Ted Sarandos: Coronavirus Has Been ‘Massive Disruption’ for Netflix – The Wrap
Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos says that all of the streaming service’s “productions around the world are shut down” because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he calls “a massive disruption.”
“It’s unprecedented in history,” Sarandos told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday.
Even as usage of their service has increased from millions of people worldwide staying home on lockdown, Netflix is still navigating the coronavirus crisis.
He noted that because Netflix plans “pretty far ahead” on developing new shows, the service’s release schedule is set for the next several months. He said that the challenge will come later in the year, as shows and films that were in production for release in late 2020 have been put on pause due to the ongoing pandemic...
23 mars 2020 à 14h22
California to drop fight against T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint – CNET – CNet
The $26.5 billion merger between the third and fourth largest US wireless companies will finally close...
12 mars 2020 à 17h39
NBCUniversal Has Sold Its $500 Million Stake In Snap, But Will Continue On As Content Partner – Tubefilter
NBCUniversal -- which comprises TV property NBC as well as film studio Universal Pictures -- is getting out of the Snapchat business.
As first spotted by The Hollywood Reporter, in a 10-K filing by parent company Comcast from Jan. 31, the media conglomerate sold its entire $500 million stake in Snapchat parent company Snap. NBCU first announced that it was investing half a billion dollars into Snap three years ago, as the company was going public, amid other investments by NBCU into digital properties BuzzFeed and Vox.
The Reporter reports that the sale likely serves to offset the reported $2 billion that Comcast is deploying to launch its own streaming service, Peacock, as well as the $39 billion it spent to acquire British media and telecom conglomerate Sky. Per the filming, Comcast recorded a $293 million gain on the sale of its Snap equity in fiscal 2019, but lost $263 million on the investment in 2018, when Snap’s stock price fell in the wake of its IPO....
11 mars 2020 à 15h54
Led Zeppelin Land Major Victory in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Copyright Case – The Wrap
Led Zeppelin won a major copyright battle settling a dispute over whether the band’s iconic “Stairway to Heaven” song stole from Spirit’s 1968 song “Taurus.”
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury’s previous decision which found Led Zeppelin to be in the right in 2016. Monday’s decision follows an appellate court vote to re-do of the trial with a larger panel of judges.
The decision overturned the “inverse ratio rule” precedent, which has largely controlled copyright cases in the 9th circuit for the past 43 years.
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In order to prove someone’s copyright was infringed upon, a plaintiff much prove that the two works are “substantially similar.” The rule says that the more evidence there is to show that the defendant had access to the plaintiff’s work before producing the material in question, the less similarity between...
09 mars 2020 à 18h06
Spotify fake stream site smashed by record industry injunction in Germany – Music Business Worldwide
"This should be seen as a signal to other manipulation services that we are prepared to take action against them.”
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04 mars 2020 à 18h36
Disney Cancels Disney+ European Launch Event Over Coronavirus Fears – DeadLine
Disney has been forced to scrap plans for a glitzy European press launch for Disney+ in London this week after the event became one of the latest industry gatherings to be hit by coronavirus fears. Disney was hosting the party at the Exhibition London event space on March 5 to “celebrate the European launch ...
03 mars 2020 à 18h28
Who needs ‘Friends’? Apple TV+ doesn’t – LA Times Entertainment
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday that his company is only interested in original content and not reruns of shows such as 'Friends....
27 février 2020 à 18h23
$1 million per hour: Major music labels hit streaming milestone – TheNextWeb – Relevant Blogs
Streaming persists as a major money maker for music’s fat-cats. Not only did it account for 80% of the entire music industry‘s profit in 2019, streaming collectively earned Universal, Sony, and Warner almost $1 million per hour — per fucking hour. In fact, booming subscriber bases led to increased streaming revenues for the industry’s “Big Three.” Music Business Worldwide reports they hit $3.73 billion, $2.4 billion, and $2.21 billion respectively, down from 2018, but still impressive. This solidifies services like Spotify as the primary revenue driver for Big Music; a market now larger than the entire US recorded music market just two years…
27 février 2020 à 18h22
‘Sex Education’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix – Variety
Netflix has renewed “Sex Education” for a third season. The news was announced by the streamer via a video on its Twitter account. The series centers on 16-year-old Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), an inexperienced, socially awkward high-school student who lives with his sex-therapist mother (Gillian Anderson). Otis is a reluctant expert on sex but...
10 février 2020 à 18h15
Apple Watch outsold all of the Swiss watch industry by sales volume in 2019 – Apple Insider
Apple's wildly popular Apple Watch had a record-breaking year in 2019, with analysts now saying it outsold an entire industry historically known for making watches...
06 février 2020 à 18h46
Apple TV+ drama ‘Foundation’ to become Ireland’s biggest-ever production – Apple Insider
The Apple TV+ dramatisation of Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" novels is to employ over 500 people and will be the largest single production ever made on location in southern Ireland...
