One-Quarter of U.S. TV time is Spent Watching Streaming Servic...
Streaming - Television

The majority of Americans are still spending their screen time watching network and cable television, but streaming is gaining steam, according to new data from research firm Nielsen. Nielsen, known ...

CNBC
June 18, 2021

Why Streamers Crash Before Popular Finales
Streaming

Showtime, HBO Max and Disney+ all had service outages ahead of season finales or live events, but user volume isn't always to blame. In the streaming era, consumers have become accustomed to accessing...

Hollywood Reporter
June 18, 2021

Disney+ and Netflix Dealing With Slower Streaming Growth
Streaming

A funny thing happened in the first half of 2021: The insatiable appetite of consumers for streaming video content began to slow down. “We had those 10 years where we were growing smooth as silk, a...

Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2021

AVOD Consumption Down 10% in Less Than Six Months in US
Streaming

According to the latest consumer survey from Omdia, US AVOD penetration declined from 93% in November 2020 to 83% in April of this year. The results were revealed by Omdia’s senior research directo...

Digital TV
June 15, 2021

Sesame Workshop Introduces New Documentary Series “Throu...
Press Releases - Streaming - Television

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and decades of award-winning educational programming, today announced its first documentary series Thro...

Earl Schultz
June 10, 2021

Box Office: ‘Conjuring 3’ Out-Scares ‘A Quiet Place Part...
Theatrical

It use to be that the studios would space their horror movies apart on the schedule. It’s not usual that one would open up immediately after the other for fear of cannibalizing the same audience. Th...

Deadline
June 7, 2021

HBO Max With Ads Launches: What’s Different in the $10 Month...
Streaming

WarnerMedia launched a cheaper, ad-supported version of HBO Max on Wednesday, available first in the U.S. For the $9.99 monthly plan for HBO Max with ads, the company promises throwing up no more tha...

Variety
June 2, 2021

Space Jam: A New Legacy | Kraft
CPG - Partnerships - Streaming - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Pictures partnered with Kraft Mac & Cheese to celebrate the release of SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY.  The partnership consisted of Warner Bros. working with Kraft to launch Kraft M...

Recent Mergers Put Pressure on Netflix
Streaming - Tech

Amazon Will Buy MGM for Over $8 Billion. Your Move, Netflix. The move is the latest, and greatest, in a new wave of media consolidation sparked by the streaming wars. It's an inevitable progression, ...

Wired
May 27, 2021

Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max the Real Winners in the Streaming Wa...
Streaming - Television

"Who are the winners in streaming TV's explosion? Looking at subscriber gains alone, Disney+ seems like the clear frontrunner. The new kid on the block more than doubled its subscriber base over th...

Business Insider
May 24, 2021

Cartoon Network, HBO Max Order Harry Potter, Batman & Sup...
Streaming - Television

WarnerMedia Kids & Family is prepping four new shows based on its Harry Potter and DC brands, and all of them have been picked up by HBO Max and Cartoon Network. To celebrate the 20th anniversary...

Kidscreen
May 19, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion: First Full Trailer Released
Streaming - Television

This time it’s the real deal. This is not last week’s brief preview video that merely teased the backs of the Friends cast. This is a full two-minute trailer with plenty of new footage from HBO Ma...

Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2021

Jason Kilar Kicks Off WarnerMedia Upfront With “Business As ...
Theatrical

Whatever the future hold for Jason Kilar, the current WarnerMedia CEO wasn’t about to let what is surely his last Upfronts pass him by. Kicking off the pre-recorded virtual hootenanny full of Lesli...

Deadline
May 19, 2021

Hollywood Cheers AT&T Retreat, Viewing Discovery As More ...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

As the news sank in about AT&T winding down its Hollywood foray via a $43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, one word summed up the film industry’s prevailing reaction. Relief. Not o...

Deadline
May 18, 2021

Box Office: ‘Spiral’ Incinerates Angelina Jolie’s ‘Tho...
Streaming - Theatrical

Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures’ Spiral: From the Book of Saw easily won an otherwise ho-hum weekend at the North American box office, grossing $8.7 million from 2,811 theaters. The pandemic continu...

Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May
Streaming - Television

The long-delayed “Friends” reunion special at HBO Max will finally be there for you, with the streamer announcing the official premiere date. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on M...

Variety
May 14, 2021

Why Hollywood Is Giving the Nod to Companion Podcasts
Podcasts - Podcasts

On the same January day that Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick locked the final episode of HBO’s recent docuseries Allen v. Farrow, a key witness surfaced. Since 2018, lead investigative producer Amy Herd...

Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2021

Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Mortal Kombat’
Theatrical

After narrowly losing first place in its opening weekend, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” has surged ahead of “Mortal Kombat” on U.S. box office charts. The anime action adventure “Demon Slayer...

Variety
May 3, 2021

NHL, WarnerMedia Strike 7-Year Deal That Puts Live Games on HB...
Sports - Streaming

Hockey is going somewhere it has never been before. WarnerMedia gained rights to show live NHL games on its two big cable networks, TBS and TNT, as well as its new streaming hub, HBO Max, in a seven-...

Variety
April 27, 2021

Streaming Is Now 25% Of TV Viewing
Streaming - Television

Nielsen has launched Streaming Video Ratings, extending its effort to capture the most rapidly expanding area of media and entertainment. In its announcement, the measurement firm said the new tool w...

