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A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Seeso is shutting down

avclub--On the heels of the news that there are now some 530 scripted shows in production this year, NBCUniversal’s announced it will shutter its comedy-laden streaming platform Seeso, leaving all those series with one less outlet to pitch. Launched in 2016, Seeso was a repository for comedies old and new,
August 10, 2017 Go to avclub

There Are More Scripted TV Shows Airing In 2017 Than At Any Other Point In History

Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go--FX head honcho John Landgraf warns that the current TV ecosystem has become “unmanageable.”
August 09, 2017 Go to Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go

The Moves Tech Giants Just Made That Should Terrify Hollywood

Variety--Blink and you missed it, but the already fuzzy line between media and tech just disappeared. It happened at some point over the past seven days, a span of time over which a flurry of announcements …
August 08, 2017 Go to Variety

Netflix buys comic book publisher Millarworld in company’s first acquisition

The Verge--Netflix announced today that it’s acquiring Millarworld, Mark Millar’s comic book publishing house, in the company’s first ever acquisition. According to Netflix’s press release, the purchase is...
August 07, 2017 Go to The Verge

Fox Television exploring deal with ION Media to check Sinclair

TheStreet--Rupert Murdoch's Fox is looking for a means to counter Sinclair, which is poised to acquire Tribune Media in a $6.6 billion deal.
August 06, 2017 Go to TheStreet

Steven Soderbergh Has A Game-Changing Plan to Give Directors the Creative Control They Deserve

IndieWire--If “Logan Lucky” proves to be a hit, it could change the way auteur filmmakers go about producing and distributing their movies.
August 02, 2017 Go to IndieWire

Sony Pictures TV Networks to Acquire Funimation, Valuing Anime Distributor at $150 Million

Variety--Sony Pictures Television Networks will acquire a 95% majority stake in U.S.-based anime distributor Funimation Productions for about $143 million.
August 01, 2017 Go to Variety

Discovery/Scripps Merger Is Good For Business, but (Probably) Bad for Producers

IndieWire--As consumers move to streaming video and “skinny bundles,” smaller channels will likely go away.
August 01, 2017 Go to IndieWire

‘Baby Driver’: The Opening Car-Chase Scene Just Got Mapped Out — Watch

IndieWire--It’s geographically correct — for the most part.
July 29, 2017 Go to IndieWire