IndyCar TrackPass content moving to Peacock this season
Automotive - Streaming

IndyCar’s digital streaming content will move to the Peacock subscription service this year. The new policy was first delivered to NBC Sports Gold IndyCar subscribers on Monday morning. “We want...

Auto Week
January 26, 2021

‘Minari,’ ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Top 2021 Ind...
Streaming - Theatrical

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a moving drama about the hurdles a teenage girl must overcome to obtain an abortion, topped the Independent Spirit Awards nominations with seven nods. It was follo...

Variety
January 26, 2021

Spotify tries out audiobooks with help from some celebrity nar...
Publishing - Streaming

Spotify on Monday began testing the appeal of audiobooks by adding nine classic public domain titles recorded by professional narrators and celebrities. If you open Spotify on your phone or computer, ...

CNET
January 26, 2021

Chris Rose expands his role at ViacomCBS
Streaming - Television

Chris Rose is taking on more responsibility in a role expansion that will see him serve as VP of production and development for both Nickelodeon and ViacomCBS International Studios Kids (VIS KIDS). S...

Kidscreen
January 26, 2021

NBCU’s Peacock Pins WWE Network Exclusive U.S. Streaming Rig...
Live Entertainment - Sports - Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s Peacock soon will be the only place to watch WWE Network in the U.S. WWE and NBCU reached a multiyear agreement giving Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network for American ...

Variety
January 25, 2021

Hollywood’s Top Dealmakers of 2020: The Pandemic Players
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

The entertainment landscape continues to evolve at a breakneck pace thanks to developments in technology and an increasing consumer appetite for content -– but this year change happened at warp spee...

Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2021

NBC Sports shutting down by end of 2021
Streaming - Television

US media giant NBCUniversal is shutting down NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) by the end of 2021 and will shift the bulk of its sports programming to the USA Network cable channel and Peacock streaming serv...

CNN
January 25, 2021

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ Repeats at Number One
Music - Streaming

Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album spent a second week at Number One on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart. With more than 42,000 song downloads and over 160 million streams, the count...

Rolling Stone
January 25, 2021

Harry Potter’ Live-Action TV Series in Early Development...
Streaming

A “Harry Potter” series is in very early development at HBO Max, Variety has learned from sources. Rumors that a show set within the wizarding world have persisted for some time. Now it seems tho...

Hollywood Reporter
January 25, 2021

Apple TV Plus’ Freeloader Problem: 62% of Subscribers Are on...
Streaming - Tech

Apple has said it wants to bulk up revenue from services — including Apple TV Plus, which is just over one year old. But new research suggests that the tech giant’s entry into the so-called “st...

Yahoo! Finance
January 22, 2021

New Wave of Film Delays
Streaming - Theatrical

James Bond’s latest adventure has hit another speed bump. “No Time to Die,” the upcoming installment in the British spy series, has been postponed yet again. The movie will now release in theat...

Variety
January 22, 2021

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in E...
Streaming - Television

A series adaptation of “Tales of Dunk and Egg,” a prequel to the events of “Game of Thrones,” is in early development at HBO, Variety has learned exclusively from sources. The one-hour show w...

Variety
January 22, 2021

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ Records Historic Nielsen Streaming Win In...
Streaming - Theatrical

Soul, the Pixar animated feature released on Disney+ on Christmas Day, made history on Nielsen’s weekly U.S. streaming rankings, finishing No. 1 for the week of December 21 to 27. With 1.669 billio...

Deadline
January 22, 2021

Walt Disney’s Bright Future with Streaming Success, Them...
Streaming

"Disney is positioned to achieve scale similar to industry leader Netflix … while its premium intellectual property creates pricing power and enables the company to spend less per sub on content," w...

Hollywood Reporter
January 22, 2021

The Premier League waits for sun to shine on chilly UK media m...
Sports - Streaming - Television

UK sports rights experts say the English Premier League will delay its domestic media rights auction until April or May with a view to having deals in place prior to Euro 2020, which begins on June 11...

SportBusiness
January 22, 2021

Sesame Street and Skoog
Partnerships - Streaming - Television - Toys

Sesame Workshop partnered with Skoog to create a Skoog Cube toy featuring beloved Sesame Street characters. The partnership consisted of a Sesame branded Skoog Cube toy that allowed children to int...

Sesame Street and Skoog
January 21, 2021

Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ Renewed for Season 2
Streaming - Television

Lady Whistledown has made it official to her readers: “Bridgerton” is back for Season 2. To almost no one’s surprise, Netflix has renewed the hit Shondaland series created by Chris Van Dusen af...

Variety
January 21, 2021

ViacomCBS International Studios Unveils Slate
Streaming - Television

At a virtual NATPE event, the studio announces such projects as a made-for-TV musical movie, based on a telenovela, from creatives behind 'The Prom' and 'High School Musical.' ViacomCBS' ViacomCBS Int...

Hollywood Reporter
January 21, 2021

Fortnite’s Epic Games Moves Into Movies With Animated ‘Gil...
Gaming - Streaming - Theatrical

Fortnite developer and publisher Epic Games is set to make its first known investment in feature films with animated movie Gilgamesh, based on the hero from ancient Mesopotamian mythology. The develo...

Deadline
January 21, 2021

Univision, Viacom CBS and Canal Plus Reveal Key Audience Strat...
Streaming - Television

Understanding what audiences want at any given time, creating services that switch seamlessly between linear and VOD, and providing in-app interactivity for live programming are key to attracting audi...

Variety
January 21, 2021

Netflix surges 15% to record high after blockbuster earnings s...
Streaming

Netflix shares jumped as much as 15% on Wednesday, after the entertainment titan trumpeted its cash generation and teased stock buybacks in fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street's expec...

