Rumble, the Canadian-headquartered online video platform, has acquired San Francisco-based social podcasting and live audio and video streaming platform, Callin. Rumble, which touts itself as “immune to cancel culture” and popular with right-leaning streamers like Alex Jones, Matt Walsh, and Donald Trump’s Truth Social network, moves into the podcast space on the heels of YouTube’s official foray into podcasting last month.
VICE Media has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Founded in 1994 and growing into an international media conglomerate from its origins as a small, Montreal-based magazine, the move follows the company’s announcement that it was shutting down its VICE World News brand and cancelling VICE News Tonight, resulting in more than 100 newsroom layoffs. As reported by VICE subsidiary Motherboard, the bankruptcy filing will likely result in the sale of the company to Fortress Investment Group and Soros Fund Management for $225 million USD. VICE Media LLC and its associated companies owe Fortress more than $474 million.
Rathnelly Group Media has rebranded as Glory Media and undertaken a reorganization of its niche business luxury lifestyle media products, ceasing to publish Bay Street Bull and realigning its brands under the Glory moniker to include Glory Professional, Glory Sports, and the luxury and trend driven Glory Upgrade. The Toronto-based publisher’s announcement says the Glory portfolio will include quarterly print issues (exclusive to Glory Professional), digital cover stories and podcasts, video, social media, newsletters, and experiential, adding that the Glory Media name was chosen “as a reflection of the company ethos on success, innovation, and progress.” Glory Media is helmed by publisher David King.