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Jul 01, 2022

Trump media company subpoenaed in federal criminal probe of SPAC deal
Donald Trump's media company was subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in connection to a criminal probe, according to Digital World Acquisition Corp.

CNBC Media News
Jun 29, 2022

Starz could turn into an 'acquisition machine' after Lionsgate spins it off
A publicly traded Starz may look to increase in size by targeting other subscale media and entertainment companies.

CNBC Media News
Jun 27, 2022

Trump SPAC deal threatened by federal criminal probe
A federal criminal investigation is threatening the proposed merger between former President Donald Trump's social media enterprise and a SPAC.

CNBC Media News
Jun 24, 2022

Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers
The NFL must choose between offers for Sunday Ticket as streamers wait for a decision.

CNBC Media News
Jun 24, 2022

Disney tells employees it will provide ‘comprehensive access' for reproductive care
Disney told employees it will help pay for pregnancy-related care if they have to travel to a different state after the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision.

CNBC Media News
Jun 23, 2022

Can media companies weather a recession? Executives say they're in stronger shape this time
History shows recessions have led to spikes in media layoffs, but executives say this time may be different.

CNBC Media News
Jun 23, 2022

Media executives say their companies can finally weather a recession
History shows recessions have led to spikes in media layoffs, but executives say this time may be different.

CNBC Media News
Jun 21, 2022

Naomi Osaka launches media company in partnership with Lebron James
The production company, called Hana Kuma, will produce scripted and non-fiction content.

CNBC Media News
Jun 21, 2022

Netflix talks with Google about ads as Sarandos is set to address Cannes this week
Netflix has met with Google, Comcast and NBCUniversal, and Roku to discuss potential marketing partnerships, sources told CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Jun 17, 2022

WWE boss Vince McMahon steps away from CEO role, will address misconduct probe on 'Smackdown'
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon is stepping back from his duties as the company's board investigates alleged misconduct by the executive.

CNBC Media News
Jun 17, 2022

WWE boss Vince McMahon to step back from CEO duties during misconduct probe
WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon is stepping back from his duties as the company's board investigates alleged misconduct by the executive.

CNBC Media News
Jun 15, 2022

WWE board investigates secret $3 million hush payment by CEO Vince McMahon, report says
A WWE spokesman told the WSJ that the company is cooperating with the board's investigation into the alleged McMahon payment.

CNBC Media News
Jun 14, 2022

Netflix, once the great disruptor, is now taking ideas from the industry it upended to jumpstart growth
Netflix upended the entertainment industry by disrupting old media practices. Now it's rethinking many of its core tenets

CNBC Media News
Jun 10, 2022

Fired Fox News editor Chris Stirewalt says he will testify before Jan. 6 riot committee
Chris Stirewalt came under fire from Trump and his supporters after the Fox News political desk was the first to call Arizona for Biden in November 2020.

CNBC Media News
Jun 02, 2022

New CNN boss has a message for staffers: Cool it with the 'Breaking News' banner
Chris Licht wrote a memo to staff on Thursday with new guidelines about when to use CNN's 'Breaking News' banner.

CNBC Media News
May 29, 2022

Ex-Disney CEO Bob Iger takes stake in Australian design company Canva, which has been valued at $40 billion
Bob Iger, the former Disney chief, has already invested his own money in GoPuff and Funko.

CNBC Media News
May 29, 2022

The first act of the streaming wars saga is over — Netflix's fall from grace has ushered in the pivotal second act
Netflix's fall from grace has ended the first act of the streaming wars. Act two will determine whether the industry can right itself.

CNBC Media News
May 24, 2022

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall in time for the 2022 midterm elections, NBCUniversal confirmed.

CNBC Media News
May 18, 2022

Female-led Disruptors are defying the odds and tackling massive social problems
Less venture capital went to women-led start-ups last year, but on the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 list, more female-founded firms at higher valuations are leading.

CNBC Media News
May 17, 2022

Silicon Valley supply chain fixer Flexport tops the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 list
Logistics start-up Flexport is No. 1 on the 2022 CNBC Disruptor 50 list as Silicon Valley looks at the broken global supply chain as a major market opportunity.

CNBC Media News
May 11, 2022

Disney may need to tell investors a new story as company warns of softer streaming growth
Disney prides itself on storytelling, but it may need to tell a new story to investors.

CNBC Media News
May 10, 2022

Netflix could introduce ads, crack down on password sharing by the end of this year, source says
An end-of-year target would put the ad-supported tier on a much faster track than Netflix originally indicated.

