Major League Baseball extends TV deal with Fox for $5.1B during owners meetings in Atlanta

Major League Baseball has signed a seven-year media rights renewal with Fox Sports that sources say is worth $5.1 billion, or $728.6 million per year. The deal formally was announced at the MLB owners meetings in Atlanta today. Fox (Nasdaq: FOX, FOXA...

By | 2018-11-16T20:07:14+00:00 November 16th, 2018|Media|

Who’s going to buy the 22 Fox Sports regional sports networks?

Fox Sports and NBC Sports — two of the companies that were considered the most likely bidders for all or part of the 22 Fox Sports regional sports networks (RSNs) being sold — did not submit bids last week when they were due. As part of the deal to bu...

By | 2018-11-15T18:51:57+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Media|

Netflix testing cheap, mobile-only subscription tier

News broke earlier this week that Netflix Inc. will test lower prices for the service in some markets. Now we know what that might look like. The streaming giant is now offering a mobile-only plan for about $4 per month. One catch: The dirt-cheap tie...

By | 2018-11-15T17:58:28+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Media|

MoviePass parent scrubs plans for reverse stock split, risking NASDAQ delisting

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. has canceled a stockholder meeting scheduled for today where investors in the MoviePass parent were set to vote on a reverse stock split. The company said in an SEC filing that it didn’t expect to have the vote to ap...

By | 2018-11-14T17:59:36+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Media|

Disney Roundup: Theme parks, movies boost profit… ‘Star Wars’ prequel for streaming… Stan Lee dies

Burbank, California.-based Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has operations around the country. It also owns ABC Television, ESPN Inc., Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd., and is also in the process of buying 21st Century Fox’s (Nasdaq: FOX) entertainm...

By | 2018-11-13T20:56:54+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Media|

40 Under 40: Ookla VP Jamie Steven was hired by Microsoft as a high school freshman

Steven is a digital marketing instructor at the University of Washington. He also serves on the Washington Technology Industry Association's marketing community leadership committee.

By | 2018-11-13T00:13:12+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Media|

Movie Review: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ is Melissa McCarthy’s Oscar calling card

“I’m a better Dorothy Parker than Dorothy Parker!”  So proclaims Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), the sad-sack, sourly funny anti-heroine of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Set in the early 1990s, the movie is based on the true story of a writer who, havi...

By | 2018-11-12T11:00:00+00:00 November 12th, 2018|Media|