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Dec 04, 2019

Mayor Pete is Hollywood's top pick now that Kamala Harris is out of the presidential race
Celebrities and entertainment executives have poured money into Pete Buttigieg's campaign, and he may be poised to benefit further after Kamala Harris dropped out.

CNBC Media News
Nov 05, 2019

Starz-Comcast contract dispute draws Department of Justice informal inquiry
Lions Gate told Comcast customers last month that they may soon lose access to Starz content amid a contract dispute. The DOJ is now looking into it.

CNBC Media News
Oct 31, 2019

Hugh Grant hits back at UK finance minister in dispute over a handshake
Actor Hugh Grant has become embroiled in an unlikely argument with the U.K.'s finance minister over a handshake — or the lack of one — at a movie premiere.

CNBC Media News
Oct 15, 2019

Roku stock jumps 10% as company adds Apple TV app
Shares of Roku jumped Tuesday after the company announced that the Apple TV app is now available on its platform. This news proceeds the Nov. 1 launch of Apple's new streaming service, Apple TV .

CNBC Media News
Oct 15, 2019

One of the biggest reasons women aren't getting ahead at work, according to a new survey
The 'broken rung' problem is holding women back, says a new survey from McKinsey and Lean In.

CNBC Media News
Sep 25, 2019

Vox Media CEO hints at more media acquisitions on the horizon after NY Mag deal
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff suggested more media consolidation is coming after the company acquired New York Media in an all-stock deal Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 16, 2019

Nike wins an Emmy for 'Dream Crazy' ad featuring Colin Kaepernick
A year after Nike's "Dream Crazy" campaign sparked heavy controversy, the company won the "outstanding commercial" award at Sunday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

CNBC Media News
Sep 05, 2019

TV networks need NFL ratings rebound to continue
The NFL is responsible for a huge portion of TV channel ratings, and the league's viewership increased last season for the first time since 2015.

CNBC Media News
Jul 14, 2019

NBA and NFL commissioners tell how they're turning to technology to draw in fans
At the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, the heads of top sports leagues gave examples of how they can use technology to excite fans.

CNBC Media News
Jul 12, 2019

At Sun Valley, execs agree more tech regulation is inevitable, but Big Tech breakups could backfire
Government regulation of the tech industry has been a big topic of conversation at this year's Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley.

CNBC Media News
Jun 21, 2019

If Facebook and Google don't fix their problems, advertising execs say they could go somewhere else
Ad executives at the annual Cannes Lions festival say Facebook and Google need to do more to clean up the content on their platforms.

CNBC Media News
Jun 18, 2019

Facebook launches a new cryptocurrency called Libra
Facebook will also create a new subsidiary, Calibra, to build a digital wallet for people to store and exchange the currency using apps.

CNBC Media News
Jun 12, 2019

Shares of Nintendo tumble after it announces a delay in a closely watched video game
Shares of Japanese video game maker Nintendo plunged on Wednesday after the company announced a delay in the launch of a highly anticipated video game, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."

CNBC Media News
Jun 12, 2019

Shares of Nintendo tumble after it announces a delay in a closely-watched video game
Shares of Japanese video game maker Nintendo plunged on Wednesday after the company announced a delay in the launch of a highly-anticipated video game, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons."

CNBC Media News
Jun 11, 2019

Pressure mounts on Russian authorities over arrested journalist
A public outcry has erupted in Russia following the charging of an investigative journalist in Russia with drug offences.

CNBC Media News
Jun 02, 2019

Hollywood threatens to pull productions in Georgia over proposed anti-abortion bill
Major film and media companies from Disney to Netflix are no longer remaining silent about what will happen if Georgia passes its anti-abortion bill.

CNBC Media News
May 25, 2019

Stan Lee's former manager arrested for allegedly stealing $262,000 from late comic book legend
The former manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on charges of elder abuse against the late comic book legend.

