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When Hollywood Is For Sale: What Media Mergers Mean For Movie Lovers

For those who have any interest in media, be it from Hollywood's perspective or purely from a business side of things, it is no secret that media consolidation has been a big thing in recent years. This, arguably, hit its apex of public interest when Disney completed its buyout of the majority of Fox's media assets in 2019. But, in less flashy ways for the general public, this is a trend that has only ramped up in recent years, especially in 2021. While it might not make for sexy bar talk, this ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Time Warner, Lionsgate, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Fox, Netflix, James Bond, House Of Cards, Espn, Lucasfilm, Hulu


Netflix dominated the Emmys, tying the record for most wins with 44 and beating HBO

Emma Corrin in "The Crown." Netflix Netflix won the most Emmys for the first time on Sunday with a record-tying 44 wins. HBO, its biggest competitor, trailed with 19 wins, including four for HBO Max. Netflix and HBO have been in a tug-of-war in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight years after "House of Cards" earned Netflix its first Emmy nominations, the streaming company came out on top in more ways than one on Sunday during the 73rd Emmys.Netflix's "T...
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Early Internet Investors Recall Heady Promise of Dot-Com Bubble and Post-9/11 Bust

The era of irrational exuberance was already running on fumes by the time the Twin Towers fell. The 9/11 terrorist attacks marked the end of the first frenzied wave of investment and hype about dot-com ventures that brought Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Hollywood together in the pursuit of riches, innovation and creativity. Not always […]
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The Two Kinds of Movie

I was listening a Bulwark Goes to Hollywood podcast episode in which three movie writers talk about their favorite film books, and I couldn’t help but think of what I’d put on such a list. In the spirit of arranging my interests in parallel, I’ve been reading a lot of books about movies over the last few years, and the one that immediately leaps to mind is Which Lie Did I Tell?: More Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman. As an example of the book’s insights, here’s Gold...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Time Warner, Goldman, Bergman, William Goldman, Willy Loman, Independent Films, Arts & Letters


The FTC will reportedly review Amazon's $8.45 billion purchase of MGM - and it could be bad news for the tech giant

Lina Khan speaks during an April Senate meeting. SAUL LOEB/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The FTC will review Amazon's MGM deal since it was already investigating the firm over antitrust concerns, the WSJ reported. Amazon agreed to buy the parent company of MGM Studios for $8.45 billion earlier this year. The report comes shortly after President Biden appointed a vocal Amazon critic to chair the FTC. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Trade Commission will review ...
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Amazon's Planned Purchase of MGM To Be Reviewed by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission will be the agency to review Amazon's proposed acquisition of Hollywood studio MGM, Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter, just as the commission gets a new chairwoman who has been critical of the online giant's expansion. From a report: Amazon last month announced its deal for MGM, which would boost its Prime Video streaming platform in a market that includes rivals such as Netflix and Walt Disney. MGM has a library of more tha...
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Workplaces need to finally support fathers as caregivers

Shutterstock The pandemic recession has disproportionately affected women, wth greater employment losses. To recover from this, it's time for workplaces to finally allow fathers to take adequate time off for childcare. Josh Levs is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and journalist. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. See more stories on Insider's business page. This Father's Day, there's a crucial message about gender equality and econ...
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Amazon's $8.5 billion bet on MGM is the latest sign that tech is transforming Hollywood. Here are the biggest deals that have altered the streaming world.

FilmPublicityArchive/United Archives via Getty Images The media business keeps consolidating, and Amazon's purchase of MGM Holdings isn't the first sign. Disney bought 21st Century Fox in 2019, gaining control of Hulu, and AT&T is merging WarnerMedia with Discovery. The deals signal a trend that many in the media world realize survival lies in the streaming market. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's official - Amazon is acquiring MGM Studios' parent comp...
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WarnerMedia execs mourn the Disney deal that never happened

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising newsletter, where I go over the big news in advertising and media news, including:TimeWarner's alternate scenario.Apple's new ad reviewed.Advertisers battle misinformation.First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images WarnerMedia dreams of Disney While the media world awaits an announcement of an Amazon-MGM deal, some WarnerMedia are pondering their history under AT&T ownership and...
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CNBC Details 2015 Acquisition Talks Between Apple and Time Warner

