Disney and HBO say companies will face massive investment demands as big media continues developing DTC streaming services (DIS, NFLX, AMZN, AAPL)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. As big media continues to develop direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming services, companies will face massive and growing investment demands, according to two articles examining the SVOD strategies by Disney and WarnerMedia’s HBO. […]

Arsenal transfer news: Unai Emery drops fresh Denis Suarez hint after social media tease

Barcelona midfielder Suarez has been heavily linked with the Gunners throughout January but Emery served up a disappointing update to Arsenal fans when he revealed the club can only sign players on loan this month. The north London club have limited funds to improve their squad this month but with Suarez a peripheral figure in […]

'F*** your grandmothers': French winger Ribery unleashes social media rant over $1K steak backlash

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery has hit out at Twitter critics who castigated him after being photographed eating a $ 1,200 gold-covered steak while on holiday in Dubai, telling them that he “owes them nothing.” Ribery, who has long had a tetchy relationship with the media, ate the gold-covered Tomahawk steak presented to him by Nusr-et restaurant owner Nusret […]

The Digital Media Forecast Book: Top trends in consumption habits, US ad spend, and global ad spend

This is a preview of The Digital Media Forecast Book from Business Insider Intelligence. Current subscribers can read the report here. Media consumption has changed rapidly over the past decade, with digital increasingly claiming a larger share of the daily time spent with media. Increased mobile usage is driving much of the growth in digital time […]

RT ‘extremely disappointed’ in UK media watchdog’s decisions over ‘impartiality breach’

RT is “extremely disappointed” following British broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s announcement that some content on the RT news network was in breach of impartiality rules. In a bulletin issued December 20, Ofcom stated that a total of seven programmes or segments, including Sputnik, Crosstalk and various items of news coverage were found to be in breach […]

New batch of ‘Integrity Initiative’ leaks reveal military ties & effort to infiltrate European media

It’s been over a month since hackers began exposing the Scotland-based ‘Integrity Initiative’ as a UK government-funded propaganda outfit — and gradually new details of the organization’s clandestine activities have come to light. The documents were leaked by a group which claims to be associated with the Anonymous hackers. The first batch of leaks revealed the Integrity […]

Yemen's true death toll has topped 60,000 but media too ‘lazy’ to update body count – NGO

The body count from the conflict in Yemen surpassed 60,000 last week, according to an independent tally, yet mass media continue to cite old figures that heavily underestimate the devastation, an informed researcher has told RT. More than 60,000 people have been killed in Yemen since January 2016, according to a new report by Armed […]