Category Archives: Apps & Tech

AMC Entertainment Introducing On-Demand Movie Service

Adam Aron, AMC’s president and chief executive, said that the AMC Theaters On Demand will offer about 2,000 films for sale or rent after their theatrical runs — much like Amazon or iTunes. Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Sony and Paramount have made deals with AMC for catalog and new-release movies to be available through the new service, with pricing between $3 to $5.99 to rent and $9.99 to $19.99 to buy. – Dave McNary, Variety » https://trib.al/IXeANnH

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Quibi, Telemundo team for Hispanic news

As a part of the partnership with Telemundo, the Hispanic-focused media company is developing two exclusive shows for Quibi’s curated news and entertainment programming, Daily Essentials. The two daily news programmes include a news show designed to tap into the audience’s passion for news, along with an entertainment news show. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/33sPQgi

Here’s How to Get Disney+ for $5 a Month

The Disney+ deal, which was reported by the Orlando Sentinel, will knock about $40 off a three-year subscription that would normally put you out $210 (at the annual rate of $70). Put another way, the discount essentially means you’d be paying $170 for three years of the service, or just under $5 per month for most of what Disney+ has to offer, including Pixar, innumerable past Disney films, Star Wars, National Geographic, every season of The Simpsons, Marvel films and series, and a bunch of originals like The Mandalorian. – Catie Keck, Gizmodo » https://ift.tt/313EBJI

YouTube Will Now Let You Auto-Delete Viewing and Search History

YouTube users have been able to clear their history manually, but with the new controls they can set that data to automatically delete after either three or 18 months. The feature follows Google’s May rollout of the ability for users to automatically delete Location History and Web & App Activity (which includes things users have searched for and browsed). The new controls are accessible via myactivity.google.com. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2oBLLqY

YouTube TV Joins Amazon Fire Device Lineup

YouTube TV subscribers can now watch over 70 live channels on their Fire TV Stick (second generation), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube, and all Toshiba, Insignia, Element and Westinghouse Fire TV Edition smart TVs. The app will also work on all previous generation Fire TV devices except the first-gen Fire TV stick and Fire TV models. – Chris Morris, Fortune » https://bit.ly/2nZWdbv

HBO Max Sets Digital Media Team Under Otter CEO Tony Goncalves

WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max said Monday that it has solidified its executive structure ahead of the spring 2020 launch of its direct-to-consumer video offering. The team will be headed by Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves, who has been leading the development of the service since Otter came under the purview of AT&T’s WarnerMedia earlier this year. – Patrick Hipes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RFD9KC

YouTubers expose how keywords like ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ lead to demonetization

https://youtu.be/ll8zGaWhofU

In a new video titled “YouTube’s Biggest Lie,” vloggers Nerd City, in collaboration with Sealow and YouTube Analyzed, tested out more than 15,000 keywords and phrases to see what would get a video demonetized. Changing the word gay or lesbian to “happy,” for instance, made the video ad-friendly. – Audra Schroeder, The Daily Dot » https://ift.tt/2ncRkvT [photo:Nerd City/YouTube]

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