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11:40 AM ET, September 6, 2017

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Mike Allen / Axios:
Source: Charlie Rose will be sitting down with Stephen Bannon at Breitbart's offices today for an interview which will be broadcast on 60 Minutes this Sunday  —  Good Wednesday morning.  A little bird tells me that Steve Bannon will be receiving a visitor today at the Breitbart Embassy, where he's keeping his hands on his weapons.
Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Amazon and Apple are competing with Warner Bros. and others for rights to the James Bond franchise and are willing to pay as much as the studio  —  The franchise, and its future, are up for grabs as Agent 007 is being viewed as one of the last untapped brands that could be a game changer.
New York Times:
Sources describe fallout for the new CNN Investigates unit after retracting a Scaramucci story and firing three journalists: scope narrowed, KFILE team moved  —  Created with much fanfare, CNN's investigative unit was reshaped and its focus narrowed in the wake of a story that led to a retraction and an apology.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
E.W. Scripps' online news network Newsy to launch as a cable TV channel, after Scripps buys carriage contracts from RLTV  —  As traditional TV players keep hunting for new digital inroads, E.W. Scripps' online news network Newsy is going the other way — it's landing a spot on the cable TV dial.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Podcast network Gimlet Media raises $5M from ad agency WPP, in addition to the $15M round it raised last month, bringing total raised to $27M  —  Tack this on to the $15 million it raised last month.  —  Yet another vote of confidence in podcasting — this time from the people who buy ads for a living …
Discussion: Fast Company and WPP
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Roku launches its own channel for users of its streaming players, sticks, and TVs, offers ad-supported content, including movies from studios like Warner Bros.  —  Roku, a company capitalizing on the cord cutting trend to the tune of a $100 million IPO, is today launching its own channel …
Tim Peterson / Marketing Land:
How media companies including Bustle, New Form Digital, and WeBuyGold are creating episodic series for Instagram Stories  —  Bustle, New Form Digital and WeBuyGold have started producing original programs for Facebook's other fledgling video service.  —  At the same time as Facebook …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Axel Springer's Upday news app now has 13M users, up from 8.5M in February, and now drives 4M visitors a day to nearly 3500 publishers  —  One key plank in Axel Springer's resistance to the duopoly: Upday, an 18-month-old pan-European news app that comes installed on Samsung phones.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
The Atlantic launches a paid membership program called Masthead, priced at $10/month or $100/year, offering perks including exclusive content  —  But not just the diehards — it's also an attempt to forge tighter connections with its growing web audience.  “We're trying to create a product that's a supplement, not a replacement.”
Discussion: Digiday and The Atlantic
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube updates iOS app, letting users with 100+ subscribers live stream what's on their iPhone's screen, following Android version  —  YouTube today is rolling out several features to make itself more appealing to live streamers, including video game streamers, as the battle with rivals …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
The BBC has commissioned an audited report into its gender pay gap, which was revealed after it was forced to reveal the salaries of its top stars  —  The BBC has commissioned a report into the gender pay gap uncovered at the corporation after it was forced to reveal the salaries of its top-earning on-air talent earlier this year.
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