The ‘Squid Game’ Effect: Non-English Content Is Big MIPCOM Trend

The global success of Netflix’s Korean drama Squid Game illustrates the growing strength of non-English-language programming worldwide.

Netflix Phenom ‘Squid Game’ Got Off To Surprisingly Slow Start

The Korean-language limited series, which had Netflix’s biggest first-28-day premiere ever, drew only 206 million viewing minutes during its first week on the platform.

Elon Musk Says Starlink Will Provide Faster Internet Speeds On Airlines

Elon Musk on Thursday touted SpaceX’s plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, emphasizing that his company is in discussions with airlines to add the high-speed satellite internet service. “Please let them know if you want it on your airliner,” Musk wrote in a tweet, adding that Starlink could add “low latency half gigabit connectivity in the air!”


‘As Seen On TikTok’ Is The New ‘As Seen On TV’

TikTok, an app best known for dancing videos with 1 billion users worldwide, has also become a shopping phenomenon. National chains, hoping to get TikTok’s mostly young users into its stores, are setting up TikTok sections, reminiscent of “As Seen On TV” stores that sold products hawked on infomercials. Above, a column of candy, left, featured in TikTok videos is displayed at It’Sugar candy store on the Upper East Side of New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

LinkedIn To Shut Down Service In China, Citing ‘Challenging’ Environment

Canela.TV Launches Canela Music

Canela.TV, one of the first AVOD streaming services for U.S. Hispanics, has introduced Canela Music. Featuring a combination of linear and VOD, Canela Music will offer a unique blend of Latin music programming, featuring various genres from Latin Pop, Regional Mexican, Classics, Romantic, and more. Verizon, Nissan and Target are amongst some of the partners teaming […]

Netflix CEO Doubles Down on Dave Chappelle Defense

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos sent a lengthy missive to the entire company following the mounting controversy around The Closer, a new original special from comic Dave Chappelle.

Facebook To Change Rules On Attacking Public Figures OnIits Platforms

Facebook will now count activists and journalists as “involuntary” public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview.

Twitter Debuts New Ad Features, Revamped Algorithm Ahead Of E-commerce Push

Twitter has rolled out new ad features and revamped the algorithm that decides which ads users see, as part of an effort by the the social networking company to lay the groundwork to launch future e-commerce features.

Father Of Slain WDBJ Reporter Blasts Facebook For Hosting Videos Of Her Murder

Andy Parker, the father of WDBJ Roanoke, Va., reporter Alison Parker who was murdered during a morning live shot in 2015, wants the Federal Trade Commission to take action against Facebook for failing to remove online footage of the shooting.

Sinclair Streaming RSN Plan Slammed By MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is not a fan of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $250 million plan to parlay its 19 regional sports networks into a streaming service. For one thing, Manfred doesn’t believe Sinclair has enough digital rights from the 14 MLB clubs it has licensing agreements with to pull off such an enterprise.

IAB Tech Lab Unveils Framework To Boost Transparency Across Ad Supply Chain

IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standards body, on Wednesday released id-sources.json to help increase transparency around the use of ID solutions as the advertising industry prepares to transition to a post-cookie world. Today, the id-sources.json standard becomes available for public comment until November 12.

Netflix’s ‘You’ Scores Early Season 4 Renewal

Walmart Partners With Netflix For Exclusive Merch — And Fans Could Have A Say In What They Sell

Netflix Reinstates Employees Who Had Been Suspended

TV Ads In Flux: $60B In Limbo Amid Changing Viewer Habits And Nielsen Upheaval

Viewers are increasingly ditching broadcast entertainment for streaming, Nielsen is being challenged as the default for metrics and tech giants are siphoning ad dollars once spent on linear television — but that doesn’t mean TV ads are dead.

‘Squid Game’ Shatters Netflix’s 28-Day Viewership Record

The dystopian-themed Korean hit surpasses Extraction as the streaming platform’s most initially viewed show.

Don’t Expect A Full ESPN Streaming Service Soon

Disney’s strategic move into streaming conflicts with ESPN’s business, which profits handsomely from linear TV. ESPN probably won’t consider a direct-to-consumer service until the pay-TV bundle falls below 50 million U.S. households, according to people familiar with the company’s plans. ESPN’s near-term strategy is to incrementally increase the price of ESPN+, its limited streaming service, and add more content.

KTLA’s Assistant News Director Of Digital Leaving

G4 Sets Relaunch Date For Linear TV And Streaming

Comscore Goes Live With Measurement For YouTube And YouTube TV

Comscore said today it has begun measuring viewing across YouTube and YouTube TV across YouTube’s biggest platforms, including personal computers, mobile devices and connected TV. Comscore will be able to provide metrics for de-duplicated viewing of campaigns on YouTube and YouTube TV for advertisers and measure the co-viewing of content on CTV screens.

Network Affils To FCC: OTT Needs Retrans Rules

Network affiliates are again pushing the FCC to bring some over-the-top video providers under the retransmission consent regime so they will have to negotiate directly with TV stations for carriage. That push came in comments to the FCC on the agency‘s latest quadrennial review of media ownership regulation. Buys DRMetrix To Boost DTC Advertising Capabilities

FuboTV In Carriage Deal With AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain


Bloomberg’s Quicktake Courts ‘New Guard’ Business Viewership

Quicktake is looking to pick up viewers among the business world’s up-and-comers with a dramatically different programming approach than older sibling Bloomberg TV. The result is an OTT offering with content ranging from super-short to long form, interspersed with signature “datagram” visualizations and a soundtrack you can dance or trance to.

Digital Accessibility Is A Cultural Shift Newsrooms Need Now

‘Lucifer’ Fires Back Up, But Is Edged By ‘Clickbait’ On Nielsen Streaming Chart

Lucifer roared back to near the top of the Nielsen U.S. streaming chart after a new season of the show dropped on Netflix, but Clickbait edged it to stay No. 1. During the week of September 6 to 12, Clickbait collected 1.1 billion total viewing minutes, while Lucifer totaled 1.05 billion.

NBCU Digital Vet Lisa Hsia Leaving After 27 Years

Longtime NBCUniversal executive Lisa Hsia, who has worked in a wide variety of roles through the years at the company, is exiting after 27 years. The Emmy award-winning exec has decided to switch careers and work as a consultant for organizations. Hsia was most recently EVP of audience acquisition and growth for NBC Entertainment and NBC Sports, handling first-party data, optimizing CRM capabilities and driving audience engagement and growth across entertainment and sports platforms.

FCC Handing Out $163 Million More In Rural Broadband Bucks

The FCC has authorized more than $163 million to 42 providers in the second round of phase one of Rural Digital Opportunity Fund broadband buildouts. The second round will cover approximately 65,000 locations in 21 states. “More help is on the way to households without broadband,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.

Netflix To Edit ‘Squid Game’ Phone Number After Woman Inundated With Calls