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Disney Entertainment CTO Aaron LaBerge Exits to Join Penn Entertainment

Disney has lost one of its top streaming executives. Aaron LaBerge, the chief technology officer for Disney Entertainment and ESPN, will leave at the end of June to become the CTO of Penn Entertainment, the gambling company that is partnered with Disney on the ESPN Bet sports betting platform. According to a memo to staff […]

Netflix Adds 9.3M Subscribers In Quarter, Growing Its Lead in Streaming

Netflix reported its first-quarter earnings Thursday, adding 9.3 million subscribers and expanding its lead as subscription streaming TV’s dominant platform. The company now has 269.6 million global subscribers. The company said in its quarterly letter that it will stop reporting subscriber numbers and average revenue per member beginning in the first quarter of 2025. Netflix […]

Verizon Inks Deal for Free Disney Streaming Bundle for Some Unlimited Customers

Verizon and Disney are partnering on another bundle deal. The telecom giant is offering select unlimited plan customers six free months of The Disney Bundle: Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. The deal will give new and current Verizon customers six free months of the bundle when switching to the plans, and after that it will cost […]

Former Disney TV Chief Ben Sherwood and Cosmopolitan Editor Joanna Coles to Take Over The Daily Beast

A pair of high-profile media veterans are taking charge at The Daily Beast. IAC says that it has formed a “strategic partnership” in the publication with Ben Sherwood, the former president of Disney’s TV group (and the former president of ABC News) as well as Joanna Coles, the former chief content officer for Hearst and […]

Roku Says 576K Accounts Compromised in Data Breach

The streaming video platform Roku says that it has uncovered a new data breach impacting 576,000 accounts. The company says it uncovered the new “incident” while investigating last month’s security breach, in which 15,000 accounts were compromised. “After concluding our investigation of this first incident, we notified affected customers in early March and continued to […]

BAFTA Games Awards: ‘Baldur’s Gate 3,’ ‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder’ Lead Winners

Baldur’s Gate 3 led the winners at the 20th BAFTA Games Awards unveiled on Thursday evening in London with five honors. Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Viewfinder and Alan Wake 2 won two awards each. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 led the nominations with nine and 10 nods, respectively. Nadji Jeter won the BAFTA for best performer in […]

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy’s Pay Rose Slightly in 2023, Says Streaming TV Ads “Growing Quickly”

Amazon filed its annual report and proxy filing Thursday morning, revealing 2023 compensation for CEO Andy Jassy and chairman Jeff Bezos, with Jassy writing the company’s annual letter to shareholders, with generative artificial intelligence and Amazon’s advertising business both playing major roles. Jassy’s 2023 pay package was in line with last year, with the executive […]

Getty Images CEO Calls for Industry Standards Around AI

Craig Peters is bullish on AI. The CEO of Getty Images, who is taking part in an innovation summit on artificial intelligence being held Wednesday at Cannes’ international TV market MIPTV, remains clear-eyed about the dangers generative AI could pose to the creative industries. “What concerns me is that not everyone wants there to be […]

YouTube Stars Dude Perfect Score $100M-Plus Investment From Highmount Capital

One of the biggest brands on YouTube is planning a significant expansion, and has locked up a massive investment to do it. Dude Perfect, perhaps best known for their elaborate trick shot videos on YouTube and other video platforms, have secured a nine-figure investment from Highmount Capital in a play to build out their business […]

Fresh Off Epic Games Deal, Disney Bolsters Video Game Executive Ranks

The Walt Disney Co. is building out its video game business, announcing new hires and promotions in its gaming division as it seeks to grow its presence in the space. The newly-expanded executive ranks come just a couple of months after Disney announced a major deal with Epic Games in which it would invest $1.5 […]

The Reviews Are In and Wondery Means Business

This story was created in paid partnership with Wondery. Last week, Wondery officially rang in a first of its kind podcast collection, Wondery Means Business. From thrilling finance crime stories about the fall of crypto billionaires to short-and-sweet business news takes, the shows highlight some of the studio’s most iconic, business-oriented podcasts, all in one […]

YouTube Brings Multiview to Coachella Livestreams In Major Expansion (Exclusive)

YouTube’s first season with NFL Sunday Ticket is leading to big changes in how the streaming giant plans to stream this year’s Coachella music festival, which will kick off on April 12 at 4 p.m. PST. YouTube will be streaming the festival for the 12th year, but in a big change, it will bring “Multiview” […]

Alex Cooper to Host Watch Parties From the Paris Olympic Games for Peacock

Alex Cooper, the creator and host of the popular Call Her Daddy podcast, will host a series of interactive watch parties from the Paris Olympic Games on Peacock this summer.  Under the title of Watch with Alex Cooper, the host will bring on special guests, share thoughts on Olympic events, including soccer, gymnastics and basketball, […]

Webby Awards: Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, ‘Barbie’ and The Hollywood Reporter Among Nominees

Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, Ryan Gosling, Olivia Rodrigo, Barbie, Saltburn, Sydney Sweeney and The Hollywood Reporter are among the nominees for the 28th annual Webby Awards, which honor the best of the internet. Organizers said they received 13,000 entries from more 70 countries around the world this year, with PBS leading the nominees with 20 […]

Wondery Means Business and They Have The Story For You

This story was created in paid partnership with Wondery. Ever been so obsessed with a film or TV series that you wanted to consume every piece of content related to it? We know the feeling—that’s why we’ve put together this list of Wondery podcasts that go perfectly with these contemporary film and TV classics. For […]

‘Las Culturistas’ Culture Awards Hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers on Show’s New Venue for 2024

The Las Culturistas Culture Awards, hosted by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, is moving to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for its third annual show satirizing and celebrating moments in culture that could only be dreamt up on their podcast. The ceremony, which will take place June 15, typically consists of 100 categories brainstormed by […]