Andy Samberg’s ‘Palm Springs’ Makes A Splash, Natalie Erika James Makes Haunting Directorial Debut With ‘Relic’ – Specialty Streaming Preview

With its sun-kissed energy and oasis vibes, it’s appropriate that the Max Barbakow-directed comedy Palm Springs be released during the summer. The time-hopping comedy made its world premiere at Sundance earlier this year and drops on Hulu today. The film written … Read more…

Classic black sitcoms like ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and ‘Living Single’ are finally streaming. Why did it take so long?

Shows such as “Martin” and “Moesha” are hardly the only classic black sitcoms languishing on the proverbial shelf, gathering dust instead of collecting checks from Hulu, Netflix, HBO Max and others. Arts & Entertainment BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Celebrate the 4th of July by Streaming TV’s Most Compelling Show About Race in America

The most eloquent retort to Donald Trump’s favorite slogan—Make America Great Again—was first published in Esquire’s July 1936 issue, a decade before the President’s birth. Though its title is similarly nostalgic, Langston Hughes’ poem “Let America Be America Again” expresses … Read more…

Channing Godfrey Peoples Drama ‘Miss Juneteenth’ Shines Light On Historic Day, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Pilots Thriller ‘7500’- Specialty Streaming Preview

On June 19, 1865, slavery was abolished in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. It is a benchmark in Black history and is more timely now than ever as it is a day to celebrate and champion Black voices. … Read more…

Global Recorded-Music Revenues Topped $20 Billion in 2019, but Streaming Growth Is Slowing

With the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, any look back at 2019 financial performance feels like an exercise in nostalgia, but the data released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry on Monday shows … Read more…

‘The Infiltrators’ And ‘Deerskin’ Set Virtual Premieres, ‘The Wretched’, ‘Arkansas’ And ‘Driveways’ Debut – Specialty Streaming Preview

The Oscilloscope Laboratories docu-thriller The Infiltrators is hitting virtual cinemas today before making its way to on-demand and digital June 2. The virtual release is becoming a staple for many film titles as it allows audiences to purchase film tickets … Read more…

‘The Infiltrators’ And ‘Deerskin’ Set Virtual Premieres, ‘The Wretched’, ‘Arkansas’ And ‘Driveways’ Debut – Specialty Streaming Preview

The Oscilloscope Laboratories docu-thriller The Infiltrators is hitting virtual cinemas today before making its way to on-demand and digital June 2. The virtual release is becoming a staple for many film titles as it allows audiences to purchase film tickets … Read more…

Streaming service Hooq shuts down, ends partnerships with Disney's Hotstar, Grab and others

Hooq, a five-year-old on-demand video streaming service that aimed to become “Netflix for Southeast Asia,” has shut down weeks after filing for liquidation and terminated its partnerships with Disney’s Hotstar, ride-hailing giant Grab, and Indonesia’s VideoMax. Hooq Digital, a joint … Read more…

What’s New on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon in May: A Streaming Guide for Coronavirus Quarantine

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Everything might be unspeakably terrible, but at least there’s one good thing coming on the horizon: Uncut Gems will be on Netflix before the end of May. If you’ve found yourself endlessly scrolling … Read more…

What’s New on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and Amazon in May: A Streaming Guide for Coronavirus Quarantine

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty Everything might be unspeakably terrible, but at least there’s one good thing coming on the horizon: Uncut Gems will be on Netflix before the end of May. If you’ve found yourself endlessly scrolling … Read more…

WarnerMedia Buys Dutch Tech Firm The Widget Company As Part Of Streaming Shift

As it continues its shift to streaming, WarnerMedia has acquired The Widget Co., a Dutch technology provider. The deal came through its subsidiary, Turner Broadcasting System Europe. TWC operates in the Netherlands and Hungary. Financial terms were not disclosed. According … Read more…

Disney Broadway Streaming Benefit For COVID-19 Fund Halted After Musicians Union Objects

The pre-recorded Disney concert set for streaming Monday evening as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has been canceled. The charitable organization was unable to reach an agreement with the American Federation of Musicians … Read more…

Disney Broadway Streaming Benefit For COVID-19 Fund Halted After Musicians Union Objects

The pre-recorded Disney concert set for streaming Monday evening as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ’ COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund has been canceled. The charitable organization was unable to reach an agreement with the American Federation of Musicians … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus fundraiser has been ‘frozen’ over streaming rights

