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TV Long View: Streaming Future Suffers from Lack of Transparency

For audiences, the lack of transparency in digital viewing could lead to more situations like the cancellation of One Day at a Time with Netflix. A lack of public information about how many people had watched the show helped fuel confusion and outrage about why the streamer dropped the show — especially after Netflix lamented on social media about how sad the decision was. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/30C8MJ0

Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ Premiere on Netflix Drew 1.1 Million U.S. Viewers, Nielsen Says

On its premiere date (April 17), the concert film on Netflix reached 1.1 million U.S. viewers and garnered an average minute audience of 828,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. The film — following Beyoncé and her performance at 2018 Coachella, which paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities — received a similar average minute viewing audience over the course of the next few days heading into the April 20-21 weekend. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Eb0jD1

Netflix execs say they’ll finally start releasing viewership data soon

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos spoke about the company’s new transparency initiative during an investors call on Tuesday. Sarandos told investors that the company will start releasing “more specific and granular data and reporting” to different groups soon. Producers will receive those numbers first, followed by subscribers, then press. The goal is to be “more fully transparent about what people are watching on Netflix around the world,” according to Sarandos. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2DklqSX

‘Game of Thrones Season Premiere Pirated 54 million Times in a Day’

Data published by piracy monitoring firm MUSO suggests that the season opener of Game of Thrones was pirated 54 million times in the first 24 hours. Unauthorized streaming services were most used, while torrent downloads were good for roughly ten percent of the total. Most pirates come from India, followed by China and the United States. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2VLNd5Y

Netflix Shuffles Episode Orders, Denies Basing It on Your Sexual Identity

The curious issue came to light when Out in Tech cofounder/LGBTQ+ tech advocate Lukas Thoms suggested on Twitter that Love, Death & Robots changes up the episode order “based on whether Netflix thinks you’re gay or straight.” Thoms shared side-by-side screen grabs of playlists that open with the official first episode, “Sonnie’s Edge” (in which the titular lesbian hero braves an underground world of “beastie” fights), or, as he put it, one that features “the most realistic and explicit hetero sex.” – Matt Webb Mitovich, TVLine » https://ift.tt/2Fg0Lji

Netflix Content Boss Cindy Holland Says SVOD In ‘Very Early Stages’, Talks Curation & Cancellations, Shares Viewership Data – INTV

Speaking of viewership data, Holland revealed that most subscribers watch the platform on their TVs over mobile phones though the latter is growing. Average members watch two hours a day with weekends and holiday viewing being higher than weekdays as that’s when audiences have more time. – Anthony D’Alessandro, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2ChcjSG

House Democrats tell Ajit Pai: Stop screwing over the public

On Thursday this week, the Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing about the impact of Pai’s net neutrality repeal on consumers, small businesses, and free speech. Witnesses who have been invited to testify at the hearing include former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell (who is also a former FCC chairman), and representatives of Mozilla, Free Press, and Eastern Oregon Telecom. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/2HZDcQ6
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