31 janvier 2020 à 18h04
Exclusive: Disney+ eyes European remakes for unscripted formats, unveils new shows – TBIvision
Disney+ is looking for European production partners to work on regional remakes of its unscripted series, as it ramps up its originals output ahead of launching on the continent later this year. Earlier this month, the Mouse House brought forward by a week the...
30 janvier 2020 à 17h26
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Orange augmente lui aussi ses prix en douce, provoquant la colère des abonnés – Frandroid
Orange a prévenu il y a trois mois de cela que certaines offres Open allaient augmenter en prix contre l'ajout des appels illimités. Trois mois plus tard, les utilisateurs n'ont fait que subir l'augmentation. En ce début d’année, on ne compte plus le nombre d’opérateurs qui ont tenté de glisser une augmentation des prix en ...
29 janvier 2020 à 12h22
Free (Iliad) a levé un montant colossal sur les marchés – capital.fr
Iliad a réalisé une augmentation de capital de 1,4 milliard d'euros. 11,7 millions d'actions nouvelles ont été émises...
27 janvier 2020 à 16h43
Alexandre Astier dévoile le premier teaser du film Kaamelott (Vidéo) – Lyon Capitale
Après avoir officialisé la date de sortie l'an passé, le Lyonnais Alexandre Astier vient de publier un teaser du film Kaamelott...
22 janvier 2020 à 17h03
Netflix Accused Of Funnelling $430M Of International Profits Into Tax Havens – DeadLine
Netflix has been accused of funneling as much as $430M of its international profits into tax havens, while at the same time receiving more than a $1M in tax relief in the UK. A report by British think-tank Tax Watch said that, like other major tech companies including Google and Amazon, “there is little doubt ...
16 janvier 2020 à 12h31
The KKR exec heading a new $2.2 billion investing push in fast-growing tech companies says he’s looking far beyond Silicon Valley because valuations there can get crazy – Silicon Alley
Private equity firm KKR just raised $2.2 billion to invest in fast-growing tech companies and it will now hunt for deals in regions far beyond Silicon Valley.
Dave Welsh, a KKR exec leading its technology media and telecom growth equity unit, said that it would seek investments in areas such as Florida, the greater Washington, D.C., area and Atlanta, as well as the Rocky Mountain region in Colorado and other regions throughout the Midwest.
The willingness to go far and wide points to how competition for the best investments across the private equity spectrum is getting stiffer, and more PE firms are getting creative with how they deploy their capital — seeking smaller, including minority, investments.
Just last year, Blackstone recruited one of the top executives at the growth equity firm General Atlantic, to launch a new fund for the firm, called Blackstone Growth Equity...
16 janvier 2020 à 12h30
« Les Victoires de la musique » 2020 : Les nominations et les nouveautés de la 35e édition – PureMedias
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14 janvier 2020 à 15h40
Netflix insiders describe movie boss Scott Stuber’s strategy to win over Hollywood, which led to over 20 Oscar nominations (NFLX) – Silicon Alley
In just over two years, Scott Stuber, Netflix's vice president of film, has overseen the biggest steps the streaming company has taken to become a major player in the movie business.
From the success of "Roma" last year at the Oscars to its nominees this year — including "The Irishman," "The Two Popes," and "Marriage Story" — the company could have a big Academy Awards.
That's thanks to Stuber's deep ties in the industry, which have helped bring in big stars and curb the anxieties of movie-theater owners.
Business Insider spoke with Netflix insiders, analysts, and producers to profile one of the streamer's most important executives.
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This post was originally published on January 7, and has been updated to reflect Netflix's Oscar nominations.
With award season in full bloom, many movie studios are hoping for a big night when the 92nd Academy Awards are presented on February 9. But it's Netflix that has the most serious ...
13 janvier 2020 à 17h52
Tesla is now the most valuable US automaker in history – BGR
With Tesla shares on something of a historic run, the company earlier today became the most valuable car company the US has ever seen. This is something of a remarkable achievement given all of the turmoil Tesla has found itself in over the past few years. From a seemingly endless number of production problems to a handful of controversies involving Elon Musk, Tesla has impressively moved past all that in a relatively short period of time.
Two and a half months ago, Tesla shares were trading at $254. Today, Tesla shares hit the $470 threshold for the first time in history. All told, Tesla shares have jumped by upwards of 85% in just a few weeks. As it stands now, Tesla's market cap hovers around $84.3 billion, giving the EV maker a valuation that is higher than even Ford was at the height of its popularity.
All the more impressive, Tesla's valuation today is now just $2 billion shy of Ford and GM's market cap combined...
08 janvier 2020 à 17h44
Spotify Is Quietly Testing Social Music Discovery With ‘Tastebuds’ – Digital Music News
Spotify Tastebuds is a new social music discovery feature now in testing. It’s the first move into social sharing since 2017 when the platform made friend activity exclusive to desktop. Tastebuds lets users explore ‘music taste profiles’ of friends. It’s a navigation option that sits alongside Library and Home/Browse in the mobile app. The ...
