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‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ tops $60 million domestically, the best box office haul of the pandemic

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Godzilla and King Kong battle in Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla vs. Kong.” Source: Warner Bros. “Godzilla vs. Kong” is smashing pandemic box office records. On Saturday Warner Bros., which produced the movie alongside Legendary, revealed that its kaiju-filled film had topped......

WWE is fully converted to Peacock, now it wants to make more content

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Perhaps executives at World Wrestling Entertainment said it best – WWE is not a technology company. Instead of operating as a streaming service, it now wants to return to making content. WWE will host the Super Bowl of wrestling this......

SpaceX does not plan to add ‘tiered pricing’ for Starlink satellite internet service, president says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell wants what SpaceX is doing to “reinvigorate the industry,” while also getting “young children thinking about being in the space industry again.” Kimberly White | Vanity Fair | Getty Images SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell......

Why investors are struggling to value media stocks like ViacomCBS and Discovery

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spongebob Squarepants Source: Viacom | Wikipedia Good luck figuring out how to properly value media stocks right now — investors seem totally confused. A slew of contradictory variables has made trading legacy media stocks ViacomCBS and Discovery a bit like......

Harry Potter could make HBO Max a streaming giant, but JK Rowling and a deal with NBC stand in the way

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here British author and screenwriter J.K. Rowling poses upon arrival to attend the UK premiere of the film ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ in London on November 13, 2018. TOLGA AKMEN | AFP | Getty Images WarnerMedia owns the rights......

With media deals complete, NFL eyes over $100 million per year for its data rights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) catches a pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds (34) and linebacker Devin Bush (55) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta | USA TODAY Sports About......

The NFL and U.S. media take a leap of faith with long-term media rights deal

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Brandon Aiyuk #11 of the San Francisco 49ers leaps over Marcus Epps #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles to score a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Santa Clara, California.......

NFL’s media chief sees Amazon, other streamers bringing a new level of interaction to games

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here NFL executive Brian Rolapp told CNBC on Friday the league’s new blockbuster media deal offers a chance to enhance the viewing experience for fans through digital streaming. The broadcast pact features Amazon Prime Video as the exclusive provider of Thursday......

NFL finalizes new 11-year media rights deal, Amazon gets exclusive Thursday Night rights

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The National Football League has finalized its new 11-year media rights agreement with a pact that will run through 2033 and could be worth over $100 billion. The league announced Thursday it’s renewing TV rights with all of its existing......

The Snyder Cut was a gamble for Warner Bros., but it may not have a big payoff for HBO Max

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Justice League Warner Bros. Pictures The hotly anticipated four-hour-long director’s cut of “Justice League” arrived Thursday on HBO Max. Assembled from hours of unused footage and cut together with newly filmed scenes, the Snyder Cut is an anomaly in the......

Here’s how to watch all of the 2021 Academy Awards’ best picture nominees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Oscar statues at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, shown on February 28, 2016. Kurt Krieger – Corbis | Getty Images The 93rd Academy Awards nominees have been been announced and nine films will fight for the best picture trophy......

How a stay-at-home year accelerated three trends in the advertising industry

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Times Square in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images This time last year, The Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green watched as advertisers started to pause every campaign they could.  The ad tech executive said in the......

Sports betting company Flutter considers spinning out FanDuel to boost value

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The DraftKings app and FanDuel website Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Flutter, the U.K.-based mobile gaming company that owns 95% of FanDuel, is considering spinning out FanDuel as a separately traded company to trade on a U.S. exchange,......

Netflix is testing a crackdown on password sharing

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Co-founder and director of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a speech as he inaugurates the new offices of Netflix France, in Paris on January 17, 2020. Christophe Archambault | AFP | Getty Images Netflix has never made a big deal about......

As the domestic box office inches toward recovery, studios move up major titles

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Things are looking up for the domestic box office. In recent months, ticket sales have been accelerating, a sign that moviegoers are ready to return to theaters. Encouraged by the trend, some studios have moved up release dates. Over the......

Amazon wants to be the exclusive provider of all Thursday NFL games starting in 2023

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon Katherine Taylor | Reuters Amazon wants to be the National Football League’s exclusive producer of Thursday games starting in 2023, but the NFL may decide to keep certain games on the NFL Network and take......

Golden Globes viewership sinks to 13-year low, as awards show loses two-thirds of audience

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gregg Donovan holds a sign in support of the “Time’s Up Globes” movement outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where the Golden Globes are taking place , February 28, 2021 in Beverly Hills, California. VALERIE MACON | AFP | Getty Images......

How to watch the 2021 Golden Globes without cable

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Golden Globe trophies are set by the stage ahead of the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on December 9, 2019. ROBYN BECK | AFP | Getty Images The 78th Golden......

Democrats ask cable and streaming providers about their role in spreading misinformation ahead of Capitol riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., speaks during a rally in the Capitol Building to call on the Senate to vote on House Democrats’ prescription drugs and health care package on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. |......

The NFL is asking for a 100% increase in TV rights payments, but Disney is pushing back

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) catches a pass in front of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Terrell Edmunds (34) and linebacker Devin Bush (55) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta | USA TODAY Sports The......

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