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2019

You can build a billion-dollar unicorn and still go on maternity leave. These female CEOs prove it
Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman is out on maternity leave, and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki's due date is nearing. These female leaders of 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 start-ups are offering broad family-leave benefits to employees.

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2019

Beyond the Silicon Valley app economy: Tech's best new ideas are not from California
As the most-hyped Silicon Valley IPOs like Uber and Lyft stumble out of the gates, the app economy fueled by billions in venture capital is looking vulnerable. And many of the best new ideas in tech are not coming from California.

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2019

Beyond the Silicon Valley app: Many of tech's best new ideas are not coming from California
As the most-hyped Silicon Valley IPOs like Uber and Lyft stumble out of the gates, the app economy fueled by billions in venture capital is looking vulnerable. And many of the best new ideas in tech are not coming from California.

CNBC Media News
May 02, 2019

YouTube says forthcoming original series and specials will be free with ads
The tech company made the announcement Thursday night at its Brandcast event as part of the IAB Digital Content Newfronts.

CNBC Media News
Apr 25, 2019

It's the 'golden age of television,' says HBO Asia CEO
"Great times" are ahead for consumers of television content at the moment, according to the chief executive of HBO Asia.

CNBC Media News
Apr 25, 2019

Snap hired its first CMO as it tries to lure new users through advertising
Snap started its first major ad campaigns for Snapchat this year.

CNBC Media News
Apr 23, 2019

CBS suspends search for a new CEO, extends acting CEO Ianniello through 2019
Earlier this month, CNBC had reported that CBS had missed its own internal deadline to find a successor for Les Moonves, who resigned amid sexual misconduct allegations.

CNBC Media News
Apr 18, 2019

Ancestry is pulling ad with apparent slavery-era theme
Ancestry said it has removed the ad from YouTube and is pulling it from TV.

CNBC Media News
Apr 18, 2019

Hudson News chief James Cohen to buy National Enquirer
American Media said Thursday it is selling its tabloid the National Enquirer to James Cohen, chief executive officer of Hudson Media.

CNBC Media News
Apr 16, 2019

Netflix investor isn't worried about Disney, Apple streaming services — Netflix is 'future of film'
Netflix shouldn't be worried about streaming wars, Morris Mark, CEO of Mark Asset Management, said Tuesday ahead of the company's fiscal earnings.

CNBC Media News
Apr 12, 2019

Disney has a 'major advantage' as the streaming war heats up, says RBC's Mark Mahaney
Disney's back catalog gives it a leg up over incumbent competitors such as Netflix, which has to spend more to differentiate their service with original content, according to RBC Capital Market's Mark Mahaney.

CNBC Media News
Apr 10, 2019

National Enquirer's parent company says it's likely to sell the tabloid 'in the near future'
Earlier, The Washington Post reported that efforts to sell came after the hedge fund manager who controls American Media Inc. through his fund "became 'disgusted' with the Enquirer's reporting tactics."

CNBC Media News
Apr 09, 2019

Netflix eyeing Egyptian Theatre, in a move that would help it sidestep theater owners
Netflix is reportedly in talks to purchase the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

CNBC Media News
Apr 05, 2019

Accenture just bought an indie ad agency, as boardrooms get serious about creative marketing
What Accenture Interactive means for consultancies' push into advertising.

CNBC Media News
Apr 04, 2019

Snap is taking on Apple in the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming business
Snap announced a new ad-supported gaming platform at an event Thursday, following Apple and Google into the gaming space.

CNBC Media News
Mar 22, 2019

Analyst Mark Mahaney says 'Stranger Things 3' is reason enough to buy Netflix in the short term
Ahead of Monday's anticipated announcement of an Apple streaming service, media giant Netflix shouldn't be too worried, Mahaney said.

CNBC Media News
Mar 21, 2019

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman on exactly how the company closed its pay gap
"In the great scheme of things," PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says of the $3 million expense to the company, "it's incredibly small."