20 décembre 2019 à 16h48
Netflix is testing new price plans with big discounts if you buy a year at a time – BGR
Disney+ has been available for only a month and the streaming service is already is a huge success for Disney. Not only do you get access to plenty of new and old Disney shows, but the Disney+ subscription is actually cheaper than any of Disney's rivals. For $6.99, you get support for four simultaneous Disney+ streams that go up to 4K UHD quality, depending on the show. Netflix’s cheapest plan ($8.99) only supports streaming SD shows to a single device at a time. If you pay for a full year of Disney+ access, the monthly cost goes down to $5.83. It’s no wonder that more than 10 million people subscribed to Disney+ at launch, with many of them having taken advantage of even cheaper pre-release deals. And that number may hit 20 million by the end of the year, according to recent estimates.
All that is apparently enough to scare Netflix into finding better ways to compete against its biggest rival to date. And that includes testing new membership plans that would reduce the...
12 décembre 2019 à 17h51
L’Europe va investir 3,2 milliards d’euros pour améliorer les batteries de nos appareils – Frandroid
Un budget de 3,2 milliards d’euros a été approuvé par la Commission européenne pour venir en aide aux projets de recherche visant à innover la conception des batteries qui équipent nos smartphones et ordinateurs. À chaque fois que l’on entend parler d’une nouvelle technologie de batteries, l’enthousiasme nous gagne et on espère en apprendre plus...
09 décembre 2019 à 17h28
Orange cessera de commercialiser ses offres ADSL à partir de 2023 – 01Net
L'opérateur historique prévoit une migration totale vers la fibre optique à l'horizon 2030, ce qui laissera encore quelques années aux derniers abonnés pour migrer vers la fibre optique...
05 décembre 2019 à 12h31
Près de 14 millions de foyers britanniques abonnés à un service de SVOD – ZDnet
Le BARB (Broadcasters' Audience Research Board) britannique vient de publier les chiffres SVOD pour le 3ème trimestre 2019. LIEN A INSERER DANS LE CHAMPS DE SOURCE : https://www.zdnet.fr/blogs/digital-home-revolution/pres-de-14-millions-de-foyers-britanniques-abonnes-a-un-service-de-svod-39894929.htm#xtor=RSS-1
29 novembre 2019 à 17h16
80 millions d’euros levés par l’écosystème startup français cette semaine – Maddyness
L’article 80 millions d’euros levés par l’écosystème startup français cette semaine est apparu en premier sur Maddyness - Le Magazine sur l’actualité des Startups Françaises...
25 novembre 2019 à 17h21
Apple canceled the premiere of ‘The Banker,’ its first major movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, as it investigates ‘concerns surrounding the film’ – Silicon Alley
Apple abruptly canceled the Thursday premiere of its movie "The Banker" at AFI Fest.
The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was because of concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie.
Apple has put on hold the movie's theatrical and streaming releases while it investigates "recently uncovered, and potentially damaging, charges," Deadline said.
"Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention," Apple said in a statement. "We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps."
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Apple's first major theatrical movie is in danger of not being released.
Apple abruptly canceled the premiere of "The Banker" at AFI Fest, which was originally set for Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported it was because of concerns raised involving the real-life subjects of the movie.
Anonymous sources within Apple told Deadline that a fam ...
21 novembre 2019 à 11h22
Viacom launches MyMTV Music in Switzerland – BroadBandTv
Viacom International Media Networks has launched MyMTV Music, a personalised linear music channel, in Switzerland. MyMTV Music allows users to curate their own video channel by tapping into MTV’s library of music videos, clips from MTV performances and events like MTV Unplugged, and exclusive bonus content. The service goes live today on IPTV platform ...
20 novembre 2019 à 18h17
Orange prépare la scission de ses tours mobiles, selon le Financial Times – Challenges
(Reuters) - Orange prépare la scission de ses tours mobiles, une opération destinée à profiter de l'appétit des investisseurs pour les infrastructures de réseaux télécoms et qui pourrait augmenter sa valorisation de plus de 10 milliards d'euros, rapporte jeudi le Financial Times.
L'opérateur français informera de ses projets lors de sa journée pour les investisseurs prévue le 4 décembre, ont dit des sources au Financial Times. D'après l'une d'elles, la décision de placer les tours mobiles dans une entreprise séparée a été prise mais le conseil d'administration n'a pas encore adopté de projet détaillé...
15 novembre 2019 à 14h45
YouTubers are understandably terrified after this change to the Terms of Service – BGR
YouTube, which has already sent many channel creators scrambling in the wake of the so-called "Adpocalypse," just gave creators yet another reason to worry that the income they get from the platform could be disrupted or even eliminated at any moment.
The "Adpocalypse" is the term laced with a bit of black humor that many of those creators already use to refer to YouTube's demonetization of their channels, which for those this has happened to prevents the inclusion of paid ads in their videos. YouTube has been accused of pursuing this trend inside of a black box, sometimes with little to no visibility into why this happens and who it happens to. Meanwhile, a Terms of Service update along these lines has given creators yet another reason to worry.
The new ToS goes into effect on December 10, and the clause that people are worried about is the following. It states that: "YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if Yo...
12 novembre 2019 à 16h20