Amazon to acquire MGM TV and Film Studio for $8.45B

FTC Is Scrutinizing Amazon’s $8.45 Billion Acquisition of MGM

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Amazon's $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM.
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Amazon Acquires ART19, a Podcast Hosting and Monetization Platform

Amazon Acquires ART19, a Podcast Hosting and Monetization Platform

In its latest acquisition, Amazon is buying ART19, a podcast hosting and monetization platform.
BuzzFeed to acquire Complex Networks for $300M

BuzzFeed Acquires Complex Networks for $300 Million

BuzzFeed will acquire Complex Networks for $300 million and the company announced its plans to go public.
Tribune Publishing shareholders agree to sell company to Alden Global Capital for $633M.

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Hedge fund Alden Global Capital has completed its $633 million deal with Tribune Publishing, but a lot of questions remain about the integrity of interested parties and the sale itself.
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Gray TV upped its bid to buy Meredith's broadcast TV business from $2.7 billion to $2.825 billion when a competitor offered an unsolicited bid.
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Amazon to acquire MGM TV and Film Studio for $8.45B

Amazon to Buy MGM for $8.45 Billion

This week has been a big one for Amazon. First, the attorney general for the District of Columbia filed an antitrust lawsuit...
HBO announces Launch of Ad-Supported Tier

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In the first week of June, HBO Max will launch its ad-supported tier at $9.99 a month, a 33% savings over the ad-free tier.

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