Deadline
April 22, 2021

HBO Max Gains 3 Million Subscribers in Q1, Now at 44.2 Million
Streaming

HBO Max continued on its growth curve in the first three months of 2021, powered in part by big-budget films like “Godzilla vs. Kong” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” that streamed onto th...

Variety
April 22, 2021

Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars to Pandemic-...
Streaming - Theatrical

The fourth installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse has hit $80.5 million domestically and $309.7 million overseas. Godzilla vs. Kong has stomped past $390 million at the global box office to become th...

Hollywood Reporter
April 19, 2021

Nielsen Rejects Demand From Major Networks for Ratings Audit
Streaming - Television

Nielsen has flatly rejected demands from major networks for an outside audit of its TV ratings for the past year amid complaints the measurement company has undercounted viewers during the pandemic lo...

Variety
April 19, 2021

Paramount+ Starts Spanning The Globe As Streamers Go Internati...
Streaming - Television

After the arrival of four major new streaming services in late-2019 and early-2020, this year is when the competition is going global. One of the newest worldwide hopefuls is a Stateside pioneer. Par...

Deadline
April 19, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Hits $70 Million in Pandemic-E...
Streaming - Theatrical

"Godzilla vs Kong" had a better-than-expected turnout over the weekend, boosting ticket sales to $13.8 million in its second outing in theaters. Those receipts, coming in slightly above the $13.5 mil...

Variety
April 12, 2021

Digital Dealmaking Requires More Flexibility
Television

To hear numerous distribution executives tell it, the international TV program sales market has successfully adapted to online dealmaking. Despite being unable to meet buyers in person over the past 1...

Variety
April 12, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Pushes HBO Max into Top 10 Apps
Streaming

Did “Godzilla vs. Kong” just push WarnerMedia’s HBO Max to a monster quarter of subscriber signups? For the first time, HBO Max landed on the quarterly rankings of the top 10 most-downloaded ap...

Variety
April 9, 2021

Warner’s Movies Returning to Big-Screen, Typical Windows
Theatrical

A few months ago, WarnerMedia upended Hollywood by streaming all of its new movies on HBO Max on the same day they debuted in theaters. Now it wants to put the genie back in the bottle. Starting next...

Vox
April 8, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Might’ve Just Resuscitated the Movie...
Theatrical

Have you heard the news? Godzilla and King Kong have utterly decimated Hong Kong, unfortunately, but also they may have just brought the movie business back to life. Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong...

The Ringer
April 6, 2021

How the Pandemic has Shaped Toy Trends of the Future
Retail - Toys

2021 is expected to be another historic year, as the effects of the pandemic continue to reverberate across every aspect of our lives. Kids and parents are using play as a tool to de-stress and reconn...

Toy News Online
April 6, 2021

Box Office: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Sets Pandemic Record in 3,...
Theatrical

“Godzilla vs. Kong” muscled its way to a pandemic-era box office record, giving Hollywood studios and theater owners alike hope that people are ready to return to the movies after a year of watchi...

Variety
April 5, 2021

Space Jam 2 Easter Egg Hunt Trailer Points Out Everything You ...
Streaming - Theatrical

Over the weekend, Warner Bros. dropped the first official Space Jam 2: A New Legacy Trailer. And it immediately caught comparisons to both Ready Player One and the LEGO movie franchise for its use of ...

Movie Web
April 5, 2021

DC Films Shelving High-Profile ‘New Gods’ and ‘The Trenc...
Theatrical

The DC movie-verse is getting a little bit smaller. Long gestating DC Comics adaptations “New Gods” with director Ava DuVernay and screenwriter Tom King, and “The Trench” with director James ...

Variety
April 2, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ to Have First Major Motion Picture NFT...
Finance - Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Legendary Entertainment announced it will release an exclusive “Godzilla vs. Kong” NFT collection on the same day the film hits theaters and HBO Max. It marks the first official NFT art release in...

Variety
April 1, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong’ International Box Office Roars to Pan...
Theatrical

One of the summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, Godzilla vs. Kong, pulled in a record-setting $121.8 million overseas this past weekend. The film opened in 38 different markets, with China accoun...

Collider
March 31, 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong | Hardee’s
Dining - Partnerships - Theatrical

Hardee's partnered with Warner Bros. to release Godzilla and Kong themed sandwiches in an effort to promote the GODZILLA VS. KONG movie.

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

CNBC
March 29, 2021

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Makes Powerful Box Office Debut in Chi...
Theatrical

“Godzilla vs. Kong” made an appropriately monster start in mainland Chinese cinemas on Friday. It obliterated competing titles and stomped to the top of the local chart, putting it on course to be...

Variety
March 26, 2021

Warner Bros. Movies Won’t be Premiering on HBO Max in 2022
Streaming - Theatrical

After a year of day-and-date movie premieres on HBO Max in 2021, Warner Bros. movies will return to theatrical exclusive windows next year. According to a Deadline report on Tuesday, Warner Bros. rea...

Polygon
March 25, 2021

Netflix Head Says Studios Need To Adapt To Streaming Demands
Streaming - Theatrical

Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos thinks legacy movie studios should be more flexible when it comes to consumer streaming demands. Hollywood has been put to the test over the past year due to the pandemic. ...

ScreenRant
March 24, 2021

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