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Plex Slammed By Huge Copyright Coalition For Not Policing Pirates

According to CreativeFuture, a pro-copyright coalition of more than 560 companies and organizations, Plex – which is basically a pretty media player – is helping to fan the flames of piracy. While there are some exceptions which we’ll come to shortly, people generally need to be in physical possession of movies or TV shows to watch them using Plex, with torrents providing the necessary material. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2wxPJVJ

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Disney Unveils More Than 850 Titles Landing on Disney+ U.K. Upon Launch

The launch package for Disney+ U.K. is set to include more than 500 films and 350 series, plus a slate of 26 exclusive Disney+ Originals. Like the U.S. offering, it includes titles from the Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic stables, including the likes of Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Star Wars episodes 1-8 (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be arriving at a later date), Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, Science Fair and Jane. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2VPKeMP [photo: Disney+]

Comcast Flex adding Hulu in next few weeks

Speaking today at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said Hulu was on its way to join other Flex-supported streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, Starz and Peacock, NBCUniversal’s upcoming ad-supported streaming service. He said Flex now provides access to more than 100 apps. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2Ti0pAJ

Trump Buys YouTube’s Homepage For Election Day Ad Blitz

The ads will not target specific demographics, however. YouTube’s homepage displays the same ad for all users, at least in the U.S., and typically for an entire day. As the Trump campaign purchased multiple windows, it’s likely that different messages will appear on different days. So the ads will earn significant impressions on a continued basis leading up to Election Day. Now, the Trump campaign can consider other platforms as it fills out its digital strategy. – Justin Herrick, PCMag » https://ift.tt/37N5qW0

YouTube is the frontrunner in the mobile streaming wars, and it’s not even close

The data from AppAnnie’s latest report shows just how far ahead YouTube is on the mobile front — where more people are spending their time, especially teenagers and young adults. It’s something that companies like Netflix, WarnerMedia, NBCUniversal, and Disney will have to take into account as they compete not only for the best content, but for people’s attention. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://trib.al/HCVVXX7

Music streaming pioneer SoundCloud raises $75M from Pandora owner SiriusXM

SoundCloud, the music streaming company that has been described as the “YouTube of audio” because of its profusion of user-generated content, has some big, strategic investment news today. The company has raised $75 million in funding from satellite radio giant SiriusXM, owner of streaming giant Pandora, which has an ad partnership with SoundCloud. – Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/31JQre0

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