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Apple Interested in Big Ten Media Talks After USC, UCLA Moves, per Report

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Wilton Jackson When reports surfaced that USC and UCLA had been in negotiations to join the Big Ten on Thursday, Apple was reportedly reinvigorated to engage in media rights involving the Big Ten, according to Sports Business Journal. Prior to the negotiations......

WWE inks social media influencer Logan Paul

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1:57 PM ET Mike CoppingerESPN Social media influencer Logan Paul has signed a deal with WWE, the organization announced on Thursday. The pact is a multi-event deal, sources told ESPN, that will push into 2023. Paul will compete in the ring at multiple WWE premium live events (formerly called pay-per-views......

ACC Network’s ‘Packer And Durham’ Ending After More Than 1,000 Shows

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Dan Lyons Packer and Durham, a SiriusXM radio show since 2018 and the ACC Network’s signature program since its launch in 2019, is coming to an end. On Wednesday, Mark Packer and Wes Durham announced that the show’s final broadcast......

Starz could turn into an ‘acquisition machine’ after Lionsgate spins it off

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Liberty Media’s John Malone Michael Kovac | Getty Images Written in the Starz? Lionsgate is planning a spinoff of Starz, home of “Outlander” and “Power,” by early next year. Vivendi’s Canal Plus and private equity firm Apollo Global, in tandem with streaming......

Some media blocked from covering Xi’s handover anniversary visit to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG, June 29 (Reuters) – Journalists from more than seven organisations, including Reuters, have been blocked from covering official ceremonies to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from British to Chinese rule that President Xi Jinping is due to attend. A spokesperson for the Hong Kong government......

Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract by three years

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bob Chapek, Disney Jeff Gritchen | MediaNews Group | Orange County Register via Getty Images Disney has extended CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three years, the company announced Tuesday. Chapek’s contract was set to expire in February next year, three......

Digital World board members get subpoena over Trump’s social media deal

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June 27 (Reuters) – Blank-check firm Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O) said on Monday each of its board directors had received subpoenas from federal prosecutors over the company’s merger plans with former U.S President Donald Trump’s social media firm. The federal probe is the latest setback to Trump’s efforts to......

Trump SPAC deal threatened by federal criminal probe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former U.S. President Donald Trump applauses during the National Rifle Association (NRA) annual convention in Houston, Texas, U.S. May 27, 2022.  Shannon Stapleton | Reuters A federal criminal investigation is threatening the proposed merger between former President Donald Trump’s social......

Clarence Thomas signals interest in making it easier to sue media

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here John Kruzel Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday expressed his desire to revisit a landmark 1964 ruling that makes it relatively difficult to bring successful lawsuits against media outlets for defamation. Thomas’s statement came in response to the court’s decision......

Tuvalu minister pulls out of UN ocean conference after China blocks its Taiwanese delegates – media

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Tuvalu Foreign Minister Simon Kofe speaks during an interview with Reuters in Taipei, Taiwan November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WELLINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The foreign minister of Tuvalu pulled out of the United Nations Ocean Conference opening in Portugal on......

Sha’Carri Richardson Asks Media to ‘Respect Athletes More’ After U.S. Champs

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Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson issued a brief statement at USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Sunday, decrying the treatment given to athletes across all sports from members of the media. Richardson had previously avoided speaking to reporters after missing out on the finals in her specialties, the 100 meters and 200......

Amazon, Apple, Disney Bid on NFL Sunday Ticket Rights, per Report

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwNDUwMjI2NDY3NzEwMjAx/red-zone-channel.jpg Daniel Chavkin The NFL’s Sunday Ticket deal with DirecTV is up after the 2022 season, and the league is widely expected to move the package to a new service. While DirecTV is not one of the finalists for the package, three well known streaming services have a legitimate chance......

ESPN’s Malika Andrews Comments on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

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In response to the Supreme Court’s shocking overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, ESPN anchor Malika Andrews took a moment to speak on the decision during NBA Today. “Today, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, declaring that the constitutional right to abortion, upheld for nearly a half-century no......

Roe v Wade’s demise forces companies to grapple with health care plans, employee privacy and more

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pro-choice activists are seen outside of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 15, 2022. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images The challenges posed by the end of Roe v. Wade are only just beginning for corporate......

Disney, Apple and Amazon keep waiting as NFL considers Sunday Ticket offers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here DK Metcalf, of the Seattle Seahawks, during a Meet & Greet with DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET subscribers at the DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET Lounge on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami, FL. Peter Barreras | AP Disney, Apple and Amazon......

F1 Renews U.S. Media Rights With ESPN Through 2025, per Report

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Madeline Coleman Formula One has renewed its U.S. media rights deal with ESPN for the next three seasons, but it has not put pen to paper yet, according to the Sports Business Journal.  The sport informed Amazon and Comcast executives that......

Disney tells employees it will provide ‘comprehensive access’ for reproductive care

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Disney store is seen in Times Square, New York City. Nick Pfosi | Reuters Disney sent an internal memo to employees Friday, assuring them it will help pay for pregnancy-related care if they have to travel to a different state......

Media executives say their companies can finally weather a recession

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Delegates wait in line at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France, June 2019 Cannes Lions While media executives are meeting with advertising leaders this week over glasses of rose at the annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity,......

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