Media & Entertainment

The NBA is the next and final major sports streaming rights battlefront: Amazon, ESPN, and WBD are fighting over fractured rights to the sports league.

Apple TV+’s revolving door of ad executives: The service’s head of marketing left after 16 months, hinting at ad-supported struggles behind the scenes.

Amazon aims to break down the barriers between TV and shopping: The retail giant rolled out interactive video ad formats that look to spur viewers to shop.

OpenAI introduces a deepfake detector to aid disinformation researchers during a record election year, targeting potential voter manipulation.

Retail media is moving beyond performance to become a tool that marketers can use to drive both sales and brand awareness. In this next evolution, off-site, in-store, and upper-funnel formats like connected TV (CTV) and social will play a larger role in marketers’ retail media strategies as they seek more scale and control over their campaigns.

A major rebound for Disney's streaming sector: Losses cut dramatically to $18 million, while Disney+ adds 6.3 million subscribers thanks to key partnerships.

Book bans are on the rise in US: This trend can have implications for brands’ marketing strategies.

Targeting 20% of the world’s high-end chip production by 2030, the CHIPS Act is accelerating investments into digital twin technologies to attract startups.

Paramount merger drama continues: A Sony-Apollo deal is now pitted against Skydance—and it’s unfolding during Upfronts.

Data hasn’t persuaded the Fed to lower interest rates: But Jerome Powell thinks it’s unlikely that its next move will be a rate hike. Here are our takeaways from his press conference.

Roku in talks for exclusive MLB Sunday broadcasts: A shift from NBC to Roku could reshape sports streaming landscape.

Fubo calls for Congressional oversight on a major streaming venture: claims it monopolizes 80% of US sports broadcasts.

On today's podcast episode, we discuss why fewer folks are signing up to Spotify, whether breaking out an audiobook-only tier makes sense, and how much a speculative 'Music Pro' can move the needle. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Ross Benes.

Anthropic debuts Team plan and mobile app: Its latest offerings could help it gain ground on rivals. But it could face similar scrutiny despite ethics focus.

After three months, UMG artists will return to TikTok: A new deal includes major AI protections and ticket sale features—and a win for the embattled social media app.

Can gaming move the needle for LinkedIn? The platform has launched three New York Times-like minigames that incentivize users to return daily and compete with others.

Apple looks to AI announcements to fuel recovery: Apple's Q2 earnings beat estimates despite falling iPhone sales. It authorized $110 billion for stock buybacks and promised a huge AI reveal ahead

Roblox introduces immersive video ads to capture Gen Z's attention: New ad format expected to boost brand engagement and user actions.

Amazon’s introduction of ads on Prime Video boost advertising revenues to $11.8 billion in Q1: Streaming strategy and retail media dominance key to 24% year-over-year growth.

FCC fines four mobile carriers $200 million for illegal sharing of customer location data, risking privacy, regulations, and backlash. It’s the latest setback to rock a struggling sector.