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A few days after WarnerMedia said HBO and HBO Max ended 2021 with 73.8 million global subscribers, ad sales president JP Colaco said consumers had been enticed to “sign up in droves” for its cheaper, ad-supported tier. In an online appearance at the TV of Tomorrow Show, the exec declined to provide a breakout of
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Cinedigm, which has been steadily expanding its streaming portfolio in recent years, is adding 10 new channels, 7,500 titles and entering the ad network business by acquiring Digital Media Rights. Founded by Michael Hong and David Chu, DMR is a distributor, channel and ad network operator and social video curator. The privately held company is
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Comscore has launched Comscore Everywhere, a new suite of measurement tools designed to provide a comprehensive view across streaming, linear and digital. The product is a pre-emptive strike against Nielsen’s forthcoming Nielsen One launch, which is expected by the end of this year. Nielsen remains the market leader in third-party measurement, but it has faced
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Numbers, those longtime pillars of the entertainment business, determiners of pay scale and quantifiers of the hot and the not, are vanishing from public view. Streaming’s inexorable takeover of the industry has altered the once-straightforward process of measuring the performance of TV programs and movies. Of course, there has been grumbling for decades about Nielsen’s
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Netflix’s original movie Red Notice and limited series True Story starring Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes finished No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in Nielsen’s overall SVOD streaming rankings in the U.S. for the week of November 22-28, which covered the Thanksgiving holiday. Red Notice, which Netflix already has told us was the streaming giant’s
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“The worst TV adaptations are slavishly devoted to the [original] text,” according to The Stranger creator Harlan Coben, who said he “hopes to continue” working with Netflix as his five-year deal draws to a close. Coben was speaking in a Q&A for his latest Netflix project, Red Production Company’s Stay Close starring Cush Jumbo, Richard Armitage and
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After negotiations failed to reach fruition, Disney networks including ESPN have gone dark on YouTube TV. Disney had indicated earlier this week it was “optimistic” about the prospect of resolving the carriage dispute. But the parties said the discussions had not resulted in an agreement. YouTube TV surpassed 3 million subscribers as of fall 2020,
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Viewing of Disney+ in the U.S. jumped 20% in November compared with October, according to Nielsen, as Thanksgiving time off coincided with the release of marquee programming. The number was included in Nielsen’s monthly assessment of viewing across TV and streaming, The Gauge (see graphic below). The report does not include raw numbers, but reveals
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A24 presents Red Rocket in six theaters this weekend ahead of a limited expansion in New York and LA, adding Chicago, Austin and San Francisco next weekend with a wider rollout over the holidays to several hundred screens. The dark comedy by Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine) premiered at Cannes to a five-minute standing ovation
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EXCLUSIVE: Viaplay has set YA drama Boys as its latest Danish original, a coming-of-age series from 27-year-old Jonas Risvig. Risvig will write and direct the eight-parter, which has just wrapped filming in the Danish town of Silkeborg and is set to air next year as one of 60 Viaplay originals across Europe. Based on Risvig’s experience
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EXCLUSIVE: What started out as a Polish university project about two LGBTQ+ women in a country ranked first by Rainbow Europe in its human rights abuse list will soon be available around the world on Discovery+. Deadline can reveal that season two of 22-year-old Natasza Parzymies’ Control will drop on the global streaming platform next
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EXCLUSIVE: The highest grossing movie during the pandemic, MGM/United Artists Releasing’s No Time to Die was also the most pirated movie for the period of November 15-21. In addition, the most ripped TV season over the last week was Amazon’s adaptation of the Robert Jordan fantasy novel The Wheel of Time. All of this information
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Death is a common theme, it seems, in each of the six-part limited documentary series National Geographic previewed at Disney+ Day. “There is a real risk you could die,” one expert tells Chris Hemsworth in the trailer for the actor’s sojourn into biohacking and self discovery, Limitless. The series follows Hemsworth’s mission to discover how
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Sony Pictures Classics releases Telluride-darling documentary Julia with a national TV push, culinary events and virtual screenings through November hosted by famous chefs from Alice Waters (San Francisco) and Johnny Spero (Boston) to Jamie Bissonnette (Houston) and luminaries from New York, LA, Philly and Miami. Directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen talked up the film
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EXCLUSIVE: Love Life Season 2 is shifting its focus from Anna Kendrick’s Darby Carter to William Jackson Harper’s Marcus Watkins, and Deadline can exclusively reveal the moment their lives intertwine. And that moment requires the show to welcome back one of Darby’s least favorite exes: Magnus Lund (Nick Thune). In an exclusive clip from the
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