Conceding that the transition to video streaming has resulted in a scarcity of available program performance data, Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos told interviewer Kara Swisher during Monday’s Code Conference in Beverly Hills that Netflix is going to make an effort to change things. “We’re trying to be more transparent with the market and talent and everybody,” Sarandos said. “It’s a big black box for everybody.”
As the National Hockey League prepares to drop the puck on the 2021-22 season, The Walt Disney Co. and ESPN will bring the NHL to fans in 109 countries around the world as part of the groundbreaking long-term agreement announced in March. Coverage will appear across Disney’s ESPN networks and streaming platforms (including Star+, ESPN Player […]
Another carriage fight has burst into public view: NBCUniversal on Sunday said it was notifying customers with YouTube TV that more than 14 of its networks, including local NBC channels, could go dark on the streaming service in a matter of days. NBCU’s deal with YouTube TV is set to expire Thursday, Sept. 30. Google is unwilling to pay the higher rates the media conglomerate is asking in the renewal talks, according to NBCU. Google said that if it can’t reach a deal by Sept. 30, it will reduce YouTube TV’s monthly subscription fee by $10 per month while the NBCU nets are dark.
Brand Keys said comfort dominates amid COVID-19 trial by fire.
As the widely watched Britney Spears conservator case plays out, another documentary about the legal battle and its fallout launches tonight. FX and Hulu will premiere “Controlling Britney Spears,” a follow-up film from the team behind the Emmy-nominated “Framing Britney Spears.”
The debut edition of Deadline’s New Tube, a global television showcase, gets underway Friday beginning at 8 a.m. PT. The event features top distribution chiefs, showrunners and talent presenting some of their buzziest scripted and unscripted content to an audience of global buyers, producers and TV executives.
The series racked up 1.39 billion minutes of viewing time among Netflix’s U.S. subscribers for the week, marking its seventh time surpassing a billion minutes and its sixth time as the overall top streaming title since it debuted on Netflix in July.
Nancy Han and Jennifer Suozzo are among the new executives joining CNN+, the network’s new subscription streaming service set to launch in the first quarter of next year. Han will be vice president of weekly programming; Suozzo will be vice president of daily programming.
Comcast has launched a new wireless streaming device — the XiOne — that will become the company’s standard platform across the globe. (Image: Comcast)
Until midnight on October 20, subscribers can pay $10 for the ad-supported tier (with limited ads on select Paramount+ programming) or $13 for the ad-free option. As stand-alones, the two tiers of Paramount+ currently cost $5 and $10, while Showtime is at $11.
Marsh will launch his own production company, backed by Disney General Entertainment. His multiyear production deal will see him develop content for Disney’s streaming and linear platforms. (Image courtesy Disney Enterprises, Inc./Richard Harbaugh)
The U.S. OS landscape is mostly controlled by smart TV OEMs and device makers like Roku and Amazon. But with 42% of the global OTT market up for grabs, that could change.
After winning 44 Emmys in total this year — tying the record for most wins by a single platform/network in a single year, set by CBS in 1974 — Bela Bajaria, the Netflix head of global TV, said the scores of statuettes made for “an historic night.”
If they could only keep one streaming service, 41% of those surveyed by Whip Media said they’d keep Netflix and HBO Max was tops with about 90% when asked which service left them most satisfied.
Hearst Television today announced the release of its OTT and CTV channel, “Very Local,” available on popular streaming platforms. The app allows viewers to connect with local news and information relevant to their lives, as well as content from other communities around the U.S.
The multiple Emmy winner’s first project will be a romcom feature in which he’ll star, write, direct and produce as his TV pact begins next year after his current Disney deal expires.
TV viewing by Comcast subscribers drops to 6 hours, 2 minutes per day.
Antennas, or “rabbit ears” provide completely free access to local network affiliates, typically including ABC, NBC, Fox and others. Fueled largely by millennials who’ve long sidestepped cable, antenna sales in the U.S. have risen 4% over the past year.
The National Hockey League and the Walt Disney Company will drop the puck on the first season of its seven-year multiplatform television deal by distributing more 100 exclusive, live NHL regular season games, nearly three-quarters of which will be offered through digital services ESPN Plus and Hulu.
If there’s a sign of the times in TV these days, it’s the “+” sign. “Plus” generally denotes a new program service for on-demand streaming platforms. And local TV newsrooms are joining the trend.
Fox Corp. is hoping to replicate its success in the fields of general entertainment, news and sports with the launch of a new, ad-supported streaming service dedicated to weather coverage. Next month, the company’s Fox News Media division will formally debut Fox Weather, a free streaming weather network complemented by a robust website and mobile apps that the company says will offer its audience unparalleled coverage of weather-related events. The service is the latest ambitious push into the direct-to-consumer streaming space for Fox.
Poised to win big at this weekend’s 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, The Queen’s Gambit is now a pawn in a legal game. Barrier breaking Soviet chess icon Nona Gaprindashvili has sued Netflix for $5 million in a defamation lawsuit over a line in the Anya Taylor-Joy starrer.
While it began life as just another broadcast newsmagazine, the show has taken on a life of its own in recent years, leaning into the true crime genre, and riding that wave as it picked up steam across streaming and podcasts. For the newsmagazine’s 30th season, the network is planning a special podcast and a marathon on Peacock.
Now operating post mortem as “QBI Holdings LLC,” movie mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg’s failed mobile streaming venture announced Wednesday a settlement with Israeli technology company Eko for undisclosed terms.
MediaKind, a global provider of media technology and services, today appointed Allen Broome as CEO. Broome has led MediaKind’s research and development organization for the past two years as the company’s CTO. Before joining MediaKind, Broome spent more than 20 years in the media industry, most recently as VP cloud engineering at Comcast Cable. Since joining MediaKind […]
Starting Sept. 15, Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks are available on YouTube TV. Subscribers in top Hispanic markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, will also be able to access Univision and UniMás local news, weather and programming.