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FOX News Digital marks 30 months as Top News Brand

FOX News Digital finished August marking 30 consecutive months as the top news brand with multiplatform minutes, according to Comscore. FOX News Digital also led news brands with multiplatform views and saw both monthly and yearly growth with multiplatform views, multiplatform minutes and multiplatform unique visitors. FOX News Digital closed out the month reaching 3.2 […]

September 18, 2023

WBD launching CNN Max in US

Max, Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) streaming platform, has announced the addition of 24/7 news in its streaming offering with the launch of CNN Max on September 27th in the US. WBD says that CNN Max will be part of an open beta for news that will enable experimentation with product features, content offerings and original […]

August 25, 2023

Mark Thompson for CNN?

Former BBC and New York Times chief Mark Thompson is in talks to take over at CNN, Warner Bros Discovery’s (WBD) troubled news network. Thompson is among several candidates according to a Semafor report. WBD has been searching for a news leader since sacking Chris Licht in June. Licht’s time at CNN was controversial, including […]

August 24, 2023

CNN’s Blitzer receiving Lifetime EMMY Award

CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer, a 33-year veteran on the news channel, is to receive a Lifetime EMMY Award. His award will be presented at a special ceremony on September 27th.  The EMMY citation says that Blitzer has made a deep impact in the world of television. Blitzer currently hosts The Situation Room on CNN. […]

August 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Trump case against CNN thrown out

A federal judge has thrown out Donald Trump’s $475 million (€430.5m) defamation case against CNN, in which the former US President claimed the network’s description of his election fraud theory as the “big lie” had associated him with Adolf Hitler. Judge Raag Singhal, who was nominated by Trump in 2019, said CNN’s words were opinion, […]

July 31, 2023

CIS Group, Veset power CNN Brazil to enter CTV market

Veset is enabling CNN Brazil to distribute its Brazilian news-based channel to Samsung TV Plus, using Veset Nimbus. CNN Brazil has previously been primarily distributed through cable TV and its YouTube channel. This is the first step in bringing the channel onto Connected TVs. Delivered to CNN Brazil through Veset’s Latin American partner, CIS Group, […]

July 12, 2023

Mediapro opens Florida virtual production centre

Grup Mediapro’s Mediapro US subsidiary has launched the largest virtual production centre in South Florida, along with BrandStar, a major US producer. The new facility includes a giant LED wall – 24 metres wide, 7 metres high and with over 1,000 panels – at its Miami studios. As part of the deal, BrandStar designed, constructed […]

June 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

FOX News Digital sees YoY increases

FOX News Digital finished May 2023 once again as the top-performing news organization in the competitive set in both multiplatform minutes and multiplatform views with year-over-year gains in key categories according to Comscore. Notably, CNN.com was down nearly 20% year-over-year with both multiplatform views and minutes. May marked eight consecutive months of FOX News Digital […]

June 14, 2023

Data: CNN reach down 7% under Licht

Since Chris Licht took over the reins at CNN for Jeff Zucker in May 2022 through to the present day, the news network’s average daily reach decreased by 7 per cent year-over-year according to Samba TV. Meanwhile, viewership during this same time period (May 2022 – June 2023) with regard to the network’s competitors, including […]

June 9, 2023

Licht out at CNN

Chris Licht, CEO of CNN, is out at the news network. The NYT reports he met with WBD chief David Zaslav, who then told staff that Licht was departing immediately. Licht had been handpicked a year ago by Zaslav to steer CNN after the departure of its long-time chief Jeff Zucker. However Licht’s tenure was […]

June 7, 2023