CNBC Media News
May 10, 2022

Tom Brady agrees to join Fox Sports as lead NFL game day analyst whenever his career ends, CEO Lachlan Murdoch says
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has agreed to join Fox Sports as its lead color commentator whenever he decides to retire.

CNBC Media News
May 09, 2022

Meta's first store aims to lure consumers to the metaverse
The store is designed to expose consumers to Meta's products, which you really have to experience to understand, explains Martin Gilliard, Head of Meta Store.

CNBC Media News
May 02, 2022

Vice Media has hired financial advisors to seek a buyer, may sell itself in pieces, sources say
Vice is considering selling itself outright or in pieces after failing to go public last year, sources say.

CNBC Media News
May 01, 2022

New Comcast-Charter streaming joint venture suggests the next chapter of the streaming wars is coming
Comcast and Charter's joint venture to challenge Roku, Amazon and other streaming platforms may signal cable's long-game strategy.

CNBC Media News
Apr 29, 2022

Disney executive Geoff Morrell, who helped craft response to 'Don't Say Gay' law, leaves company after three months
Morrell helped Disney CEO Bob Chapek craft a response to Florida's "Don't Say Gay" legislation that has arguably backfired on the company.

CNBC Media News
Apr 26, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery shares fall as company warns on 2022 profit, messy combination of assets
Warner Bros. Discovery says 2022 will be 'a messy year,' citing 'less favorable starting position' than expected.

CNBC Media News
Apr 26, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery posts 13% revenue jump, 2 million new streaming subscribers in Q1
The results don't include first-quarter performance from WarnerMedia, which Discovery bought this month.

CNBC Media News
Apr 24, 2022

What doomed CNN ? How rival strategies and executive intrigue fueled the streaming service's rapid demise
CNN executives wanted CNN to compete with The New York Times. But an unusual series of events doomed the streaming service.

CNBC Media News
Apr 21, 2022

CNN will shut down April 30, just one month after launch
WarnerMedia launched the standalone news service less than a month ago on March 29.

CNBC Media News
Apr 20, 2022

Legacy media has disrupted Netflix. The consequence may be mutually assured destruction
Instead of legacy media shares soaring as they imitate Netflix, the industry has brought Netflix down to a degree.

CNBC Media News
Apr 19, 2022

Streaming stocks slide after Netflix says it is losing subscribers
Stocks of streaming company rivals fell in extended trading on Tuesday after Netflix revealed it had lost subscribers during the first quarter.

CNBC Media News
Apr 19, 2022

Netflix estimates 100 million households are sharing passwords and suggests a global crackdown is coming
Netflix has been willing to turn a blind eye toward password sharing when it was growing subscribers, but losing customers can change behavior quickly.

CNBC Media News
Apr 12, 2022

CNN struggles to lure viewers in its early days, drawing fewer than 10,000 daily users
The paltry number casts doubt on the future of CNN following the recently completed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia

CNBC Media News
Apr 11, 2022

Warner Bros Discovery's David Zaslav has charmed the Hollywood elite — now he'll have to show he can manage them, too
New Warner Bros. Discovery head David Zaslav will try to lean on his personality to make up for his lack of Hollywood experience.

CNBC Media News
Apr 07, 2022

UFC, Formula 1 and WWE could be the next acquisition targets for streaming giants
Niche sports organizations such as UFC, WWE and Formula 1 could be alluring acquisition targets for big streaming companies like Disney and Netflix.

CNBC Media News
Mar 24, 2022

Here's where Hollywood's efforts to improve diversity really stand in 2022
UCLA's annual Hollywood Diversity report shows where women and people of color have made progress, and where there's still room for growth.

CNBC Media News
Mar 22, 2022

BuzzFeed investors have pushed CEO Jonah Peretti to shut down entire newsroom, sources say
BuzzFeed's news organization has about 100 employees and loses roughly $10 million a year, according to people familiar with the matter.

CNBC Media News
Mar 17, 2022

Disney creative leaders express frustration to CEO Chapek over 'Don't Say Gay' bill response
Senior leaders at Disney's studios have expressed their frustration to CEO Bob Chapek about his handling of the "Don't Say Gay" bill in Florida, sources say.

CNBC Media News
Mar 14, 2022

Meta now says you can't threaten to kill Russia's President Putin on Facebook because of the Ukraine war
Meta Platforms, the parent of Facebook and Instagram, has drawn heat from Russia since the the invasion of Ukraine.

