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Women and Hollywood Founder Launching Podcast, No Longer Publishing Original Stories on Blog (Exclusive)

Women and Hollywood founder Melissa Silverstein is launching a weekly podcast centered around interviews with women creatives and will no longer be publishing original stories on the Women and Hollywood blog she founded more than 15 years ago. The 30-minute podcast will be called In Her Voice, building on Silverstein’s book of the same name […]

Twitter’s Verification Purge Set to Begin

Leave it to Elon Musk to choose April Fool’s Day to begin Twitter’s version of the Purge. Beginning on Saturday, users with legacy verification badges — notable accounts who were verified under Twitter’s previous leadership — are expected to lose their blue check, as the social media company has been hinting at for months but […]

E3 Canceled for 2023

The second effort to return the Electronic Entertainment Expo to an in-person event has come up short. ReedPop’s annual trade event for the video game industry has canceled its 2023 iteration, which was set to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 13 to 16. This year’s event would have marked the first […]

BAFTA Games Awards: ‘God of War Ragnarok’ Wins Six Honors, But ‘Vampire Survivors’ Named Best Game

God of War Ragnorok made good on its record-breaking haul of BAFTA Games Awards nominations by emerging with the largest number of gongs from the 2023 ceremony. Held on Thursday night in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank (and livestreamed on Twitch), the event — hosted by Julia Hardy and Inel Tomlinson — saw Sony’s bloody […]

Audiochuck Taps Imperative Entertainment’s Jason Hoch to Launch Podcast Network

Audiochuck, the media company behind Ashley Flowers’ hit podcast Crime Junkie, has brought on Jason Hoch to lead a newly formed podcast network focused on premium audio programming across multiple genres. Hoch was most recently the president of podcasts for Imperative Entertainment (Triangle of Sadness, Killers of the Flower Moon), where he launched 23 original […]

Tastemade Strikes Multiyear Content Deal With Constellation Brands’ Wine and Spirits Portfolio

Tastemade has struck a multiyear deal with Constellation Brands — the wine and spirits company behind Robert Mondavi Winery, Lingua Franca, The Prisoner Wine Company and High West Whiskey, among others — to create a slate of original programming. The multimillion-dollar deal will include the creation and sale of original series to outside streamers, as […]

Tonya Mosley’s ‘Truth Be Told’ Podcast Joins APM Studios

Tonya Mosley’s Truth Be Told podcast, which explores Black liberation through multiple lenses, has struck a deal with APM Studios that will include the production of a new limited series with Mosley debuting in 2024. The podcast was originally produced and distributed by KQED before Mosley, an Emmy-winning broadcast journalist and regular interviewer on NPR’s […]

TikTok to Pitch Ad Buyers at IAB Newfronts Amid Scrutiny

In 2022, the last in-person event of the IAB Newfronts was Twitter, a sort of last hurrah for advertisers on the platform before it was sold to Elon Musk. In 2023, the newfronts will end with another evening presentation from a platform with a decidedly uncertain future: TikTok. The advertising trade organization released its planned […]

Roku to Cut Another 200 Jobs as Advertising Uncertainty Continues

Streaming video platform Roku is set to undergo another round of layoffs, the company disclosed in a securities filing Thursday morning. Roku says that it will cut another 200 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, in the coming days and weeks. These would be the second round of layoffs at Roku in about […]

Men in Blazers, Hollywood’s Favorite Soccer Podcast, Aims for a Global Empire

Roger Bennett, the indefatigable co-founder of the soccer podcasting franchise Men in Blazers, has never played a second of competitive soccer. Since 2011, when he launched a lo-fi weekly(-ish) gab session with fellow bald British-expat soccer obsessive Michael Davies, a successful television executive and producer, Bennett has focused on the human stories behind the game […]

‘How Long Gone’ Podcast Inks Ad Sales, Marketing Deal With Talkhouse

How Long Gone, the pandemic-born interview and culture podcast from co-hosts Chris Black and Jason Stewart, is joining the Talkhouse Podcast Network. Talkhouse will handle distribution, ad sales, marketing and other podcast-related partnerships for the show. How Long Gone will continue to remain available on all major podcast platforms. In a joint statement, Black and […]

MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ and CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to Stream Live on Peacock in News Push

Peacock is doubling down on live news, bringing a pair of cable news programs to its live streaming lineup. The NBCUniversal-owned streaming service will stream MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box live beginning Tuesday, March 28. The shows will be part of a “Morning News Live” editorial element on Peacock, expanding its live news […]

Semafor Plans Inaugural Media Summit: Chris Licht, Jen Psaki, Barry Diller Among Interviewees (Exclusive)

Semafor wants to bring back the splashy media summit. The digital media startup founded by former Bloomberg CEO Justin Smith and BuzzFeed News editor in chief and New York Times media columnist Ben Smith is planning an expansion of its Semafor Media brand into live events, with its inaugural summit set for next month in […]

‘A Matter of Degrees’ Co-Host: Hollywood Needs More Climate Stories

This story is part of The Hollywood Reporter’s 2023 Sustainability Issue (click here to read more). Give up your climate guilt.  That’s the title of the first episode, and one of the principal themes, of A Matter of Degrees, a podcast for the climate curious from policy experts and advocates Leah Stokes and Katharine Wilkinson. The […]

Apple Sets Plans for Expanded Major League Baseball Coverage in 2023

Apple is taking another swing at live baseball, announcing an expanded version of its Friday Night Baseball program for Apple TV+. And while last season (the company’s first foray into live sports) saw some of the games available for free, this year only subscribers to the streaming service will be able to access the games. […]

Netflix Expands Finance Programming With ‘How to Get Rich’ (Exclusive)

Between rising interest rates, failing banks, a crypto winter and a stock market that is vacillating between bullish and bearish on a seemingly daily basis, money is on almost everyone’s mind these days. Enter Netflix, which will release a new unscripted series next month seemingly made for this moment, taking a Marie Kondo approach to […]