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Theaters are boycotting #Netflix’s first feature film, which is great for Netflix (Quartz)

Do not cross Idris Elba. Do not cross Netflix. (Netflix)

Summer is always important for the movie business, and this past one was the second-biggest ever for ticket sales.

Studios succeeded by doing what they do best: recombinant franchise films featuring superheroes and beasts. Jurassic World helped… [Read more on Quartz]

Understanding TV in the age of streaming and ‘too much #television’ (The Verge)

“There’s too much television,” said FX CEO John Landgraf at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Landgraf, who is in part responsible for the success of shows like Fargo, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, and The Americans, painted a landscape in which a mountain of good programs impede a wandering audience from… [Read more on The Verge]

First Click: Ok Apple, I’ll quit #Spotify because I’m a sheep (The Verge)

I’m canceling my four-year-old Spotify subscription not because Apple Music is a better overall service than Spotify, but because it’s better for owners of Apple devices. I’m an iPhone owner and I’ve grown accustomed to asking Siri to play specific bands, songs, albums, or playlists. “Hey Siri, play Beats 1 Radio,” I say and she delivers. And when I add a song on my iPhone at the gym, it’s automatically… [Read more on The Verge]

The Mindy Project, #Hulu, and Almost Appointment Viewing (AdWeek)

Tomorrow, The Mindy Project premieres on Hulu so your rom-com sitcom needs are taken care of for fall. Hulu will air new episodes on Tuesdays, so unlike other original content on other platforms, you won’t get to burn out on her by the weekend… [Read more on AdWeek]

Why We Believe #Netflix Will Continue To Raise Subscription Fees Periodically In Coming Years (Forbes)

Streaming giant Netflix has decided to raise subscription prices in Europe. This is in-line with our long term view of the company. We believe that Netflix has enough room to raise prices of its subscription packages in both the domestic and international markets and the company will continue to increase prices at periodic intervals over the next few years. Netflix’s pricing power comes from… [Read more on Forbes]

Interview | Felicia Day: The Actress On Her Online #Entertainment Empire (Crave)

An exclusive interview with one of the most powerful women on the Internet

Felicia Day is one of the most powerful women on the Internet. The Hollywood actress, who’s best known to genre fans from TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka, and Supernatural, has built her own Internet empire through Geek & Sundry. What began as a YouTube venture has blossomed into a true media company, thanks to… [Read more on Crave]

#Hulu reprend les films dont Netflix ne veut plus (Le Parisien)

La saga “Hunger Games” fait partie des films qui seront à partir du 1er octobre prochain disponible sur la plateforme Hulu. All Rights Reserved

Le service de séries et de films Netflix a annoncé qu’à partir du 1er octobre prochain, il retirerait de sa plateforme les films détenus par le réseau Epix. Son concurrent Hulu s’est porté acquéreur.

A la fin du… [Lire la suite sur Le Parisien]

Watch Out, #Twitch: YouTube Gaming Set to Launch with Upgraded Live-Streaming Feature (Variety)

Can #Netflix Become Must-See TV in Japan? (Bloomberg)

Illustration: Josh Freydkis

The streaming service is betting it can prosper in a land where free TV still reigns

The successful expansion by Netflix into Australia, Canada, Europe, and Latin America over the last five years has increased investor confidence in the streaming service’s plan to build the first worldwide, online television network. Its steady growth—users topped… [Read more on Bloomberg]

#HBO has just become a much bigger threat to Netflix (Business Insider)

Time Warner’s premium cable network has signed an unusual deal, one that will bring the long-running, iconic children’s show to its cable channel and streaming services — and puts it into more… [Read more on Business Insider]

#Cablevision lines up the beginning of a premium TV package for cord cutters (The Verge)

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Adds CBS and Showtime, which it’ll sell… eventually

TV networks like HBO and Showtime have been starting to offer online subscriptions, and they’ve been turning to internet providers to help sell them. The latest partnership is between Cablevision and CBS, giving Cablevision the ability to offer Showtime and CBS All Access to subscribers of its Optimum internet service. This is CBS’s first… [Read more on The Verge]

#Molotov : le nouveau Netflix à la française qui veut lever 100 millions d’euros ? (Presse-Citron)

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En juillet, nous apprenions que le projet « Netflix made in France » d’Orange, TF1 et M6 tombait à l’eau. Mais ces trois protagonistes ne sont pas les seuls à vouloir créer une offre made in France pour concurrencer… [Lire la suite sur PresseCitron]

#Amazon Prime steps up to battle Netflix in Japan (C|Net)

Amazon Prime is set to offer video streaming in Japan.
Amazon Prime is set to offer video streaming in Japan.

Amazon has announced it will bring video streaming to Amazon Prime customers in Japan, just days after Netflix announced it was partnering with a local telecommunications provider in the country.

The global battle between Amazon and Netflix is growing with the announcement that Amazon is set to launch its video streaming service in… [Read more on C[Net]

Leaked: Ashley Madison Mulled ‘$70 Million’ #Grindr Acquisition For Uber Sex Empire (Forbes)

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Adultery facilitation website Ashley Madison sought to expand its sex empire by being rather aggressive in the market, and it wanted to appeal to all kinds of sexual orientations, according to files leaked after the devastating attack on the firm.

