The New Yorker: Our New Television Show
February 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

In 1925, when The New Yorker first appeared, televisions existed only in the lab. A decade or so later, they entered homes. At first, they were shy, and hid themselves inside hulking wooden cabinets. Then, in the sixties, they got more adventurous. They grew taller, thinner, and flashier; eventually, they colonized the rest of the…

Press Release: Time Inc. Acquires Automotive YouTube Channels /DRIVE and Fast Lane Daily
February 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) today announced the acquisition of YouTube channels /DRIVE ( and Fast Lane Daily (, along with their associated websites and content libraries. Both /DRIVE and Fast Lane Daily (FLD) are digital pioneers renowned for their adventurous, personality-driven automotive coverage. To date, they have amassed hundreds of millions of video views,…

Press Release: Time Inc. Grew Video, Mobile And Programmatic Revenues Strongly In Q4 And 2015
February 12, 2016 at 11:20 am

NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) reported financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. Time Inc. Chairman and CEO Joe Ripp said, "Time Inc. is the leading content company and the preferred destination for people who crave storytelling that is genuine, compelling and impossible to forget. Mobility and…

Media, Journalism and Technology Predictions 2016
February 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm

This year’s key developments will centre on online video, mobile apps and further moves towards distributed content. Mounting problems around online display advertising will lead to a burst of innovation around journalism business models. More specifically… Facebook/Google/Apple battle intensifies over the future of mobile and the discovery of content Messaging apps continue to drive the next…

Press Release: Condé Nast Entertainment Forms Unscripted TV Production Unit, CNE Studios
February 2, 2016 at 2:22 pm

NEW YORK, NY – February 1, 2016 – Award-winning production company Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), today announced the formation of CNE Studios, a new division which will produce unscripted television series developed by CNE.  Emmy-winning television producer and director Al Edgington will head the new group, serving as executive vice president.  CNE currently has five unscripted…

Verizon and Hearst Discuss Video Joint Venture, ‘Vice for the Red States’
January 25, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Telecom juggernaut Verizon Communications Inc. and media company Hearst Corp. have each been pushing into online video with the goal of attracting young viewers and digital ad dollars. Now, they may team up in that pursuit. The companies are in advanced talks to set up a joint venture that would develop two new digital media…

BuzzFeed's Foodie Channels Are Blowing Up on Facebook
January 20, 2016 at 1:11 pm

First Tasty, now Proper Tasty. The Internet has an insatiable appetite for food content, and BuzzFeed is going big in the category. The New York-based media startup’s Facebook-only cooking channel, Tasty, now has 30 million followers on Facebook FB -4.38% . Its videos regularly get tens of millions of views.

Condé Nast Plans to Revamp Its Video Hub
January 19, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Condé Nast Entertainment is still trying to build its own Web video destination for consumers. Next month, CNE, a division of the magazine giant Condé Nast, plans to roll out a revamped version of The Scene, a Web video hub launched in July 2014. Since its debut, The Scene’s traffic has risen and fallen sharply,…

Press Release: Time Inc. Appoints Steve Marcopoto President of Time Inc. International
January 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Time Inc. Chairman and CEO Joe Ripp today appointed Steve Marcopoto to the newly created position of President, Time Inc. International, formalizing his role during the past year as a consultant. Effective immediately, Marcopoto is charged with expanding Time Inc.’s business portfolio in international markets through digital, video and TV platforms, partnerships, acquisitions,…