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3:15 AM ET, December 6, 2018

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Rani Molla / Recode:
Ampere Analysis: Comcast, WarnerMedia, Fox, and Disney shows make up nearly 20% of Netflix's content library while originals account for 8%  —  The streaming media pioneer could lose about a fifth of its content hours.  —  Following Netflix's lead, nearly every major video company is moving into the streaming media business.
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Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources: Netflix paid $100M to license Friends in the US from AT&T's WarnerMedia through 2019, up from $30M/year, ahead of AT&T's 2019 streaming service launch
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet says an international investigation is needed to determine who killed Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi  —  GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that an international investigation was needed …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Mediaite
New York Post:
Sources: Liberty Media is looking to increase its ~5% stake in iHeartMedia to 35% after the latter returns to public markets from bankruptcy in February 2019  —  Radio giant iHeartMedia just took a major step toward emerging from bankruptcy — and falling into the clutches of John Malone.
Asia Fields / The Seattle Times:
The Tacoma News Tribune to lay off 67 employees starting in February as it outsources its printing and says no newsroom staff will be cut  —  Layoffs will begin in February and last through September.  They follow the company's recent decision to outsource its printing business.
Hollywood Reporter:
In Dec 2017, June Seley Kimmel tweeted that Les Moonves had sexually harassed her; the CBS board was aware of her account before New Yorker story emerged  —  June Seley Kimmel, who has recounted her experience with the ousted CBS mogul to company lawyers, recalls her traumatic 1985 encounter.
Discussion: @kimmasters, The Wrap and TVWeek.com
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New York Times:
CBS draft report says former CEO Leslie Moonves destroyed evidence and misled investigators to preserve his reputation and save his $120M severance deal
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Source: Vox Media's 2018 revenues are projected to increase 15%-18% YoY, with the company planning to charge for certain content across its sites  —  Vice, Vox, and BuzzFeed, among other companies that once heralded the dawn of a new media age, are now grappling with decidedly old-media problems.
Janine di Giovanni / Harper's:
A war reporter reflects on the trauma and sacrifices demanded by a male-dominated field; film, Bearing Witness, captures the struggles better than A Private War  —  Life during wartime is more complicated than easily digestible, Hollywood heroism  —  When young women come to me and say …
Jane Coaston / Vox:
Weekly Standard staffers say parent company MediaDC has tried to sabotage the publication over its anti-Trump stance, mine it for assets for Washington Examiner  —  “This is not about dwindling subscribers.  This is about strip-mining TWS for its assets."  —  The future of the conservative magazine …
Discussion: Hit & Run and Politico
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Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sources: The Weekly Standard's future is uncertain, after months of searching for a buyer; parent company MediaDC has requested a meeting with staff next week
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon and Comcast partner to bring Prime Video to Comcast Xfinity X1 set-top boxes, rolling out over the next week  —  Amazon and Comcast are teaming up to bring the tech giant's video streaming service into the Xfinity cable universe.  —  Amazon Prime Video will launch on the Comcast Xfinity X1 boxes …
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
Rep. Chris Stewart defended Trump's response to the Khashoggi murder on CNN on Tuesday, saying journalists “disappear all over the country”  —  Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Tuesday defended President Trump's response to the killing of Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi …
Sam Dolnick / New York Times:
How a New York Times story by Sam Dolnick about an octogenarian drug mule inspired “The Mule”, a new Clint Eastwood movie  —  When I started reporting on an octogenarian drug mule, I had no idea it would inspire a Hollywood film.  —  Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights …
 
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Australian police have arrested a man over the disappearance of his ex-wife 36 years ago, following revelations in a true crime podcast about the case