Amongst the masses of… [Read more on Forbes]

#Netflix et Amazon relancent la guerre des contenus (Les Echos)

Amazon mise beaucoup en cette rentrée sur sa nouvelle série originale « Hand of God », qui sera mise en ligne le 4 septembre et dont la réalisation a été confiée à Marc Forster. – Photo Karen Ballard/Amazon

Les deux plates-formes vidéo investissent des milliards pour leurs programmes.

Après les séries, le cinéma figure désormais sur leur agenda en cette rentrée.

La guerre des contenus repart de plus belle. Engagées depuis plusieurs années dans une lutte de légitimité et d’attrait du… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

#CandyCrush Veterans Raise $6 Million to Make VR Games for the Masses (Re/Code)

Resolution Games / Solitaire Jester
Resolution Games / Solitaire Jester

Earlier, we ran this story ahead of its embargo. This was done in error and we apologize to the company.

The first high-end virtual reality headsets made for consumers are set to debut in the coming three quarters; until then, however… [Read more on Re/Code]

Apple Will Live Stream Its Newly Rebranded Apple Music Festival On #Beats1 (TechCrunch)

You Can’t Do Squat About #Spotify’s Eerie New Privacy Policy (Wired)

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Editors’ note: On Friday, Spotify CEO Daniel EK released a statement apologizing for the vague language in the new privacy policy and clarifying how exactly these permissions will be used. You can read all about that and compare the updated privacy policy against those of other streaming-music apps here.

Spotify released a new privacy policy that is now in effect, and it turns out that the company wants to… [Read more on Wired]

Afrique du Sud : #Naspers a officiellement lancé son service de vidéo à la demande baptisé (Agence Ecofin)

(Agence Ecofin) – Comme annoncé, le géant Naspers a lancé son service de vidéo à la demande en Afrique du Sud, ce 19 août 2015. La start-up baptisé ShowMax propose des séries, des films, des documentaires, des spectacles pour enfants et des classiques. Le directeur général de ShowMax, John Kotsaftis (photo), annonce que… [Lire la suite sur Agence Ecofin]

#Deezer, néo-licorne déterminée à survivre dans la bataille du streaming (RTL)

Deux millions de Français sont abonnés à un service de streaming audio comme Deezer (illustration). Crédit : LIONEL BONAVENTURE / AFP

Deezer serait sur le point de faire une levée de fonds qui le valoriserait à plus d’un milliard de dollars.

Selon la légende, elle désigne un animal imaginaire, aux apparitions rares. La licorne est désormais une espèce de plus en plus banale dans l’univers des nouvelles technologies. Dans la Silicon Valley, précisément, où… [Lire la suite sur RTL]

Allemagne : 5,6 % du chiffre d’affaires de l’#édition en numérique (ActuaLitté)

Travaillant en coopération avec l’institut GfK, le Börsenverein, syndicat réunissant les libraires et les éditeurs allemands, vient de donner la tendance des ventes d’ebooks sur le premier semestre 2015. La part du chiffre d’affaires issue des ventes numériques, excluant les ventes de manuels scolaires, est de 5,6 %.

Le Börsenverein évoque une.. [Lire la suite sur ActuaLitté]

#Netflix’s brilliant reason for making more mediocre television (The Verge)

Netflix has arguably produced the best summer of television programming ever. Daredevil, Chef’s Table, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, season two of BoJack Horseman, and season three of Orange Is the New Black were met with glowing praise. Even its indifferently received shows, Sense8 and Grace and Frankie, were more… [Read more on The Verge]

Looking Beyond TV, #Cable Is Exploring Virtual Reality (Variety)

#Netflix Hikes Eurozone Prices For New Subscribers (Variety)

Kim Dotcom’s New #Music Streaming Service Lets Artists Keep 90% of Proceeds (Time)

#Line launches ‘Lite’ version of its mobile messaging app globally (VentureBeat)

Above: Line Lite Image Credit: Paul Sawers / VentureBeat

Mobile messaging giant Line is launching a new “Lite” version of its service globally, following a limited rollout back in June.

The Japan-based company rose to prominence as a WhatsApp-style messaging app back in 2011, but the company operates across… [Read more on VentureBeat]

When #Netflix launches in Africa, it’ll already have stiff competition (Quartz)

Reality Sets In After Media’s Meltdown: The #TV Business is a Guessing Game (Wall Street Journal)

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As the media world assesses the wreckage of last week’s $50 billion stock rout, an unnerving reality is setting in. The TV business has lost its most attractive attribute: predictability.

For years, media investors were drawn to the stability of the pay television model: companies like Walt Disney Co., Viacom Inc., Time Warner Inc. and 21st Century Fox could promise growth thanks to… [Read more on Wall Street Journal]

#Hulu Will Now Take the Non-Netflix Approach, Releasing New Original Content Weekly (No Film School)

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Hulu wants people to have a chance to discuss their shows.

The online streaming service has decided that instead of releasing their new original content all at once as they have in the past, and as other major online streaming services have, each episode will stream… [Read more on No Film School]

#NBC entertainment chiefs talk binge experiment, ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ envy (LA Times)

NBC’s chairman of entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, shown in 2012, spoke with reporters Thursday in Beverly Hills on the last day of the 2015 Television Critics Assn. media tour. (Chris Haston / NBC)

On the last day of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, NBC’s entertainment chiefs opened up about the network’s programming experiments and plans for the future.

NBC’s chairman of entertainment, Robert Greenblatt, and entertainment president, Jennifer Salke, appeared before reporters Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and, perhaps as a way to give a break to the broken-record statements those in… [Read more on LA Times]

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