Back in 2015, Apple considered purchasing Time Warner, with Apple iTunes chief Eddy Cue suggesting Apple bid on the media conglomerate. Discussions did not ultimately progress and there was no purchase, but CNBC today provided some previously unknown background information about the talks between the two companies. ‌Eddy Cue‌ met with Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and former executive vice president Olaf Olafsson in 2015 to start discussing partnership opportunities that would see Apple exclus...
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Disney Could Have Bought Time Warner in 2016

What if Time Warner had gotten a fateful phone call earlier in 2016?
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What the WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger Means for You, the Viewer

The merger announced Monday seems to be a concession that AT&T’s 2018 acquisition of Time Warner was a bad idea. But the new media...
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WarnerMedia staffers are bracing for the AT&T spinoff

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 18. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Inside AT&T's spin off of WarnerMedia.Cision faces lawsuit.Vrbo's ad battle against Airbnb.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected]der.com or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. David Zaslav, chief executive officer of Discove...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Media, Time Warner, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Public Relations, Cnn, Discovery, Discovery Communications, AT T, Airbnb, Jeff Zucker, Vrbo, Cision


Timeline: AT&T's Biggest Deals Over the Last Decade

(Reuters) - AT&T Inc spent billions of dollars over the last few years buying media assets, including Time Warner and DirecTV as it looked for...
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Analysis: AT&T, Discovery Deal Highlights Media's Thirst to Be Like Netflix

By Helen Coster(Reuters) - Since AT&T bought Time Warner in 2018 to compete with Netflix and Disney, the world of streaming video has only...
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AT&T to Spin Off WarnerMedia, Including HBO Max, in $43 Billion Deal with Discovery

AT&T spent $85 billion on Time Warner in 2016 and it looks like it wants its money back. Just as the streaming wars have reached their heights, the telecommunications conglomerate appears to be pulling the plug on its entertainment ambitions with a deal with Discovery that will spin off its WarnerMedia assets, including HBO Max, into a new standalone media company. AT&T is selling off its WarnerMedia division to Discovery. The two companies announced Monday morning that they have struck a $4...
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AT&T Merges Media Assets With Discovery in Blockbuster Deal

AT&T has agreed to spin off its media operations in a deal with Discovery that will create a new entertainment company, merging assets ranging from CNN and HBO to HGTV and the Food Network. From a report: AT&T will receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities and debt retention, with AT&T shareholders getting stock representing 71% of the new company, the companies said in a statement Monday. The deal is structured as a tax-advantaged Reverse Morris Trust. Discovery Chief Executive Officer David...
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Discovery surges 10% after agreeing to acquire AT&T's media operations for $43 billion

Discovery CEO David Zaslav. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Discovery shares rose as much as 10% on Monday following its $43 billion deal to acquire AT&T's media assets. AT&T shares also rose as the company plans to spinoff WarnerMedia. The deal will create a company that will house more than 100 brands including HBO and HGTV. See more stories on Insider's business page. Discovery shares jumped on Monday following the company's deal to acquire AT&T's media asset...
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Liz Taylor takes creative helm at Ogilvy, AT&T plans media merger with Discovery: Monday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Taylor moves to Ogilvy Liz Taylor is taking the role of global chief creative officer at Ogilvy, as the outgoing Leo Burnett exec returns to the agency where she worked five years ago. Ad Age’s E.J. Schultz reports ...
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AT&T is combining WarnerMedia with Discovery to create a new streaming giant

AT&T CEO John Stankey Getty Images AT&T said Monday it would merge its WarnerMedia content unit with Discovery. The deal paves the way for a new streaming giant that could compete with Netflix and Disney. AT&T would receive $43 billion in cash, debt securities, and WarnerMedia's retention of certain debt under the proposed deal, according to an SEC filing. See more stories on Insider's business page. AT&T on Monday announced plans to merge its WarnerMedia content unit, which includ...
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10 Things in Politics: Lawmakers are sick of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Tax Day.Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene became the Voldemort of CongressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fireThe demise of 'thoughts and prayers'One thing to lo...
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AT&T Board Meets as Discovery Merger Discussions Accelerate; Shock Reverberates Around WarnerMedia

