As Binge Watchers Fall Asleep, Disney Streams, Walmart Quits

Two of America’s largest companies have moved in opposite directions in the streaming wars, just as the market becomes more crowded. As Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) launches Disney+, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is rumored to be dumping its streaming service, Vudu. The moves occur in a period when research shows people have become exhausted while watching streaming programs, which […]

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Don Cherry, Canada’s voice of hockey, fired for rant against immigrants

TORONTO — Don Cherry, Canada’s most polarizing, flamboyant and opinionated hockey commentator, was fired Monday for calling immigrants “you people” in a television rant in which he said new immigrants are not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. Rogers Sportsnet President Bart Yabsley announced the decision following discussions with the 85-year-old broadcaster. “It has been decided it is the right time […]

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Media elite may oppose Warren, but she sure gets good press

Liberals call out Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-for-all plan Even Democrats are taking notice of the estimated price tag. Dr. Vin Gupta weighs in. Resolved: Elizabeth Warren has gotten the best coverage of any presidential candidate since Barack Obama. She’s run a substantive campaign, and the press loves her gotta-plan-for-everything approach almost as much as her steady rise in the polls. […]

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Gannett acquirer New Media Investment Group reports revenue decline, digital boost

Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. (Photo: Tim Loehrke, USAT) New Media Investment Group, the company that is set to acquire USA TODAY owner Gannett, reported a decline in overall third-quarter revenue and print advertising, offset partly by an increase in digital revenue, which was helped by a spike in subscriptions. The company, whose GateHouse Media operating division has more than 150 daily publications, […]

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White House plans to end federal subscriptions to New York Times, Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Thursday it is planning to order federal agencies to end their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post after repeated criticism of their coverage by President Donald Trump. White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in a statement that the move would generate savings, but Trump on Monday said the […]

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