A fundraising streaming of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled after the organizers failed to get the rights. ‘Disney on Broadway’ had been set to air Monday on Broadwaycares.org with proceeds supporting the Broadway Cares/Equity … Read more…

‘Disney on Broadway’ coronavirus fundraiser has been ‘frozen’ over streaming rights

A fundraising streaming of 2019’s Celebrating 25 Magical Years of Disney on Broadway has been canceled after the organizers failed to get the rights. ‘Disney on Broadway’ had been set to air Monday on Broadwaycares.org with proceeds supporting the Broadway Cares/Equity … Read more…

Radiohead Plot Weekly Archival Streaming Series as Coronavirus Quarantine Entertainment

Radiohead have announced a new weekly streaming series to keep fans entertained as they self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Each week, the band will post an archival show from their … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Radiohead Plot Weekly Archival Streaming Series as Coronavirus Quarantine Entertainment

Radiohead have announced a new weekly streaming series to keep fans entertained as they self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Each week, the band will post an archival show from their … news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Chinese video streaming giant iQiyi accused of fraud, company says report contains ‘misleading conclusions’

Wolfpack Research alleged in a report that iQiyi, which is majority owned by Chinese search giant Baidu, overstated revenue for 2019 through a number of means, including the way it booked revenue from subscriptions via third parties and content licensing … Read more…

China Streaming Platform iQIYI Accused of Fraud by Activist Investor Wolfpack

U.S.-based securities analysis firm and activist investor Wolfpack Research has publicly accused Chinese streaming platform iQIYI of fraud. iQIYI “massively [inflated] its user numbers and revenue while at the same time hiding the fraud from auditors and investors by overpaying … Read more…

Rom-Com ‘Almost Love’ Makes Debut, IFC Serves Horror With ‘The Other Lamb’ – Specialty Streaming Preview

There are more than enough streaming and VOD titles of all genres in the specialty making their debut this weekend as they shift from theatrical to streaming for your quarantine entertainment. For those who need to quench their thirst for … Read more…

‘Resistance’ Pivots To Digital Release, ‘Tape’ Sets Virtual Premiere, Kino Lorber And Music Box Films Launch Online Exhibitions – Specialty Streaming Preview

The specialty box office space has quickly adapted to the changing film landscape as many are shifting to virtual theatrical openings. Many indie and arthouse titles do day and date releases and are VOD-only so the transition, for the most … Read more…

‘Resistance’ Pivots To Digital Release, ‘Tape’ Sets Virtual Premiere, Kino Lorber And Music Box Films Launch Online Exhibitions – Specialty Streaming Preview

The specialty box office space has quickly adapted to the changing film landscape as many are shifting to virtual theatrical openings. Many indie and arthouse titles do day and date releases and are VOD-only so the transition, for the most … Read more…

‘Resistance’ Pivots To Digital Release, ‘Tape’ Sets Virtual Premiere, Kino Lorber And Music Box Films Launch Online Exhibitions – Specialty Streaming Preview

The specialty box office space has quickly adapted to the changing film landscape as many are shifting to virtual theatrical openings. Many indie and arthouse titles do day and date releases and are VOD-only so the transition, for the most … Read more…

Rosie O’Donnell’s streaming show raises $600K for coronavirus victims

Rosie O’Donnell’s streaming Broadway charity show raised over $ 600,000 for virus victims. Sunday’s show featured Kristin Chenoweth singing “Taylor the Latte Boy,” Gavin Creel singing “You Matter to Me,” Darren Criss singing “Being Alive” and Gloria Estefan singing “There’s … Read more…

Rosie O’Donnell’s streaming show raises $600K for coronavirus victims

Rosie O’Donnell’s streaming Broadway charity show raised over $ 600,000 for virus victims. Sunday’s show featured Kristin Chenoweth singing “Taylor the Latte Boy,” Gavin Creel singing “You Matter to Me,” Darren Criss singing “Being Alive” and Gloria Estefan singing “There’s … Read more…

With lower bandwidth, Disney+ opens streaming service in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Euopre — but doing so using reduced … Read more…

With lower bandwidth, Disney+ opens streaming service in UK, Ireland, 5 other European countries, France to come online April 7

Disney+, the streaming service from the Walt Disney Company, has been rapidly ramping up in the last several weeks. Today, as expected, Disney announced that it is officially launching across 7 markets in Euopre — but doing so using reduced … Read more…

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s New ‘3.15.20’ Album Hits Streaming Services [Listen]