CNBC Media News
Mar 20, 2019

Read the memo Disney CEO Bob Iger sent to employees after closing the $71 billion Fox deal
Thousands of layoffs are expected now that the deal has closed.

CNBC Media News
Mar 12, 2019

Rent the Runway and West Elm are betting your next comforter will be a rental
Rent the Runway has transformed the way people think about buying — and owning — clothes. Now RTR has announced a partnership with Williams-Sonoma's West Elm brand to allow subscribers to rent soft home decor, including quilts, blankets and pillows.

CNBC Media News
Mar 12, 2019

HBO builds 'Game of Thrones' simulation for blood donations at SXSW
CNBC's Julia Boorstin takes a look at the increasingly elaborate marketing "activations" media companies are setting up at SXSW 2019.

CNBC Media News
Feb 24, 2019

The Oscars are a battle of tech and media giants with Hollywood at a tipping point
This year's best picture award is a true toss-up, with Disney Marvel's "Black Panther" and Netflix's "Roma" both having good shots.

CNBC Media News
Feb 18, 2019

'Fortnite' is not the only problem that major video game firms are facing, analysts say
Analysts who spoke to CNBC mostly said the issues faced by the gaming heavyweights go beyond competition from the hugely popular Fortnite.

CNBC Media News
Feb 11, 2019

Reddit raised $300 million at a $3 billion valuation — now it's ready to take on Facebook and Google
Reddit wants to take digital ad market share away from Facebook and Google.

CNBC Media News
Feb 11, 2019

Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning to lay off hundreds
Bloomberg reported on Friday that Activision Blizzard, the video game publisher behind blockbuster franchises such as "Call of Duty," "Diablo" and "Warcraft," plans to announce jobs cuts on Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Feb 07, 2019

Tim Armstrong is launching a new company to bring products and experiences directly to consumers
The former Google exec and AOL CEO is launching "the dtx company", which will invest in startups in this space and work with these brands to help them scale, with their data and operational expertise.

CNBC Media News
Feb 07, 2019

Tim Armstrong launches a new company to bring products and experiences directly to consumers
The former Google exec and AOL CEO is launching "the dtx company," which will invest in direct-to-consumer start-ups and work with these brands to help them scale.

CNBC Media News
Feb 02, 2019

How TikTok is climbing the download charts, taking on Snapchat and Twitter
TikTok boasts 500 million monthly actives users, compared with Twitter's 326 million, and poses a threat to Snapchat's core base.

CNBC Media News
Jan 30, 2019

Sheryl Sandberg defends Facebook data-collecting app: Users 'knew they were involved and consented'
"The important thing is that the people involved in that research project knew they were involved and consented," Sandberg told CNBC's Julia Boorstin after an earnings report that smashed expectations on Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Jan 30, 2019

Watch Sheryl Sandberg speak after Facebook earnings crush estimates
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, speaks to CNBC's Julia Boorstin on Wednesday after the social media giant's fourth-quarter earnings easily topped Wall Street expectations.

CNBC Media News
Jan 25, 2019

Here are the trends that will shape the next generation of disruptive start-ups
This year it is expected that artificial intelligence, 5G, digital health and fintech will be largely represented in CNBC's Disruptor 50 list of innovative private companies. These technologies are igniting paradigm shifts in our society.

CNBC Media News
Jan 22, 2019

Netflix expected to join major Hollywood lobby group Motion Picture Association of America
Netflix is expected to join the Motion Picture Association of America, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Jan 22, 2019

Netflix joins major Hollywood lobby group Motion Picture Association of America
Netflix is now part of the Motion Picture Association of America.

CNBC Media News
Jan 14, 2019

NBC finally jumps in the streaming wars — announces a new service to compete with Netflix and others
NBC's streaming service will launch in 2020, the company announced.

CNBC Media News
Jan 04, 2019

What's next for media in 2019 as Apple, Disney, AT&T and more jump into the streaming business
2019 is set to be a transformational year for media as more companies jump into the streaming content business.

