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Why Are Streaming Platforms Crashing Before Popular Finales?

If you were on Twitter on the night of May 30, also known as the Mare of Easttown finale night, you may have believed that HBO…

Cannes Market Gives Streamers Platform With Paramount+ Keynote

Netflix films might still be banned from Cannes competition but Cannes’ film market, the Marché du Film, is giving a platform to international streamers with its latest edition of “Meet…

Most People Say They Plan to Spend More Time Consuming Entertainment Post-Pandemic

It’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic changed the ways and the amount of time consumers engaged with content. But will any of those habits stick now that those same consumers are emerging…

Roku Launching New Show to Recommend Your Next Binge-Watch

Roku wants to recommend your next binge-watch, and it is launching a weekly show to help do so. The streaming platform is launching Roku Recommends on Thursday, a 15-minute weekly…

YouTube Says It Has Paid $4B to Music Industry in Last 12 Months

YouTube has paid more than $4 billion to the music industry in the past 12 months, according to a letter sent by Lyor Cohen, the streaming video service’s top music executive. That $4…

Netflix Names Director of Nordic Original Series

Netflix has named former SF Studios executive Jenny Stjernströmer Björk its new director of Nordics original series, further boosting the streamer’s presence in Scandinavia. Björk worked as…

Disney “In Conversations” About NFL Sunday Ticket As ESPN Inks New Rights Deals

The Walt Disney Co. is continuing to make deals to benefit ESPN, even as it becomes increasingly agnostic as to where consumers watch their live sports. During the company’s quarterly…

Disney+ Misses Expectations With 103.6 Million Subscribers

While the fallout from the pandemic leads to a tough comparison with a year ago, The Walt Disney Co. delivered mixed results in its earnings Thursday, delivering revenue of $15.6 billion and…

Telemundo Targets “Omnichannel” Hispanic Viewers in Upfront Pitch

Telemundo, NBCUniversal’s Spanish-language media division, is announcing over 1,000 hours of scripted and unscripted programming at its upfront presentation Wednesday, as it pitches itself as…

Joe Montana Docuseries In the Works At Peacock

A docuseries about the life and career of hall-of-fame NFL quarterback Joe Montana is in development at Peacock. Montana will participate in the series, which will chronicle his career from…

Streaming Growth Lifts RTL, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Game of Talents’ Help Fremantle

The first-quarter results of European television giant RTL Group — the owner of American Idol

Telemundo Launching Studio to Provide Spanish-Language Content to Streaming Services

NBCUniversal’s Telemundo is betting big on Spanish-language streaming, launching a new studio to try and capitalize on the proliferation of streaming services. Telemundo Streaming Studios…