The Radice Files — Episode 116: “What’s the deal with the Olympics?”

Ratings matter, and right now, advertisers have to be rethinking their media mix. Do you place your Bet on broadcasting, on cable, or on the stream? Maybe Tik-Tok.

Olympics ratings fall for NBC as the pandemic and streaming scramble network plans — The Washington Post

Viewership is down significantly; public polling shows Americans are not enthusiastic about these Olympics; and the plight of Olympians and their mental health struggles have become the dominant story lines after Simone Biles withdrew from the gymnastics competition.

www.washingtonpost.com

A huge movie studio is set to be built in the UK for the likes of Amazon and Netflix

A vast movie studio is set to be built just outside London as part of an effort to tempt the likes of Amazon and Netflix to make more blockbusters in the U.K.

www.cnbc.com

Judge Andrew Napolitano Is Out at Fox News Following Sexual Harassment Allegation | TVNewser

Fox Business associate producer John Fawcett made the allegations in a new lawsuit, which also alleges that Larry Kudlow repeatedly made racist and sexist remarks during staff meetings.

www.adweek.com

David Brooks Reconsiders ‘Bobos in Paradise’ — The Atlantic

The creative class was supposed to foster progressive values and economic growth. Instead we got resentment, alienation, and endless political dysfunction.

www.theatlantic.com

4 Media industry twists and turns you don’t want to miss

Keeping pace with constant industry change is critical for digital media executives tasked with keeping their organizations healthy.

digitalcontentnext.org

Zoom Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Over ‘Zoombombing’ — The New York Times

The videoconferencing company said it would pay $85 million to settle the suit, which claimed that it violated users’ privacy, in part by allowing hackers to interrupt online meetings.

www.nytimes.com

Lorne Michaels to ‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Veterans: Stay a Little Longer (EXCLUSIVE)

Lorne Michaels is asking ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast veterans to stay for several more seasons as part of annual contract negotiations

variety.com

Seth MacFarlane Gripes About ‘Family Guy’ Airing On Fox Over Comments By Fox News’ Tucker Carlson — Deadline

Seth MacFarlane Offended By Tucker Carlson, Strains Relationship With Fox; “I’ve Been Having An Affair With NBC”

deadline.com

And finally…

The 2021 Olympics Are All Over TikTok | Glamour

For the first time, athletes are allowed to use social media during the games and are providing 2021 Olympics behind-the-scenes coverage.

www.glamour.com

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