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Amazon Prime Video wins US Open tennis rights in the UK

The five-year deal with the United States Tennis Association gives the streaming service live rights to the tournament in the UK and Ireland. Prime members will have access to live matches and on demand highlights. – Julian Clover, Broadband TV News https://ift.tt/2F88wpf

Archer is leaving Netflix in March as purge continues

Archer leaving Netflix comes after a number of fan favorites were removed due to the expiring deal with 20th Century Fox who is housing their shows under Hulu’s streaming platform instead. Shows like Bob’s Burgers, House, The X-Files, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Family Guy, which will have the eight remaining seasons removed on Feb. 14, are among the most notable losses for Netflix due to this deal. – Patrick Schmidt, Netflix Life http://ift.tt/2BsI6R0

The Fight Over DRM Standards for Streaming Video Is Over and Big Business Won

DRM is usually managed by plugins like Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight, but World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)’s recommendations make it possible for DRM to be managed by browsers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other organizations wanted browsers that adopt the standard to agree to protect security researchers and not pursue them under the DMCA, but W3C didn’t make that part of the standard—pissing off a bunch of security professionals and open web advocates. It feels cynical and hypocritical for an organization founded on principles of openness to cave to the constraints of DRM and not stick up for researchers and users. – Kate Conger, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/Kh3iOiQ

Amazon’s NFL Streaming Good For Growth, But CBS Sees

For now, however, Amazon.com will live-stream 11 games this season, simulcasting the CBS or NBC feed for its Prime subscribers. (CBS is broadcasting five games while NBC has six games, including a Christmas Day game on a Monday.) Amazon’s slate of games begins with Week 4’s matchup of the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on Sept. 28, the first of five straight on CBS with five NBC games airing between Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 before the Christmas game. All 11 games on Amazon will also be aired by a third provider, NFL Network, for a network-cable-online trifecta. – Joe Lemire, Sports Techie http://ift.tt/2vIzcc5

Hulu Gets SVOD Rights To ‘Full House,’ ‘Family Matters’ & Other ‘TGIF’ Comedies – TCA

The shows will start streaming September 29, on the heels of the 30th Anniversary of Full House and the 25th of Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper. Perfect Strangers joined ABC’s Friday night comedy block in 1988, Family Matters followed a year later, and Step by Step bowed in 1991. The deal covers more than 800 episodes. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2v3Ad1f

Hulu Adds 3,000 Episodes Of Classic TV; ‘Bones’, ‘M*A*S*H’, ‘Glee’ Among Slate

The new deal follows previously announced expanded agreements between Hulu and 20th Century Fox Television Distribution that added such animated comedies from the studio to Hulu as Bob’s Burgers, Futurama, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. Hulu already had access to 20th Century Fox titles including This Is Us, Fresh Off the Boat, Empire, The Last Man on Earth and Homeland, among others. – Greg Evans, Deadline Hollywood http://ift.tt/2vjtr5b
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