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Netflix’s fortunes are still won and lost on subscriber growth. And it just lost

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on Netflix’s fortunes are still won and lost on subscriber growth. And it just lost
As of the close of trading today (July 16), shares of Netflix had more than doubled in value this year, pushing the company’s market value beyond media giants like Disney and Comcast. Then, the streaming-service’s stock had a reality check. Netflix shares are down more than 14% in after-hours trading, at $343.92 at the time Read More

The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon

1 month ago admin2 Comments Off on The last Blockbuster Video standing is in Bend, Oregon
Smack in the middle of Third Street in the town of Bend, Oregon stands the soon-to-be last Blockbuster Video store in America. Two other remaining locations, in Alaska, are closing soon, the owners announced on July 12. At its peak in the mid-2000s, Blockbuster was a behemoth that had 9,000 stores worldwide. It’s fitting that Read More

Amazon is spending a ton on video, but it’s still just a complement to Netflix

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Amazon is spending a ton on video, but it’s still just a complement to Netflix
New Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke has her work cut out for her turning Prime Video into must-see TV. The streaming-video service, which comes as part of the $119-a-year Prime shipping subscription in the US, is mostly used as an add-on to other services like Netflix, research finds. About 85% of people who watch Prime Read More

Everyone wants to be on streaming TV, even Oprah Winfrey

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Everyone wants to be on streaming TV, even Oprah Winfrey
You may soon be bingeing on new Oprah Winfrey programs. The unstoppable business woman, entertainer, philanthropist, and dreamed-about presidential candidate signed a deal with Apple, announced on June 15, to create original content for the tech company’s streaming TV project. The multi-year deal is something of a mystery right now—there’s no indication from either party Read More

In five years, VR could be as big in the US as Netflix

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on In five years, VR could be as big in the US as Netflix
You probably don’t watch videos or play games in virtual reality now, but that could change very soon. By 2022, there will be over 55 million active VR headsets in the US, PwC projected in its annual report on global media and entertainment today. To put that in perspective, that’s as many headsets as there Read More

Follow Netflix’s rise from tech startup to media giant rivaling Comcast

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Follow Netflix’s rise from tech startup to media giant rivaling Comcast
Netflix is now bigger than Comcast and can set its sights on Disney. When the web-video giant began renting movies by mail 20 years ago, its largest competitors were video chains like Blockbuster Video that sold and rented DVDs. Netflix has gone from a Silicon Valley startup disrupting the way video is delivered to one Read More

The best discoveries Netflix made while researching how the world watches TV

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The best discoveries Netflix made while researching how the world watches TV
“Oh gosh… No, no, no… With a voice like this?… Horrible. Dreadful.” That was the running commentary on the Netflix series Stranger Things from a viewer in Poland, aghast while watching the show dubbed in the national language. The viewer’s discomfort reveals a lot about the cultural differences and idiosyncrasies the streaming-video giant has discovered Read More

Amazon has a secret way of judging the success of its TV shows

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Amazon has a secret way of judging the success of its TV shows
Do you remember the first TV show you watched on Amazon Prime, its $99-a-year shipping and streaming service? Amazon probably does. Understanding what series new Prime signups watch helps the company evaluate the cost of acquiring new members as well as the performance of its shows, internal company documents reviewed by Reuters reveal. Amazon believes Read More

Not even free TV can get people to stop pirating movies and TV shows

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Not even free TV can get people to stop pirating movies and TV shows
Since the internet made it easier to illegally download and stream movies and TV shows, Hollywood struggled with people pirating its works online. About $5.5 billion in revenue was lost to piracy globally last year, Digital TV Research found (pdf), and it’s expected to approach $10 billion by 2022. Streaming-video services like Netflix and Hulu Read More

Marvel may soon lose its Avengers

9 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Marvel may soon lose its Avengers
It’s the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it. After more than 10 years and 20 movies starring heroes like Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor, Marvel will conclude its current theatrical run with Avengers 4 in 2019. “There will be two distinct periods,” studio boss Kevin Feige told Vanity Fair. “Everything Read More