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Hulu Hiking Price of Live TV Service 22%, to $55 per Month

The price hike on the monthly base price of Hulu With Live TV will go into effect Dec. 18 for all customers, with the change reflected for current subscribers in subsequent billing cycles. “The new price better reflects the substantial value of Hulu + Live TV and allows us to continue offering all of the popular live news, sports and entertainment programming included in the plan,” the company said in announcing the increase Friday. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2qTPOQO

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Netflix Hit With Sex & Racial Discrimination Suit By Mo’Nique Over Comedy Special Pay

At the heart of the 10-claim and jury seeking document is Mo’Nique’s contention that the $500,000 the Reed Hastings-run streamer offered her back in 2017 for a special was not just an insult but illegal. “Netflix’s business practice of paying Black women less than non-Black women for substantially equal or similar work causes harm to Plaintiff that outweighs any reason Netflix may have for doing so,” the jury seeking complaint states. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/32J5FPv

PayPal Pulls Out of Pornhub, Hurting ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of Performers

Most visitors to Pornhub likely think of it as a website that simply provides access to an endless supply of free porn, but Pornhub also allows performers to upload, sell, and otherwise monetize videos they make themselves. Performers who used PayPal to get paid for this work now have to switch to a different payment method. – Samantha Cole, VICE News » https://ift.tt/2KnS4qg

Traditional pay TV providers lost nearly 2M subs in Q3, Kagan says

According to Kagan, a TMT research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence, traditional pay TV providers (including cable, telco and satellite operators) lost approximately 1.9 million video subscribers in the third quarter. That’s 25% higher than the previous largest drop in the second quarter of 2019. Cable, telco and DBS providers ended the quarter with a combined, estimated 85.1 million video subscribers, down more than 5.8 million in the trailing 12 months at a 6.4% year-over-year rate of decline. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2NO9qir [Photo: Orin Zebest/Flickr]

Netflix Licenses From Paramount Rights To Make ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel With Eddie Murphy & Jerry Bruckheimer

This deal gives Netflix a sexy title with a big star and it gives Paramount an opportunity to reap revenue on a library title. Paramount launched the franchise in 1984 with the Martin Brest original, followed by a Tony Scott-directed second installment in 1987 and a third by John Landis in 1994. – Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KjA9ky

Disney Plus Warns Users Older Movies Have ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions’

Films like “Dumbo,” “The Aristocats,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “Jungle Book,” some of which were made nearly 80 years ago, offer a disclaimer saying,” “This program is presented as originally created. It may contain outdated cultural depictions.” Since its initial release in 1941, “Dumbo” has been criticized for including a version of vocal blackface, while “The Aristocats” and “Peter Pan” have been the subject of scrutiny for racist depictions of characters. – LaTesha Harris, Variety » https://trib.al/zAWimjN [photo: Disney]

Disney+ already has over 10 million sign-ups

Disney has revealed that over 10 million people have already signed up for its streaming service. For context, the company’s own Hulu has ‘just’ 28 million total customers (paid and promotional) — Disney+ has already racked up over a third of that subscriber base. Netflix has over 60 million subscribers in the US, but it also took years to reach that kind of viewership. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2CGHVkn

Netflix and Nickelodeon Announce Multi-Year Original Animated Films and Series Deal

Netflix and Nickelodeon announced today that they’ve formed a multi-year output deal to produce original animated feature films and television series. The kid and family-targeted films and series will be based on both Nickelodeon’s existing library of original characters and new IP. – LaToya Ferguson, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/374zOvJ

US advertisers will allocate nearly $7BN to connected TV in 2019

It forecasts that US advertisers will spend almost $7 billion in 2019 on connected TV ads, accounting for nearly 3% of US advertiser outlays. eMarketer forecasts that by 2023, advertisers will devote almost 5% of their paid media budgets to connected TV placements. That said, the PC-based ad market will likely be at the end of 2019 about three times the size of the connected TV ad market. In addition, by 2022, advertisers will spend more than half as much on connected TV as they do on PC-based digital ads. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/32JkQbl [photo: eMarketer]

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