Tag Archives: Streaming Serivce

Watch: Chelsea Handler Promises No Holds Barred in Netflix Talk Show ‘Chelsea’

On May 11, Handler’s guests will include Drew Barrymore, Pitbull and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King. On May 12, Handler will talk to Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Hale, and TEDTalk’s Chris Anderson, and on May 13, she’ll interview comic book expert Amy Dallen, and the cast of “Captain America: Civil War,” Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Emily VanCamp, and Frank Grillo. – Maria Cavassuto, Variety

Marvel’s Luke Cage To Debut On Netflix On September 30th

Star Michael Colter has revealed that Marvel’s next Defenders series, Luke Cage, will premiere on Netflix on Sept. 30. […] Luke Cage is the third of Marvel’s Defenders series. The show sees Colter’s ex-con hero, who debuted in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, move to Harlem, we’re he’ll have to deal with villains like Cottonmouth and Black Mariah. – Jamie Lovett, ComicBook.com

The NFL Could Fumble With Facebook

Facebook does not have an established track record as a destination for streaming of anything but short form clips. As anyone who used the social network can see, it is hugely successful in that regard. But there is a vast difference between randomly discovering an amusing prank or collection of cute and tuning into a must-see event along with millions of other users. – Ryan Michael Downey, The Streaming Advisor

Netflix Strikes Sundance Again With ‘Under the Shadow’ Streaming Deal

Netflix is wasting no time in dominating the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. After picking up streaming rights to two of the festival’s most star-studded features, “Tallulah” and “The Fundamentals of Caring,” the streaming giant has struck again by acquiring worldwide SVOD rights to the Iranian horror film “Under The Shadow.” – Zack Sharf, indieWIRE  

Netflix is making a cyberpunk detective series

photo: The Verge

The series is based on Altered Carbon, a cyberpunk detective novel from author Richard K. Morgan. It’s set in a world where human consciousness is regularly transferred from one body to the next; this particular story focuses on a former soldier whose newest body gets him wrapped up in big conspiracy and someone else’s love life. An initial 10-episode season is planned based off a script by showrunner Laeta Kalogridis, who wrote the screenplay for Shutter Island and co-wrote Terminator Genisys. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

How’s That Adam Sandler Netflix Deal Looking Now? Ted Sarandos Reports

As part of Netflix’s keynote address at CES, COO Ted Sarandos mentioned that the first film in the deal, the Sandler-starrer The Ridiculous 6, has been the most-watched movie on the platform in its first 30 days of availability. It has also been No. 1 in every territory Netflix is currently operating in, and still holds the top spot in most. This despite the fact that movie has been routed by critics. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood

Canadians might pay $6 to $8 for music streaming: report

Nielsen Entertainment polled consumers on how much they’d be willing to spend monthly for unlimited streaming of songs and albums without advertising. […] The respondents, on average, said they would be willing to devote $6.20 per month or up to $7.80 for high quality audio. But, of course, they were speaking on a hypothetical basis. – Nick Patch, The Canadian Press via Metro Toronto

As Verizon eyes streaming TV market, AOL.com redesigns to focus on mobile and video

Verizon LogoThat makes perfect sense, given that Verizon has said it wants to launch a streaming TV service this summer. “We have a huge video library and have stepped up our ability to produce live content.” That ranges from an interview with the new CTO of the United States to a raucous chat with the boys from Entourage. The company says unique visitors to AOL.com are up twenty percent over last year, but video views are up a whopping 90 percent. – Ben Popper, The Verge
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