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HBO Max fills out executive team

The team will work under Sarah Aubrey, who was named head of originals in January; and Kevin Reilly serves as chief content officer for HBO Max and president of cable networks TNT, TBS and truTV. – Gabriel Miramar-Garcia, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2M2Jsab

Free Spotify and YouTube Users Are Now a Bigger Challenge Than Music Pirates

Nearly 90% of Italian music consumers use YouTube to stream music, which is a problem for the industry. While these people are enjoying music legally, record labels would like to see these people converted into paying customers. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2xVHNv1

Hulu CFO Elaine Paul Jumps to Amazon Studios

Paul, who will serve as CFO and vp finance at the e-tailer’s entertainment arm, will join a team of executives — among them YouTube veteran Jon Wax and former NBC executive Vernon Sanders — that studio head Jennifer Salke has recruited to serve under her since she took the job in February 2018. At Amazon, she will work on a global slate of original film and television programming. – Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2xZTTmI

The FTC looks to change children’s privacy law following complaints about YouTube

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering an update to the laws governing children’s privacy online, known as the COPPA Rule (or, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). The Rule first went into effect in 2000 and was amended in 2013 to address changes in how children use mobile devices and social networking sites. Now, the FTC believes it may be due for more revisions. The organization is seeking input and comments on possible updates, some of which are specifically focused on how to address sites that aren’t necessarily aimed at children, but have large numbers of child users. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2XY4TMb

Video piracy will cost OTT and pay TV providers $12.5B in lost revenue by 2024 – study

Parks Associates estimates that video piracy this year will cost pay TV and OTT providers $9.1 billion in lost revenue. That number will swell to $12.5 billion by 2024, representing a 38% growth rate. According to the research firm, 27% of U.S. broadband households currently engage in some form of piracy or account sharing. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2lLDCiy
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