CNBC Media News
Dec 18, 2018

Women VCs: Greater diversity among start-up funders and founders drives higher returns
At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Next Gen conference, women VCs argue that those who want to see serious returns will hire and fund more women.

CNBC Media News
Dec 16, 2018

Virtual reality start-ups offer a VR experience that's part movie theater, part theme park
Dreamscape Immersive -- backed by Hollywood's biggest players including IMAX, AMC, Fox and Warner Bros. -- is opening up its first permanent location this weekend in one of Los Angeles' biggest malls,

CNBC Media News
Dec 16, 2018

How 'Aquaman' could be a chance to turn the tide for DC's troubled superhero movie franchises
"Aquaman" is generating positive buzz and tracking for a healthy box office debut.

CNBC Media News
Dec 12, 2018

Time magazine says the US 'remains a free and fair press'
Despite the White House ramping up its rhetoric, the United States remains a free and fair press, Ben Goldberger, assistant managing editor of Time Magazine told CNBC on Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Dec 04, 2018

Apple buys a new TV show from NBA superstar Kevin Durant
"Swagger" is inspired by Durant's real-life experiences playing youth basketball. Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo ("Empire"), Kevin Durant, and Rich Kleiman and Reggie Rock Bythewood will serve as executive producers.

CNBC Media News
Nov 28, 2018

Collaborate to compete with Netflix, broadcasting body tells UK networks
Britain's broadcasting regulator wants the U.K.'s traditional networks to come together to create a streaming service that could rival Netflix, its CEO said Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Nov 19, 2018

Disney gets approval from China for its Fox acquisition, sending shares of both companies up
The deal still needs regulatory approval from several countries, but the unconditional Chinese approval is a big step forward for Disney.

CNBC Media News
Nov 12, 2018

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95
Lee was the creator of dozens of now-iconic comic-book heroes, including Spider-Man, X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four and Black Panther.

CNBC Media News
Nov 08, 2018

Disney gains after reporting that studio revenue grew 50% year over year
Disney's earnings come as investors continue to seek more information on the company's long-term vision for its various streaming investments as well as how it plans to integrate assets recently acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox.

CNBC Media News
Nov 07, 2018

News Corp. earnings beat: 17 cents per share vs. 4 cents expected
News Corp. reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat analysts' expectations for earnings but missed on revenue.

CNBC Media News
Nov 07, 2018

News Corp. slated to report earnings after the bell
News Corp. is scheduled to report fiscal first-quarter earnings after the market close Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Nov 01, 2018

New York Times CEO: 'Trump bump' has faded, growth will continue long after his presidency ends
President Donald Trump, who has called The New York Times "fake news," isn't having much of an impact on the paper's growth, says CEO Mark Thompson.

CNBC Media News
Oct 29, 2018

At Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine, women play the leads—onscreen and off
"I think it'll be a good day when we all sit around saying, 'There are too many female-driven stories out in the marketplace,'" says CEO Sarah Harden. "It's certainly not the case today."

CNBC Media News
Oct 29, 2018

After Time's Up and #MeToo, women in entertainment still see gender issues that men don't
"I think you've had immense structural bias," says Sarah Harden, CEO of Hello Sunshine.

CNBC Media News
Oct 21, 2018

Richard Parsons resigns as CBS chairman due to complications from cancer
Parsons has stepped down from the CBS board after about a month, citing difficulties in his fight against multiple myeloma.

CNBC Media News
Oct 18, 2018

Inside Facebook's 'War Room,' where the company is fighting to stop election manipulation
Facebook's roughly 900-square-foot room, which it recently showed to journalists, is a visual representation of the company's commitment to dramatically improving communication and security ahead of the U.S. midterms.

CNBC Media News
Oct 16, 2018

Newly named Time's Up CEO Lisa Borders makes the business case for workplace equality
"This is a continuation of the work that I've done for almost four decades," says Borders, who is the former president of the WNBA.

