Apple today introduced a new ‘Sports’ app, aiming to put scores and stats front and centre. It is available for free in the US, UK and Canada. The product joins the suite of other native Apple media apps such as News, Music and TV. I’ve downloaded the app and it is really easy to set […]
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Piers Morgan will no longer present a linear television show on TalkTV. Instead, he will publish directly to YouTube in a more sporadic way. As Dominic Ponsford at Press Gazette noted, this marks a major shift in strategy for the News UK-owned broadcaster, which really thought Morgan could help it make a mark in the
Amazon is introducing adverts to its Prime Video streaming service in a matter of days. Not only is this a controversial move, as discussed in a recent newsletter, it is also going to prompt a significant shake-up of the ad market. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the platform’s “scale, in both subscriber reach and real
Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount have had early talks about a potential merger. The news was broken on Axios by their brilliant media reporter Sara Fischer. As she notes, if the deal happens, and that is a big if, it could instigate further industry consolidation. Per the story, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav has
Ofcom has found GB News in breach of the Broadcasting Code. In a decision announced today, it concluded that coverage of the broadcaster’s Don’t Kill Cash campaign broke impartiality guidelines. However, the regulator has done next to nothing in response. Ofcom said that GB News did not really offer a range of different perspectives on
Mobile versions of the “Grand Theft Auto” games are heading to a somewhat unexpected location – Netflix. I confess that when I first saw the company’s announcement I thought they were making a movie based on the IP. But, no. It is a continuation of their attempt to move into games. The streamer said that
It has been a rather chaotic day in British politics. Again. It started with the sacking of home secretary Suella Braverman and the appointment of former prime minister David Cameron as foreign secretary (via the House of Lords). We now have the announcement that Esther McVey is heading back to government as a minister in
It looks like the Hollywood strikes are over and everyone can get back to work! Deadline reported that on Wednesday the SAG-AFTRA actors’ union and the studios had come to an agreement. The industrial action will end at 12:01 am Thursday. The Hollywood industrial action is estimated to have cost the Southern California’s economy $6.5