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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less than two years ago   —  Digital-media firm Mashable has clinched a sale for the company — and it's not for a price that founder Pete Cashmore or investors including Turner were looking for.
Nov 16, 2017, 5:55 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fullscreen Media says it will shut down its SVOD service January 2018, will lay off about 25 employees   —  Fullscreen Media is pulling the plug on its subscription-video service — less than two years after launching it — and is laying off about 25 employees with the shutdown.
Nov 13, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T loses record 385,000 traditional pay-TV subscribers in Q3, posts 296,000 net adds for DirecTV Now, and reports revenue of $39.7B, down from $40.9B YoY   —  AT&T's DirecTV and U-verse TV businesses were hammered in the third quarter of 2017, while the telco's over-the-top DirecTV …
Oct 24, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snap and NBCUniversal form a 50-50 joint venture studio to produce original content exclusively for Snapchat and sign indie filmmakers Mark and Jay Duplass   —  Snap and NBCUniversal are creating a Hollywood studio dedicated to the future of app-centric entertainment.
Oct 17, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com for an undisclosed amount, gaining access to UK, Canada, and significantly expanding in Latin America   —  Todd's Most Recent Stories  — Jake Paul, Juanpa Zurita Battle Zombies in YouTube Red's ‘Fight of the Living Dead: Paradise Calls’
Oct 13, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast launches Xfinity Instant TV streaming service in beta for its broadband customers, starting at $18 per month   —  Todd Spangler  —  Todd's Most Recent Stories  —  Comcast is hoping to bring “cord nevers” into the pay-TV fold with Xfinity Instant TV: The stripped-down bundle …
Sep 27, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins says the streaming service will spend ~$2.5B on content in 2017, less than half of the $6B Netflix says it's spending this year   —  Hulu is spending a bundle on programming this year: Its content budget for 2017 is around $2.5 billion, CEO Mike Hopkins said Thursday.
Sep 15, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Instagram says some high-profile accounts have been breached after a now-fixed API bug exposed phone numbers and email addresses   —  Instagram said at least one hacker was able to steal personal information from high-profile user accounts, blaming the breach on a bug in its system that has now been fixed.
Aug 30, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $2.79B, vs. $2.76B expected, and total streaming subs grew 5.2M to 104M, vs. 3.2M expected; stock up 13%+   —  Netflix added 4.95 million overall streaming subscribers in the second quarter of 2017, handily beating investor expectations for both U.S. and international growth.
Jul 17, 2017, 4:18 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Musical.ly partners with Viacom, NBCUniversal, Hearst to launch series of original interactive shows   —  NY Digital Editor @xpangler  —  Musical.ly, the lip-syncing social video app popular among teen girls, is stirring professionally produced short-form shows into its mix of user-generated content.
Jun 15, 2017, 9:55 PMIn context

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