If you’ve ever yearned for the opportunity to watch Fox News Channel’s prime-time lineup 24 hours a day, you’re about to get your chance. FOX Nation, the network’s streaming platform, is set to make episodes of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Hannity and The Ingraham Angle available for on-demand viewing, effective June 2. “Fox News Primetime All the Time” will let viewers stream those programs the morning after their initial airing on FNC. “Making television’s most highly rated shows with the most passionate audiences available on FOX Nation will add incredible value for subscribers, who now can watch them anywhere and anytime they want,” said FOX Nation president Jason Klarman. Other cable news channels, such as CNN and NBC, have resisted putting their broadcast content on their streaming platforms, fearing that such a move could cut into TV viewership numbers and antagonize distributors who carry broadcast channels.
Amazon is buying MGM Holdings, the parent company of MGM, for $8.5 billion. MGM was put on the auction block earlier this year. The deal gives Amazon access to MGM’s catalog of 4,000 films and 17,000 TV shows, as well as a 50 percent stake in the James Bond franchise. It is seen as a bid to bolster Amazon Studios, the company’s film and TV division. The acquisition is the second-largest in Amazon’s history, topped only by its purchase of Whole Foods for $13.4 billion in 2017. “The real financial value behind this deal is the treasure trove of IP in the deep catalog that we plan to reimagine and develop together with MGM’s talented team,” Prime Video and Amazon Studios senior vice president Mike Hopkins said in a statement.
The Associated Press is reviewing its social media policy following the firing of a 22-year-old news associate for violating it. More than 150 AP staffers protested the termination of Emily Wilder, who was let go just three weeks after she had been hired. Wilder had previously posted tweets about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict that she says were attacked by “political conservatives like Senator Tom Cotton, Ben Shapiro and Robert Spencer.” An open letter signed by AP journalists noted “the lack of clarity on the violations of the social media policy.” In a memo to staffers, AP management said that recommendations about potential changes to the social media policy would be reviewed by staff members by Sept. 1.