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Netflix Hands Female Wrestling Drama ‘Glow’ Fourth & Final Season

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GLOW, which has earned 15 Emmy nominations and three wins during its run, was inspired by the short-lived but beloved 1980s show. It tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s pro wrestling. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » http://dlvr.it/RDWq7l [photo:Netflix]
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Acorn TV Passes One Million Streaming Subscribers In U.S. And Canada

Business-wise, it has opened the aperture in terms of distribution. In just the last few months, Acorn has become available via third-party engines like Apple TV, Roku Channel, Amazon Channels in Canada, YouTube TV and Android TV. Chromecast, Comcast/Xfinity, Roku and Amazon FireTV remain partners with Acorn. – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IfYCpX [photo: Acorn TV]

Transylvania Television seeks another season

Hoping to gather enough support to get Amazon Studios’ attention. In a post today, TVTV is asking it’s fans for help in getting the 2012 multiple WebFest winner another round. In it’s lifespan the web series has already seen a place on Tubi TV, the lesser known Seeka and now Amazon Prime. It remains to be seen if Amazon will notice. But at the time of writing, the post as already gotten many replies of “Done” from fans. So hopefully the viral campagn works and this internet (oc)cult classic sees another season. ‘ – Streaming-TV » https://ift.tt/2M1eEFd [photo: TVTV/Facebook]

Apple TV+ offers peek at kids shows ‘Ghostwriter’ and ‘Helpsters’

Ghostwriter is a re-do of the 1990s TV series that has a team of kids solving mysteries when a ghost starts releasing famous literary characters into the real world — including Alice in Wonderland’s White Rabbit, as the preview clip makes clear. Helpsters, meanwhile, teaches kids problem-solving skills through friendly monsters. – Jon Fingas, Engadget » https://engt.co/2AtEZ9F [photo: Apple TV+]

Inside Tinder’s Secret Streaming Series (EXCLUSIVE)

The untitled six-episode project just wrapped production in Mexico City, and was directed by sought-after newbie Karena Evans. The helmer and actress has directed numerous music videos for rapper Drake, including the viral hit “In My Feelings” and the star-studded “Nice For What.” She also directed the pilot episode of the Starz stripper drama “P-Valley.” – Matt Donnelly, Variety » https://trib.al/IfOKqCF [photo:Tinder]

How will the six new SVOD players use original content?

[Sci-Fi & Fantasy and Crime & Thriller dominate scripted commissions] More than one quarter (27%) of scripted commissions across the six new services are Sci-Fi & Fantasy, followed by Crime & Thriller at 21%. These genres have proved particularly successful for Netflix and Amazon, so it’s not surprising these new competitors have prioritised the genres. HBO Max has Gremlins spin-off Secrets of the Mogwai, while Apple is combining Sci-Fi and Crime with Drama. For Disney+, Children & Family content will dominate alongside Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Disney+ originals are being used to drive early subscriber growth, leveraging well-known brands such as Marvel super-hero titles Loki and The Falcon & the Winter Soldier and Toy Story spin-off Lamp Life. – Broadband TV News » http://dlvr.it/RDGPS3

AT&T sued for allegedly inflating DirecTV Now numbers with fake accounts

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The suit – which was filed by investor law firms Pomerantz and Labaton Sucharow in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York – accuses AT&T of lying to investors about the success of its virtual MVPD. It called AT&T TV Now “unreliable and prone to technical flubs, was of only marginal interest to AT&T customers, and, in a misguided attempt to compete with other content providers, was priced so low that it could not generate meaningful revenue to the company.” – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » https://ift.tt/2AuaccA

The Big Bang Theory: HBO Max Scores Streaming Rights to All Episodes

The Big Bang Theory joins an impressive library at HBO Max, which will also house all episodes of Friends, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars at launch, as well as all of HBO’s programming. Plus, the streaming service has more than 10 original series in the works, including an adaptation of the bestseller The Flight Attendant, led by Big Bang‘s Kaley Cuoco. – Rebecca Iannucci, TVLine » https://ift.tt/34IQ8Bg
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