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Footage from MTV’s classic 1980s era is streaming online, and it’s a trip

Footage from MTV’s classic 1980s era is streaming online, and it’s a trip

Filed under:Including four hours from MTV’s first ever broadcastMTV’s first ever broadcast on August 1st, 1981 starts with footage of the Apollo 11 rocket launch. As the rocket lifts off, the footage cuts to an astronaut jumping on the moon, an acid-pop colored flag standing proud as the classic MTV logo shimmered. A music video for The Buggles’ plays.It’s an iconic scene, and one that I’ve watched countless times over the last few days thanks to a recent . Tens of hours of footage, spanning from that very first broadcast in 1981 through the end of the decade in 1989, are streaming for free...

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May 8
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Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more Viacom channels coming to YouTube TV

Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more Viacom channels coming to YouTube TV

Filed under:Viacom’s networks join CBS’ on the virtual TV serviceWhen Viacom and CBS closed , the latter company gained access to a plethora of networks — networks the newly merged company, ViacomCBS, is now bringing to distribution partner Google in a new deal with YouTube TV.Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CMT, Paramount Network, TV Land, and VH1 will all launch on YouTube TV this summer, the company announced today. The multi-year deal also includes prior CBS channels that were available to YouTube TV subscribers, including CBS broadcast stations, CBS Sports Network, Pop TV,...

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May 7
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Streaming remains lone bright spot as Disney prepares for an unprecedented fight

Streaming remains lone bright spot as Disney prepares for an unprecedented fight

Filed under:Disney’s Parks division used to be a guarantee, but not anymoreDisney was at the top of the world at the end of 2019: a at the box office, the , and a release of the biggest . Now, just five months into 2020, Disney is in for a bumpy ride.“While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an appreciable financial impact on a number of our businesses, we are confident in our ability to withstand this disruption and emerge from it in a strong position,” CEO Bob Chapek said in a press release. “Disney has repeatedly shown that it is exceptionally resilient, bolstered by the quality of our...

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May 5
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Sony delays Spider-Man films, forcing Marvel to move Doctor Strange and Thor sequels again

Sony delays Spider-Man films, forcing Marvel to move Doctor Strange and Thor sequels again

Filed under:But Uncharted gets an early release dateLike almost every other studio, Sony is moving around its film schedule because of the novel coronavirus. That means its two biggest Spider-Man movies will be delayed.The sequel to , and the third installment in the (created in partnership with Marvel Studios) will each receive months-long delays. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s sequel will now be released on October 7th, 2022 instead of April 8th, 2022. And the final movie in the Homecoming trilogy will open on November 5th, 2021 instead of July 16th, 2021. Sony’s other Spider-Man...

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Apr 24
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Netflix says Tiger King is as popular as Stranger Things

Netflix says Tiger King is as popular as Stranger Things

Filed under:Yes, Tiger King really is that bigTiger King was already one of Netflix’s most viral shows, but now, the streamer has confirmed it’s also one of the biggest: it tied Stranger Things’ third season as one of the most watched shows on Netflix.Netflix’s letter to shareholders notes that Tiger King was watched by more than 64 million households in its first four weeks. That’s the same number as Stranger Things’ third season, which Netflix said was the most watched season of the entire show . Those numbers make it a big success for Netflix, but it’s not the most watched show.The...

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Apr 21
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Netflix adds 15 million subscribers as people stream more than ever, but warns about tough road ahead

Netflix adds 15 million subscribers as people stream more than ever, but warns about tough road ahead

Filed under:As time spent streaming increases, Netflix looks aheadNetflix is one of the rare , which has kept billions of people at home with nothing to do but stream. But the question is how long can it last?Although much of Netflix’s recent boom didn’t start until mid-March, when more people were forced to stay home to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, a series of popular, original shows and movies helped Netflix boost subscribers in its first quarter. Netflix added 15.8 million subscribers, more than double the 7.2 million that were expected — a growth of more than 22...

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Apr 21
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Facebook is launching a dedicated gaming app to take on Twitch, YouTube

Facebook is launching a dedicated gaming app to take on Twitch, YouTube

Filed under:A new “Go Live” feature is also comingTwitch and YouTube don’t have much competition when it comes to streaming platforms for the gaming community, but Facebook wants to change that with a new dedicated mobile gaming app.Facebook’s gaming app will largely curate and focus on the streaming community, although it will also highlight casual games that people might play online already, including Words with Friends, The app, which is set to be introduced on April 20th, will also reportedly only be available on Android devices at first. The company has plans to release the app for iOS...

