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Sports streamer fuboTV to expand into ad-supported free streaming, original content

The sports-focused streaming service fuboTV will soon follow the rest of the industry by offering its own free and ad-supported streaming channel, in addition to its paid subscription, sometime later this year. The news was exclusively shared with The Wrap (paywalled) in an interview with fuboTV co-founder and CEO David Gandler. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2VsdiLt

Walmart’s Vudu teases original streaming programming, ‘shoppable’ content

Walmart did unveil six more traditional, non-interactive shows, including a sci-fi drama starring Evangeline Lilly, best known for her co-starring role on “Lost.” Other offerings include a “Blue’s Clues” reboot for kids, a talent search starring former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson, and a travel show hosted by Queen Latifah. – Mike Murphy, MarketWatch » https://on.mktw.net/2LksHsx

‘Jessica Jones’: Raelle Tucker Joins Netflix Series As Executive Producer

Raelle Tucker, who most recently served as executive producer/showrunner on the A&E drama The Returned, has been tapped as an executive producer on the upcoming second season of Netflix’s Marvel drama series Jessica Jones, which is coming off a well-received freshman run. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood

Netflix Joins DMCA Takedown Bandwagon to Frustrate Pirates

During the past several weeks the company has started to report thousands of ‘pirate’ links to Google, asking it to remove these from search results. With help from their anti-piracy partner Vobile, Netflix has targeted 71,861 links to allegedly copyright infringing material from torrent and streaming sites, most of which have indeed been removed. The links in question all point to content owned by Netflix, including popular series including House of Cards, Narcos, Sense8 and films such as The Ridiculous 6 and A Very Murray Christmas. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

IRON FIST Lands its Lead Actor with GAME OF THRONES’ Finn Jones

Bucking all the recent rumors that the final show in Marvel Studios and Netflix’s Defenders series was in trouble and might not go through, the folks at Marvel Studios have finally cast the lead for their Iron First series. According to a report from EW, Games of Thrones‘ Sir Loras Tyrell himself, Finn Jones, will be playing the part of martial arts master Danny Rand. This ends a long search for the lead that hasn’t been without controversy (but we’ll get to that in a moment). – Eric Diaz, Nerdist

HBO vs Netflix: Who has the best original TV programming?

photo: BGR

Andrew Dodson of Cut Cable Today recently put together an impressively exhaustive list detailing who has the best batting average when it comes to churning out original programming. Dodson’s methodology is particularly noteworthy because rather than just focusing on the ‘hits’, he takes a wide range of content into account. Notably, rankings were determined by looking at a show’s average Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores. Following that, shows were then grouped together under the same content producer, providing an easy guide to help discern who’s really hitting it out of the park when it comes to delivering the shows that people absolutely love. – Yoni Heisler, BGR

Jason Momoa to Star in Netflix Adventure Drama ‘Frontier’ from ‘San Andreas’ Director

photo: Variety

“Frontier” is a drama following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. Told from multiple perspectives, the series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark bloody conflicts. – Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety

Yahoo Loses $42M on ‘Community,’ Other Originals

photo: Yahoo! Screen, The Hollywood Reporter

[Yahoo] took a $42 million write-down in its video division during the third quarter, CFO Ken Goldman revealed on the company’s third quarter earnings call. He later explained that Community, Sin City Saints and Other Space were to blame, noting that Yahoo “couldn’t see a way to make money over time.” […] The company is keeping the door open for future projects. “We’re not saying we’re not going to do these at all in the future, but what we are saying is, in three cases at least, it didn’t work the way we had hoped it would work,” Goldman said[.] – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter
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