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3 Takeaways from PwC’s 2020 Entertainment & Media Outlook
June 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Last week consulting firm PwC released its annual “Global Entertainment and Media Outlook,” which forecasts how different segments of the media industry will grow or decline contract from 2016 to 2020. While the report predicted magazine publishing revenue, (narrowly defined as revenue from print, digital, and website advertising and circulation) would increase only 0.1% over…

Why Did Disney Invest $400M in Vice?
December 21, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Disney (NYSE:DIS) recently doubled its investment in "new media" giant Vice Media. Disney made its first $200 million investment in November, then doubled down with another $200 million in early December. That investment gives Vice a valuation of $4 billion, and Disney becomes one of its top investors with a 10% stake. Why its the…

Vice to Launch TV Network in US, and a Dozen in Europe
October 23, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Vice CEO Shane Smith has built an empire around content aimed at millennials. Now, he says he's bringing that content to many more TV networks around the globe. In an exclusive interview with CNBC from London, Smith said the company will launch a Vice TV network in the U.S., along with a dozen in Europe,…

The Year in Media: 12 Reasons Why We Should Be Optimistic
December 23, 2014

It would be pretty easy to come up with a long list of reasons why this year was one of the worst in media: everything from mass layoffs at the New York Timesand dozens of other struggling newspapers, to the rise of "clickbait" journalism and massive fact-checking errors like the Rolling Stone piece on college sexual assault. But I'd rather take a look at some of the positive developments in the media sphere this year. So here's my list of things that make me optimistic:

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