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July 23, 2018

YouTube Is Reportedly Combatting Instagram's IGTV By Cutting Six-Figure Checks To Creators - Tubefilter

Tubefilter--YouTube is reportedly paying five- and six-figure checks to creators like Lilly Singh in order to prevent them from defecting to IGTV.
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July 23, 2018

Helping Television Get Over The Branded Content Hump: 'On YouTube, 85% of the views are going to influencer content, on Facebook, it's more like 70%."

Forbes--Branded content promises to be the bridge between the growing world of influencer video and traditional TV networks. But in order for that to happen, there needs to be better systems in place to track and measure them explains Tubular Labs' Rob Gabe.
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July 23, 2018

We're underestimating the mind-warping potential of fake video

Vox--Doctored photos can easily create false memories. What happens when there’s fake video?
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July 21, 2018

Peter Chernin Plans New $500 Million New Media Fund

Deadline--Media mogul Peter Chernin is planning to raise a new media fund of more than $500 million, opening a new chapter for the digitally savvy executive who has been one of Hollywood’s technology i…
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May 24, 2018

How Netflix Is Forcing an Overhaul of Television's Old Guard, and What the Government Can Do About It

The Ringer--The ascendance of the streaming service and its Silicon Valley brethren like Apple and Google is sparking an unprecedented consolidation of TV’s power players
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May 21, 2018

Cable Has Lost 3.4 Million TV Customers Since 2012

DSL Reports--News: The cord cutting phenomenon saw a slight slowdown during the first quarter, with the nation's biggest pay TV providers losing "e;just"e; 305,000 subscribers during the first quarter. According to the
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May 01, 2018

Black-Owned MoviePass Has 'Potential to Disrupt the Exhibition Industry'

EURweb--*MoviePass has been stirring up a lot buzz since the company lowered its subscription fee last August, and gaining over a million subscribers as a result. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently said that the company can help bring marginalized groups to theaters. What’s more, the black-owned subscription service has changed the movie-ticketing game, and it’s exhibitors find it infuriating.  Founded by …
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April 22, 2018

Gender Swap: 14 Times Women Took Over Iconic Male Roles on TV

IndieWire--"Hannibal," "Legion," "Lost in Space," and "Battlestar Galactica" are just some of the TV shows that have gender-flipped a character from male to female.
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April 20, 2018

AT&T chief reveals plans for new streaming service -- in court

CNET--Revelation of new $15-a-month Watch service comes during antitrust fight over Time Warner merger.
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April 07, 2018

David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn't Believe in Auteur Directing: 'Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck'

IndieWire--You probably don't want to call Fincher an "auteur" when you're standing in front of him.
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April 04, 2018

Kenneth Branagh To Star & Produce eOne's TV Adaptation Of 'A Gentleman In Moscow'

Deadline--EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from playing Hercule Poirot in Murder On The Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh is to re-team with Mark Gordon in Entertainment One’s television adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow. I…
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March 30, 2018

Facebook Was Vital For Indie Filmmakers. Now Their Followers Are Held Hostage, and the Ransom Keeps Changing

IndieWire--IndieWire investigates the role the social media platform plays in independent creators building a community. The results aren't pretty.
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March 23, 2018

Can the Shortform Video Market Make a Comeback?

The Hollywood Reporter--As mobile viewing grows, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are experimenting more with 10- to 15-minute programs.
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March 19, 2018

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

Engadget--A guide to enthusiast-level mirrorless, DSLR and compact cameras that let you shoot like a pro.
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March 19, 2018

China's Tencent Video Touts 62.5 Million Subscribers - Media Play News

mediaplaynews--Tencent said it surpassed 62.5 million subscribers at the end of February – 18% more than Netflix’s 52.8 million domestic subs at the end of December 2017.
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March 19, 2018

Amazon Prime Original Series: $100 Million Budgets, Low Viewership Numbers, and More Stats - Report

IndieWire--The first two seasons of “The Man in the High Castle” cost $179 million, and brought in 2.44 million Prime subscribers. Is it worth it?
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March 17, 2018

The 25 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

POV's Documentary Blog--We asked fans of POV to help us find the greatest documentaries of all time, and this is what we found.
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March 15, 2018

TV Guide Magazine Is Still Here, and Is Doing Just Fine - Folio:

Folio:--The former American household staple is riding high thanks to new ownership, and a new focus on TV across all platforms.
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March 10, 2018

Netflix's Secrets to Success: Six Cell Towers, Dubbing and More

Variety--Even as Netflix establishes itself as a global TV network, it is still very much a tech company at heart.
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