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Roku Stretches Lead As #1 Streaming TV Platform in US After Record Q1 Performance: Strategy Analytics

The report, USA Connected TV Device Vendor Market Share Q1 2019, finds that there are now more than 41 million Roku-based devices in use, including Roku media streamers and Roku-based smart TVs, accounting for 15.2% of all media streaming devices. Roku now has a 36% lead over the next major platform, Sony PlayStation, in terms of devices in use. – Business Wire via Yahoo Finance » https://ift.tt/31Urj3Q
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Rachel Brosnahan Signs First-Look Deal With Amazon Studios

The “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios, under which she and her Scrap Paper Pictures production company will develop TV series exclusively for Amazon’s streaming platform. – Will Thorne, Variety » http://bit.ly/2NcXeJu

Is Netflix Cancelling Shows Before People Have a Reasonable Amount of Time to Watch Them?

If streaming is famously about “watching what you want, when you want,” we shouldn’t feel so pressured to plow through a season within a month. Netflix factoring in six (if not eight) weeks would set a far more realistic goal, recognizing that any given person is not only about any “one” show. Them old-timey broadcast-TV shows typically get at least 13 weeks to state their case, to open well and hold onto enough of that audience that they hopefully see another season[.] – Matt Webb Mitovich, Indiewire » http://bit.ly/2YaAuuT

Ted Sarandos on How Netflix Develops Original Content: ‘It’s 70-80% Art, and 20-30% Science’

Sarandos said Netflix will not incorporate advertising into its service or go after distribution rights to live sporting events, which are two facets of revenue other streaming services will rely upon. When asked about how the incoming competition from Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia, and more will affect the market, Sarandos said there was room for expansion. – Ben Travers, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2KyZdpG

JJ Abrams Goes to WarnerMedia: Nine Upcoming Projects Impacted By the Deal

Everyone from Disney to Apple has pursued him with a rigor normally reserved for superstar athletes, desperate to house his prolific content output under their shingles. The sweepstakes seems to be nearing to an end, as reports are saying Abrams has agreed to a $500 million deal to move his entire Bad Robot production company to WarnerMedia. – Christian Zilko, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2RujBbX
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