MSN
January 20, 2021

Netflix Subscriber Growth Leads to Earnings Triumph
Streaming

After reporting better-than-expected subscriber growth and marking a key financial milestone, Netflix is seeing its shares hit a new high on a wave of euphoric reaction from Wall Street. Upgrades and...

Deadline
January 20, 2021

HBO Max Outlines Euro & MENA Leadership Team Ahead Of Int...
Streaming - Theatrical

As WarnerMedia prepares to launch its subscription service HBO Max in more international markets in 2021, the company has confirmed its new-look leadership team for European, the Middle East and North...

Deadline
January 20, 2021

How the Biden Presidency Will Really Impact Hollywood: 4 Key A...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

From repairing strained relationships with foreign leaders to coping with COVID-19, how the new commander-in-chief handles the nation’s challenges will impact businesses across the entertainment ind...

Hollywood Reporter
January 20, 2021

Streaming Services Need to Address Churn
Streaming - Television

Think of the streaming wars as a game of Jenga: How many subscriptions can you stack atop consumers before they start to pull out and the whole thing comes tumbling down? It’s that moment that has s...

Bloomberg
January 20, 2021

Paramount Plus to Launch March 4 in U.S. and Latin America
Streaming - Television

ViacomCBS has set March 4 as the launch date for Paramount Plus, the company’s effort to join the direct-to-consumer streaming revolution alongside its larger rivals. The subscription service will ...

Variety
January 19, 2021

Behind Warner Bros.’ Olive Branch to Top Talent
Streaming - Theatrical

Denzel Washington is said to be getting his $20 million plus backend fee, while the sheer number of bonuses tied to the HBO Max day-and-date plan is said to be costly for the studio. The Warner Bros. ...

Hollywood Reporter
January 19, 2021

Spotify’s big bet on podcasts is failing, Citi says
Music - Podcasts - Streaming

Spotify’s multimillion-dollar bet on podcasting may not be working out, Citi analysts wrote in a note to clients Friday. “The cadence of Premium gross additions (through 3Q20) and app download ...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

Netflix faces increasing challenges in the US market, says res...
Streaming

There are increasing challenges for Netflix in the U.S. market, says media researcher. Tim Mulligan, EVP and research director at Midia Research, says Netflix is facing increasing challenges in the U...

CNBC
January 19, 2021

The Muppet Show is Coming to Disney+
Streaming - Television

The Muppet Show, will start streaming on Friday, Feb. 19, exclusively on Disney+. In addition to the first three seasons of the show, fans will also be able to watch seasons four and five, which have...

The Toy Book
January 19, 2021

JP Richards Named Apple TV+ Head Of Film Marketing Strategy As...
Streaming - Tech - Television

JP Richards has been appointed head of film marketing strategy at Apple TV+. He will report to video marketing chief Chris Van Amburg. Richards will start the job next month, when his exit from Warner...

Deadline
January 19, 2021

Netflix’s ‘Lupin’ Topping ‘Bridgerton’ & ‘Que...
Streaming - Television

Netflix’s Lupin is primed to set a global benchmark for a French series on the service with 70M households projected to watch the five-parter through its first 28 days. That’s bigger than other re...

Deadline
January 19, 2021

Former ESPN President John Skipper, Dan Le Batard Launch Meado...
Podcasts - Sports - Streaming

The first order of business for Meadowlark, according to Skipper, will be "to find Dan a new home for his wildly popular audio programs.” Le Batard officially left ESPN earlier this month, taking hi...

Hollywood Reporter
January 19, 2021

How Brazilian TV Giant Globo Is Planning To Compete With Netfl...
Streaming - Television

Brazilian TV major Globo entered the streaming battlefield in 2015 with the launch of Globoplay, its dedicated VOD service that combines the broadcaster’s hugely popular telenovelas with original hi...

Deadline
January 19, 2021

Amazon planning a bid to buy Italian soccer TV rights
Sports - Streaming - Television

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to bid for Italy’s Serie A TV rights, putting it in competition with Comcast Corp.’s Sky to broadcast one of world’s biggest soccer tournaments. Serie A, Italy's pre...

Bloomberg
January 15, 2021

Spotify Slips After Doubt on Success of Podcast Push
Podcasts - Streaming

Shares of Spotify took a hit after analysts at Citi downgraded the stock because the audio-streaming giant hasn’t shown “any material benefit” from its $800 million-plus investment in podcasting...

Variety
January 15, 2021

Streaming Wars May Save LA’s Office-Space Market
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

While vacancies rise and rents decline dramatically across Los Angeles amid the downturn, especially on the Westside, Burbank is a bright spot, thanks partly to a major Netflix lease. When asked how t...

Hollywood Reporter
January 15, 2021

ViacomCBS Kids & Family consolidates live-action teams
Streaming - Television

ViacomCBS Kids & Family is combining its live-action production under a single team so that all Awesomeness and Nickelodeon development, current series and studio functions will now be handled col...

Kidscreen
January 15, 2021

Fanfiction to Netflix: Wattpad’s plan to become the A24 of t...
Publishing - Streaming

Kate Marchant was in the kitchen of her childhood home, standing across the room from her mother, when she got the email: Robbie Amell, who appeared on the CW’s Flash, was interested in adapting her...

The Verge
January 15, 2021

Barbie realizes a digital future with vlogging and virtual Dre...
Streaming - Toys

Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Barbie – just some of the brands that witnessed a Covid-19 boost in 2020. Though the 62-year-old doll might appear out of place on a list dominated by tech giants, sa...

The Drum
January 14, 2021

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