AT&T Went Back to Basics by Cutting WarnerMedia Loose

In acquiring WarnerMedia, it believed pairing distribution with content was the key to the future. Apparently not.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #hbo-max, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #stankey-john-t, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #warner-bros-discovery, #zaslav-david-m

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Is Jake Tapper for Sale?

The CNN anchor discusses how the streaming wars might change the news business and why he won’t let liars on his show.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #republican-party, #social-media, #the-devil-may-dance-book, #warner-media-llc

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Juan Williams, a Liberal Outlier at Fox News, Is Leaving ‘The Five’

He will continue contributing to the cable network as a senior political analyst based in Washington.

#cable-television, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #the-five-tv-program, #williams-juan

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Discovery-AT&T: How a Huge Media Deal Was Done

An early-morning meeting at a Greenwich Village townhouse, under the watchful eye of Steve McQueen, was part of a monthslong campaign.

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America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Advised Gov. Cuomo, Raising Ethics Questions

The host Chris Cuomo participated in strategy calls with aides to his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, after sexual harassment allegations emerged this year.

#cable-television, #cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #hannity-sean, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zucker-jeff

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How a Megadeal Reunited CNN’s Jeff Zucker With a Powerful Old Friend

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #evans-robert-1930-2019, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zaslav-david-m, #zucker-jeff

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CNN’s Jeff Zucker Sees Fortunes Changed with AT&T Deal

Phone buddies and golf partners, Jeff Zucker and David Zaslav have a 30-year history. Now Zucker may be open to working for the man he calls a “best friend.”

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #evans-robert-1930-2019, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zaslav-david-m, #zucker-jeff

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AT&T’s WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T’s WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for your favorite shows?

#att-inc, #cable-television, #dc-comics, #discovery-channel, #hbo-max, #hgtv, #home-box-office, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #news-and-news-media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #stankey-john-t, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #warner-brothers, #zaslav-david-m

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AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal With Discovery

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #discovery-communications-inc, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #television, #zaslav-david-m

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AT&T-Discovery Deal Would Create a Media Juggernaut

A merger could be announced as soon as Monday, in a deal that would offload the media business that AT&T fought to buy.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #david-zaslav, #kilar-jason, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #warner-brothers, #warner-media-llc

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Want to Become a Writer? Lauren Hough Recommends Bartending.

The author of “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing” has been a “cable guy,” a barista and Air Force airman. Her time behind a bar taught her to listen.

#austin-tex, #bars-and-nightclubs, #bartenders, #blanchett-cate, #books-and-literature, #cable-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #leaving-isnt-the-hardest-thing-essays-book, #religious-cults

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Comcast Earnings Beat Expectations Amid Shift to Streaming

As it takes the risk of transforming itself from a TV giant into a streaming start-up, the cable operator beat investors’ estimates in its first-quarter results.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cable-television, #comcast-corporation, #company-reports, #nbcuniversal, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming

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Supreme Court Lets F.C.C. Relax Limits on Media Ownership

The justices said the commission had adequately considered whether easing rules on cross-ownership of radio and TV stations and newspapers would hurt female and minority ownership of media outlets.

#cable-television, #federal-communications-commission, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #news-and-news-media, #news-media-alliance, #newspapers, #prometheus-radio-project, #radio, #supreme-court-us, #television, #thomas-clarence

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Why Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Special Won’t Have a Streaming Home

The three participants’ ties to Netflix and Apple, along with Ms. Winfrey’s desire to reach a big live-viewing audience, paved the way to an old-school deal with CBS.

#cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #harry-duke-of-sussex, #markle-meghan, #media, #oprah-winfrey-network, #television, #viacomcbs-inc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #web-original-programming, #winfrey-oprah

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Journalists Rebel at NewsNation, a Newcomer in Cable News

Two top editors at the channel’s new prime-time newscast resigned amid staff complaints of a right-wing tilt and concern over the involvement of the former Fox News chief Bill Shine.

#cable-television, #compton-sean-1974, #ellis-jenna-attorney, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #newsnation, #nexstar-media-group, #shine-william-j-1963, #trump-donald-j, #wgn-america

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Forget ‘Succession.’ You Can Watch ‘90 Day Fiancé’ for 100 Hours Straight.

Discovery’s new app has taken off largely because viewers love watching people fix houses, tour diners and bicker about their relationships.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #media, #mobile-applications, #reality-television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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How Media Differs in Coverage of Trump Impeachment Trial

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

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You Can Barely Tell It’s the Same Trial in Cable Impeachment Coverage

Descriptions like “very powerful” and “really stellar” on MSNBC and CNN. And “asinine” and “irrational” on Fox News.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cuomo-christopher, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #impeachment, #ingraham-laura-a, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america-news-network, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr

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Can We Put Fox News on Trial With Trump?

