/Washington Post) - 2019-01-18T21:00:14-05:00

Pixar's Lee Unkrich, who directed Toy Story 3 and Coco, is leaving the company after 25 years; sources say the departure is amicable (Borys Kit/Hollywood Reporter) - 2019-01-18T19:40:10-05:00

Gizmodo Media Group settles defamation suits from clients of Charles Harder; no money changes hands and two articles stay online, with explanatory notes (Jonathan Randles/Wall Street Journal) - 2019-01-18T19:20:00-05:00

Disney rearranges business segments for earnings reports to reflect income from streaming operations, will present its streaming investment plans on April 11 (Cynthia Littleton/Variety) - 2019-01-18T17:25:02-05:00

US nonprofit media funding: biggest three members of the Institute for Nonprofit News received 40% of donations; the least-funded 20 outlets got less than 2% (Bill Birnbauer/The Conversation) - 2019-01-18T16:55:06-05:00

EU's copyright reform with "link tax" and "upload filters" suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely (Julia Reda) - 2019-01-18T15:35:00-05:00

Irish publisher Independent News and Media, owner of the Irish Independent and the Belfast Telegraph, expects to cut 30 jobs as circulation and ad revenue fall (Charlotte Tobitt/Press Gazette) - 2019-01-18T15:25:01-05:00

Source: congressional panel plans to probe whether the White House improperly influenced merger oversight, including AT&T's deal for Time Warner, which owns CNN (David McLaughlin/Bloomberg) - 2019-01-18T14:45:01-05:00

Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists, later this year (Financial Times) - 2019-01-18T14:15:02-05:00

Facebook confirms it is testing LOL, a feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages (Josh Constine/TechCrunch) - 2019-01-18T14:05:00-05:00

BBC Asian Network editor Arif Ansari found not guilty over his role in the broadcast of the name of a sexual assault victim (Press Gazette) - 2019-01-18T13:05:02-05:00

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Mediagazer - 2019-01-19T21:20:38-05:00

SEC filing: Disney lost $1B+ from streaming in its 2018 fiscal year, with a $580M loss attributed to its stake in Hulu and $469M to ownership of BAMtech (Alex Sherman/CNBC) - 2019-01-19T21:20:01-05:00

Alex Sherman / CNBC:
SEC filing: Disney lost $1B+ from streaming in its 2018 fiscal year, with a $580M loss attributed to its stake in Hulu and $469M to ownership of BAMtech  —  - Disney's stake in Hulu and its ownership of BAMtech led to a loss of more than $1 billion in the latest fiscal year.

How after decades of Viacom's mismanagement, Paramount is trying to turn itself around by investing in TV production and revitalizing its movie franchises (New York Times) - 2019-01-19T15:15:00-05:00

New York Times:
How after decades of Viacom's mismanagement, Paramount is trying to turn itself around by investing in TV production and revitalizing its movie franchises  —  After decades of nearly slapstick mismanagement — spinning off TV and missing the internet — the studio behind “The Godfather” is fighting for its life.

Interview with Axios business editor Dan Primack on producing newsletters, valuations of VC-backed online media, Facebook, IPOs in 2019, and the launch at Axios (Eric Johnson/Recode) - 2019-01-19T09:10:04-05:00

Eric Johnson / Recode:
Interview with Axios business editor Dan Primack on producing newsletters, valuations of VC-backed online media, Facebook, IPOs in 2019, and the launch at Axios  —  “I want to tell a reader something they don't know yet ... I want to make them feel smart when they get to work and feel like they're ready to do their jobs."

Several Hollywood figures back Open Screenplay, a free online platform that helps people write screenplays publicly or privately (Dave McNary/Variety) - 2019-01-19T03:05:00-05:00

Dave McNary / Variety:
Several Hollywood figures back Open Screenplay, a free online platform that helps people write screenplays publicly or privately  —  With backing from longtime Hollywood player Sandy Climan, Khaled Sabawi has quietly launched Open Screenplay as a free online platform for aspiring screenwriters.

