Netflix Series ‘Jinn’ Sparks Uproar In Jordan Over Alleged “Immoral Scenes”

The controversy is over two scenes in which female actor Salma Milhas kisses two different boys in separate scenes, a shocking move in the conservative country. Others complained online about the show’s rough language. – Bruce Haring, Deadline Hollywood »

Top Grossing Apps in the U.S. for May 2019

The second highest grossing app in the U.S. during May was Pandora with close to $35 million in user spending. YouTube was the next highest grossing app, followed by Netflix and HBO Now. Six of the top 10 top grossing non-game apps in the U.S. last month were streaming services. YouTube became the No. 1 grossing app on the App Store, unseating Tinder which was the top earning iOS app in April. – Julia Chan, Sensor Tower »

SVOD surges but cord-cutting fails to ignite across Europe

One of the major findings of this new report is that cord-cutting is not taking place right across the board in Europe and is very specific to national markets. Each national market has been and is still shaped by very specific conditions, often exogenous to the pay audiovisual services, including purchasing power, supply of free services, penetration and performance of broadband access and, obviously regulation. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News »
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