Source: Pavielle Garcia / RCA Records Last weekend, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover pump-faked everyone by dropping a new album on his website only to remove it hours later. But today (Sunday, March 22), the actor and artist’s new project, … Read more…

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino’s New ‘3.15.20’ Album Hits Streaming Services [Listen]

Source: Pavielle Garcia / RCA Records Last weekend, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover pump-faked everyone by dropping a new album on his website only to remove it hours later. But today (Sunday, March 22), the actor and artist’s new project, … Read more…

DoNotPay’s extension lets you share streaming services without revealing your password

The extension comes from DoNotPay, which was behind the AI-powered “robot lawyer” app that helps users contest parking tickets. It can also help refugees apply for asylum protection, aid consumers in suing robocallers, and even ‘sue anyone’ by “pressing a … Read more…

DoNotPay’s extension lets you share streaming services without revealing your password

The extension comes from DoNotPay, which was behind the AI-powered “robot lawyer” app that helps users contest parking tickets. It can also help refugees apply for asylum protection, aid consumers in suing robocallers, and even ‘sue anyone’ by “pressing a … Read more…

ViacomCBS’ Inauspicious Q4 Debut: Wall Street Grills CEO On New Streaming Product, Financial Forecasts, Content Costs, Affiliate Fees, Ad Revenue & Nickelodeon Ratings

Newly merged ViacomCBS is having a really bad day. The stock tanked, and is still down more than 17%, after disappointing quarterly earnings and a barrage of questions from Wall Street entertainment analysts – answers to which they clearly did … Read more…

ViacomCBS’ Inauspicious Q4 Debut: Wall Street Grills CEO On New Streaming Product, Financial Forecasts, Content Costs, Affiliate Fees, Ad Revenue & Nickelodeon Ratings

Newly merged ViacomCBS is having a really bad day. The stock tanked, and is still down more than 17%, after disappointing quarterly earnings and a barrage of questions from Wall Street entertainment analysts – answers to which they clearly did … Read more…

Streaming and data demands doing more damage to the environment than you think | Your Morning

Your Morning SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating … Read more…

NBCUniversal revealed a critical number about Peacock that shows why media companies are walking slowly into streaming

The ARPU estimate of $ 6 to $ 7 showcases how Peacock is a significant new revenue stream but a lackluster replacement for cable revenues — unless NBCUniversal can save a lot of money on content. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

VRrOOm to Launch VR Platform for Immersive, Multi-User Streaming of Live Events

French VR company VRrOOm is launching a six degrees of freedom (6-DoF) social VR platform that operates within the VRChat live platform, and enables multiple users to take part in live events, and includes the possibility of real-time photo-realistic representation. … Read more…

U.S. Home Entertainment Market Topped $25 Billion in 2019, With 63% Coming From Streaming

Consumer spending on home entertainment rose 8.4% to a record $ 25.2 billion in 2019, spurred by the at-home sector’s biggest growth engine — digital, according to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

U.S. Home Entertainment Market Topped $25 Billion in 2019, With 63% Coming From Streaming

Consumer spending on home entertainment rose 8.4% to a record $ 25.2 billion in 2019, spurred by the at-home sector’s biggest growth engine — digital, according to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

‘Friends’ Drops Off Netflix in U.S., Leaving Frustrated Fans With No Streaming Option For Now

“Friends” is no longer there for you if you’re a Netflix subscriber in the U.S. Netflix’s un-friending has left the popular ’90s-era sitcom in streaming limbo: “Friends” will not be available to stream in the United States until the spring … Read more…

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. Technology BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Netflix Leads Both Film & TV Golden Globe Fields, Streaming Dominates TV Nominations As Broadcast Is Shut Out

For the first time ever, it’s the same outlet that is leading both the film and television nominations at the Golden Globes. Netflix is the most nominated film distributor with 17 noms, led by Marriage Story and The Irishman, and … Read more…

The Streaming Wars Are Finally in Full Swing—And the First Casualties Are Coming Into View

Remember Apple TV+? You know—the subscription streaming service that spent months hyping The Morning Show, its just-OK drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carell, only to see that flagship program outperformed by its flamboyantly weird, anachronistic comedy about … Read more…

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many content-based … news entertainment – BingNews DEAL … Read more…

5 Lessons From Q3 Earnings in Entertainment and Tech, From Teflon Facebook to Disney’s Streaming Onslaught

With the third quarter earning season officially wrapped up, it’s time to take a step back and see how major entertainment and tech companies held up at a time of transition. For many content-based … news entertainment – BingNews BEST … Read more…