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12:30 PM ET, November 7, 2019

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Dade Hayes / Deadline:
In a wide-ranging interview, Reed Hastings says Netflix's spending on content will grow and defends cutting an episode of Hasan Minhaj's show in Saudi Arabia  —  Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings tackled a wide array of issues surrounding the streaming giant during a packed 30-minute keynote session …
Bloomberg:
Nielsen to split into two companies, one focused on global media, the other on tracking consumer preferences, after pressure from investor Elliott Management  —  - Nielsen will split into two: global media and global connect  — Company completes strategic review following activist pressure
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Glenn Beck's The Blaze to shut down its cable channel at the end of the year to focus on its radio, SVOD service, podcasts, and website  —  The media company will continue operating its subscription VOD service, its website, podcasts and radio presence.  —  The Blaze, a multimedia firm founded …
Discussion: The Wrap
Substack Blog:
Substack introduces a three-month Fellowship for Independent Writers, starting with five writers who will receive a stipend and support with publicity and more  —  Today, we're proud to announce the start of a program that we hope will become an important part of how Substack supports writers …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Dish adds ~214K Sling TV subscribers in Q3 for a total of 2.686M+ and loses ~66K pay TV subscribers for a total of ~9.49M  —  Charlie Ergen's company posts its first quarterly net subscriber gain since the fourth quarter of 2017.  —  Charlie Ergen's Dish Network on Thursday …
CNN:
So far, mainstream media including Fox News avoid publishing the alleged whistleblower's name in the Trump impeachment probe, amid pressure from Trump allies  —  New York (CNN Business)Fox News hosts and personalities have been instructed over the last several days not to identify …
Peter Debruge / Variety:
Motion Picture Academy changes rules for nominating foreign language films to make voting more accessible, including allowing all members to stream contenders  —  Good news for subtitles lovers: The Academy is radically expanding how nominees are chosen in the Oscars new international feature film race.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Streaming service Britbox debuts in the UK, two years after its US launch, for £5.99 a month; it is a joint venture among UK broadcasters including BBC and ITV  —  It will eventually host content from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Channel 5  —  Britbox, the streaming service formed …
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Avaaz: false stories on Facebook had 158M views in 2019, greater than before the 2016 election, with 86M views in the last 3 months, up 3x over the prior 3  —  Facebook has already powered 158 million views of fake U.S. political news in 2019 and is poised to see an explosion of disinformation next year …
MediaPost:
Conviva: streaming video quality is improving, with PCs seeing the most consistent quality improvements, but 39% of streaming video ad attempts fail  —  As the streaming wars commence, the good news is that the general streaming video experience is improving — no doubt in part …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Discovery Q3: net income rose to $262M from $117M in Q3 2018 on revenue of $2.68B, up 3% YoY; ad pricing increases offset subscriber losses  —  Discovery Inc. saw third quarter profit rise as revenue from advertising as well as cable and satellite distribution rose even as the company's various TV products lost viewers overall.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter announces Topics, which lets users follow 300+ subjects in their timeline, rolling out from Thursday; topics include sports and gaming but not politics  —  Starting with more than 300 subjects across sports, gaming, and entertainment  —  Recently, a friend told me he wanted to spend …
 
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Washington Post Newspaper Guild / Washington Post Newspaper Guild:
Washington Post Guild newsroom pay study: median salary for women of color is $30K less than white men; men receive a higher rate of merit pay raises than women