☀️PEACOCK $$ losses grow in Q3, Cord Cutting still rampant at COMCAST
META profits cut in half / PAR ups 1923 season order / AMAZON rsvp's to 'Sausage Party' / TWITTER's heavy user problem
Mornin! This is Sean McNulty and here’s the Hollywood + Media news to know on THURSDAY October 27, 2022.
Where it’s always great when the new boss shows up with jokes and comedy props on the first day in the office. Michael Scott videos > Elon Musk videos. #ThreatLevelMidnightFTW
PLUS: The “New York, New York” BROADWAY show directed by Susan Stroman and inspired by the 70’s Scorsese movie will open in March at the St. James Theater.
ALSO: For #APPLEnerds - sounds like they’re looking to create a 16-inch iPad next year according to The Information.
BUT: They’ll definitely be creating iPhones in the future with USB-C charging ports instead of the lightning port. You can thank EU Regulators for the cord cutdown - no word on when they change will be made (gonna go with next Fall), but it’ll have to happen by 2024 to comply with the new EU law.
AND: This one is just for the… what I’m guessing are 5 other #SportsRightsNerds out there (hi ya’ll!) - The Athletic had a really interesting read on why NFL & College Football TV rights exist as they do, including things like :
Why NFL games are never on Saturdays, until December
Why the new Black Friday NFL THANKSGIVING Weekend game will definitely be at 3pm, and not an evening game
The things to watch as College Football looks to expand their playoffs to 12 teams and more
Turns out it’s all due to US Laws… created in 1961! #theMoreYouKnow
IN TODAY’S EDITION:
CNN head says layoffs are coming… without saying “layoffs are coming.”
COMCAST hits revenue projections, but Cord Cutting still rages on… as the strong dollar is hitting SKY hard and PEACOCK losses continue upward. A #MediaNerd breakdown
AMAZON picks up “Sausage Party” - the series
PAR+ now getting 2 seasons out of “Yellowstone” Ford-Mirren “1923” series
FX leaders get expanded roles
META’s VR losses balloon, profits plummet, as does its stock.
TWITTER has a heavy user problem, as engagement declines and interests shift to “NSFW” content according to internal report.
BONUS for #DCnerds: My guy Josh Horowitz did the first full sitdown with Henry Cavill last night about the plans afoot to put his Superman suit back on. Including a message from Zack Snyder. Check out his ”Happy Sad Confused” chat here (or podcast here on SPOTIFY).