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Netflix Shares Rise 7% As Wall Street Sees Comcast Subscriber Losses As A Boost

Netflix shares, which are the subject of great debate on Wall Street, rose more than 7% Thursday in the wake of a concession by Comcast earlier in the day that the media giant will continue to lose subscribers. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNdKLt

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TikTok inks licensing deal with Merlin to use music from independent labels in videos and new Resso streaming service

One reason why monetising may happen is because of the lack of deals at the other end of the chain. As of December, TikTok reportedly had yet to sign any deals with the “majors” — Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music. From what we understand, Merlin is the first big deal of its kind announced by the company, but others are already in place. – Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/37nHb1d

Whoopi Goldberg Accepts Sir Patrick Stewart’s Invite to Join ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2

This morning, Stewart stopped by The View to promote his new Picard spinoff series, but before he could dive into his spiel, he had an important matter to discuss with Goldberg. “I’m here with a formal invitation. And it’s for you, Whoopi,” he said. “Alex Kurtzman, who is the senior executive producer of Star Trek: Picard, and all of his colleagues — of which I am one — want to invite you into the second season.” – Claire Spellberg, Decider » https://trib.al/1SYbD22 [photo: The View, Twitter]

Registrar Suspends Popcorn Time Domain Name Following Complaint (Updated)

PopcornTime.sh, one of the most popular Popcorn Time applications, has lost control over its domain name. The registrar suspended the domain following a complaint, according to a Popcorn Time spokesperson. Further details were not provided but the problems prompted the popular app to relocate to a new home for the time being. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2NM94s4

‘The Witcher’ Breaks Netflix Series Viewership Records

Netflix, however, has changed the way it reports a “view.” Previously, the company counted a view as a member account watching at least 70 percent of one episode of a series or 70 percent of a feature film. Now, it is touting that viewers “chose to watch” a given title, meaning that member watched for as little as two minutes — “long enough to indicate the choice was intentional,” per a footnote in the earnings report. Under that measurement, the streamer says The Witcher is on track to have the biggest first season ever for a Netflix original. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » https://trib.al/HYCqnK4

HBO Max Orders Animated British Royal Family Satire Series ‘The Prince’

Based on Janetti’s Instagram account, the series takes a look at the royals through the eyes of Prince George, the eldest child of Prince William and Princess Kate. Janetti will voice Prince George, with other members of the voice cast including: Orlando Bloom as Prince Harry, Condola Rashad at Meghan Markle, Lucy Punch as Kate Middleton, Tom Hollander as both Prince Philip and Prince Charles, Alan Cumming as George’s butler Owen, Frances De La Tour as Queen Elizabeth, and Iwan Rheon as Prince William. 20th Century Fox Television will produce. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/Cj13zEd

Marvel & Hulu ‘M.O.D.O.K.’ Animated Series Adds ‘Veep’ & ‘The Goldbergs’ Vets To Patton Oswalt-Led Cast

In Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K., the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. (Oswalt) has long pursued his dream of one day conquering the world. But after years of setbacks and failures fighting the Earth’s mightiest heroes, M.O.D.O.K. has run his evil organization A.I.M. into the ground. Ousted as A.I.M.’s leader, while also dealing with his crumbling marriage and family life, the Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing is set to confront his greatest challenge yet: a midlife crisis! – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2GdxG8N

Netflix Reveals Altered Carbon Season 2 Release Date With New Teaser

You can catch Altered Carbon season 2 streaming on Netflix, staring on February 27th. Fans of the series (based on the sci-fi books by Richard K. Morgan) are basically going to be on the same plane as newcomers: thanks to Altered Carbon’s premise of people switching in and out of bodies, we’re getting a new cast and noir mystery storylien to follow. – Kofi Outlaw, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/30Ru7Pr [photo: SpoilerTV/YouTube, Netflix]

Netflix Commits To Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein Film; Scorsese, Spielberg, Todd Phillips Producing

Netflix has acquired all rights to the untitled Leonard Bernstein film that Bradley Cooper will direct, star in and produce from the script he co-wrote with Oscar-winning Spotlight scribe Josh Singer. The project exits Paramount, which set the film as a priority project in May 2018. Amblin remains firmly part of the drama that spans over 30 years in telling the beautifully complex story of the marriage between Bernstein and his wife, Felicia Montealegre. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RNSxNK

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