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Murder Mystery, Stranger Things top Netflix US 2019 streaming ratings

The most popular series were Stranger Things 3; The Witcher; The Umbrella Academy; Dead To Me; You S2; When They See Us; Unbelievable; Sex Education; 134 Reasons Why S3; Raising Dion. Just after its launch on 4 July 2019, 40.7 million household accounts watched Stranger Things 3, more than any other film or series in its first four days on the SVOD platform. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2tk1ltS

Doctor Who materialises into most streamed on Xmas BritBox

Tracking subscriber habits from Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day, the most streamed series on the platform was Doctor Who Classic. In the first 24 hours of its availability on the service, fans flocked to stream the collection of more than 600 episodes, outstripping the popularity of other series by almost 20:1. This was the first time such a collection of Doctor Who Classic has been available to stream in the UK. – Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2QszMpY [photo: BBC/Doctor Who]

YouTube promises expansion of sponsorships, other monetization tools for creators

[C]reator backlash is still making itself known. Just read the Twitter replies or comment thread on Susan Wojcicki’s announcement. YouTube’s smaller creators feel they’ve been unfairly punished because of the misdeeds of a few high-profile stars. They’re angry that they don’t have visibility into why their videos are seeing reduced viewership – they only know that something changed. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch https://tcrn.ch/2Hf4TUy

Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ is terrible, but that doesn’t matter to Netflix

Terrible movies being deemed hits is nothing new, but Netflix’s algorithmic production style and opaque markers for success are particularly concerning. More so than with other studios, it doesn’t actually matter if the company’s original content is good, as long as it hits some mysterious metrics. Netflix plans to spend up to $8 billion on original content next year, so you can expect the budgets for its projects to grow even larger. – Devindra Hardawar, Engadget http://ift.tt/2pKaOZ5

Twitch starts selling its own video ads, says they can’t be avoided via ad blockers

The goal is to offer broadcasters a better experience than third-party ad networks could provide, which Twitch says cause technical issues due to the way they insert ads from external sources. But obviously, the larger goal here is to bring those potential advertising dollars in-house, so Twitch can profit by hosting its ads natively. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://ift.tt/2e2Pic9

These women went viral, but still lost a ton of money

photo: SketchShe

YouTube comedy group “SketchShe” has over 600,000 subscribers. Their most popular video, “Mime Through Time,” features the three comedians lip syncing their way through songs from various decades, dressed in different costumes for each era. […] While “Mime Through Time” has been viewed a staggering 29 million times on SketchShe’s YouTube channel, it’s even more popular on Facebook, where the video has been shared over 200 million times without their permission, The Wall Street Journal reported. – Madison Malone Kircher, Tech Insider

YouTube videos will no longer get stuck at 301+ views

photo: The Verge

YouTube videos’ view counter famously gets stuck at “301+” views, but that beautifully ambiguous state is going away forever. YouTube announced this morning that it’s doing away with 301+ and will start to keep video views more up to date. It’s long frozen the counter after 301 so that it can take some time to filter out any fake views from robots, but doing so has meant keeping the counter really imprecise while thousands of legitimate views come in. – Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge

The streaming revolution is real, and Google and Netflix are capitalizing

photo: Bloomberg

On Thursday, Google Inc. detailed booming growth in YouTube viewing: Viewing hours increased more than 60% year-over-year in the second quarter, with mobile viewing hours more than doubling. In terms of mobile, the length of the average viewing session has risen sharply as well, up 50% year-over-year to more than 40 minutes, Google said. – Jeremy C. Owens, MarketWatch
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