Weekly Subscription News: Ad Formats, Funding and FCC Rules

Featuring Meredith, Medium, Celebriffy and the Supreme Court

Ad wraps, new funding and FCC rules are all in the subscription news headlines this week. Meredith launches an ad wrap format for its booming bookazine business, Substack raises $65 million in a new funding round, and the Supreme Court upholds FCC rules on media cross-ownership.

Also, Lee Enterprises shares an update on its digital transformation strategy and its plans for growth, YouTube tests auto-detection of products in videos so it can suggest related content, and premium streaming service CuriosityStream boasts more than 15 million paying subscribers.

Lee Enterprises Provides Update on Digital Transformation Strategy
Yahoo Finance

Meredith Launches Ad Wrap Format for Bookazines
Media Post

YouTube Test Will Auto-Detect Products in Videos and Suggest Related Content
Tubefilter

Medium Tells Journalists to Feel Free to Quit After Busting Union Drive
Vice

Celebriffy Pays Teachers More Money: Pros & Experts Cash In
PR Newswire

Paid Newsletter Startup Substack Raises $65M in New Funding Round
TechCrunch

CuriosityStream Tops 15 Million Paying Subscribers
Forbes

Supreme Court Upholds FCC Rules on Media Cross-Ownership
Media Post