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HBO Max Orders Lena Dunham-Produced ‘Generation’ To Series

Created by Zelda Barnz and her father Daniel Barnz, who also directs, Generation is a dark yet playful half-hour following a group of high school students whose exploration of modern sexuality (devices and all) tests deeply entrenched beliefs about life, love and the nature of family in their conservative community. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2YjC9z4

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PewDiePie Is the Most-Watched YouTube Creator of 2019 With 4 Billion Views

After PewDiePie, the most-viewed YouTube creators of 2019 are: Brazilian vlogger Felipe Neto (2.8 billion); animation channel Pencilmation (2.8 billion); Dutch gaming creator Jelly (2.5 billion); David Dobrik (2.4 billion); trick-shot artists Dude Perfect (2.3 billion); creator-philanthropist MrBeast (2.2 billion); Australian gamer LazarBeam (2 billion); Fischer’s, a seven-member Japanese vlog crew (1.9 billion); and Canadian cosplayer-gamer AzzyLand (1.9 billion). – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/Ni1TUhA [photo: Pewdiepie, Youtube]

FCC tries to bury finding that Verizon and T-Mobile exaggerated 4G coverage

Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular exaggerated their 4G coverage in official filings to the Federal Communications Commission, an FCC investigation found. But FCC officials confirmed that Chairman Ajit Pai does not plan to punish the three carriers in any way. Instead, the FCC intends to issue an enforcement advisory to the broader industry, reminding carriers “of the penalties associated with filings that violate federal law.” – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » https://trib.al/kGPa56A

‘Tigra & Dazzler’ Showrunner & Writers Exit

Marvel animated series Tigra & Dazzler is searching for a new showrunner and writers following a shakeup on the series. Sources close to the production confirm to Deadline that Hulu has parted ways with showrunner Erica Rivinoja due to creative differences, but the show is still moving forward at the streamer. – Denise Petski & Geoff Boucher, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2qqMMnm

Plex launches its free movie and TV streaming service

Plex has officially launched its ad-supported streaming service, which offers free access to movies, TV shows, and documentaries from both major studios and smaller indie producers. “Starting today, Plex will deliver more content to more countries than any other free streaming service to date,” the company wrote in a blog post — a clear jab at similar offerings like The Roku Channel. – Chris Welch, The Verge » https://trib.al/12BL4Ot [photo: Plex]

Comcast plots 2020 meeting to provide details on Peacock streaming service

NBC is planning to offer Peacock for free to its Comcast and Sky pay TV subscribers along with a subscription tier for consumers that don’t subscribe to Comcast’s pay TV services. But recent reports from CNBC (which is owned by Comcast) suggest that the company will make the service free for everyone to use. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/38gEfEC

Netflix Is Available In More Than 300M Global Pay-TV Households, Report Estimates

The global subscriber tally for the streaming leader stood at 158 million as of the end of September. That number relative to the reach in 300 million-plus homes underscores the fact that not everyone who can subscribe to Netflix actually does. Even so, the integration of the streaming service into the systems of major pay-TV providers makes it easier for subscribers to hop onboard. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/382v6zs

‘Kirby Jenner’ Series Based on Instagram Parody Lands at Quibi

The shortform streaming service has picked up a series called Kirby Jenner, which will chronicle the life of Kendall Jenner’s “fraternal twin brother,” a parody Instagram account in which self-described amateur model Kirby inserts himself into his famous sisters’ photos. (The artist behind the account, which has more than a million followers, has never broken character.) – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/34MXrHF

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