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Streaming video users willing to pay 50% more for additional subscriptions

Looking deeper at the survey results on pricing, just under 70% of respondents ages 18-24 and nearly 80% of those 25-60 currently pay $10-$40 per month for streaming subscriptions. Across age groups, when considering additional streaming services, most people would be willing to pay up to $20 more per month, while others would not be willing to increase their monthly spend at all. “Assuming the price is right, content remains a key differentiator, and that’s why the major players have acquired content and lined up high-profile content production teams,” Wroan added. – Editor, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2D77fAh

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Disney Plus Is Not Hampering Netflix Yet, Analysts Say — But It’s Only Been a Week

The analysts, led by Doug Mitchelson, cited analysis of Sensor Tower app downloads and Google search data. Disney Plus notched 4 million app downloads on the launch day, tapering down to about 1.5 million per day over the Nov. 16-17 weekend, according to Sensor Tower. At the same time, downloads of Netflix’s app were unaffected, with the subscription VOD leader continuing to average over 70,000 downloads per day, consistent with trends for the year. “In the extremely short term, Netflix app downloads appear unaffected by the Disney+ launch,” the analysts wrote. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://trib.al/o5e3SEL

‘AJ And The Queen’ Teaser: RuPaul Sashays Into First Look At Netflix Drag Queen Series

AJ and the Queen follows Robert Lee (RuPaul), better known as the drag queen Ruby Red. He has the dream of opening his own drag club and after years of performing in clubs all across the country and saving every dime, he he finally gets his chance. That is, until he realizes he’s been swindled by a charismatic grifter (Josh Segarra) and his eye-patch wearing partner-in-crime, Lady Danger (Tia Carrere). With his heart broken and money stolen, Robert has no choice but to pick up the pieces and start over, and a cross country Ruby Red roadshow provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2KD9i30 [photo: Netflix]

‘Chinatown’ Prequel Series in Development at Netflix From David Fincher, Robert Towne

Should the “Chinatown” project go to series, it would not be the first classic Nicholson film to get? the Netflix prequel series treatment. The streamer is currently prepping the drama series “Ratched” starring Sarah Paulson from executive producer Ryan Murphy. The series will explore the backstory of the infamous Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” – Joe Otterson, Variety » https://ift.tt/2NWaxfM

Redbox Agrees to Never Again Sell Disney’s Movie Download Codes

“Under the old terms, a Combo Pack owner who disposed of the discs was indeed left with a worthless code because continued possession of the discs was a condition of digital access,” wrote the judge. “Now, however, digital access is conditioned not on possession of the discs, but on the manner of Code acquisition.” – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2Qnuspz

Bill Murray Joins Farrelly Brothers Comedy ‘The Now’ At Quibi

The Now examines what exactly makes life worth living. For Ed Poole (Dave Franco), clarity comes when a secret from his past has seemingly destroyed his future. He soon realizes the only thing that will make his life worth living is to forget the past, screw the future and just live in the Now. – Erik Pedersen, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/37ccLPG

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

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