CNBC Media News
Mar 09, 2022

Barry Diller denies insider trading on Microsoft, Activision deal amid DOJ and SEC investigations
Barry Diller, David Geffen and Alex von Furstenberg made large bets on Activision Blizzard stock options before an announced purchase by Microsoft

CNBC Media News
Mar 09, 2022

Barry Diller denies insider trading on Microsoft, Activision deal as DOJ and SEC investigate him and Geffen
Barry Diller, David Geffen and Alex von Furstenberg made large bets on Activision Blizzard stock options before an announced purchase by Microsoft

CNBC Media News
Mar 07, 2022

These are the industries where women are making the most C-suite progress
Exclusive new Equilar analysis of the Russell 3000 found accelerating growth of women in leadership roles.

CNBC Media News
Mar 04, 2022

TV news segment about Ukraine goes chaotic when host gets 'confused' about guests
A TV interview in India turned into a shouting match as the program's host apparently mixed up his Ukrainian and American guests.

CNBC Media News
Mar 03, 2022

Russia-backed cable news station RT America shuts down operations immediately amid Ukraine invasion
Cable news network RT America suddenly ceases operations, according to a memo received by CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Feb 28, 2022

New CNN chief Chris Licht gives Discovery a chance to build a bridge from Jeff Zucker to a new era
Chris Licht, the new head of CNN, has gained a reputation for reimagining TV shows.

CNBC Media News
Feb 04, 2022

Final call: Nominations for CNBC's 2022 Disruptor 50 list
CNBC is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Disruptor 50 list, the 10th annual ranking of the start-ups poised to become the next great public companies.

CNBC Media News
Jan 12, 2022

Nominate a company for CNBC's 2022 Disruptor 50 list
CNBC is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Disruptor 50 list, the 10th annual ranking of the start-ups poised to become the next great public companies.

CNBC Media News
Dec 08, 2021

Roku stock pops on multiyear agreement with Google to keep YouTube on streaming platform
Roku has reached a multiyear agreement with Google to keep YouTube and YouTube TV on its streaming platform.

CNBC Media News
Nov 10, 2021

Ozy Media is being investigated by the Justice Department and the SEC, report says
Scandal-plagued Ozy Media is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a new report.

CNBC Media News
Oct 07, 2021

Ozy Media got $5.7 million in relief loans to help pay employees, but ex-staffers say they didn't see any of it
Ozy Media took two pandemic loans for a total of $5.7 million earmarked for payroll relief, but ex-staffers say they didn't get any of the money.

CNBC Media News
Sep 22, 2021

Netflix buys the entire catalog of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' author Roald Dahl
Netflix announced Wednesday it has bought the Roald Dahl Story Company, which manages the rights to the British novelist's characters and stories.

CNBC Media News
Sep 11, 2021

Covering 9/11 taught me how to remain calm in the middle of panic and misinformation
In reporting on 9/11, Dawn Kopecki learned how to cover the 2008 financial crisis and, now as CNBC's Health and Science editor, oversee Covid pandemic coverage.

CNBC Media News
Jul 21, 2021

Charlamagne Tha God and Stephen Colbert to launch late night TV talk show on Comedy Central
Charlamagne Tha God, co-host of morning radio show "The Breakfast Club," is taking his unique brand of comedy and social commentary to late night TV.

CNBC Media News
Jun 11, 2021

How hedge funds took over America's struggling newspaper industry
Some of the largest U.S. newspaper groups — like Tribune, McClatchy and Media News Group — are owned, controlled by or in debt to hedge funds or private equity groups. CNBC looks at how this happened.

CNBC Media News
May 28, 2021

Facebook, Twitter and a future of social that's increasingly audio
Audio is the hottest trend in social media, and start-ups like Clubhouse and Discord have the attention of tech giants from Facebook to Twitter and Microsoft.

CNBC Media News
May 27, 2021

John Cena's apology after Taiwan comment feels like a 'forced confession,' free speech advocate says
Suzanne Nossel explains why she finds John Cena's apology to China "troubling" after he called Taiwan a country during an interview for his upcoming film.

CNBC Media News
May 25, 2021

Robinhood's disruptive force: The good, the bad and the controversy
Has Robinhood led a behavioral revolution in stock trading for a new wealth generation, or made a dangerous game of investing, as critics claim. Maybe both?

CNBC Media News
May 25, 2021

Robinhood's disruptive force: The good, the bad, and the controversy
Has Robinhood led a behavioral revolution in stock trading for a new wealth generation, or made a dangerous game of investing, as critics claim. Maybe both?

