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Short-form streaming originals to boom

The study also showed that Facebook currently has the most short-form originals with a focus on news and current affairs, including daily broadcast news programme, Fox News Update. Short-form was also seen to be popular in Asia, and Hong Kong’s Viu came in second globally for the volume of short-form originals currently on their platform, most of which were reality or entertainment. SVOD leader Netflix has opted for another approach, preferring scripted comedies such as dramedy Special, sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave, and coming of age comedy Bonding. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2t9bGc5 [photo: Facebook Watch logo]

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Paul McCartney Teams With Netflix on ‘High in the Clouds’ Animated Feature

Written by McCartney together with Geoff Dunbar and Philip Ardagh and first published in 2005, High in the Clouds follows an imaginative teenage squirrel named Wirral who finds himself pulled into a ramshackle gang of teenage rebels who live high in the clouds after he accidentally antagonizes Gretsch the owl, the tyrannical leader (and fabulous singer!), who steals the voice of anyone who upstages her. – Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/0NKwCc

‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Irishman’ Top SAG Awards Nominations 2020

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is an ode to the golden age of movies, while “Bombshell,” a look at the Fox News employees who exposed Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment, tells a darker story about the media business. “The Irishman,” an epic about the intersection of organized crime and the labor movement, is directed by Martin Scorsese, one of the fiercest defenders of the theatrical experience. However, in order to get the ambitious, $175 million movie made, Scorsese allied himself with Netflix, the streaming service that’s disrupting the movie business. – Brent Lang, Variety » https://trib.al/kFc5j7p [photo: Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC]

Fox News Sued By Streaming Host Britt McHenry, Who Alleges Harassment

Britt McHenry, a host for Fox News’ Fox Nation streaming-video outlet, filed suit against the network and its corporate parent Tuesday, alleging she has been denied opportunities at the company after reporting claims she was harassed sexually by a former co-host, George Murdoch, who is also known as Tyrus. – Brian Steinberg, Variety » https://trib.al/HorOGAX [photo: Fox News]

Golden Globe Nominations by the Numbers: ‘Marriage Story,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Unbelievable’ Land on Top

Netflix reigned supreme with 34 total nominations across both the film and television categories. The streamer, which broke into the television awards race less than 10 years ago, distributed three of the five most nominated films — “Marriage Story” (6 noms), “The Irishman” (5 noms), and “The Two Popes” (4 noms). All three of those films were also nominated for best drama film. On the television side, Netflix shows “Unbelievable” and “The Crown” both tied HBO’s “Chernobyl” as the most-nominated shows of the year with four nominations each. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/1ULP3GN

CBS Joins OpenAP Advertising Consortium

Viacom, which last week closed its merger with CBS, had been a founding member of OpenAP, which also counts Fox, NBCUniversal and Univision as members. In October, OpenAP launched what it says is the only platform delivering cross-publisher, cross-platform campaigns for both linear TV and long-form digital video across the largest collection of premium U.S. ad inventory. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RKy5zY [photo: OpenAP]

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