Even if we can’t impeach media companies, we can do more to hold them accountable for sowing sedition.

#cable-television, #carusone-angelo, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #media-matters-for-america, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #rumors-and-misinformation, #television, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The $2.7 Billion Case Against Fox News

Smartmatic, an election technology company, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against the network over what the company says are false claims about its role in the 2020 election. We hear from Smartmatic’s C.E.O. and lawyer.

#cable-television, #compensation-for-damages-law, #fox-news-channel, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jeff Zucker Announces Plans to Step Down

The executive shaped the look and feel of CNN since coming aboard in 2013. The network hit record ratings in recent months, during which Mr. Zucker had tensions with his newly installed boss.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #kilar-jason, #news-and-news-media, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

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A Letter to My Conservative Friends

Hold us accountable, but please do the same for the charlatans who deceive you, use you and cheat you.

#cable-television, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fox-news-channel, #frauds-and-swindling, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #oregon, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #yamhill-ore

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NBCSN to Shut Down, With Sports Moving to USA and Peacock

NBCSN was the No. 2 sports channel on cable last year, but coverage of the N.H.L., the English Premier League and NASCAR is now moving to Peacock and the USA Network.

#cable-television, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-sports-network, #shutdowns-institutional, #television, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Grown-Ups Loved the N.F.L. on Nickelodeon. But What About Children?

The cable channel aired a slime-filled version of the Bears-Saints wild-card game on Sunday, to the delight of many adults. But the goal was to convert children into football fans.

#cable-television, #chicago-bears, #football, #national-football-league, #new-orleans-saints, #nickelodeon, #television, #viacomcbs-inc

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Fox News to Add Another Hour of Right-Wing Talk as Biden Takes Office

The anchor Martha MacCallum will be replaced by a conservative host at 7 p.m., and CNN will expand Jake Tapper’s afternoon show.

#cable-television, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #msnbc, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #tapper-jake, #television

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As Trump Reels, Fox News Has a Message for Viewers: Stick With Us

As allies abandon the president, his favorite network revives familiar villains for the Biden era. And the prospects for a Trump TV media venture are “greatly diminished.”

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #hannity-sean, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #ruddy-christopher, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #television, #wall-street-journal

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TV Networks Shift From Coverage of Electoral Tally to Storming of Capitol

News producers prepared for an unusual political event and switched to chronicling the siege by a pro-Trump mob.

#cable-television, #cnn, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #electoral-college, #fox-news-channel, #foxfriends-tv-program, #kornacki-steve, #news-and-news-media, #ossoff-jon, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television

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Trump’s Push to Undo Election Result Divides His Media Allies

The hosts of “Fox & Friends” warn of “anarchy” and say they have not seen evidence of fraud, while a Fox News colleague, Mark Levin, says the Constitution is being “destroyed” by Democrats and the media.

#cable-television, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #georgia, #kilmeade-brian, #levin-mark-reed, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media

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How Trump’s Push to Undo Election Has Divided His Media Allies

The hosts of “Fox & Friends” warn of “anarchy” and say they have not seen evidence of fraud, while a Fox News colleague, Mark Levin, says the Constitution is being “destroyed” by Democrats and the media.

#cable-television, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #georgia, #kilmeade-brian, #levin-mark-reed, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media

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CNN and MSNBC Fret Over Post-Trump Future

Ratings have hit new highs, but executives and journalists at both networks are uneasy about the year ahead.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #kilar-jason, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

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MSNBC Names Rashida Jones as President

Ms. Jones, currently a senior vice president at the network, will become the highest-ranking Black woman in the TV news industry.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #black-people, #cable-television, #jones-rashida, #msnbc, #news-and-news-media, #television

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The King of Trump TV Thinks You’re Dumb Enough to Buy It

Chris Ruddy, the C.E.O. of Newsmax, has found a business opportunity in feeding Trump supporters the fantasy that the president could still win the election.

#bannon-stephen-k, #cable-television, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #one-america, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j

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Newsmax, Once a Right-Wing Also-Ran, Is Rising, and Trump Approves

A once-niche conservative cable network, owned by a longtime friend of the president, lures audiences by refusing to declare an electoral winner.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #newsmax-media, #nielsen-media-research, #presidential-election-of-2020, #television

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‘Fresh Prince’ Reunion, ‘Bel Air’ Reboot: How ’90s TV Handled Race

A generation ago, sitcoms with largely Black casts were must-see TV, balancing humor and drama. Will the “Bel-Air” reboot resonate in the era of Black Lives Matter?