CNBC Media News
May 24, 2021

CNBC's TechCheck to host Disruptor 50 founders, advisors to discuss the 2021 list


CNBC Media News
May 24, 2021

John Malone sees merged WarnerMedia-Discovery becoming No. 3 global streamer behind Netflix, Disney
Billionaire media mogul John Malone told CNBC's David Faber that Discovery's global presence will be particularly beneficial for WarnerMedia's HBO Max.

CNBC Media News
May 07, 2021

This new membership program is focused on developing Black executive talent


CNBC Media News
Apr 20, 2021

CNBC TechCheck to host entertainment leaders to discuss the future of the industry
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Deirdre Bosa will interview leaders across the movie, TV and streaming businesses ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday.

CNBC Media News
Apr 20, 2021

CNBC TechCheck to host film and TV leaders for Oscars preview
CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Deirdre Bosa will interview leaders across the movie, TV and streaming businesses ahead of the Academy Awards on Sunday.

CNBC Media News
Apr 16, 2021

Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' series will cost at least $465 million for first season
Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" could be one of the most costly television series ever made, with its season one price tag coming in at around $465 million.

CNBC Media News
Mar 17, 2021

VC funding to women-led companies falls during the pandemic


CNBC Media News
Mar 15, 2021

Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar explains why the company raised guidance on HBO subs
Kilar forecasts that HBO Max will be one of three streaming giants to emerge, along with Netflix and Disney .

CNBC Media News
Mar 11, 2021

Hollywood's $10 billion opportunity: McKinsey study says anti-Black bias hurts revenue
The potential windfall is tied to underrepresentation of Black talent. The total opportunity for greater diversity is significantly larger.

CNBC Media News
Mar 10, 2021

ITV shares slide after Piers Morgan quits morning show, weak earnings
ITV shares slid Wednesday following the resignation of high-profile presenter Piers Morgan over comments he made about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

CNBC Media News
Mar 10, 2021

ITV shares slide after Piers Morgan quits flagship morning show
ITV shares slid 5% Wednesday following the resignation of high-profile presenter Piers Morgan over comments he made about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

CNBC Media News
Mar 05, 2021

At the current rate, corporate boards won't hit gender parity until 2032, new report warns
At the current rate, boards won't hit gender parity until 2032, according to new data from Equilar.

CNBC Media News
Feb 26, 2021

Netflix will spend $100 million to improve diversity on film following equity study
Netflix's study shows that the company has made progress, but still has more work to do to close diversity gaps.

CNBC Media News
Feb 19, 2021

The NFL is asking for a 100% increase in TV rights payments, but Disney is pushing back
NBC, CBS and Fox are likely to accept increases closer to 100% than Disney, which already pays a high price tag for its Monday Night Football package.

CNBC Media News
Feb 16, 2021

Why China banned the BBC, and why it matters
The BBC has recently covered a number of sensitive issues in China.

CNBC Media News
Feb 03, 2021

Henry Blodget says Jeff Bezos gave him key leadership advice as an early Business Insider investor
Insider Inc. CEO Henry Blodget recalls the early days of his media company when the Amazon founder became a financial backer.

CNBC Media News
Jan 22, 2021

CNBC Disruptor 50 list opportunity is bigger than ever, and less tied to Silicon Valley
The 2021 CNBC Disruptor 50 list is beginning its search amid a hot IPO market and at a time when start-up innovation is increasingly born beyond Silicon Valley.

CNBC Media News
Dec 10, 2020

Instagram chief says TikTok is the most formidable competitor the company has ever seen
Adam Mosseri spoke to CNBC as the company was expecting lawsuits from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general.

CNBC Media News
Nov 12, 2020

Instagram's Adam Mosseri confirms ads are coming to Reels and defends Facebook's 2020 election response
As Instagram redesigns the app to highlight Reels — its TikTok competitor — and e-commerce, Adam Mosseri explains the company's plans and goals.

CNBC Media News
Sep 08, 2020

LA Rams ready for kickoff in new, $5 billion high-tech SoFi Stadium — without fans
The Rams will play in their brand-new, cutting-edge stadium on Sunday, but they won't play in front of fans just yet.

CNBC Media News
Aug 13, 2020

Public safety app Citizen launches coronavirus contact-tracing tool SafePass
The new app, SafePass, is designed to be a sharable summary of a user's Covid-19 health history. The company is sending users at-home tests, and subsidizing the cost, if the tracing tool indicates they may have been exposed.

CNBC Media News
Aug 07, 2020

Q2 was a tipping point in streaming wars. Here's how the media giants stack up
Disney grew its streaming subscriber base faster than expected, but Netflix has a big lead, and media conglomerates ViacomCBS, NBC Universal and AT&T are all aiming to take market share with internet video efforts.

