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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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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

Dedicated social video content commissions soar

Fundamentally Ampere believes that commissions for content from the social video platforms are an increasingly important revenue stream for digital studio groups. It noted that since mid-2018, the likes of YouTube, Facebook, and Snapchat have commissioned over 200 digital originals. The sector is almost certain to get a huge boost when Quibi joins the made-for-mobile fray in 2020, with over 80 scripted and unscripted titles already in development. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/37IRZrg [photo: Ampere Analysis]

Bill Murray Joins Farrelly Brothers Comedy ‘The Now’ At Quibi

The Now examines what exactly makes life worth living. For Ed Poole (Dave Franco), clarity comes when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and just live in the Now. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37ccLPG

PayPal Pulls Out of Pornhub, Hurting ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Performers

Most visitors to Pornhub likely think of it as a website that simply provides access to an endless supply of free porn, but Pornhub also allows performers to upload, sell, and otherwise monetize videos they make themselves. Performers who used PayPal to get paid for this work now have to switch to a different payment method. – Samantha Cole, VICE News » https://ift.tt/2KnS4qg

Quibi signs The Weather Channel on exclusive contract

As part of the new deal, The Weather Channel will be the exclusive weather content provider for Quibi’s curated news and information programming, Daily Essentials. These are said to be a unique content offering from Quibi in addition to its scripted and unscripted “shows. Curated daily into minutes-long bites of news, entertainment and ‘inspiration’, Quibi’s Daily Essentials are intended to give quickly everything viewers need to know. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/33K5sw7

Quibi, Telemundo team for Hispanic news

As a part of the partnership with Telemundo, the Hispanic-focused media company is developing two exclusive shows for Quibi’s curated news and entertainment programming, Daily Essentials. The two daily news programmes include a news show designed to tap into the audience’s passion for news, along with an entertainment news show. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/33sPQgi

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