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By Todd Spangler April 12, 2018 | Netflix is spending a pretty penny on original entertainment — but while that stuff grabs most of the headlines, it’s actually licensed titles like TV show reruns that still form the core of the company’s streaming business. That’s according to a data analysis from 7Park Data, which found that 80% of Netflix U.S. viewing is from licensed content with...

By Lesley Goldberg April 9, 2018 | A month after landing the top job at Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke has started to solidify her executive team. Salke, the former NBC Entertainment president who replaced the ousted Roy Price at the retailer and streamer, has tapped Albert Cheng to serve in the newly created position of co-head of television. Chief operating officer Cheng had replaced Price...

By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel April 6, 2018 | Netflix Inc. is offering more than $300 million to buy a company that owns billboards across Los Angeles, including on West Hollywood’s famed Sunset Strip, a move that could help it save money maintaining a high profile in the world’s entertainment capital, according to people familiar with the matter. The purchase of Regency Outdoor Advertising,...

By Tatiana Siegel April 5, 2018 | Nearly 45 years after his death, J.R.R. Tolkien scored the biggest Hollywood deal of 2017. Since the British author doesn't return phone calls anymore, it took a phalanx of lawyers and dealmakers to bring to fruition what is poised to be the most expensive TV show ever. On Nov. 13, Amazon Studios beat out Netflix for...

By Greg Tarr April 5, 2018 | Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc authoring systems developer Scenarist is using the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas this week to showcase the use of HDR10+ high dynamic range (HDR) on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, along with technology partners Samsung, Deluxe and ATEME. Read more on HD Guru.   RELATED ARTICLES: HDR Education Efforts Needed To Maintain 4K...

By Lacey Rose April 4, 2018 | When Ryan Murphy arrived at the Hollywood headquarters of Netflix on a stormy afternoon in January, the 53-year-old producer of such TV breakouts as Glee, The People v. O.J. Simpsonand seven installments of American Horror Story says he was expecting a tour of the streaming giant's luxe new space and "maybe a croissant." But coming in out of the rain,...

By Anousha Sakoui and Lucas Shaw April 2, 2018 | Netflix Inc. has turned heads in Hollywood by spending billions of dollars to lure filmmakers and viewers from rival TV networks. But it’s also frustrated competitors in a less-public way: by poaching talent and driving up pay. The streaming giant has lured scores of defectors by offering big increases in compensation. Recruits are securing...

By Dade Hayes March 25, 2018 | In an interview with ITV News, Spielberg noted that the movie business has never faced more of a challenge from television, especially given the rise of Netflix and other streamers. While there are benefits from that to the overall culture, he said features launched on streaming platforms should not be allowed at the Oscars...

By John Koblin March 25, 2018 | When Apple began courting producers last year, it said it had a budget of about $1 billion to work with. Now it is becoming clear that the company will blow well past that figure. Perhaps more meaningful, though, is that Apple's strong brand name and its willingness to write big checks have quickly made it...

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