Play video content TMZSports.com Canelo Alvarez is now mocking his opponent Billy Joe Saunders over a beef about the size of the boxing ring they'll use Saturday night ... telling TMZ Sports size doesn't matter to him at all! Billy Joe had threatened to pull out of the highly anticipated fight at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas ... claiming Canelo's camp was trying to force the fight to take place in an 18-foot ring, much smaller than Billy Joe is used to. Billy Joe reportedly wanted a 22-foot ring -- which gives fighters more room to move around ... it's less of a phone-booth-style fight. The two sides announced they had come to an agreement by Wednesday afternoon ... so, the fight is on -- though the official ring size has still not been announced publicly. We spoke with Canelo (55-1-2) who told us "I don't care about the size of the ring. I can give him the entire stadium. I don't care." Canelo says he's not going to let the pre-fight … [Read more...] about Canelo Alvarez Rips Billy Joe Saunders Over Ring Size Issue, Take the Entire Stadium!
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EXCLUSIVE: Marya Bangee has been hired as Disney Studios Content ’s VP of Multicultural Audience Engagement. Bangee will be working as a creative thought partner with the different studios under the Disney Studios umbrella (Disney live action, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Walt Disney Animation, Pixar, 20th Century, and Searchlight) on telling culturally representative stories. Her team is responsible for furthering representation across the Studios through content advisement; market strategies; talent acquisition and retainment; and Disney’s Launchpad, which is an incubator for diverse emerging filmmakers that just announced its second season. Bangee replaces Julie Ann Crommett who left the role in February to pursue a career in public service. Related Story Walt Disney Co. Taps ESPN's Paul Richardson As Chief Human Resources Officer Previously, Bangee was the Executive Director of Harness, an organization started by America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, … [Read more...] about Disney Studios Content Names Marya Bangee VP Of Multicultural Audience Engagement
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In its first NewFronts presentation, NBCUniversal laid out its multi-platform ad strategy and revealed new initiatives like an ad unit on Peacock that lets brands reach a broad audience at a certain time regardless of what they are watching. The company also detailed new dynamic ad insertion and contextual ad offerings during the virtual event, which capped this year’s four-day blitz of NewFronts. NBCU will present during its traditional upfront slot on Monday, May 17. The One Digital Video offering, which recently got a boost at the company’s One21 event earlier this spring, weaves together linear broadcast and cable networks with digital, social and streaming . Advertisers can reach 200 million potential customers across a wide range of access points. Related Story Roku Hits 53.6M Active Accounts In Q1, Smashing Financial Forecasts Since launching in April 2020, Peacock has elicited 42 million sign-ups, one-third of them active monthly viewers, … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal Touts New Peacock Spotlight Ad Unit Plus Live, Linear Ad Insertion & Contextual Tools At NewFronts
Facebook has renewed four original series for second seasons, financing shows that build community and spark conversation on the Watch platform — features that the social network sees as differentiating its video service from rivals. Five Points , Huda Boss , Sacred Lies and Sorry for Your Loss will return to Facebook Watch . These shows, which collectively drew nearly 1.3 million followers, join an increasingly diverse slate of programming that includes Jada Pinkett Smith’s breakout talk show Red Table Talk , the interactive game show Confetti and the planned return of MTV’s The Real World. Watch appears to be gathering momentum, attracting more than 400 million monthly users who spend at least a minute checking out videos. Related Story Facebook Says 400 Million People A Month View 'Watch' Videos “With our originals, our aim is to give people programing that not only serves to entertain, but to also bring them closer together,” said … [Read more...] about Facebook Renews ‘Sorry For Your Loss,’ ‘Five Points,’ ‘Huda Boss,’ ‘Sacred Lies’