Streaming Media

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Not Every Streaming Platform Finds Success — Let's Explain What Failed

"The tombstones of companies that have come into the entertainment space ... are littered all over Los Angeles."

 | Casey Mendoza

"Daybreak" characters surviving the apocalypse.

Streaming And Binge-Watching Have Changed The Way TV Shows Are Written

Streaming hasn't just changed the way television is watched — it's changed the way it's written.

 | Casey Mendoza

Actresses Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer

Why Is 'The Office' Still So Popular? We Asked The 'Office Ladies'

We talked to Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer (aka Pam and Angela) about streaming, Gen Z viewers and random encounters with fans.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Netflix's Latest Earnings Report Shows A Calm Before The Storm

Despite upcoming competition from Apple and Disney, Netflix is pretty confident it can stay on top.

 | Casey Mendoza

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The Creator Of 'Law & Order' Isn't Leaving Broadcast TV Anytime Soon

"It's not a way away from broadcast. It's a support of what I hope will be broadcast for another 10 or 15 years."

 | Casey Mendoza

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Which Country Makes The Most Globally In-Demand TV Shows?

"Maybe they started as a place for an American studio ... but then have developed into a place to say, 'We have everything we need here.'"

 | Casey Mendoza

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The Future Of The Streaming Industry? Advertisements.

"Customers, when presented with, like, a 'freemium' model versus paid, often choose free until the point that it's inconvenient."

 | Casey Mendoza

Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden at the Emmys

Online Platforms Are Big At The Emmys — But That Wasn't Always True

This year, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences gave out 200 nominations to nontraditional, online platforms.

 | Casey Mendoza

Posters for "Friends" and "The Office"

Streaming Companies Are Betting Big With Your Favorite Sitcoms

The streaming rights to "The Office," "Friends" and "Seinfeld" cost half a billion dollars each. Let's break down what that cost actually means.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Experts Say Netflix's Theatrical Debuts Are Just 'Token Releases'

Netflix is debuting 10 movies in theaters this year. It's a non-traditional move, but not for the reasons you may think.

 | Casey Mendoza

Netflix CEO in front of world map.

Can New Streaming Platforms Catch Up With Netflix's Global Dominance

Netflix has a head start on the international streaming market, but that doesn't mean HBO Max and Disney+ are running behind.

 | Casey Mendoza

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What New Shows Can Replicate The Success Of 'Game Of Thrones'?

Every streaming company wants to create the next "Game of Thrones" — and they're willing to invest millions.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Streaming Companies Are Investing In Anime More Than Ever Before

Netflix's Director of Content for Japan and Anime told Newsy: "Almost every country we're in has a pretty substantive pocket of anime fans."

 | Casey Mendoza

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Disney Strikes A Deal With Comcast To Take Control Of Hulu

The media companies said Tuesday that Disney will take operational control of Hulu effective immediately, with the sale happening as early as 2024.

 | Cristina Mutchler

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Hulu's Original Comedy 'Ramy' Earnestly Depicts Muslim Worship

Hulu's original comedy "Ramy" depicts Muslim worship and prayer in a way very few pieces of media have done before.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Netflix Or Chill? Your Answer Will Determine How Well You Sleep.

Having trouble falling asleep after binging your favorite television show? There's a reason for that.

 | Casey Mendoza

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings in front of map.

Netflix's Global Platform Means It's Liable To Geopolitical Challenges

Netflix's global position has brought with it geopolitical challenges that may be more than what it bargained for as an entertainment company.

 | Casey Mendoza

Time Warner sign

WarnerMedia Plans To Launch New Video Streaming Service

​The service is planned to be sold directly to consumers and will offer mostly HBO programming.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

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Twitch Streaming Suddenly Blocked In China

​Twitch's website became inaccessible in China on Thursday, and the app is no longer available in China's iOS app store.

 | Ahmed Jawadi

Emmy Award in front of Netflix logo.

It Took Netflix Just Five Years To Become The Emmys' Biggest Contender

This year, the streaming company is the Emmy Awards' most-nominated network.

 | Casey Mendoza

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks.

Netflix's Aggressive Content Strategy Is Working — At Least For Now

The streaming company plans to have around 700 original programs on its platform by the end of 2018.

 | Casey Mendoza

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki gives keynote address.

YouTube Says It Wants To Be 'Consistent' — It's Been Anything But That

YouTube's CEO said it wouldn't kick Logan Paul off its platform because it wants to be "consistent" with its punitive actions.

 | Casey Mendoza

Spotify CEO at media event.

Spotify Will Finally Tell You Who Wrote That Song You're Listening To

Spotify has been accused of not recognizing, or even paying, the songwriters it gets its music from.

 | Casey Mendoza

Logan Paul

Here's How YouTube Is Punishing Logan Paul

YouTube is removing Paul from its high-tier ad program, not featuring him in an original series and issuing a strike against his channel.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Netflix Is Giving Its Poorly-reviewed And Expensive 'Bright' A Sequel

The film may not have garnered critical acclaim, but it succeeded in one area: viewership.

 | Casey Mendoza

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Spotify's Latest Copyright Lawsuit Is For $1.6 Billion

Wixen Music Publishing says Spotify didn't secure the rights to the musical compositions of more than 10,000 of its artists' songs.

 | Katherine Biek

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Spotify Just Announced A Partnership Before Its Expected IPO

Spotify and Tencent Music Entertainment are said to be two of the most popular streaming music companies in the world.

 | Casey Mendoza

YouTube "Reels" and Snapchat Stories

YouTube's New 'Reels' Feature Looks A Lot Like Snapchat's Stories

Snapchat's Stories format has been co-opted by Instagram, Facebook, Medium and even Match.com.

 | Casey Mendoza

"Stranger Things" character talks into microphone.

Netflix Is Giving 'Stranger Things' Its First Original Aftershow

Hosted by Jim Rash, the show will feature behind-the-scenes stories, analysis and answers to "burning questions."

 | Casey Mendoza

A frame from Netflix's "The Babysitter."

Netflix Plans On Spending More, So It's Making You Spend More, Too

Some of the streaming giant's subscription plans will cost a dollar or two more a month, but the price of one plan won't change.

 | Ryan Biek