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Media layoffs impression gaming information, podcast and leisure corporations – Axios


Media layoffs proceed to unfold, with a number of corporations enacting or saying important layoffs over the previous week.

Why it issues: Media corporations started cost-cutting measures earlier this year citing macro fears of an financial downturn, which persist, and now public corporations like Netflix have made cuts resulting from continued issues from shareholders.

Driving the information: Over the past week, a number of gaming information corporations had been impacted by layoffs, together with a podcast firm and two leisure giants.

  • Fanbyte, a Tencent-owned gaming information website, laid off workers together with its editor-in-chief and head of media, per Kotaku.
  • G4, a online game discuss present community that Comcast relaunched final yr, laid off between 20 to 30 staffers, per Kotaku.
  • Future, a British media firm, laid off editorial workers throughout a number of of its manufacturers together with TechRadar Gaming, Android Central, Home windows Central and iMore, per
  • Acast, a Swedish podcast internet hosting and monetization firm, plans to put off 15% of its workers or about 70 folks over the approaching weeks, per Bloomberg.
  • Netflix laid off 30 staff from its animation workforce, per Deadline.
  • Warner Bros. Discovery began a spherical of layoffs final week the place it is anticipated to chop a whole bunch on the enterprise facet, Sara Fischer reports.

What they’re saying: “Whereas a lot of the nation solely worries a few recession, main media corporations are chopping jobs or consolidating. Their inventory costs have collapsed,” Bloomberg’s Christopher Palmeri wrote.


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