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‘Lost In Space’ Composer Christopher Lennertz On Project He’s Been Waiting For His Whole Career – Production Value Video Series

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“It's easy to talk about why I love what I do because I'm a geek at heart. I'm a complete movie buff who loves fantasy movies, who loves science fiction and sports movies,” composer Christopher Lennertz says. “I love the movies where the music creeps in, and all of the sudden, you can feel your throat start to get tight. You can feel tears in your eyes, and you don't even know why.” And with that, the Emmy-nominated composer perfectly sums up the thrust of Deadline’s new… Read

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Cheddar Comes To Hulu With Live Linear Network & More

Cheddar, the millennial-skewing "post-cable" media network that covers the innovation economy and provides a youthful take on the day’s headlines, is set to expand its reach later this month after signing a new distribution deal with Hulu. The pact will bring Cheddar's live linear network, exclusive morning and afternoon news briefs, key highlights and select Cheddar Originals to subscribers of Hulu with Live TV. A library of content and daily news briefs also will be… Read

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Amazon Prime Surpasses 100 Million Members

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has amassed 100 million Prime subscribers globally, a eye-catching number the company disclosed for the first time. In his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos reported the milestone, which he attributed in part to the success of Amazon’s video streaming service and the popularity of award-winning original series such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the Oscar-nominated movie The Big Sick.Prime Video continues to drive… Read

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Live Streaming Service FuboTV Raises $75 Million

Live streaming service FuboTV has raised $75 million in Series D funding, attracting a group of investors that includes AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox, Sky and the former Scripps Networks Interactive, which is now part of Discovery. This investment round brings the total amount raised by FuboTV to $150 million, money the New York-based startup has invested in building out a sports-focused subscription service that got its start in 2015 live-streaming soccer games. “This… Read

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‘This Close’ Renewed For Season 2 On Sundance Now

Sundance Now has greenlighted a second season of This Close, its relationship dramedy created, written by and starring Shoshannah Stern and Josh Feldman. Production on the eight-episode season for AMC Networks’ premium SVOD serivce will begin this summer in Los Angeles for a 2019 premiere. This Close, which was Sundance Now's first straight-to-series order, explores the relationship between twentysomething best friends Kate (Stern) and Michael (Feldman) as they navigate… Read

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Facebook Tests A New Video Experience Called Premieres

Facebook today starts to test a new video format called Facebook Premieres. Like its Hollywood namesake, publishers and creators will be able to release pre-recorded videos as a live moment, giving people the ability to interact and experience them together. People will be able to experience Premieres of videos like movie trailers, new episodes of Facebook Watch shows, or new content from their favorite creators, alongside other fans, and in real time — just like watching… Read

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Sports Illustrated TV Joins Sports SVOD Scrum With Stand-Alone OTT Launch

EXCLUSIVE: In a spring season that has already seen Disney launch ESPN+ and Turner announce Bleacher Report Live, a new sports challenger is entering the subscription video on demand (SVOD) ring: Sports Illustrated TV. The over-the-top (OTT) service linked with the noted magazine will now be available direct to consumers via Roku, iOS, Android and web browsers for $4.99 a month. SI TV launched last November on Amazon Channels and recently was added to fuboTV’s… Read

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Netflix Stock Hits New High; Market Cap Nearly Tops All Media Rivals’

A day after releasing another sizzling quarterly earnings report, Netflix saw its stock hit a new high, rising 9% to close at $336.06. During the trading session, it set a new 52-week high of $338.62. A year ago at this time, it was trading at around $140. Subscriber growth has sparked the investor frenzy, with the global total cracking 125 million in the first quarter, up more than 7.4 million in the first quarter. While many questions remain about the sustainability of… Read

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Hulu Sets Docuseries On Fyre Festival Debacle

The 2017 luxury music festival that seemed too good to be true and ultimately became a disaster is the subject of a new Hulu docuseries. It will stream the untitled project about the Fyre Festival and produce along with the Cinemart, Billboard and Mic.  Set for a 2019 premiere, the series recounts the events leading up to and during the Bahamian festival, as well as its eventual collapse and aftermath. The show will feature interviews with inside sources ranging from… Read

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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Sees Plenty More Runway; Ted Sarandos Says Day-And-Date Movies “Will Be More And More Accepted”

As an old Wall Street saying goes, the market climbs a wall of worry. In the case of Netflix, the more people worry about the company exhausting its potential (or cash reserves), the higher it seems to climb. Founder and CEO Reed Hastings said during today’s earnings video conference that he sees plenty more upside. “Whether our share grows or shrinks is really down to, do we make great content, market it well, serve it up beautifully?” he said. If they don’t, he… Read

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Netflix Blows Away Subscriber Estimates Again In Q1 As Revenue Surges

Netflix has hit it out of the park again, reporting the addition of 7.41 million net new global subscribers in the first quarter, up 50% from a year ago and nearly 1 million above the consensus prediction of Wall Street analysts. The company now has 125 million subscribers around the world, up from 117.6 million a year ago, and 56.7 million in the U.S., where just shy of 2 million were added in the quarter. Total revenue jumped 43% over the prior-year period, to $3.7… Read

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‘Dear White People’: Season 2 Premiere Date For Netflix Comedy Based On Sundance Hit

Netflix has set Friday, May 4, for the Season 2 premiere of Dear White People, its comedy series based on the 2014 feature that won a Special Jury Award at Sundance. Check out the announcemend video above. Based on Justin Simien's acclaimed debut indie feature, the Lionsgate-produced Dear White People is set against the backdrop of a predominantly white Ivy League university where racial tensions bubble just below the surface. The satirical series — which picks up where… Read