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Apple Officially Launches Apple Arcade Game Subscription Service

Apple officially cut the ribbon for its new game subscription service Thursday: Priced $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade offers unlimited access to over 100 exclusive games. Apple Arcade was released alongside iOS 13, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » https://trib.al/VliaVab [photo:Apple]

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Acorn TV Passes One Million Streaming Subscribers In U.S. And Canada

Business-wise, it has opened the aperture in terms of distribution. In just the last few months, Acorn has become available via third-party engines like Apple TV, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels in Canada, YouTube TV and Android TV. Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, Roku and Amazon FireTV remain partners with Acorn. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IfYCpX [photo: Acorn TV]

Inside Tinder’s Secret Streaming Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The untitled six-episode project just wrapped production in Mexico City, and was directed by sought-after newbie Karena Evans. The helmer and actress has directed numerous music videos for rapper Drake, including the viral hit “In My Feelings” and the star-studded “Nice For What.” She also directed the pilot episode of the Starz stripper drama “P-Valley.” – Matt Donnelly, Variety » https://trib.al/IfOKqCF [photo:Tinder]

How will the six new SVOD players use original content?

[Sci-Fi & Fantasy and Crime & Thriller dominate scripted commissions] More than one quarter (27%) of scripted commissions across the six new services are Sci-Fi & Fantasy, followed by Crime & Thriller at 21%. These genres have proved particularly successful for Netflix and Amazon, so it’s not surprising these new competitors have prioritised the genres. HBO Max has Gremlins spin-off Secrets of the Mogwai, while Apple is combining Sci-Fi and Crime with Drama. For Disney+, Children & Family content will dominate alongside Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Disney+ originals are being used to drive early subscriber growth, leveraging well-known brands such as Marvel super-hero titles Loki and The Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Toy Story spin-off Lamp Life. – Broadband TV News » http://dlvr.it/RDGPS3

AT&T sued for allegedly inflating DirecTV Now numbers with fake accounts

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The suit – which was filed by investor law firms Pomerantz and Labaton Sucharow in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York – accuses AT&T of lying to investors about the success of its virtual MVPD. It called AT&T TV Now “unreliable and prone to technical flubs, was of only marginal interest to AT&T customers, and, in a misguided attempt to compete with other content providers, was priced so low that it could not generate meaningful revenue to the company.” – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2AuaccA

Trump Wants the Government to Investigate Obama’s Netflix Deal

It’s not clear why Trump might think Obama’s post-presidency ventures are worth investigating. But they have proven lucrative: The former president and former first lady Michelle Obama inked the reportedly “high-8-figure” deal with Netflix and a joint book deal reportedly worth $65 million. The Obamas have launched a number of projects with Netflix already, including a documentary about a factory opening in Ohio and a drama about post-WWII New York. – Tim Marcin, VICE News » https://ift.tt/30ltmvV
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