— Phil McKinney (@philmckinney) December 31, 2021
This is the end of my 47 1/2 yr ABC @Disney journey and it was “the ride of a lifetime.” Enormous thanks to my colleagues & fellow cast members & special thanks to my wife Willow & my 4 children: Katie, Amanda, Max & Will. I couldn’t have done this without your love & support. pic.twitter.com/n74x4FLqx0
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) December 31, 2021
We are heartbroken at the passing of groundbreaking actor, filmmaker, & civil rights activist Sidney Poitier. Poitier made history as the 1st Black man to win a Best Actor Oscar, paving the way for generations of African American performers. pic.twitter.com/CvUmmxsvPa
— TCM (@tcm) January 7, 2022
➢ The most popular Redbox kiosk rental from 2021 was animated children’s film “The Croods: A New Age.” Taking the second and third spots were “Greenland” and “The Marksman,” respectively.
➢ “Free Guy,” an action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, proved to be Redbox’s top On Demand title for the year, according to data from the company’s streaming app. “It surpassed “The Croods: A New Age,” which owned the second spot.
➢ Ad-supported video continued to grow in 2021, and the Jeffrey Dean Morgan crime drama “Texas Killing Fields” emerged as the top title on Redbox’s AVOD streaming service.
Jan 10-13: TV of Tomorrow Show, Virtual
Jan 18-20: NATPE Miami
Jan 21: Cablefax 100 Nomination Deadline
Feb 4-20: Beijing Winter Olympics
Feb 8: INCOMPAS Policy Summit, DC
“We’ve said mid-year. Could it accelerate and happen earlier? Entirely possible. It could also possibly slip. My view is right now… we’re doing exactly what we expected… We filed our S-4, we’ll get some indications of what’s going on there. I think that now clears the way for us to move into the Discovery shareholder vote which, of course, needs to occur. You saw that the EU cleared this without any concerns. I would say that if you think about the company’s holdings in the EU versus elsewhere in the world, there shouldn’t be anything that jumps out that says gosh… that’s going to be a problem. So we feel comfortable about the balance of the world approvals… The US regulators, in particular the DOJ, has been following the script and the expectations when we set up the deal and gave you guidance.”
– AT&T CEO John Stankey at the Citi AppsEconomy Conference talking the state of the WarnerMedia-Discovery combination