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Naman Ramachandran / Variety:
UK Culture Secretary confirms the BBC TV license fee will be frozen at £159 for two years, but says the funding model will be reviewed before December 2027
Michael Schneider / Variety:
FX Research: a record 559 scripted original TV series were released in 2021, up 13% YoY, likely due to 2020 shows being delayed by COVID-19 production shutdowns
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Arena Group, formerly Maven, will buy AMG/Parade, owner of Parade magazine, for $16M and expects to report $180M in revenue for 2021, 60% from subscriptions
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