Welcome to this week’s round-up of news, commentary and industry announcements that you may have missed from the past week.
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In the news
WarnerMedia and Discovery complete merger (Variety)
FIFA to launch new free streaming service (Deadline)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: US defamation trial begins (The Guardian)
Channel 4 partners with Aldi for new food format (Broadcast)
Defamation case regarding Netflix docuseries ‘Afflicted’ permitted to proceed (Hollywood Reporter)
Features and commentary
Media mergers: who might be next? (IndieWire)