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Past articles by Felix:

When Netflix and HBO Turned on Each Other, They Forged a New Era of Television

The defining rivalry of the streaming-TV era began with an insult and a sneak attack. An exclusive adaptation from It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO. → Read More

Oz Won by Ditching the Oprahverse for Trump and Planet Hannity

His tight win in Pennsylvania’s GOP primary was the culmination of one of the most audacious media strategies in US political history. → Read More

Move Over, Tennis and Golf. Networks and Brands Are Cashing In on Pickleball.

From pro-am tournaments to podcasts to themed-restaurants, to merchandise, to car sponsorships, the pickleball gold rush is in full swing. → Read More

David Baszucki, Roblox’s ‘Builderman’

In March his online gaming company went public with a $40 billion market valuation. → Read More

Tony Soprano Lives! HBO Finally Nails a Spinoff With Chase Prequel

The Many Saints of Newark fleshes out how the man got made. → Read More

Cable Guys Team Up as the Global Streaming War Intensifies

Discovery hopes WarnerMedia assets will give it the heft to take on Netflix and Disney. → Read More

This Trump-Loving Network Could Become the President’s Fallback Plan

OAN, or One America News Network, is a 24/7 Trump boat parade—and maybe even a future safe space for Mr. MAGA. → Read More

The HBO Name, TV’s Classiest Brand, Tries to Prove It Can Be Everything to Everyone

A maximized HBO will take on Netflix while trying to avoid the fate of Cadillac → Read More

The HBO Name, TV’s Classiest Brand, Tries to Prove It Can Be Everything to Everyone

It’s not TV. It’s not HBO. It’s HBO...Max. This week, AT&T Inc. is rolling out HBO Max, its new supersized streaming platform, anchored by classic HBO programming and girded with lots of other stuff from WarnerMedia. → Read More

Peacock Is the Perfect Streaming Service to Stuff in Your Pantry

I’ll never forget my first taste of Peacock. It was a gloomy Thursday afternoon during the pandemic. I was in my basement. There was a bunch of laundry to do. Outside it was raining. → Read More

The Streaming Video-on-Demand War Is Going to Get Bloody

Anyone who wants to watch a dramatic, treacherous race in the months ahead should check out the escalating competition in the world of streaming video-on-demand TV. → Read More

How the Murdoch Children Are Likely to Spend Their Disney Haul

Unlike their dad, they won’t be building traditional media empires. → Read More

Harvey Levin Is Casting the TMZ Primary

The man who reinvented gossip has set out to find the next celebrity president—and keep his brand relevant. → Read More

How Sinclair’s Rise in Prominence Ended in Fall for Shareholders

For a powerful media mogul hoping to keep a low profile, David Smith has the ideal name -- common, spice-less and forgettable. Perfect, in other words, for flying under the radar. And for years, Smith and the company that he runs, Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., did just that. → Read More

Pocket’s 30 Million Users Are Great for Publishers

Mozilla’s focus on leisurely reads is aimed at publishers burned by Facebook. It’s paying off: Traffic is already up 75 percent this year. → Read More

Les Moonves’s Sexual Harassment Scandal Threatens Future of CBS

It seemed like nothing could endanger Moonves, until finally, something did. → Read More

The Legend of Nintendo

With the Switch, the 130-year-old gaming giant has once again turned reports of its demise into Nintendo Mania. → Read More

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in Kyoto, Japan, can be disorienting at first. That such an outpouring of kaleidoscopic products comes from a place so devoid of color can be momentarily hard to fathom. → Read More

AT&T-Time Warner Deal: AT&T Becomes Bigger After Nod To Acquire Time Warner Inc.

On June 12, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon approved AT&T Inc.’s $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc., rejecting the federal government’s ham-handed effort to block the deal. → Read More

Get Ready for Big Media to Get Bigger After AT&T Victory

The ruling for the Time Warner acquisition ends any hope that Trump’s arrival in Washington would usher in a wave of populist antitrust crackdowns. → Read More