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Apollo pays $5bn for Verizon Media, renames Yahoo

US multiplay telco Verizon and alternative investment manager firm Apollo Global Management have confirmed that funds managed by affiliates of Apollo have entered into an agreement to acquire media and online business Verizon Media for $5 billion (€4.14bn). Verizon will retain a 10 per stake in the company, comprised of iconic brands such as Yahoo […]

May 4, 2021

Discovery names Spagnoletto CMO D2C

Discovery has announced that Patrizio Spagnoletto will join the company as Global Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Direct-to-Consumer. Spagnoletto will be based in Los Angeles and report to the company’s President and CEO of Discovery International JB Perrette in his role helping to operationalise Discovery’s direct-to-consumer activities. Spagnoletto joins Discovery as the company scales its recently launched subscription streaming […]

February 18, 2021

Crackle Plus contracts with Amagi

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has announced the collaboration between Crackle Plus and Amagi to power the linear channel experience for Crackle, Popcornflix and other channels on a growing list of FAST (‘Free Ad-Supported TV’) platforms. At launch, Crackle and Popcornflix linear channels […]

November 10, 2020

SendtoNews ranks #1 in video views for digital sports

SendtoNews (STN) has been ranked as the top digital video platform in the sports category on Comscore’s latest report, with the most unique viewers and videos viewed in the month of August. SendtoNews is used by content providers, advertisers and publishers to deliver 700 Million video views every month across over 12 million unique viewers […]

September 23, 2020

Verizon Media partners NFL to innovate fan experience

As the latest NFL season kicks off, Verizon Media has announced the launch of two new features, Watch Together and Sports PlayA, for fans watching games through the Yahoo Sports app. The new Watch Together is a co-viewing experience designed to innovate live events by providing fans the ability to co-watch, interact and immerse themselves […]

September 11, 2020

Plex launches free live TV channels

Streaming media platform Plex has unveiled what it says is a new way for consumers to watch free live TV with the addition of 80+ channels of customisable live programming, most available worldwide and more coming soon. Plex claims it is the only streaming media platform to bring together all forms of media in one […]

July 24, 2020