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CNN pulls ‘Anderson Cooper’ show off Facebook for its own platforms

CNN has pulled Anderson Cooper: Full Circle off Facebook after one year, with plans to migrate the show to its own digital platforms. The daily news brief, in which viewers can vote on the stories they want Cooper to cover, was among a slate of news-focused programmes ordered by Facebook last year from outlets including […]

WarnerMedia consolidation sees vast restructuring at TruTV, CNN

TruTV is laying off around 40% of its workforce, including the bulk of its marketing and programming teams, as parent group Turner gets absorbed into WarnerMedia. The US cable channel, which is home to such programmes as Adam Ruins Everything, Impractical Jokers and Those Who Can’t (pictured), has laid off around 50 staff in New York […]

TBI Weekly: CNN’s Amy Entelis on how to build an Oscar-nominated doc

Since launching an originals strategy in 2012, CNN has built a formula for its series and films that has repeatedly produced award-winning non-scripted programming. This formula, according to Amy Entelis, executive VP for talent and content development at CNN Worldwide, is based on building context for audiences as they encounter increasingly complex political and social […]

Show of the week – Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World

Christiane Amanpour has built an illustrious career interviewing global power players and reporting from war-torn countries, and here she looks to get a global perspective of our closest relationships. “Sex & Love Around the World discusses taboo topics in a very accessible, entertaining and enlightening way,” says Lizzie Fox, VP of CNN original series. “The […]

YouTube TV ups price and adds Turner channels

YouTube TV is set to up its price from US$35 to US$40 per month, has added a host of Turner channels, and plans to up its sports output. The news came as YouTube said it will also expand its over-the-top pay TV service to 100 top US markets in the coming weeks. YouTube is adding […]

US gov’t blocks AT&T’s Time Warner takeover

The US Department for Justice (DoJ) has blocked AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner and filed a lawsuit to prevent it. The justice department has said that the merger, valued at US$85 billion, will reduce competition and raise prices for consumers. Makan Delrahim, the assistant attorney general for the Department for Justice’s antitrust division, said: “It would […]

Sky Arts, Movistar+ explore History of Comedy

Three European pay TV channels and Israeli have acquired a new eight-part CNN series about comedy. Sky Arts in UK, Movistar+ in Spain, Discovery Networks Poland and Yes DBS in Israel have all taken The History of Comedy from London-based distributor Cineflix Rights. The Turner doc series, billed as a CNN original, combines achive footage […]

AT&T CEO: Time Warner deal ‘moving as expected’

Time Warner’s proposed merger with AT&T is “moving along as expected”. The chairman and CEO of US telecoms giant AT&T, Randall Stephenson, told analysts on an investor call his firm was “working closely” with the US Department of Justice to ensure the deal went ahead, and that progress had been made. AT&T announced it had […]

INTV: Zucker – CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told delegates here […]

Time Warner shareholders welcome AT&T deal

Time Warner’s shareholders have overwhelmingly approved US telco AT&T’s US$85.4 billion takeover of the company. The vote described the deal as a merger, with 78% of outstanding common stock share votes made in favour of the agreement, and of the overall shares 99% were cast in favour of the proposal. However, the key hurdle for […]

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