The Radice Files — Episode 181: The international Edition

Frank Radice
4 min readOct 7, 2021

Media, tech, and culture news from the UK to the Middle East, Korea, and the US. From a sheik who’s spying on his wife, to a violent, funny, streamer from Korea. it’s all here in todays “Radice Files.”

Inside ‘Squid Game’: How Netflix’s Korean Dystopian Thriller Took Over the World | ChartTheWrap

Word of mouth can still be as useful as marketing dollars

IATSE and AMPTP Negotiations Expected to Continue This Week — Variety

After a day of negotiations, IATSE and Hollywood’s major studios are expected to continue talks this week in the hope of averting a strike.

Twitch confirms hack after source code and creator payout data leaks online — TechCrunch

Several Twitch users have already confirmed their payout amounts.

Meredith To Be Acquired By IAC Dotdash for $2.7 BillionTheWrap

Meredith’s portfolio includes publications like People, InStyle and Real Simple

SCAD announces schedule and star-studded line up for the 24th SCAD Savannah Film Festival | Community | Savannah News, Events, Restaurants, Music | Connect Savannah


Ex-Hulu Chief Kelly Campbell Named Peacock PresidentTheWrap

Campbell will spearhead NBCU’s streaming businesses

Peacock Is Helping MSNBC Reach Younger Viewers, MSNBC Chief Rashida Jones Says — The Information

NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is helping MSNBC reach viewers at least a decade younger than those watching on its traditional cable channel, according to MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones. Peacock is helping broaden MSNBC’s audience by creating a platform for different content …

What Happens When Facebook Goes Down? Traffic To The Open Web Soars 10/06/2021

What Happens When Facebook Goes Down? Traffic To The Open Web Soars — 10/06/2021

Facebook advertisers see no choice but to stick with the platform | Ad Age Digital News

Despite damning research about teen safety and congressional scrutiny, advertisers stand by social giant.

9 Times America Failed To Remake A British TV Show, And 10 Times It Was Almost Better Than The Original — BuzzFeed UK

Because life is really about that balance.

Billionaire ruler of Dubai hatched sinister phone hacking operation to spy on his runaway wife | Daily Mail Online

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 72, a friend of the Queen, ignored British laws to ‘hunt’ Princess Haya, 47, after she fled to London.

Far-Right One America News Network Gets 90% of Revenue From CNN Owner AT&TTheWrap

Telecom giant also played major role in creating and funding the network, Reuters investigation finds

Study: Brits prefer streaming to pay-TV |

Findings from connected device and platform specialist Roku’s study of UK consumer TV viewing behaviour and preferences show that TV streaming has reached a t

‘SNL’ Season 47 Premiere Is Lowest-Rated Episode in Show’s History

Owen Wilson picked the wrong year to host “Saturday Night Live.” The Season 47 premiere was “SNL’s” lowest-rated episode of all time

BBC’s Vigil most watched new drama in 3 years |

Vigil is UK television’s most watched new drama launch in three years, 30-day viewing data has revealed. The six-part submarine thriller’s first episode

And finally…

“Four Walls” | William Lee Golden and The Goldens



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