With new stars and improved ratings, the NFL enjoys a comeback season. Is a White House tweet looming?
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/the-nfl-is-back-nobody-tell-trump-1539620171
Khashoggi’s murder must be condemned. But Saudi Arabia still serves U.S. interests.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/dont-ditch-riyadh-in-a-fit-of-righteousness-1539645239
Businesses that play music from consumer streaming services like Spotify are underpaying by as much as $2.65 billion, a new study estimates.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/attention-shoppers-the-background-music-you-hear-may-not-be-licensed-1539608400
After pushes into sci-fi and rom-coms, the streaming titan is throwing its considerable weight behind a spate of auteur-driven dramas.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/netflix-drama-oscar-push/
In a statement, Gates said, “Personal Computing Would Not Have Existed Without Him”.
— Read on fortune.com/2018/10/16/bill-gates-paul-allen-death-microsoft/
The censored search engine is known internally as “Dragonfly” and has been in testing since last year.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90251899/googles-ceo-confirms-its-returning-to-china-with-a-censored-search-engine
The streaming-TV startup has roughly 250,000 subscribers, far behind DirecTV Now, Sling TV, and others.
— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90251518/fubotv-is-still-streaming-tvs-underdog-but-its-growing
Netflix Inc. will make its most important announcement of the year on Tuesday, reporting how many new customers signed up for the world’s largest paid online TV service over the past three months.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/netflix-investors-seek-signs-of-resurgence-after-july-letdown
Penske Media Corp. is mum about whether or not it plans to move forward with a $200 million deal it struck with the Saudi Arabian government
— Read on www.thewrap.com/penske-media-saudis-jamal-khashoggis-journalist/
Singer blames a “climate where people’s careers are being harmed by mere accusations.”
— Read on slate.com/culture/2018/10/bryan-singer-statement-preemptively-denying-accusations-esquire.html
‘Fast Company’ Redesigns Print Magazine, Expands Illustrations, Infographics – 10/16/2018
— Read on www.mediapost.com/publications/article/326540/fast-company-redesigns-print-magazine-expands-i.html
The fashion magazine is still for sale, along with Brides and Golf, but the timeline for finding a buyer is said to have expanded.
— Read on wwd.com/business-news/media/conde-nast-sale-of-w-magazine-no-longer-imminent-1202881948/
More than 1,800 US newspapers have closed since 2004, leaving expanding “news deserts” with little or no local reporting on public affairs, researchers said in a report Monday. The study by the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism, an update of a 2016 paper, found that
— Read on www.yahoo.com/news/more-newspapers-fail-news-deserts-expand-us-study-194644850.html
Americans’ trust in the media has continued to improve from the record low in 2016, but remains lower than it was in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
— Read on news.gallup.com/poll/243665/media-trust-continues-recover-2016-low.aspx
Walmart Inc. is looking to create an online store that would sell other companies’ video services, according to people familiar with the talks, opening up a new front in its fight with Amazon.com Inc.
— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-15/walmart-is-said-to-plan-competitor-to-amazon-s-video-marketplace
When a Wired reporter confronted YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki about the bad video search results for her own name, she
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/youtube-ceo-susan-wojcicki-struggles-to-address-fake-news-on-stage.html
The owner of local TV stations like WPIX in New York and WGN in Chicago is expected to a get buyout bid from Tom Hicks Jr., the Texas-based chair of America First, a super PAC that’s aligned with Trump, The Post has learned.
— Read on nypost.com/2018/10/15/trump-loving-super-pac-chairman-might-buy-tribune-media/
The company has achieved formidable reach by focussing on small markets where its TV stations can have a big influence, Sheelah Kolhatkar writes.
— Read on www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/22/the-growth-of-sinclairs-conservative-media-empire
A spokesperson for Fox Business told TheWrap Monday that the network’s participation in the conference remained “under review”
— Read on www.thewrap.com/fox-business-saudi-owned-al-arabiya-last-media-partners-saudi-business-conference/
Media company and talent agency Endeavor is looking to extract itself from a major deal with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund as world leaders demand answers about the fate of U.S.-based dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
— Read on www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-saudi-arabia-endeavor-jamal-khashoggi-20181015-story.html
Broadcast giant CBS Corp. has identified Los Angeles real estate investment company Hackman Capital Partners as the buyer for its storied Television City production studios.
— Read on www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cbs-television-city-sale-20181015-story.html
Apple has acquired music startup Asaii in a bid to improve its relationship with up-and-coming artists, a report says.
— Read on fortune.com/2018/10/15/apple-acquires-asaii/
A judge sees Donald Trump’s tweet about a “con job” as “rhetorical hyperbole” and orders porn star Stormy Daniels to pay his attorneys fees.
— Read on www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/donald-trump-beats-stormy-daniels-defamation-lawsuit-1152514