CNBC Media News
Aug 05, 2020

New York Times' digital revenue tops print for first time in 'watershed moment,' CEO says
"And we don't think it's likely we're going to go back from this moment," New York Times Co. CEO Mark Thompson told CNBC.

CNBC Media News
Jul 15, 2020

How coronavirus could do real, long-term damage to women's careers
Women have been hit harder by the economic crisis sparked by Covid-19 and experts say disparities exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic could have long-lasting impact on women's careers.

CNBC Media News
Jul 08, 2020

Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith joins CNBC as chief general news anchor with new evening show
Nine months after leaving Fox News, Shepard Smith is joining CNBC and will host a weekday one-hour program starting at 7 p.m. ET

CNBC Media News
Jun 22, 2020

This is the one mission shared by nearly every company on CNBC's 2020 Disruptor 50 list
CNBC's eighth annual Disruptor 50 list, revealed last week, identified private companies that are changing the world in unimaginable ways. Yet there's one dramatic trend that has nothing to do with the underlying technologies driving their growth: a social or environmental mission that is core to their business model.

CNBC Media News
Jun 17, 2020

A non-profit in Silicon Valley is helping minority start-up founders succeed
Transparent Collective runs a four-day program helps entrepreneurs with their start-up pitches so they can secure funding for their businesses.

CNBC Media News
Jun 16, 2020

Opportunity missed: Why there are no Black CEOs on this year's Disruptor 50 list
As CNBC unveils the 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 amid nationwide protests and calls to end racial inequality, the list has a glaring absence: No black CEOs.

CNBC Media News
Jun 16, 2020

The coronavirus-fueled tech trends that will continue to dominate daily life
The 2020 CNBC Disruptor 50 list reveals how the most innovative digital-first firms have been able to gain a competitive advantage in areas of work, education and commerce. An edge that may prove long-lasting.

CNBC Media News
Jun 05, 2020

Old and new media continue to be dogged by 'both sides' philosophy
Media organizations and technology platforms should more clearly define their purposes to exist as they try to balance open dialogue with offensive and misleading speech.

CNBC Media News
May 19, 2020

Apple-Sony deal for Tom Hanks movie was driven by coronavirus shutdowns
Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film "Greyhound," which cost about $50 million to make, according to sources familiar.

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2020

Vice Media CEO slams Big Tech as 'great threat to journalism' in layoffs memo
"Platforms are not just taking a larger slice of the pie, but almost the whole pie," wrote Vice CEO Nancy Dubuc in a memo to staff announcing more than 150 layoffs.

CNBC Media News
May 15, 2020

With TV ad commitments plummeting, the advertising business may never look the same
TV broadcasters are bracing for unprecedented ad cancellations in the third quarter.

CNBC Media News
May 13, 2020

Magazine giant Conde Nast to lay off roughly 100 US employees
Conde Nast is the latest among a slew of publishers that have been affected by a decrease in advertising revenue brought on by Covid-19.

CNBC Media News
May 08, 2020

Media companies expect a tough quarter for TV advertising, with no live sports and spending delayed
In recent days, companies including ABC and ESPN parent Disney, Fox Corp., AMC Networks, NBCUniversal parent Comcast, ViacomCBS and Discovery reported earnings that showed how TV is trending as advertisers are pulling spend or postponing campaigns until later in the year.

CNBC Media News
Apr 28, 2020

Pop radio in decline, streaming on the rise: How the coronavirus is changing what we listen to
Instead of car radio, people calling on digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri to fire up some music while they cook.

CNBC Media News
Apr 24, 2020

Hollywood's small businesses in crisis as coronavirus shuts everything down
Of the 5,900 businesses in Hollywood, 99.5% have less than 500 employees, and over 90% have fewer than 10 employees. Many are being forced to layoff or furlough employees as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.

CNBC Media News
Apr 24, 2020

Online education company Coursera offers unemployed workers thousands of free courses
Unemployed workers are gaining free access to 3,800 courses created by elite universities and companies such as Amazon to learn skills and gain professional certificates for new job opportunities.

CNBC Media News
Apr 21, 2020

NBCUniversal's Peacock has a buffer against ad slowdown with launch partners — here's why they signed up
Peacock is soft-launching as streaming hours are up, but advertisers are pulling and decreasing spend.

CNBC Media News
Apr 20, 2020

Why Disney is furloughing workers and the other media giants aren't
Parks and Resorts is Disney's largest division, responsible for 35% of its revenue in 2019. That reliance on gathering large groups of people in public lies at the heart of Disney's challenges right now.Dis

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