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Jackie Lee-Joe joins Netflix

Lee-Joe has been CMO of BBC Studios since 2015, prior to which she was global director for audiences, entertainment marketing and broadcast media at Skype. She has over 20 years of marketing experience with leading media, technology and telecoms companies including Virgin Mobile, Carphone Warehouse and Orange. – Chris Dziadul, Broadband TV News » http://dlvr.it/R8QbCw
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Amazon to Develop ‘Jack Reacher’ Series

The series is a co-production between Amazon, Skydance Television and Paramount Television. Child is also on board as an EP, alongside Don Granger and Christopher McQuarrie. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross will executive produce for Skydance, and Carolyn Harris will oversee the project on behalf of the studio. – Will Thorne, Variety » https://trib.al/aXMnpM0

Dish’s AirTV launches an $80 streaming stick for accessing Sling TV, Netflix & broadcast channels

Despite the new AirTV Mini’s streaming stick form factor, it’s not meant to compete with rival streaming sticks like the low-cost Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku streaming stick or Chromecast in terms of price. Instead, it’s a $79.99 alternative to the $119.99 AirTV Player bundle — perhaps for someone who doesn’t care for the sort of Playskool-inspired design of the original streaming box, but still wants over-the-air channels, 4K support, and easy access to Sling TV and Netflix. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2jJ4TS6

Julie Andrews Will Voice a 19th-Century Gossip in Shonda Rhimes’s Netflix Series

The legendary actress will play a role in Shonda Rhimes’s first Netflix show, Bridgerton, which qualifies as a reunion, since Rhimes wrote Andrews’s film The Princess Diaries 2. Set to arrive in 2020, the eight-episode series is based off of Julia Quinn’s best-selling book series of the the same name, which follows a powerful, tight-knit family in the lavish world of Regency London high society. – Zoe Haylock, Vulture » https://vult.re/32lfAM2

Emily Hartridge, popular YouTube personality, dies at 35

The London Metropolitan Police said in a press release that a woman in her 30s was involved in a crash between an electric scooter and a truck. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify the woman. According to The Guardian, Hartdridge, 35, was the victim in the crash. The Guardian also said the crash was Britain’s “first fatal collision involving an e-scooter.” – Amir Vera, CNN International » https://ift.tt/2lhG5AU

Most US internet users would pay for upcoming Disney+ streaming service

That’s according to GlobalWebIndex, which found that about 50% of survey respondents and 53% of self-labelled Disney fans know that Disney will be releasing its own subscription service. Most interestingly, the majority of respondents (60%) said they would be willing to pay up to $20 for the Disney streaming service. About 27% said they would pay $5 to $10. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2NUKvM6

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