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Iger: ESPN-BAMTech Service Will Be Focused

Walt Disney Co.’s planned ESPN-branded direct-to-consumer offering with recent investment BAMTech could feature specific sports and even specific seasons and subscription periods, chairman and CEO Bob Iger told an industry audience Wednesday. ...

Turner, AT&T Renew Carriage Deal

AT&T has reached a multi-year, multiplatform carriage renewal agreement with Turner’s portfolio of networks—including TNT, TBS and CNN—for its U-verse and DirecTV satellite TV services as well as its anticipated OTT offerings, DirecTV Now and DirecTV Freeview. ...

NBC, AT&T Reach Long-Term Carriage Deal

NBCUniversal said it has reached a long-term agreement with AT&T to carry its portfolio of networks across all AT&T DirecTV products, including new streaming services DirecTV Now and DirecTV Preview. ...

AMC Networks Ad Sales Chief Arlene Manos to Become President Emeritus at Year-End

AMC Networks advertising sales president Arlene Manos said she will transition to president emeritus by the end of the year, making way for network veteran Scott Collins to assume the top role. ...

Viacom Details Dauman Deal

Viacom detailed the $72 million exit package for its soon-to-be-former CEO Philippe Dauman in a regulatory filing Tuesday, which includes $58 million in severance and a pro-rated $20 million bonus. ...



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