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Charter taps ActiveVideo to offer next-gen spectrum guide to STBs

The CloudTV HTML5 cloud browser platform virtualises set-top box functions and enables the guide to be delivered from the cloud to any set-top without dependency on its memory capacity or CPU speed. ActiveVideo said that even the latest generation of the company’s WorldBox hybrid IP set-tops benefits from this combination of set-top resource independence and cloud delivery, allowing Charter to rapidly scale deployment of the guide across its nationwide footprint. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2O58mHh

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Disney’s Bob Iger Resigns From Apple’s Board as Companies Launch Competing Streaming Services

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger has stepped down from Apple’s board of directors, the iPhone maker announced in a SEC filing Friday afternoon. Iger left the board on September 10, according to the filing — the same day that Apple announced the launch date and pricing of its upcoming subscription streaming service Apple TV Plus. – Janko Roettgers, Variety » https://trib.al/u8r4fhj

Apple Offered J.J. Abrams Far More Than WarnerMedia; Here’s Why He Said No

While Abrams‘ five-year, $250 million deal seems low compared to the $300 million and $400 million Ryan Murphy and Greg Berlanti received from Netflix and Warner Bros. TV, respectively, the ability to see that figure multiply is vast. (And it’s worth noting that Berlanti and Murphy’s deals were so rich because Warners and Netflix bought out the prolific producers’ profit participation in multiple shows.) Sources note senior execs at Warners’ TV side called the studio’s top producers to downplay the previously reported $500 million figure. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2ZXGyMi

‘Mysterious Benedict Society’ Adaptation Nears Series Order at Hulu

The series is described as the tale of four gifted orphans who are recruited by an eccentric benefactor to go on a secret mission. Placed undercover at a boarding school known as The Institute, they must foil a nefarious plot with global ramifications, while creating a new sort of family along the way. – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://trib.al/TTrM4Tj [photo:Little, Brown and Company]

J.J. Abrams Officially Closes Sizable WarnerMedia Film, TV Partnership

Abrams and his wife and Bad Robot co-CEO, Katie McGrath, have inked a new five-year, all-encompassing overall deal with WarnerMedia. The agreement — which multiple sources say is worth more in the line of $250 million as opposed to the previously reported $500 million estimate — marks the first time that Abrams has had both his film and TV deals under the same roof. The new pact, which runs through 2024 and is described as “exclusive,” also for the first time includes video games and digital content. Abrams is expected to create original feature films for WarnerMedia. – Lesley Goldberg, Variety » http://thr.cm/kSXCSn

Netflix Loses Title as No. 1 Bandwidth-Eating Application

In the Americas, Netflix’s share of downstream traffic for the first six months of 2019 was 12.9% — dropping from last year’s 19.1% share — putting it in third place behind HTTP media streaming and operator-delivered video. That reflects the growing consumption of other streaming options, both paid and free, with the biggest growth coming from operators’ own internet-delivered TV and video services (which accounted for 15% of downstream traffic in the region), per Sandvine. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/Cp8bMqq

‘Modern Love’: Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Cristin Milioti & Anne Hathaway Deal With Love In New Amazon Trailer

The SVOD service is launching [Modern Love], from John Carney, on October 18. It previously released a trailer for the show, which is based on the popular New York Times column of the same name, without any dialogue and now you can hear how the likes of Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Cristin Milioti and Anne Hathaway deal with love. – Peter White, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2LQuZfZ [photo:Amazon]

The Witcher Release Date Accidentally Leaked By Netflix

As reported by Redanian Intelligence, a site dedicated to reporting news on Netflix’s The Witcher, a post was shared on the Netflix Netherlands’ Twitter and Facebook accounts. Netflix properties like the new Breaking Bad movie and The Crown were listed there alongside The Witcher which apparently has 67 nights until it releases. That would indeed put it at December 17th, assuming the information is accurate. – Tanner Dedmon, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/34FaWd1 [photo:Netflix]

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