Univision has purchased Disney-ABC’s equity in the millennial-oriented media company Fusion, taking an outright stake in the company. (Fusion had previously been a joint venture between Disney-ABC and Univision.) Univision will now be creating the Fusion Media Group, a unit composed of other Univision properties such as The Onion, Flama, The Root, El Rey, Univision Music, and Univision Digital. Some of these units are very recent acquisitions and initiatives, indicative of Univision’s increasingly robust efforts to reach millennial audiences. But never before have those efforts been unified like this. Isaac lee, CEO of Fusion and Chief News and Digital Officer at Univision, is set to oversee the new group. Fusion execs Boris Gartner and Daniel Eilemberg will become Fusion’s co-Presidents. Eilemberg will serve as Chief Content Officer, while Gartner will serve as Chief Operating Officer.
he Cynopsis Short Form Video Festival took place yesterday at NYC’s SVA Theatre, featuring insights from some of the smartest players in the space as well as showcasing fresh and surprising storytelling. The festival had been postponed by weather once, but Cynopsis was not planning to let a snowstorm get the better of us this […]
Ahead of his client’s 60 Minutes interview, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump, asked the Trump Organization to preserve records pertaining to the $130,000 payment Trump’s lawyer made to Daniels weeks before the 2016 election. The demand is part of Daniels’ civil suit […]
The Players’ Tribune is going global, announcing “the first step” in the global expansion of its digital platform with a debut in Europe, the Middle East and Africa that will offer stories that have both global reach and local sensibility. With offices in London and Barcelona, that company is entering a new venture in partnership […]
The USOC saw Team USA fans around the world pump social media numbers, with consumption on Team USA channels (those managed by the USOC) accounting for nearly 217 million impressions following more than 87 posts per day on average during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During the Olympic Winter Games, Team USA ranked No. […]
The Big 4 broadcast nets landed 4 of the top 5 spots in a survey asking connected consumers which network families they’d prefer in a 5-group skinny TV plan. NBCUniversal topped the list (48%), followed by Fox (41%), Disney/ABC (41%) and CBS (38%). “The value of their content is immense; top of mind for many […]