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10:55 PM ET, July 7, 2015

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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Cuts to the BBC would threaten the whole TV industry, says Pact chair
Discussion: allmediascotland
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Video chief Rebecca Howard to leave New York Times  —  Rebecca Howard, general manager of video at The New York Times, is set to leave the company later this month after less than two-and-a-half years on the job, sources familiar with the matter told Capital.
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Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:   Bruce Headlam, New York Times' managing editor for video, moving to another senior newsroom role
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Time acquires two youth-focused digital sports firms, SportsSignup and LeagueAthletics.com, digital scorecard firm iScore Sports, and events company inVNT  —  Time Inc. Acquires Youth Sports Firms, Creates ‘Sports Illustrated Play’ Unit  —  Time Inc. has acquired three youth-focused digital sports companies …
Discussion: WWD, Folio, Talking New Media and mUmBRELLA
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:   Time Inc's digital innovation group launches The Drive, an automotive vertical aimed at people under 35
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
GoPro hires former Hulu original series chief, Charlotte Koh, as head of features and series for content push  —  GoPro Hires Former Hulu Original Series Chief for Content Push (Exclusive)  —  GoPro is getting ready to step up its content game: Charlotte Koh, who used to lead Hulu's original …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Showtime officially launches streaming service for the web, Apple TV, iOS, Roku, and Playstation Vue, does not require a cable subscription  —  You can now subscribe to Showtime online  —  Showtime is now offering an online subscription, allowing customers to watch its shows and movies without also getting cable.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Concerns about copyright law lead to takedown from Medium of translated Thomas Piketty comments originally from Die Zeit  —  Copyright Takes Down High-Profile Translation Of Thomas Piketty's Comments On Germany & Greek Debt  —  Here we go again with copyright taking content away from the public, rather than the other way around.
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
CBS plans debt offering of $800M, with proceeds for general purposes including stock buyback  —  CBS to Issue $800M in Debt  —  Senior Notes to Help Repurchase Shares, Retire Debt  —  CBS said it will commence an $800 million offering of senior notes later this week, proceeds of which will be used to repurchase its own shares.
Discussion: PR Newswire and The Wrap
Stowe Boyd / Gigaom Research:
Gigaom Research is relaunching under new owner Knowingly; existing subscriptions to be extended four months  —  Rebooting Gigaom Research  —  On March 9 2015, Gigaom ceased operations because of the insolvency of Giga Omni, the corporation behind the scenes.
Reeves Wiedeman / New York Magazine:
A look at the prospects for ESPN's The Undefeated, still not launched and regrouping after Jason Whitlock's departure  —  Jason Whitlock and the Messy Saga of ESPN's ‘Black Grantland’  —  He has been fired from the website he was supposed to create.  The fallout is revealing cracks in ESPN's empire.
Discussion: Deadspin
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October  —  Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales - a trend that has led to a large influx of what studios' believe will be sure-fire hits, like remakes and sequels.
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
How Norweigian publisher Schibsted's single log-in across all properties lets it successfully monetize mobile content  —  Schibsted's head of data: Publishers need to keep pace with tech companies to make money from mobile  —  Arvid Cedergen will be speaking at Monetising Media 2015 in London.
Nicola Davis / Observer:
Inside British Library's operation to digitize and preserve 300 years of newspaper content  —  Not fade away... how robots are preserving our old newspapers  —  In a Yorkshire outpost of the British Library, archivists using the latest conservation technology are racing to digitise 300 years …
 
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