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YouTube Stars Dude Perfect Score $100M-Plus Investment From Highmount Capital

One of the biggest brands on YouTube is planning a significant expansion, and has locked up a massive investment to do it. Dude Perfect, perhaps best known for their elaborate trick shot videos on YouTube and other video platforms, have secured a nine-figure investment from Highmount Capital in a play to build out their business […]

Fresh Off Epic Games Deal, Disney Bolsters Video Game Executive Ranks

The Walt Disney Co. is building out its video game business, announcing new hires and promotions in its gaming division as it seeks to grow its presence in the space. The newly-expanded executive ranks come just a couple of months after Disney announced a major deal with Epic Games in which it would invest $1.5 […]

The Reviews Are In and Wondery Means Business

This story was created in paid partnership with Wondery. Last week, Wondery officially rang in a first of its kind podcast collection, Wondery Means Business. From thrilling finance crime stories about the fall of crypto billionaires to short-and-sweet business news takes, the shows highlight some of the studio’s most iconic, business-oriented podcasts, all in one […]

YouTube Brings Multiview to Coachella Livestreams In Major Expansion (Exclusive)

YouTube’s first season with NFL Sunday Ticket is leading to big changes in how the streaming giant plans to stream this year’s Coachella music festival, which will kick off on April 12 at 4 p.m. PST. YouTube will be streaming the festival for the 12th year, but in a big change, it will bring “Multiview” […]

Alex Cooper to Host Watch Parties From the Paris Olympic Games for Peacock

Alex Cooper, the creator and host of the popular Call Her Daddy podcast, will host a series of interactive watch parties from the Paris Olympic Games on Peacock this summer.  Under the title of Watch with Alex Cooper, the host will bring on special guests, share thoughts on Olympic events, including soccer, gymnastics and basketball, […]

Webby Awards: Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, ‘Barbie’ and The Hollywood Reporter Among Nominees

Taylor Swift, Timothée Chalamet, Ryan Gosling, Olivia Rodrigo, Barbie, Saltburn, Sydney Sweeney and The Hollywood Reporter are among the nominees for the 28th annual Webby Awards, which honor the best of the internet. Organizers said they received 13,000 entries from more 70 countries around the world this year, with PBS leading the nominees with 20 […]

Wondery Means Business and They Have The Story For You

This story was created in paid partnership with Wondery. Ever been so obsessed with a film or TV series that you wanted to consume every piece of content related to it? We know the feeling—that’s why we’ve put together this list of Wondery podcasts that go perfectly with these contemporary film and TV classics. For […]

‘Las Culturistas’ Culture Awards Hosts Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers on Show’s New Venue for 2024

The Las Culturistas Culture Awards, hosted by Bowen Yang and Matt Rogers, is moving to the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for its third annual show satirizing and celebrating moments in culture that could only be dreamt up on their podcast. The ceremony, which will take place June 15, typically consists of 100 categories brainstormed by […]

Karlie Kloss to Reboot Life Magazine

More than two decades after it was shuttered by Time Inc., Life magazine will be revived. Bedford Media, the holding company founded by model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss and her husband, investor Josh Kushner, has acquired the publishing rights to Life from Dotdash Meredith. Bedford says that Life will be relaunched as a print magazine, […]

Amazon Pours $2.75B Into Anthropic in Push to “Accelerate” Generative AI Tech

Amazon is investing $2.75 billion in the artificial intelligence firm Anthropic, part of a larger push to “accelerate” adoption of generative artificial intelligence technologies. The company announced the investment Wednesday, noting that the new $2.75 billion investment is on top of the $1.25 billion the company poured into Anthropic last year. The companies also said […]

Gamer Star Ninja Reveals Skin Cancer Diagnosis

Professional video gamer and Twitch star Tyler Belvins, known as Ninja to fans online, has been diagnosed with skin cancer. The 32-year-old gamer took to X (formerly known as Twitter) on Wednesday to share the news that he said he was still in shock over. “A few weeks ago I went in to a dermatologist […]

Wondery’s Genre-Defying Plans to Transform Podcasts

It seems unnecessary to say about one of the top three podcast publishers, but “Wondery Means Business” is the name of the first of six innovative marketing campaigns being pushed out by the Amazon company this year. Not that anybody doubts it. With 220 active shows, 72 million streams and more than 55 pods reaching No. 1 on […]

Hulu on Disney+ Launches Out of Beta With Marketing Push to Grow Subscribers

Hulu is officially on Disney+. Disney says that Hulu on Disney+ is now live and out of beta, giving subscribers to both services (or to the Disney bundle) access to content in one place. “Its whole goal is to make happier subscribers and healthier subscribers, provide them convenience, deeper engagement, better retention and increase the […]

Bill Maher to Launch Podcast Network, Hires Ex-ESPN Anchor Sage Steele as First Host

HBO Real Time host Bill Maher is launching a podcast network. The Club Random Studios network (the name is derived from Maher’s Club Random podcast), will seek to host podcasts built on an idea of “freedom of expression,” the late night host tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I am looking for people who are not talking-point […]

Peacock’s Paris Push: NBCUniversal Streaming Service Plans 2024 Olympics Focus

The relationship between Peacock and the Olympics goes back to the launch event for the NBCUniversal streaming service. In January 2020, with the world mostly oblivious of what was coming just a few months later, NBC executives touted live streams from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as a key selling point for Peacock’s launch. Of course, […]

Max Picks Up Bellator MMA Rights as Streamer Leans Into Sports

Max, the Warner Bros. Discovery streaming service, is leaning further into live sports, acquiring the U.S. rights to the mixed martial arts outfit Bellator. Bellator kicks off on March 22 from Belfast, with eight events set for this year in Paris, Dublin, London, Chicago and San Diego. TNT Sports will also run Bellator content on […]