CNBC Media News
Oct 16, 2018

Newly-named Time's Up CEO Lisa Borders makes the business case for workplace equality
"This is a continuation of the work that I've done for almost four decades," says Borders, who is the former president of the WNBA.

CNBC Media News
Oct 16, 2018

Vanity Fair's Radhika Jones shares the lessons she learned from all-girls education and Tina Brown
The new editor-in-chief says the vision for Vanity Fair is bigger than any single editor.

CNBC Media News
Oct 12, 2018

Amazon's new content chief explains how she's battling Netflix
Amazon's Jennifer Salke has a big job in front of her as she takes on Netflix and all the big TV networks in the content business.

CNBC Media News
Oct 10, 2018

New HBO-focused streaming product is about meeting customer demand, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey says
AT&T's new HBO-focused streaming product isn't so much about keeping up with competition as it is about meeting customer demand, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey says.

CNBC Media News
Oct 09, 2018

Expect continued media consolidation, because scale matters, 21st Century Fox vice chair says
Media consolidation will continue as companies compete for unique franchises and greater scale, 21st Century Fox Vice Chair Chase Carey told CNBC on Tuesday.

CNBC Media News
Oct 02, 2018

Tencent Music's plan to go public means 'audio is hot,' iHeartMedia CEO says
Tencent Music's plan to go public isn't a threat to radio broadcasting and advertising company iHeartMedia, it just means audio is hot again, iHeartMedia CEO Bob Pittman says.

CNBC Media News
Sep 30, 2018

How 'Venom' may give Sony a path to comic book movie riches beyond 'Spider-Man'
Sony is seeking to capitalize on its 'Spider-Man' film rights by releasing 'Venom'.

CNBC Media News
Sep 25, 2018

Netflix may be ruining Hollywood star culture but has done it brilliantly, Michael Ovitz says
Streaming services, like Netflix, might be ruining Hollywood star culture, but they're doing it brilliantly, said ex-powerhouse agent Michael Ovitz.

CNBC Media News
Sep 25, 2018

Comcast buys 29 percent of Sky shares, seeks to make further purchases
Comcast is now looking to make further purchases of Sky shares at a price of £17.28 ($22.60) per share.

CNBC Media News
Sep 25, 2018

Comcast buys more than 30 percent of Sky shares after auction win over Fox
Comcast said it will continue to make further purchases of Sky shares at a price of £17.28 ($22.60) per share.

CNBC Media News
Sep 24, 2018

Smaller media companies like Discovery and AMC probably won't find any buyers for a while
Comcast, Disney and AT&T want to increase their scale, but they're probably going to need to take a break and digest their megadeals before going back into the market.

CNBC Media News
Sep 24, 2018

Dating app Bumble sets sights on IPO as it presses its $400 million lawsuit against Match
Bumble, the dating app, is pressing ahead with its $400 million countersuit on its larger rival Match and is pursuing an initial public offering.

CNBC Media News
Sep 22, 2018

Comcast outbids Fox in a $39 billion takeover of Sky
Comcast has outbid Fox in a $39 billion takeover of British broadcaster Sky, after it emerged a clear winner with the highest bid in three rounds.

CNBC Media News
Sep 22, 2018

Bidding rounds between Comcast and Fox for Sky enter final phase
Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast have entered into the third round of bidding in a one-day auction for Sky, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Sep 21, 2018

Mario Gabelli, a major Viacom and CBS shareholder, wants the media giants separate for now
"CBS is a loaded laggard," the billionaire value investor says. "Viacom is an even doubly loaded laggard."

CNBC Media News
Sep 21, 2018

Fox and Comcast are about to settle their $36 billion battle for Sky — here's what to expect
Twenty-First Century Fox and Comcast are about to go head-to-head in London at a takeover auction for British broadcaster Sky.

