This Week in Entertainment News: 11 Stories You Need to See

A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy entertainment industry press releases from PR Newswire, including TIME’s list of 100 rising stars and Harry Potter’s 25th anniversary.

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the entertainment and media industries stay on top of the week’s most newsworthy and popular releases, here’s a roundup of stories from the week that shouldn’t be missed.

The list below includes the headline (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release headlines to access accompanying multimedia assets that are available for download.

  1. The Walt Disney Company and Charter Communications Announce Transformative Agreement for Distribution of Disney’s Linear Networks and Direct-to-Consumer Services

    Disney+ Basic ad-supported offering will be included in Spectrum TV Select video packages, as part of the wholesale arrangement between the two companies.
  2. TIME Reveals the 2023 TIME100 Next List of the World’s Rising Stars

    “The honorees on this year’s TIME100 Next are rising stars whose work and determination is creating a better future,” said TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley. “We’re looking forward to celebrating these extraordinary individuals at our upcoming TIME100 Next event in October.”
  3. Scholastic Marks 25 Years of Harry Potter Reading Magic in the United States

    Anniversary campaign highlights include a 25,000 book donation for the national literacy initiative, “Welcome to Hogwarts” fan contest, free book club kits to libraries, and new publishing.
  4. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2024 Edition Released

    “As ever, we’ve covered the widest possible spectrum of record-breaking, from the hairiest humans to the most talented guinea pigs, to the fastest rollercoasters, and the best-selling manga to the most celebrated athletes. I say it every year, but it’s the best edition yet!” Craig Glenday, editor in chief said.
  5. New National Poll: Americans Want Choice, More Control Over Video Content – Including Sports

    The American Television Alliance poll found that nearly eight in ten (78%) Americans – including 78% of sports watchers – prefer an approach to cable subscriptions that includes a choice to opt out of expensive specialty channels entirely over an approach that includes packages of expensive specialty channels within all channel bundles.
  6. The Paley Center for Media Announces the 17th Annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews with Citi Returning as an Official Sponsor

    PaleyFest Fall TV Previews provide audiences with an exclusive sneak peek at the most anticipated and buzzworthy series of the upcoming fall television season.
  7. Xbox to Launch the Xbox Mastercard, Its First-Ever Credit Card in the US, Issued by Barclays

    The Xbox Mastercard has no annual fee and rewards Xbox players 5X card points on qualifying purchases within the Microsoft Store, 3X across eligible dining delivery and streaming services, and 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate after the first purchase (for new Game Pass members).
  8. Hearst Removes Local Channels from DISH TV Customers

    “It’s a broken system. As programmers continue to hold distributors hostage, customers will end up being impacted the most. We’ll continue to negotiate for a fair deal to provide the best value for our customers,” said Gary Schanman, executive vice president and group president, video services, DISH Network.
  9. Music Superstar YOSHIKI Will Become First Japanese Artist to be Immortalized in Cement at the World-Famous TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood

    YOSHIKI is one of just over 300 artists in the nearly 100-year history of the iconic Chinese Theatre to receive this prestigious honor.
  10. FOOD & WINE Announces the 2023 Best New Chefs in America

    Profiles of the 2023 Best New Chefs, along with their favorite spots to eat and drink in the cities they call home, are featured now at Best New Chefs and in the October issue of FOOD & WINE, on newsstands September 22.
  11. New State of Video Report Finds 84% of Consumers Will Watch Video Ads on Their Favorite Website to Access Desired Content

    “By understanding how and what viewers want to consume, publishers and advertisers can deliver the types of video content that engages consumers and drives real value for all parties,” said Jenn Chen, CRO and president of Connatix.

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