Negotiations for a potential merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery accelerated on Sunday as the shock of a possible transaction ricocheted around the halls of HBO, Warner Bros. and other legacy Time Warner companies that have been on a roller-coaster ride of disruption since 2016. Sources said AT&T leadership was meeting Sunday to discuss the transaction. […]
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AT&T and Discovery are in talks to combine content assets

AP AT&T and Discovery are discussing a deal to combine content assets, a source told Insider. Combining content assets would give both a better platform to compete against streaming giants like Netflix. Both companies declined to comment on the discussions. See more stories on Insider's business page. AT&T, the telecom giant that also owns a host of media and entertainment outlets including HBO, TNT, CNN, and Warner Bros., is in talks with Discovery to combine content assets, a source...
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AT&T is in deal talks to create a new streaming giant with Discovery

AP AT&T is discussing a deal to split off content assets and combine them with Discovery, a source told Insider. The deal, which could be announced in the coming days according to multiple reports, would create a new streaming giant better placed to take on Netflix and Disney. Both companies declined to comment on the discussions. See more stories on Insider's business page. AT&T, the telecom giant that also owns a host of media and entertainment outlets including HBO, TNT, CNN, and ...
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AT&T and Discovery are reportedly in talks to combine content assets

AP AT&T and Discovery are discussing a deal to combine content assets, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. Combining content assets would give both a better platform to compete against streaming giants like Netflix. Both companies declined to comment on the reported discussions. See more stories on Insider's business page. AT&T, the telecom giant that also owns a host of media and entertainment outlets including HBO, TNT, CNN, and Warner Bros., is in talks with Discovery to co...
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AT&T and Discovery Plus are reportedly in talks to combine content assets

AP AT&T and Discovery Plus are discussing a deal to combine content assets, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. Combining content assets would give both a better platform to compete against streaming giants like Netflix. Both companies declined to comment on the reported discussions. See more stories on Insider's business page. AT&T, the telecom giant that also owns a host of media and entertainment companies including HBO, TNT, CNN, and Warner Bros., is in talks with Discover...
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Verizon dumps AOL and Yahoo in fire sale

There was a time when AOL was on track to becoming the biggest media empire in the world (in 2000 AOL bought Time Warner for $182 billion). There was a time when Yahoo was synonymous with the World Wide Web (in 1999 its market cap was $125 billion). — Read the rest
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Watch Metallica Play “Enter Sandman” Before a Crowd of 1.6 Million in Moscow, During the Final Days of the Soviet Union (1991)

In the years following the collapse of the Soviet Union a “triumphalist discourse” arose in the U.S., writes historian Richard Sakwa, “which suggests that the Soviet demise was a deliberate act plotted and executed by president Ronald Reagan” with massive military budgets and nuclear threats. This narrative has less exclusive currency today. There are as many theories as theorists of Soviet demise, among them the “compelling argument,” says Jim Brown, producer of a documentary called Fre...
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Review Film Mortal Kombat (2021 film)

screencrave.com – “Mortal Kombat” (Mortal Kombat) adalah film fantasi seni bela diri Amerika tahun 2021 yang disutradarai oleh Simon McQuoid, disutradarai oleh Greg Russo dan Dave Callaham. Naskah dan kisah Oren Uziel dan Russo. Film ini didasarkan pada seri video game dengan nama yang sama yang dibuat oleh Ed Boon dan John Tobias, yang meluncurkan kembali serial film Mortal Kombat. Film ini dibintangi oleh Lewis Tan, Jessica McNum, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mecade Brooks, Ludy Lin, Qin Han, ...
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Revenge: Spectrum Workers on Strike Build Their Own ISP

If, for any number of reasons, you’d like to burn telecoms to the ground and build a new internet service provider on their smoldering remains, good news for you. New York City Spectrum workers, who’ve weathered an anguishing four-year strike, have built their own internet service provider. If the city throws its…Read more...
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