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Netflix Becomes First Streamer to Join the Motion Picture Association of America

Netflix has joined the membership ranks of the Motion Picture Association of America alongside the six major Hollywood studios, the top lobbying group said Tuesday, – Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2RZvutk

Netflix Is Testing Patches to Gamify Bingeing for Kids

Eligible shows are being marked with red locks for users who are part of the test. However, collecting patches doesn’t actually unlock any additional content, and is more of a reward in itself. That seems to confuse at least some users on Twitter, who can’t quite figure out what to do with their “Series of Unfortunate Events” patches. – Janko Roettgers, Variety http://ift.tt/2IcItzQ

YouTube, Other Streaming Shorts Can Now Win Emmy Awards

The Emmy Awards being opened up to streaming content awards will be based on peer voting for such content. The Streamys and the Webbys, which recognize such content, allows voting across the general public. With the changes in place, networks and platforms that will be eligible to win an Emmy include YouTube Red, Fullscreen, Crackle, Adult Swim and many more. – Aaron Mamiit, Tech Times

Oscars 2016: Where to Watch Worldwide

Canada: National network CTV, along with its CTV Go service and CTV.ca, will provide blanket coverage, starting at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT

Mexico: TNT Latin America will begin red-carpet coverage at 5:30 p.m. Central Time, […] It will also offer online coverage through its TNT Go service. […] TNT Latin America will also air the show live across the rest of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Central America and the Caribbean) in addition to Mexico, as well as online through TNT Go.

Australia: The Nine Network, […] has the exclusive rights to the Oscars telecast and will air the awards live in local time on Monday, Feb. 28. […] also streaming the ceremony live for the first time on its newly launched 9Now online service.

Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter (Full Story:http://ift.tt/1SV5slm)

Streaming Services Dominate 2016 Golden Globes, But Amazon Takes The Win

Though the streaming services obviously didn’t walk away with trophies for every category they competed in, they did easily shut out traditional TV broadcasters like ABC, FOX and PBS, each which only saw four nominations, and CBS, which had only been nominated one time. And with Netflix now moving into films, too, future Golden Globes may see further shake ups from the streaming industry. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Walmart’s Streaming Video Service VUDU Discounts All Of This Year’s Emmy-Nominated Shows To $.67

photo: HBO, The Consumerist

For folks who might enjoy, say, Game of Thrones and VEEP, but not enough to pay for HBO or HBO NOW just for those two shows, […] Walmart’s streaming service VUDU might make sense: it charges per episode for TV shows, instead of requiring an upfront subscription fee for access to its libraries. VUDU is now sweetening the deal on some shows, knocking the per-episode price of all 2015 Emmy nominees and winners down to $0.67. – Mary Beth Quirk, The Consumerist

HBO towers over streaming upstarts at TV’s Emmys

HBO, owned by Time Warner Inc, topped all networks and their streaming competitors with a total of 43 awards. It was the first time in 13 years a network won both the drama and comedy series honors. Online retailer Amazon.com shared the Emmy stage, taking five awards for groundbreaking transgender series “Transparent,” including best actor for Jeffrey Tambor. Streaming pioneer Netflix earned four Emmys, with Uzo Aduba named best supporting drama actress for playing “Crazy Eyes” on the dark prison series “Orange is the New Black.” – Lisa Richwine, Reuters
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