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Report: Sony in Final Negotiations to Acquire Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is currently owned by Otter Media Holdings, and if you follow the chain upwards it’s ultimately owned by AT&T’s WarnerMedia. Currently, Crunchyroll has over 70 million registered users worldwide, three million of those users are paying subscribers. The service boasts over 30,000 anime episodes to watch and “hundreds of chapters across dozens of manga titles” to read. – Matthew Humphries, PCMag » https://ift.tt/2Jh7ijC

‘Utopia’ Canceled By Amazon After One Season

Utopia follows a group of young adults who meet online that are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. Within the comic’s pages, they discover the conspiracy theories that may actually be real and are forced into the dangerous, unique and ironic position of saving the world. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/36l4ScF

‘The Crown’: Australia’s ABC Calls Out Netflix Show For Inventing Quotes About The Queen Being A “Pig”

ABC’s intervention is just the latest example of The Crown’s accuracy being questioned this year. The show is first and foremost a dramatized version of events, but given the profile of those depicted and the reputation of The Crown, the show’s creative license has been stirred strong feelings. – Jake Kanter, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/3nYUT2z

‘One Day At a Time’ Canceled By Pop, Will Be Shopped By Sony Pictures TV

Almost two years after Netflix canceled One Day At a Time after three seasons, the praised reimagining of Norman Lear’s beloved 1970s sitcom is losing its network home again. And, just like it did in spring of 2018, the studio behind the reboot, Sony Pictures TV, plans to shop the series to other outlets. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2J9qEH6

Netflix Removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ From Service Upon Request From Dave Chappelle Who Blasts ViacomCBS For Licensing His Show Without Paying Him

In a video, titled Unforgiven, which was posted on Instagram this morning, Chappelle says that he had asked Netflix, where he has a deal for standup specials, to take Chappelle’s Show, which the streamer had licensed on a non-exclusive basis, off the service. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2UZrU2c

Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

In January and February, Comcast will give its Xfinity customers not on an unlimited plan a “credit” for any data usage charges over 1.2TB during those months to ease them into the new limits. Then, starting in March, non-unlimited customers who exceed 1.2TB in a month will be charged $10 per 50GB of data, for a maximum of $100. – Kim Lyons, The Verge » https://ift.tt/362jY6x

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Scores as Netflix Most-Watched Scripted Limited Series to Date

For now, “The Witcher” Season 1 remains Netflix’s biggest original series overall in the first 28-day window with 76 million households choosing the title, at least based on the two-minute minimum viewing methodology (which the company introduced in the fourth quarter of 2019). Meanwhile, docu-series “Tiger King” was sampled by 64 million member accounts in the first month of its release, per Netflix. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/3fxOSH1
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