‘Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City’: Zosia Mamet To Recur In Netflix Revival

Based on the books by Armistead Maupin, this next chapter – Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City – follows Mary Ann (Laura Linney), who returns home to San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian (Paul Gross), twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann returns to her chosen family and will quickly be drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Olympia Dukakis) and the residents of 28 Barbary Lane. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2Pef2UE

New Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes hit Netflix this Thanksgiving

The new season will run for six episodes, and, as is usually the case with Netflix shows, all six of them will be available to stream right away. The entire season 11 cast will return to reprise their roles, including Jonah Ray Rodrigues as the everyman host, Felicia Day as the villain, Patton Oswalt as her sidekick, Baron Vaughn as Tom Servo, Hampton Yount as Crow T. Robot, and Rebecca Hanson as Gypsy. – Samuel Axon, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2xIZwWJ

Discovery and PGA Tour Tee Up ‘GOLFTV’ Streaming Brand for 2019 Launch

Discovery’s $2 billion swing at the international golf market is taking shape, with its upcoming streaming service to be branded “GOLFTV.” The OTT service will tee off around the world at the beginning of 2019 and have live PGA Tour coverage in a raft of territories at launch. More territories will get the live coverage in the next four years as existing rights deals play out. – Stewart Clarke, Variety https://ift.tt/2q4lK1h

Why media people are furious over Facebook’s bad video metrics

Now advertisers are suing over the company allegedly cooking the books and not disclosing this miscalculation. And media people are fuming about this development. Rightfully so: The media industry over the last two-plus years has been punctuated by an awful euphemism known as the “pivot to video.” With traditional digital advertising revenue flatlining, Facebook managed to convince online publishers that video would be the next media goldmine. The company jumped headfirst into the medium–changing its algorithm to favor moving images, while convincing both advertisers and publishers alike that a long-term, video-first strategy would be the answer to their revenue woes. – Cale Guthrie Weissman, Fast Company https://ift.tt/2PENDrQ
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