Bob Chapek, now at the helm of Walt Disney, is described by those who have worked with him as a skilled tactician who identifies targets and looks for ways to achieve his metrics.
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The Spanish-language broadcaster agreed to sell a majority stake to a group that includes private-equity firm Searchlight Capital and former Viacom finance chief Wade Davis.
Steve Hasker will succeed Jim Smith, who will become the chairman of Thomson Reuters Foundation, the media company’s charitable arm.
To shape public opinion about China’s response to the deadly new coronavirus, Beijing has turned to a trusted strategy: deploying a massive propaganda campaign and suppressing critical news coverage.
NFL owners voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement with a potential 17-game season. The players are pushing back.
Amazon’s streaming series takes a cue from Jordan Peele for a mix of social commentary and sometimes lurid drama.
The billionaire candidate would put the financial-data and media company he co-founded nearly 40 years ago in a blind trust and eventually sell it, a campaign spokeswoman said.
The Trump administration is tightening restrictions on China’s large state-owned media outlets in the U.S., designating them as foreign missions, in a further effort to rein in Chinese government activity.
Coming off a strong season, the NFL is antsy to renegotiate its media deals. But there’s one hurdle in the way: concluding a new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and its players.
Sweeping new regulations would restrict social media and dramatically change the way companies such as Facebook and Twitter operate in the country.
Omnicom Group’s media agency Hearts & Science is expanding the efforts of a new division to help clients with technologies they use to collect, manage and transact on audience data—and in doing so the agency hopes to beat back increased competition from consulting firms.
TPG invested $450 million in the new-media company, valuing it at $5.7 billion, in 2017. But the deal required Vice to pay the firm up to nearly $400 million in cash and stock starting last month.
One year into his term as Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro is using broadcasts on his Facebook page to stoke his base and fight his opponents.
The Philippine government has taken steps that could effectively shut down one of the country’s largest media organizations, drawing protests from press-freedom and democracy advocates.
Bonnier, publisher of such magazines as Field & Stream, Saveur and Yachting, has been meeting with bankers to explore its options, including the possible sale of the unit that holds most of its magazines.
Sports-betting operator William Hill US and ViacomCBS’s CBS Sports have agreed to a deal that would enable the gambling company to seek new customers among the media giant’s audience.
The challenge to contain the coronavirus looks particularly daunting in poor and isolated North Korea, which has blocked foreign tourists, cut trade with China, its main economic benefactor and ally, and limited diplomatic travel.
It takes a village to make a big videogame these days, but a single person can have a big impact. Investors in Take-Two Interactive Software got a brutal reminder of that this past week.
ViacomCBS is taking steps to make programming from its various cable channels available through one video-streaming offering, building upon its current CBS All Access service.
Authorities have sought documents related to the social media company’s alleged efforts to identify and squash potential rivals, deepening an EU preliminary probe into Facebook, according to people familiar with the matter.