Mueller's office disputes description of statements, documents, and testimony in a BuzzFeed story on Trump and Cohen; BuzzFeed says it's confident in its report (Devlin Barrett/Washington Post) - 2019-01-18T21:00:14-05:00

Devlin Barrett / Washington Post:
Mueller's office disputes description of statements, documents, and testimony in a BuzzFeed story on Trump and Cohen; BuzzFeed says it's confident in its report  —  Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's office on Friday denied an explosive report by BuzzFeed News that his investigators …

Pixar's Lee Unkrich, who directed Toy Story 3 and Coco, is leaving the company after 25 years; sources say the departure is amicable (Borys Kit/Hollywood Reporter) - 2019-01-18T19:40:10-05:00

Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Pixar's Lee Unkrich, who directed Toy Story 3 and Coco, is leaving the company after 25 years; sources say the departure is amicable  —  The move marks an end of an era.  —  Lee Unkrich, the Oscar-winning director behind Toy Story 3 and Coco, is leaving Pixar Animation Studios.

Gizmodo Media Group settles defamation suits from clients of Charles Harder; no money changes hands and two articles stay online, with explanatory notes (Jonathan Randles/Wall Street Journal) - 2019-01-18T19:20:00-05:00

Jonathan Randles / Wall Street Journal:
Gizmodo Media Group settles defamation suits from clients of Charles Harder; no money changes hands and two articles stay online, with explanatory notes  —  Blog publisher claimed the litigation was meant to harass journalists, which Mr. Harder denied.  —  Gizmodo Media Group …

Disney rearranges business segments for earnings reports to reflect income from streaming operations, will present its streaming investment plans on April 11 (Cynthia Littleton/Variety) - 2019-01-18T17:25:02-05:00

Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Disney rearranges business segments for earnings reports to reflect income from streaming operations, will present its streaming investment plans on April 11  —  Disney has rejiggered its business segments for earnings reporting to make room for the new unit housing its global streaming operations.

US nonprofit media funding: biggest three members of the Institute for Nonprofit News received 40% of donations; the least-funded 20 outlets got less than 2% (Bill Birnbauer/The Conversation) - 2019-01-18T16:55:06-05:00

Bill Birnbauer / The Conversation:
US nonprofit media funding: biggest three members of the Institute for Nonprofit News received 40% of donations; the least-funded 20 outlets got less than 2%  —  I analyzed the IRS returns of 60 Institute for Nonprofit News members, about half of the institute's membership at the time.

EU's copyright reform with "link tax" and "upload filters" suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely (Julia Reda) - 2019-01-18T15:35:00-05:00

Julia Reda:
EU's copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely  —  Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States' position ahead …

Irish publisher Independent News and Media, owner of the Irish Independent and the Belfast Telegraph, expects to cut 30 jobs as circulation and ad revenue fall (Charlotte Tobitt/Press Gazette) - 2019-01-18T15:25:01-05:00

Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Irish publisher Independent News and Media, owner of the Irish Independent and the Belfast Telegraph, expects to cut 30 jobs as circulation and ad revenue fall  —  Thirty jobs are at risk after a major Irish news publisher outlined a three-year strategic plan aimed at growing digital revenues …

Source: congressional panel plans to probe whether the White House improperly influenced merger oversight, including AT&T's deal for Time Warner, which owns CNN (David McLaughlin/Bloomberg) - 2019-01-18T14:45:01-05:00

David McLaughlin / Bloomberg:
Source: congressional panel plans to probe whether the White House improperly influenced merger oversight, including AT&T's deal for Time Warner, which owns CNN  —  - House antitrust panel to examine White House role in mergers  — Chairman also plans to examine cost of prescription drugs

Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists, later this year (Financial Times) - 2019-01-18T14:15:02-05:00

Financial Times:
Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists, later this year  —  Spotify has a new target as it makes a break for independence from devices made by Apple, Google and Amazon: the car dashboard.

Facebook confirms it is testing LOL, a feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages (Josh Constine/TechCrunch) - 2019-01-18T14:05:00-05:00

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it is testing LOL, a feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages  —  How do you do, fellow kids?  After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product.

BBC Asian Network editor Arif Ansari found not guilty over his role in the broadcast of the name of a sexual assault victim (Press Gazette) - 2019-01-18T13:05:02-05:00

Press Gazette:
BBC Asian Network editor Arif Ansari found not guilty over his role in the broadcast of the name of a sexual assault victim  —  A senior BBC executive has been cleared of breaking the law over by naming a victim of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal in a live radio broadcast.

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