Posts Tagged ‘netflix’

Chelsea Handler in Talks with Netflix for Show

April 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Latenight comedienne Chelsea Handler may be leaving her perch on cable TV to bring a show to Netflix. Handler has reached a deal with the subscription-video service, with the format yet to be determined, the New York Post reported. A source familiar with the talks corroborated the Post story, and said that Handler’s pact with Netflix is... Read more

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Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins Is Helping Digital Video Get the Respect It Wants

April 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

At the moment, Mike Hopkins has the two hardest jobs in online video. The first is as CEO of Hulu (its third in a year and a half), where he’s responsible for a growing over-the-top video business that competes with juggernauts like Netflix and upstarts like Amazon Prime. And his other job is, well, as CEO of Hulu, where he looks out for the interests of owners Fox, Disney and silent partner NBCUniversal, three linear TV giants with huge broadcast networks and dozens of cable channels between them.

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Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World

April 28, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

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‘House of Cards’ to Continue Filming in Maryland

April 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Following an intense months-long standoff between producers and state officials, “House of Cards” production will remain in Maryland, after all. The show’s production company Media Rights Capital has reached an agreement with the state government to receive $11.5 million in tax incentives and grants of the $15 million rebate it sought to keep the Netflix... Read more

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Veep Star Reid Scott Uses Pinterest Like a Pro

April 25, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Reid Scott Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.); voices Turbo in the Netflix animated series Turbo FAST Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I head straight to my email and then after that, the Huffington Post. It’s such a guilty pleasure. I love me some Pat Kiernan in the morning. I turn on NY1 while I get ready and get the local news, weather and traffic before I leave. Were you a political junkie before you started doing Veep? I kind of was, yeah. My family has been mildly involved in politics, so I’ve always had an interest in it, but all the research we got to do for Veep and the access that we had to people on the Hill during our prep time before Season 1 was amazing. It really fueled that fire. Were there any TV shows or media outlets you used for your research? Obviously The West Wing was a big one.

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The Wire’s David Simon: HBO Would Have Killed My Show Today

April 24, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Despite being widely considered one of the best TV shows of all time , The Wire's creator David Simon doesn't believe

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Netflix to Launch on Three U.S. Cable Operators via TiVo

April 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has grabbed its first foothold with cable operators in the United States, with plans to launch on three smaller companies next week through an app on TiVo DVRs. The deals are with RCN Communications, Atlantic Broadband and Grande Communications. The MSOs are tiny compared with giants like Comcast or Time Warner Cable, but the... Read more

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FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy

April 24, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the end the Internet as we know it, and would not lead to a host of Internet price increases for consumers. "This notice decides nothing," an FCC official explained during a call with reporters that followed a tsunami of negative press . Even after the commission votes May 15 to proceed with the notice of proposed rulemaking, there will still be plenty of unanswered questions, including what would constitute a net neutrality violation. The public will have plenty of time to comment before the FCC finalizes the rules by the end of the year. Let's take the easy part of chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal first. The FCC proposes to reinstate the 2010 "no blocking" rule for legal content and enhance the 2010 rule that requires ISPs to disclose their network policies and practices. The biggest question, and what remains unclear in Wheeler's proposal, is how the FCC will determine what fast lane agreements between ISPs and content providers is "commercially reasonable." "We don't know, the rulemaking will decide it," said an FCC official. "We want a broad public debate before we make those kinds of decisions. We'll ask first and answer later," he said. So depending on a bunch of details that haven't been written yet, that could mean the FCC might allow deals that give some Internet content priority over another. But no one at the FCC seems to know how that will work, except that each deal will be reviewed on a "case-by-case basis." In his blog post , Wheeler said the FCC "will propose rules that establish a high bar for what is 'commercially reasonable.'" "The allegation that it will result in anti-competitive price increases for consumers is also unfounded. That is exactly what the 'commercially reasonable' test will protect against: harm to competition and consumers stemming from abusive market activity," Wheeler wrote. When asked if that means a deal between Netflix and Comcast that raises prices for consumers would be a violation, the FCC official responded that: "if it limits competition, that's a problem." OK, are we clear now?

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Does Anyone Watch Broadcast TV Anymore? The Adweek People’s Poll [Video]

April 22, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Are regular people (well, New Yorkers) still held to broadcast and cable TV schedules? The only people who will be surprised might be the programmers still working in broadcast and cable TV.

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Watch Netflix’s Trailer for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2 (VIDEO)

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has released the official trailer for the second season of “Orange Is the New Black,” which premieres Friday, June 6, with all 13 episodes available worldwide on the streaming service. Series brings back the inmates of Litchfield women’s prison, starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, a 30-something woman serving a 15-month sentence after being... Read more

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