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May 30, 2020

Meet John Krasinski's secret weapon that helped make 'Some Good News' a hit

Fast Company--A Calgary-based startup called Communo helped the ‘Jack Ryan’ star find post-production, social media, distribution, and GIF analytics partners for his “homemade” series.
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May 24, 2020

Amazon Video Direct Dramatically Changes How It Will Compensate Indie Creators

IndieWire--The U.S. streaming royalty rate drops, international goes up, in a move that could help bigger films, but will likely pinch the profits of many U.S. indies.
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May 21, 2020

10 Predictions for Media & Entertainment Post-Pandemic.

Linkedin--Our world will be forever changed as a result of our collective COVID-19 lockdown, and the media and entertainment industry is no exception. Here are ten ways it will change in a post-pandemic world.
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May 21, 2020

Demystifying OTT: The Essential OTT Glossary.

PubMatic--In the US, over 100 million households—or 80% of all households—have connected TVs (CTV). eMarketer predicts that CTV ad spend will reach $8.6B.
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May 18, 2020

How the Centralized Media Lost Its Power over the People.

fee--Whatever one thinks the future might or should be like, hierarchical media structures no longer provide social coherence. Knowledge and information no longer travel in bidirectional flows up and down chains of authority and expertise. The media have been lateralized.
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May 11, 2020

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Media Consumption, by Generation

Visual Capitalist--80% of consumers in the U.S. and UK say they consume more content since the outbreak, with broadcast TV and online videos being the primary mediums across all generations and genders.
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April 27, 2020

Quibi sent a cease-and-desist to one of the few podcasts on its side

The podcast has responded to the order by changing its name—you can now call them Streamiverse—and its objective is strictly about spite and revenge.
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April 24, 2020

What Quibi memes say about the new Netflix competitor.

apple--Mobile streaming platform Quibi launched on April 6. The lack of Quibi memes broadly signifies that the app has failed to become a part of the zeitgeist.
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April 16, 2020

Google Does the Bare Minimum to Keep Industry It Destroyed on Life Support

Gizmodo--Google is giving $1 million collectively to the International Center for Journalists and Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
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April 11, 2020

Quibi App Downloads on Launch Day Were 7.5% of Disney Plus' Booming Debut

Variety--Quibi’s first-day app downloads hit around 300,000, coming after months of steady hype surrounding Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ambitious mobile-only streaming service. That’s according t…
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April 02, 2020

Streaming Gets Big Bump During Coronavirus Quarantines, Nielsen Says

The Hollywood Reporter--SVOD platforms outpaced the overall gains in TV usage during the first few weeks of March.
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March 31, 2020

Video Streaming to TVs Soared 85% in U.S. in First Three Weeks of March, Nielsen Says

Variety--During the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are staying home — and, as you would expect, they’re streaming more than ever. U.S. consumers’ viewing of streaming has continued to inc…
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March 31, 2020

Publishing & The Pandemic

Beyond the Book--We are recognizing, in new ways, how much of daily life that authors and publishers make possible and how much they make life under lockdown bearable.
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March 26, 2020

Over Two-Thirds of Consumers Opens To Ads In Exchange For Free Streaming Video Over Two-Thirds of Consumers Opens To Ads In Exchange For Free Streaming Video

AList--Nearly nine in 10 consumers have access to connected television (CTV) but they may soon be experiencing subscription fatigue.
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January 12, 2020

CBS All Access Chiefs Give Update On Subscriber Figures.

Deadline--CBS has added 2 million subscribers to its CBS All Access and Showtime streaming services in the last 12 months. The broadcaster revealed the new subscribers figures as part of a general update on …
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December 19, 2019

Disney+ Subscribers Say They're Watching More Classic Films Than 'Star Wars'

The Hollywood Reporter--Meanwhile, Pixar content is the most "frequently" viewed, a new customer survey finds.
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January 10, 2019

Amazon Launches an Ad-Supported Free Streaming Service - Cord Cutters News

Cord Cutters News--After denying reports that Amazon would launch a free ad-supported streaming service they did just that today.
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January 09, 2019

Netflix's upcoming content crisis, in one chart

Vox--The biggest shows on Netflix are shows owned by other companies.
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