Matthew BelloniJanuary 14, 2022
Disney’s Bob Chapek Only Has One Pillar
Bob Chapek
Two emails arrived this week that fit nicely together. First was a Disney tipster lamenting that three smart executives in its Streaming Services unit had resigned in the wake of chief technology officer Joe Inzerillo bailing for SiriusXM. Inzerillo was an architect of Disney+ and the company’s other streaming products, so the exits, which a […]
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Dylan ByersJanuary 12, 2022
The Cable News Afterlife
Symone Sanders
The media industry is always going through stages of upheaval and restructuring, especially in the fallow period after a presidential election, when cable news networks recalibrate their politics and loose-in-the-saddle talent begin to make moves. Nevertheless, the three large cable news networks made programming announcements of varying importance and magnitude this week that struck me […]
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Alex KantrowitzJanuary 14, 2022
Can Capitol Hill Break Its Day Trading Addiction?
Nancy Pelosi and Eric Schmidt
Mark Warner has a different background than his colleagues in the Senate, one more familiar in Silicon Valley than Washington’s halls. Before Virginians elected him U.S. Senator in 2008, and their governor six years before that, Warner was a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He co-founded Nextel, a wireless company now owned by Sprint, and then […]
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Peter HambyJanuary 13, 2022
D.C. Does Hollywood
Ted Sarandos and Chelsea Clinton
It’s been a rollicking week for observers of the bicoastal political-media revolving door. Most notable was a trio of cable news programming announcements, with Fox News adding Jesse Watters to the 7 pm hour; CNN poaching Audie Cornish from NPR to helm a new show on CNN+, its forthcoming streaming platform; and MSNBC hiring Symone […]
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