#a-different-world-tv-program, #black-people, #cable-television, #nbcuniversal, #race-and-ethnicity, #smith-will, #television, #the-cosby-show-tv-program, #the-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-tv-program

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Hasan Piker Is Twitch’s Top Streamer

The 29-year-old progressive political commentator has risen to the top of the platform after 80-plus hours of live election coverage.

#cable-television, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media

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Fox News Meets Trump’s Fraud Claims With Skepticism

Even “Fox & Friends,” a warm venue for the president, sounded doubts about his talk of a stolen election. CNN and MSNBC dismissed the claims.

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Advertisers Flock to Election Night, When Live TV Is the Main Event Again

In a media environment dominated by streaming and battered by the pandemic, companies see a rare opportunity to catch a huge audience all at once.

#abc-inc, #cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #national-broadcasting-co, #news-and-news-media, #political-advertising, #television

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How President Trump Ruined Political Comedy

The Trump years created a bumper crop of liberal comedy shows — almost all of which have been canceled. Why is the president so impervious to satire?

#cable-television, #comedy-and-humor, #full-frontal-with-samantha-bee-tv-program, #last-week-tonight-with-john-oliver-tv-program, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program

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Jeff Zucker Helped Create Donald Trump. That Show May Be Ending.

The coziness between the TV executive and Mr. Trump is a Frankenstein story for the cable news era. But then the monster got away.

#att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #harvard-crimson, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #zucker-jeff

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Journalists Aren’t the Enemy of the People. But We’re Not Your Friends.

President Trump will try to put the media on the ballot, and reporters face the increasing temptation to posture for those most eager to oust him.

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Sumner Redstone, Hollywood Brawler

He embodied the impolite era of the media mogul, a time before streaming, when movie theaters and cable TV were all the rage.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #diller-barry, #malone-john-c, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #movies, #paramount-pictures, #redstone-sumner-m, #television, #viacom-inc

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Boycotted. Criticized. But Fox News Leads the Pack in Prime Time.

Led by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, the channel’s pro-Trump lineup outranked every network from 8 to 11 p.m. in June and July.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #fox-news-channel, #hannity-sean, #henry-ed-1971, #ingraham-laura-a, #murdoch-lachlan, #neff-blake, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #ratings-audience-measurement, #scott-suzanne, #television

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NBCUniversal Pushes Out Chairman of NBC Entertainment

Paul Telegdy leaves the network ahead of a pending investigation into his workplace behavior.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #comcast-corporation, #nbcuniversal, #paul-telegdy, #television, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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We Now Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Convention Programming

Instead of the usual media circus, this summer’s made-for-TV political confabs will have a whole lot less TV.

#baier-bret, #cable-television, #charlotte-nc, #democratic-national-convention, #dickerson-john, #jacksonville-fla, #milwaukee-wis, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-national-convention, #television

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One America News [OANN], The Network That Spreads Conspiracies to the West Wing

President Trump amplified OANN’s false claim about Martin Gugino, 75, who was hospitalized after being shoved to the ground by the police.

#antifa-movement-us, #cable-television, #daily-beast-the, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gugino-martin-1944, #news-and-news-media, #one-america, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

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One America News, the Network That Spreads Conspiracies to the West Wing

President Trump amplified OANN’s false claim about Martin Gugino, 75, who was hospitalized after being shoved to the ground by the police.

#antifa-movement-us, #cable-television, #daily-beast-the, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #gugino-martin-1944, #news-and-news-media, #one-america, #television, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News

Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis. Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right. CNN is defined by Jeff Zucker, and he may run for mayor.

#cable-television, #cnbc, #cnn, #fox-news-channel, #maddow-rachel, #msnbc, #national-broadcasting-co, #nbc-news, #nbcuniversal, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

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Lights. Camera. Makeup. And a Carefully Placed 1,246-Page Book.

‘The Power Broker,’ a biography by Robert Caro has become a must-have prop for numerous politicians and reporters appearing on camera from home.

#cable-television, #caro-robert-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #moses-robert, #the-power-broker-robert-moses-and-the-fall-of-new-york-book

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As Cable TV Fades, Fearing ‘the End of Comedy Central’

The network that made the careers of Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert and Amy Schumer has laid off top executives while looking to make shows that are cheaper to produce.

#alterman-kent-1957, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #bakish-robert-m, #cable-television, #chappelle-dave, #colbert-stephen, #comedy-and-humor, #comedy-central, #glazer-ilana, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #lum-nora-awkwafina, #mccarthy-chris-television-executive, #mtv-networks, #noah-trevor-1984, #schumer-amy, #stewart-jon, #television, #viacomcbs-inc

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