AT&T Sells TMZ Assets to Fox Ahead of WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger

Fox Entertainment will oversee all of the brand's linear, digital and experiential assets properties

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Fox Entertainment has acquired TMZ and all its media properties from WarnerMedia, in AT&T’s latest entertainment-related divesture.

Top line

In the deal, Fox will own and operate all TMZ-branded linear, digital and experiential assets, which includes two syndicated magazine programs airing on 18 networks affiliated by Fox television stations, as well as TMZ’s celebrity and culture outlet,, and its flagship outlet,

Between the lines

Fox Television Stations’ in-house syndication division, Fox First Run, will oversee all program sales, marketing and affiliate relationships for TMZ and TMZ Live, effective immediately.

TMZ managing editor Harvey Levin—who founded the brand in 2005—will stay on with TMZ and continue to oversee day-to-day operations, reporting to Rob Wade, Fox Entertainment’s president of alternative entertainment and specials.



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