Roku stock tanks 18% after sharing financials, outlook

Despite surpassing analyst expectations for the quarter, Roku disappointed Wall Street when it shared its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. The digital streaming business fell about 18% in after-hours trading, in the minutes following the news release. – Katie Roof, TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2CA4jJQ

Net Neutrality Gets Its Official Execution Date—But the Fights to Keep It Alive Are Going Strong

Assuming that everything goes on schedule, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order will be published in the federal register tomorrow and become formal policy for the agency sometime around April 23rd. There’s no reason to believe that this Federal Communications Commission will reverse course on its own, but there are so many fights still to be resolved over the next year or so, and it’s even possible that we won’t have to wait until April to be reassured that all traffic on the web will be treated equally. – Rhett Jones, Gizmodo http://gizmo.do/mABzvWn

Disney Planning Another ‘Muppets’ Reboot for Its Streaming Service (Exclusive)

Headed by OTT programming chief Agnes Chu, the as-yet-unnamed service — envisioned as a competitor to Netflix — will be a home for family-friendly fare including Marvel feature films and such TV series as a live-action Star Wars (with multiple variations already in the works, per CEO Bob Iger) and, sources tell THR, a reboot of The Muppets. – Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2EItuzP

Netflix Lands Worldwide Rights to Next Four Duplass Brothers Pics (EXCLUSIVE)

The first film under the deal is an untitled Duplass Brothers-Ray Romano project, which will be released later this year. The pic follows a bittersweet bromance and centers on themes of friendship, mortality, and made-up sports. The film, which stars Mark Duplass and Romano, recently wrapped production. – Justin Kroll, Variety http://ift.tt/2Ca6cRv
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