CNBC Media News
Sep 20, 2018

Fox, Comcast $35 billion takeover battle for Sky heads for one-day auction
Sky, Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast and Disney agreed to an auction to settle the bidding war over the British broadcaster.

CNBC Media News
Sep 17, 2018

Ex-media exec: A well-intentioned proprietor is best for a media company
A billionaire with good intentions might be the best kind of owner for a media organization, former CNN chairman and Time managing editor Walter Isaacson told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 17, 2018

Comcast and Fox are on course to settle pursuit of Sky with a blind auction
A drawn-out bidding war for one of the entertainment industry's most coveted assets will be decided by a sealed bids auction, unless there is a best-and-final offer by the end of the week.

CNBC Media News
Sep 16, 2018

Salesforce Founder Marc Benioff makes deal to buy Time Magazine for $190 million
The founder of Salesforce, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff, have agreed to buy Time magazine for $190 million in cash from media and marketing company, Meredith Corporation.

CNBC Media News
Sep 12, 2018

Tim Armstrong to depart as CEO of Verizon's Oath
Verizon's head of media and advertising Tim Armstrong will leave at the end of the year, the company announced Wednesday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 12, 2018

CBS: '60 Minutes' executive Jeff Fager is out because of violating policy
The company announces that the executive producer of "60 Minutes" and former chairman of CBS News is stepping down but immediately his departure is not directly related to an investigation into alleged sexual harassment.

CNBC Media News
Sep 10, 2018

CBS is an attractive acquisition target, so investors should buy the dip, analyst says
Investors should buy CBS on the dip, because it's an attractive target for a strategic acquisition, B. Riley FBR analyst Barton Crockett told CNBC on Monday.

CNBC Media News
Sep 10, 2018

Without Moonves, CBS execs could be 'picked off by other networks,' USA Networks founder says
"From a management point of view, holding the talent in place at CBS is going to be a challenge," USA Networks founder and former chairman Kay Koplovitz said.

CNBC Media News
Sep 09, 2018

New allegations of misconduct emerge against Les Moonves amid talk of departure from CBS
Six women have come forward with new accusations of sexual harrassment or assault by CBS chairman and CEO Les Moonves, who is said to be in talks for a multi-million dollar exit deal.

CNBC Media News
Sep 09, 2018

CBS is close to a settlement to cut ties with Moonves, end fight with National Amusements: Sources
CBS is near completion of a both a settlement that would end its litigation with National Amusements — and sever ties with long time CEO Leslie Moonves, according to people familiar with the situation.

CNBC Media News
Sep 07, 2018

Amazon just poached Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for a new fashion show
It's a big win for Amazon, as it builds out a content studio and funnels money into original content.

CNBC Media News
Sep 06, 2018

A Korean company's stock surged more than 76% after a children's song about sharks cracked UK charts
Samsung Publishing saw its stock surge more than 76 percent after its version of the children's song "Baby Shark" cracked the top 40 of the U.K. charts.

CNBC Media News
Sep 05, 2018

CBS reportedly in talks to settle legal drama with Redstone-controlled National Amusements
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Amusements would back off its attempts to reunify CBS and Viacom. In exchange, CBS would give up on its attempt to reduce the Redstone family's voting power.

CNBC Media News
Aug 29, 2018

Amazon beefs up its sports team with former ESPN executive
Marie Donoghue left ESPN last year and has now joined Amazon to push its sports content.

CNBC Media News
Aug 24, 2018

How National Enquirer's parent company, American Media, is involved in the Michael Cohen case
American Media Chairman David Pecker and Chief Content Officer Dylan Howard were granted immunity for providing information on the federal case against Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer, according to several reports.

CNBC Media News
Aug 21, 2018

Private equity firms are circling local TV owners such as Tribune and Nexstar as consolidation looms
Private equity firms are circling local TV station owners such as Nexstar, Sinclair and Tribune, and some of these companies may look to consolidate by merging or buying more stations as well.

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