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Zucker: CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in Israel in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told […]

Trump names net neutrality critic as FCC chairman

US President Donald Trump has named an outspoken critic of net neutrality as the chairman of US media and telecoms regulator the Federal Communications Commission. Ajit Pai has been an FCC commissioner since 2012, appointed by former president Barack Obama despite their differing views on how the internet should be regulated as a hat-tip to […]

Trump election win ‘could spell trouble’ for US entertainment

Donald Trump’s election win will make international sales harder for US media companies, according to analyst house Ovum. In an update to clients, Ovum managing director Aneil Rakity noted that entertainment content has been one of the country’s most significant exports in terms of revenue and soft power. “The ascendancy of President-elect Trump, however, could spell […]

Donald Trump reportedly mulling news network launch

US presidential candidate Donald Trump could launch a cable or OTT news net, according to numerous reports out of the US. The Trump campaign ran a Facebook Live event on Wednesday, as the third and final presidential debate between Trump and Hilary Clinton took place, in what many commentators said was a dry run for […]

YouTube: US debates drive 8.5m live viewing hours

The three US presidential debates drive 8.5 million live watch hours and averaged 1.7 million live peak concurrent viewers, according to YouTube. The Google-owned video site said that this week’s third debate alone clocked up 2.8 million live watch hours, nearly five times higher than 2012, and 1.7 million live peak concurrent viewers, over four […]

YouTube hails ‘record breaking’ presidential debate stream

This week’s US presidential candidate debate between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump marked one of the biggest live streams in YouTube history, according to the service. The debate notched up nearly 2 million live concurrent viewers and 3 million live watch hours across the six news organisations that streamed the debate on YouTube, according to […]