03 Mar 2021Media & Entertainment
This week in Media & Entertainment: Twitter and NBCUniversal expand partnership in multi-year deal

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Bloomberg Account Intelligence Report: Bloomberg’s initiatives focus on the launch of its data management solution to help improve operational efficiency for clients. Read More>>
Sony Corporation Account Intelligence Report: Tokyo, Japan, and Greater San Diego contributed to 37% of the global technology footprint of Sony Corporation. 
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Key Funding Alert

Reddit valued at $6 billion after new funding round
The funding for Reddit comes just weeks after upstart audio-chat social network Clubhouse raised fresh capital. Clubhouse was valued at $1 billion last month after securing $100 million in a funding round led by Andreessen. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – TVision
HQ Location – Greater New York, US
Total Funding – USD 40.7 Mn
Type – Media & Entertainment
About: TVision enables the media industry – brands, networks, and data partners alike – to reduce waste and drive greater marketing results. Read More>>

Key Insights and Signals in Draup

Mergers and Acquisitions
Microsoft reportedly tried to buy $51 billion Pinterest   
Over the past year, Pinterest has gained more than 100 million monthly active users and now has more than 450 million users around the world. Read More>>
Partnerships
Times Network partners Airtel TV to launch zoom in Nigeria 
With this launch, Zoom will cater to the preferences of young Indian diaspora in Africa and offer them an exclusive opportunity to experience the best-in-class Bollywood and Indian entertainment content. Read More>>
Twitter and NBCUniversal expand partnership in multi-year, global deal 
Many properties long featured on NBCU’s airwaves and digital channels will be amplified through the multi-year deal, including live sports, the Golden Globes, E! People’s Choice Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.Read More>>
Sharechat-owned video app Moj partners with Snap Inc for Snapchat lenses 
Under the deal, Moj’s team will access Snapchat’s Lens Carousel directly inside the app when creating content. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Limelight Networks appoints Bob Lyons as CEO  
Lyons will lead Limelight into its next phase of accelerated growth, profitability, and innovation. Read More>>
Deborah Liu named chief executive officer of Ancestry 
Liu joins Ancestry from Facebook where she most recently created and led Facebook’s Marketplace product group. Read More>>
Havas strengthens digital offering with new head of digital 
Adam Jayes has deep experience in building and running digital in medium- and large-sized agencies. Read More>>
Discovery, Inc. names Selina Govan as director of corporate communications for APAC region 
In this new role, Govan will be responsible for Discovery’s strategic positioning, as it continues to scale its business across the APAC region. Read More>>
Deals
Himatsingka signs with Disney to expand global reach  
The license will give Himatsingka the rights to design, develop and distribute a broad range of home textile products inspired by Disney’s archives and characters from the worlds of Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel. Read More>>
AT&T and Cox Media Group reach new multi-year retransmission consent agreement 
The agreement includes retransmission consent for all CMG-owned stations serving 20 Nielsen markets. Read More>>
Team Liquid signs apparel deal with VIZ Media for Naruto Shippuden 
The Naruto franchise began life as a manga published in Weekly Shonen Jump, one of the most popular comic book publications in Japan. Read More>>
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