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Archer is leaving Netflix in March as purge continues

Archer leaving Netflix comes after a number of fan favorites were removed due to the expiring deal with 20th Century Fox who is housing their shows under Hulu’s streaming platform instead. Shows like Bob’s Burgers, House, The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Family Guy, which will have the eight remaining seasons removed on Feb. 14, are among the most notable losses for Netflix due to this deal. – Patrick Schmidt, Netflix Life http://ift.tt/2BsI6R0

It’s Official: The X-Men and Fantastic Four Are Coming Back to Marvel Thanks to a Huge Deal Between Fox and Disney

…With its potential acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney would effectively be destroying one of the six major Hollywood film studios, something that’s sure to draw the attention of antitrust regulators. Questions are also being raised about what it would mean for Disney to take on all of Fox’s other 21st Century assets, like its stake in Hulu and the 61% of Sky UK that it didn’t already own. Previous to this deal’s announcement, Fox was already in the process of having its own $15 billion proposal to take full control over the UK telecommunications giant reviewed by British regulators who were concerned about the company being entirely controlled by the Murdoch media empire. – Charles Pulliam-Moore, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/5Cuz8Js

‘Pirate’ IPTV Provider Loses Case, Despite Not Offering Content Itself

MovieStreamer claimed that it was several steps away from any infringement and that only the users themselves could activate the shortener hyperlink and subsequent process (including a corresponding M3U playlist file, which linked to other hyperlinks) to access any pirated content. Due to this disconnect, MovieStreamer said that there was no infringement, for-profit or otherwise. – Andy, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2z2ggb6

Founder of Fan-Made Subtitle Site Convicted for Copyright Infringement 

The Attunda District Court sentenced the now 32-year-old operator to probation. In addition, he has to pay 217,000 Swedish Kroner ($27,000), which will be taken from the advertising and donation revenues he collected through the site. While there were millions of subtitles available on Undertexter.se, only 74 movies were referenced by the prosecution. These were carefully selected to ensure a strong case it seems, as many of the titles weren’t commercially available in Sweden at the time. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak http://ift.tt/2fkou5o

Hulu Live TV Service Won’t Have Viacom Networks

After some delays, Hulu’s live TV service — to be priced under $40 per month — is expected to debut in April, although no date has been set at this point. Originally, according to a source familiar with Hulu’s plans, it wanted to launch the service in time for the NCAA March Madness tournament. The service will feature a cloud-based DVR, personalization features and a revamped interface designed for live-television viewing. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2mTt8wl

The New Plan to Stop Internet Piracy Is Just the Old One on Steroids

As outlined in a letter to US Copyright Office, the RIAA and 14 other groups are petitioning authorities to either update or replace the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) with a system that would put most of the burden for tracking infringing content on internet service providers. The proposed solutions include requiring that “once a service provider receives a takedown notice with respect to a given work, the service provider use automated content identification technology to prevent the same work from being uploaded in the future.” – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/BBgcG2F

Viacom says it’s keeping its newest shows away from streaming services

The message comes from new Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who is trying to overhaul/save the cable TV conglomerate. It’s meant to assure pay TV providers that they can keep doing business with Viacom — without having to worry about Viacom cutting into their business by offering their newest shows to people who don’t have pay TV subscriptions. – Peter Kafka, Recode http://ift.tt/2k7YgYh

Australian man in trouble for livestreaming PPV boxing match to tens of thousands of people

One of boxing’s biggest problems in the last decade or so is the proliferation of so many fights on pay-per-view, where fans have to pay upward of $70 to watch their favorite boxers. As such, some fans who have the cash to pay their cable company or satellite providers for the event end up livestreaming it on Facebook Live or Periscope so people around the world can watch for free. – Josh Katzowitz, The Daily Dot http://ift.tt/2k8CFLh

Golden Globes: NBC Never Had Live-Streaming Rights, Backlash Blamed on Mistaken Assumption It Did

In fact, NBC had never said it would offer a live-stream of the Globes — because the broadcast network does not have the online-streaming rights from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. for the telecast of the awards show. Sources say NBC has been actively working on obtaining such rights, but was unable to secure them for this year’s run. – Todd Spangler, Variety http://ift.tt/2jegUJW
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