Todd Spangler

Todd Spangler

Julie McNamara Exits as Head of Spotify Podcast Studios

Julie McNamara, one of Spotify’s top podcast content execs, is leaving the company, Variety has confirmed. McNamara, who joined the company in 2021, most recently served as VP and global head of podcast studios. She oversaw Spotify Studios, which consolidated the Parcast and Gimlet groups producing original podcasts, as well as licensed podcast deals with […]

Comedy Podcasts, Led by ‘The Joe Rogan Experience,’ Gained Ad Market Share in 2023 as Overall U.S. Spending Cooled

Podcast ad revenue in the U.S. — after seven years of double-digit growth — hit a slowdown in 2023, with overall spending increasing 5% to $1.93 billion, according to a new report. The tepid growth in podcast ad spending last year came amid a “challenging advertising climate” that disproportionately affected mid-tier companies, according to research […]

Fubo Drops Warner Bros. Discovery Networks, Including HGTV, Food Networks, Discovery

Internet-TV provider Fubo dropped all Warner Bros. Discovery networks from its lineup, alleging that the media company was seeking “above-market rates” and refused to license Turner Sports networks separately. In a statement Tuesday, Fubo said it attempted to renew its Discovery content agreement with WBD for networks including Discovery, HGTV, Food Network and TLC. The […]

Paramount Global’s New Leadership Trio Tell Staff in Memo After Bakish Ouster: ‘We Know This Has Been a Challenging Time’

The three Paramount Global executives installed to run the company after Bob Bakish was removed as CEO sought to reassure employees that they have a long-term strategy. On Monday, Paramount Global said Bakish was stepping down as CEO and leaving the board. In his place, the company established an “Office of the CEO” committee led […]

Paramount Board Might Oust CEO Bob Bakish Amid M&A Talks: Report

Bob Bakish may be out at Paramount Global before any sale or merger deal for the media company is completed. The board of directors of Paramount Global, including controlling shareholder Shari Redstone, have discussed a plan to oust Bakish as CEO, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing anonymous sources. Instead, the company would form an […]