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Disney and Charter are talking about carriage fees, and the outcome could affect how much you pay for cable in the streaming era

Content providers who have long pushed for higher carriage fees could face severe pushback from pay-TV providers who say that linear networks aren’t as valuable because so much content is available online — not only at Netflix and Amazon, but now within the content companies’ own streaming products. Moreover, if customers do flee the pay-TV bundle for streaming services, pay-TV providers may want to cut content spending even more to keep costs down. – Alex Sherman, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/32pUcVV
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FX to Shut Down Ad-Free Subscription Service FX+ in August

A notice on the company’s FX+ website says that it will no longer be available after Aug. 21, and according to FX’s customer-service site, FX+ subscriptions will automatically end on that date as well. – Tim Baysinger, The Wrap » https://ift.tt/2JuCLvX

YouTube is giving creators more ways to make money

Today, YouTube is introducing a much-requested change to memberships: levels. With levels, creators can set up to five different price points for memberships, each with their own set of perks. The feature has already been tested by select YouTubers, including the Fine Brothers Entertainment on their REACT channel. Their channel membership revenue increased by 6x after they rolled out two more expensive pricing tiers, YouTube said. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2jAhGpN

‘Varsity Blues’ Revival In Works At Quibi

Quibi is revisiting Varsity Blues. Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform has put in development Varsity Blues, a modern take on the 1999 movie, with the film’s original producers Mike Tollin and Tova Laiter attached. The project hails from Tollin and Peter Guber’s MSM and Paramount Television. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2SaVD5K

YouTube back on Fire TV as Prime Video comes to Chromecast, Android TV

Effective immediately, the deal between the two firms will see the Prime Video app be available for streaming to Chromecast, Chromecast built-in devices, and Android TV devices while the official YouTube app for Amazon Fire TV is launching on Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen), Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Cube and Fire TV Stick Basic Edition. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32hJ2T9

Twitch’s subscriber-only streams violate ToS from Valve, Blizzard, and Riot Games

In a post on Reddit […], user justalazygamer pointed out that the new streams seem to violate the Terms outlined by companies including Blizzard, Valve, and Riot Games. Valve says that “you can’t charge users to view or access your videos,” while Riot says that you can “offer subscription-based content while live-streaming game, so long as non-subscribers can still watch the games concurrently.” – Ali Jones, PCGamesN » https://ift.tt/2xn5Hz7

IMDb Unveils First Scripted Series ‘You’re Not A Monster’; Sets Sneak Peek At Comic-Con

You’re Not a Monster shows that even movie monsters have emotional issues — because the only thing worse than being undead is being unloved. In the series, Grammer will take a seat in the therapist chair for the first time since his Frasier days as former psychiatrist-turned-vampire who mentors his great-great grandson Max (Stonestreet), a therapist who has inherited his practice. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2G4cDG5
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