DC Universe Rebranding as Comics-Centric Platform | Hollywood Reporter

The newly-renamed DC Universe Infinite will launch in the U.S in January, offering DC catalog titles sixth months after their on-sale date — currently, DCU has a year-long wait. It will also grant earlier access to DC’s expanding line-up of digital-first titles including DCeased: Hope at World’s End, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, and Injustice: Year Zero. Additionally, the service will debut DC Universe Infinite Originals, all-new exclusive content created for the service and featuring fan-favorite characters. A global expansion is planned for the service starting in the summer. – Graeme McMillan, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/3mxFOVG

Trump Administration Bans TikTok, WeChat App Downloads in U.S. as of Sept. 20

The new rules, issued Friday by the Commerce Department, is pursuant to President Trump’s executive orders signed Aug. 6, 2020, banning business transactions with TikTok and WeChat as of Sept. 20. That means Apple’s App Store and Google Play, for example, will be barred from offering downloads of the apps or updates to users in the U.S. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/32IyrTC

YouTube Outlines Cases Where It Allows Videos With Nudity, Hate Speech, Violence and Bullying

To help determine whether a video might qualify for an EDSA exception, “we look at multiple factors, including the video title, descriptions and the context provided in the video’s audio or imagery,” Grosack wrote. “These decisions are nuanced and context is important. And we know it can be tricky for creators and viewers to understand why one video stays up while another is taken down.” – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/33HTZyK

‘The Mandalorian’ And Baby Yoda Win Big At Creative Arts Emmys

In all, The Mandalorian has racked up 15 total Emmy nominations. With its traction, it is more than likely it will collect more Emmys on the final two Creative Arts Emmy nights as well as during Sunday’s Primetime Emmys on ABC. It is also up for Outstanding Drama Series as well as Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for Taika Waititi’s role as droid IG-11 and Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for Giancarlo Esposito’s performance as Moff Gideon. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/35L35NZ

John Lennon Documentary to Premiere on BritBox

With a new album to promote, “Double Fantasy” with Yoko Ono, Lennon spoke candidly to Peebles about everything from The Beatles break-up, his relationship with Paul McCartney, political issues in the U.S. and U.K., his family and his homesickness for Liverpool. He also talked about working with Phil Spector, Elton John, Mick Jagger and David Bowie and how he produced many of his solo albums, which included anthems such as “Imagine” and “Give Peace A Chance.” – Naman Ramachandran, Variety » https://ift.tt/2ZJQfeY

Netflix Orders Animated ‘Good Times’ Series from Norman Lear, Steph Curry, Seth MacFarlane (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to a new animated take on Norman Lear’s classic sitcom “Good Times.” Lear and his Act III Prods. shingle is partnering with basketball star Steph Curry and his production company, Unanimous Media, as well as Seth MacFarlane and his shingle Fuzzy Door, to develop the show. – Micheal Schneider, Variety » https://ift.tt/3mnwDXW
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