MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

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Film Industry Extends Covid Protocols Through Feb. 13

Studios and entertainment industry guilds have agreed to extend Covid-19 work protocols as the omicron variant surge threatens to delay film and television production.

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Audience Data Gets Overhaul

The media industry is wrestling with ways to develop new methods of tracking elusive consumers across the expanding digital landscape.

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Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for $70 Billion

Technology giant Microsoft Corp. is set to acquire Santa Monica-based video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. in a deal worth $68.7 billion, the two companies announced January 18th.

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CAA Moving to New Headquarters in 2026

CAA is moving, but the entertainment and sports talent firm’s clients needn’t worry about being able to find their agents: They will be just across the street.

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Griffin Gaming Partners Leads $55M Seed Round for Spyke Games

Griffin Gaming Partners (GGP) led a $55 million seed round for Spyke Yazılım Anonim Şirketi, breaking the record for the largest funding round raised by a company with a female chief executive not only in Turkey but globally in the gaming industry.

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Netflix Stock Drops After Q4 Earnings Fall Short of Analyst Projections

Netflix posted its Q4 earnings, underperforming in comparison to the growth the Los Gatos-based streaming service experienced between 2017 and 2020.

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On Location Scores With Experiences

Attending the Super Bowl is a pretty special opportunity no matter where you’re sitting in the stadium, but On Location Events, which does business as On Location Experiences, offers premium ticketing and hospitality packages for clients looking for once-in-a-lifetime experiences — at once-in-a-lifetime prices.

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Global Music Rights Resolves Legal Battle With Radio Stations Over Performance Rights

Global Music Rights has struck an agreement with the Radio Music License Committee, resolving an antitrust lawsuit after more than five years.

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WarnerMedia Strikes New Carriage Deal With Comcast

WarnerMedia, which is owned by AT&T Inc., will keep its channels on cable systems belonging to Comcast Corp.

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FOX Sports Extends Deal With Twitter to Cover FIFA World Cups

Get your vuvuzelas ready: Fox Sports will provide coverage of at least two upcoming FIFA World Cup matches in 2022 and 2023.

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CAA Parent Company TPG Sets IPO Share Price

The parent company of Creative Artists Agency and DirecTV set the price of its initial public offering with 33.9 million shares of Class A common stock at $29.50 per share.

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LA Airports Report Only 1.7% Passenger Traffic Gain From October to November

Air travel at local airports inched up 1.7% in November from October as the normally busy Thanksgiving travel season was hampered somewhat by the start of another Covid-19 surge and flight cancellations.

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Warner Chappell Buys David Bowie’s Catalog for $250 Million

Warner Chappell Music Inc. has acquired the song catalog of late musician David Bowie.

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Michael Eisner Sells Trading Card Company Topps to Fanatics for $500 Million

Tornante Co. has sold the trading card business of Topps Co. Inc. for approximately $500 million.

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CAA Settles Worldview Entertainment Suit

Creative Artists Agency has concluded a three-year legal battle with Worldview Entertainment Holdings Inc.

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