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John Cho and Three More Actors Cast in Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the Cowboy Bebop anime has just dropped its first big casting reveal: Harold and Kumar star John Cho is playing series lead, the bounty hunter (and cool guy) known as Spike; Luke Cage star Mustafa Shakir is playing Jet Black, Spike’s partner and captain of the Bebop ship; and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Daniella Pineda will play Faye Valentine, a bounty hunter with cryo-freeze amnesia who forms of tenuous partnership with Spike and Jet Black. – Kofi Outlaw, ComicBook.com » https://ift.tt/2UnS6F5

YouTube Officially Bans Life-Threatening Pranks and Stunts, Like Tide Pod and Dangerous ‘Bird Box’ Challenges

YouTube said violations of the ban on dangerous pranks and challenges will result in a “community strike” against a channel; accounts that receive three strikes in 90 days will be terminated under the policy. Over the next two months, challenges and pranks that violate YouTube’s community guidelines will be removed but the channel will not receive a strike. YouTube also said content posted prior to the policy update may be removed but channel owners will not receive a strike. – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2Ctat04

5 Things That Will Disappear In 5 Years

The research firm Strategy Analytics forecasts that emerging categories in the Internet of Things (IoT), smart home and wearables will connect an additional 17.6 billion devices by 2020. Even today, devices such as the Amazon Echo are taking voice search and commands to a new level. With so many new devices connected to the Internet by 2020, building separate hardware for a remote control will just no longer make any sense. – Tom Gonser, TechCrunch

From Brad Pitt to ‘Degrassi,’ Is Netflix’s Latest Acquisition Spree a Game Changer?

With Monday’s news that Netflix has acquired writer/director David Michôd‘s upcoming satire “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt, for approximately $30 million, the deal immediately struck a chord. Along with Netflix’s pick-up of recently cancelled teen drama “Degrassi” and last Friday’s release of the Wachowskis’ sprawling “Sense8,” the company is in the midst of yet another uptick in the scale and scope of its offerings. Should its competitors be worried? – Matt Brennan, Thompson On Hollywood via indieWIRE

FCC Chief Warns Cable Ops: Don’t Thwart Broadband Competitiors

In making his case, Wheeler touched on Comcast’s aborted $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The FCC “recognized that broadband had to be at the center of our analysis, and that video was, in essence, an application that flows over networks and that could be supplied both by the owners of facilities and by competitors that use broadband pathways to compete against the owners of those broadband pathways.” – David Lieberman, Deadline Hollywood

‘Full House’ to Return for New Season on Netflix

Netflix is one step closer to ordering a new season of “Full House,” the ABC Television Network sitcom that ran from 1987-95 starring John Stamos and Bob Saget. According to TVLine.com, which broke the news, the new show would be called “Fuller House” and would focus on Candace Cameron Bure’s character of eldest daughter D.J. and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). – Todd Spangler, Variety

What’s streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, iTunes in April

Amazon Prime: – via Lisa Respers France, CNNMoney

  • “The Brothers Grimm”
  • “Ken Burns: The Roosevelts”
  • “Amistad”
  • “Death Wish 1 & 2”
  • “Escape from Alcatraz”
  • “French Connection II”
  • “Mommie Dearest”
  • “My Old Lady” (Prime member exclusive)
  • “Suicide Kings”
  • “The Thing Called Love”
  • “Kicking & Screaming”
  • “Saved!”
  • “Leprechaun”
  • “Leprechaun 2, 3 & 5”
  • “Bloody Sunday”
  • “Godzilla”
  • “Star Trek: The Motion Picture, II, III & V”
  • “Groundhog Day”
  • “Tusk” (Prime member exclusive)
  • “Little Women”
  • “Submarine”
  • “The Better Angels” (Prime member exclusive)
  • “Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?”
  • “Ping Pong Summer”
  • “Still Life” (Prime member exclusive)
  • “They Came Together”
  • “Noah”
  • “Son of a Gun” (Prime member exclusive)
  • “Sons of Anarchy” season 7
  • “Lay the Favorite”
  • “The Quiet Ones”
  • “America: Imagine the World Without Her”
  • “Louie” season 4

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HBO, Sony reportedly look for special streaming deals with ISPs

The idea is that ISPs might be able to bundle streaming services with their internet packages and also take a cut of the revenue, but in past years negotiations over that kind of split haven’t resulted in a deal. Add on the fact that customers have repeatedly and vocally come out against anything that would turn internet service into the same kind of bundle deal we’ve seen on cable TV, plus regulatory pressure and outcry from competing services, and it seems even more unlikely. According to [The Wall Street Journal’s] sources, even some cable executives claim setting up such an arrangement could cost “hundreds of millions” for a single company. Whether or not the media companies would pay straight up for the arrangement hasn’t been confirmed. – Richard Lawler, Engadget
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