That’s entertainment.

Every year, the Associated Press names its “Entertainer of the Year,” and this year’s choice could more accurately be described as “Entertainment of the Year”: Netflix. The AP is recognizing the dominance that Netflix has achieved in the entertainment industry,…

Break up to make up.

Part of the process of emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy for iHeartMedia is to divest its 89.1% stake in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings (CCOH). Clear Channel International Chairman/CEO William Eccleshare will become CEO of CCOH once iHeartMedia’s restructuring is completed.

NAB keynoter announced.

The CEO of Fox Entertainment, Charlie Collier, is set for the opening keynote spotlight conversation at the 2019 NAB Show Executive Leadership Summit, a gathering of top senior executives from media, entertainment, and technology, to take place Sunday, April 7…

Grammy lifers announced.

The Recording Academy has announced the recipients of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards: Black Sabbath, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. The Recording Academy will bestow the Trustees Awards…

EAS on steroids.

The United States Senate has unanimously passed the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement Act, which name the Department of Acronyms came up with to justify calling it the READI Act. The legislation was introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), John…

Former CBS CEO denied severance.

Les Moonves is down about $120 million, thanks to the CBS Board of Directors. The Board made the decision that Mr. Moonves was fired for cause—“willful and material malfeasance, violation of Company policies, and breach of his employment contract, as…

Tit for tat.

A Democrat senator from West Virginia, Joe Manchin, is holding up the re-nomination of Commissioner Brendan Carr because Chairman Ajit Pai has suspended the FCC’s Mobility Fund Phase II program—which, among other things, would finance rural wireless Internet build-out—to give…