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Apr 19
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Disney Plus surpasses 50 million subscribers

Disney Plus surpasses 50 million subscribers

Filed under:Thanks to an international rollout in a number of countrieshas surpassed 50 million subscribers — up more than 22 million since the last time Disney two months ago.Disney’s new subscriber numbers follow a series of rollouts in international territories, including the UK, India, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland. Although Disney Plus did delay the launch of its service in France due to government concern that it would , the app is . Disney previously reported that it had 28 million subscribers during an earnings call with investors in February.To compare, around the...

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Apr 8
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Watching people try to act normal on live TV during a pandemic

Watching people try to act normal on live TV during a pandemic

Filed under:A bizarre moment plays out on TVWhen the sky is falling and the walls are closing in, I turn to late-night TV.Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, sometimes even Jimmy Fallon and James Corden; their irreverent take on whatever is happening in the world puts my clinically anxious mind at ease. This has become especially true in the time of COVID-19, or the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, as the normally packed subway cars in New York City empty out and the world feels tilted. I’ve used late night as an oasis, and I’ve always trusted that it will be...

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Mar 17
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Contagion shows the lengths people go to watch a movie they can’t stream

Contagion shows the lengths people go to watch a movie they can’t stream

Filed under:Why a 2011 movie is suddenly being downloaded and rented worldwideIn the wake of , Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film about a pandemic, Contagion, is seeing a spike in viewing. The problem is that Contagion isn’t streaming anywhere — especially in the United States — leading to an increase in rentals on iTunes and torrent downloads.The Verge to examine the rise of people downloading Contagion between January 1st and March 4th. The data is estimated by looking at IP addresses that share the movie, according to TorrentFreak’s site editor Ernesto. Analysts look at torrent tracker data,...

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Mar 10
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Best Picture winner Parasite will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning April 8th

Best Picture winner Parasite will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning April 8th

Filed under:It’s part of Hulu’s ongoing partnership with studio NeonQuestions about where Parasite would stream flooded Twitter after the movie at this , and now people finally have an answer: .Hulu announced today that Parasite would be available to stream exclusively on its service beginning on April 8th. The streamer has an overall deal with studio Neon, which produced Parasite. Their partnership also landed Hulu streaming rights to I, Tonya, Three Identical Strangers, The Beach Bum, and Honeyland following their theatrical releases since the deal was inked in 2017.Parasite, a...

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Mar 2
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Bob Iger got Disney into the streaming wars, so what happens once he’s gone?

Bob Iger got Disney into the streaming wars, so what happens once he’s gone?

Between 2006 and now, Disney spent around $100 billion to become the unbeatable giant it is today, snapping up Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, BAMTech, and 21st Century Fox. While the acquisitions were made as the result of teamwork across a number of divisions, they were mostly led by two people: Bob Iger, who was CEO up until Tuesday, and Kevin Mayer, head of Disney’s direct-to-consumer division and the man in charge of all things streaming. Now, with Iger preparing to leave by the end of 2021, all eyes are on what comes next for Mayer. Mayer helped develop Disney’s current streaming...

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Feb 29
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YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever

YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever

Filed under:ChilledCow is back in businessMost people know ChilledCow’s popular LoFi hip-hop channel as the constant live stream starring an anime girl doing her homework. Over the weekend, following a mistaken suspension from YouTube, the account was terminated, and the . As a result, ChilledCow produced one of the longest videos in YouTube history — more than 13,000 hours — and amassed 218 million views in the process.Less than a day after received the notification from YouTube that his channel violated the company’s terms of service and was suspended, the violation was lifted. Dimitri...

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Feb 24
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Good Omens protesters demand show be removed from completely wrong company

Good Omens protesters demand show be removed from completely wrong company

It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that an angry fan online must be in search of a website to launch a mostly useless petition. A recent protest from a Christian group asking Netflix to remove Good Omens from its library is a perfect example — except that Good Omens isn’t part of Netflix’s library, because it’s an Amazon show. The petition was first reported by The Guardian, which discovered that a Christian organization known as the Return to Order campaign launched the petition on its website asking Netflix to remove the series, which is an adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry...

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Jun 21
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