YouTube is now showing ad-supported Hollywood movies

The platform started promoting the free feature-length films in the movie section of the site in October, where it has sold movies and shows for years. Consumers could buy the latest blockbusters and prime-time TV programs through YouTube as they might on Apple iTunes and Amazon Prime, but there was never a free option to watch the movies in exchange for commercial interruptions. – Garrett Sloane, Ad Age https://ift.tt/2FteoPr

Hulu Orders ‘Sweet Tooth’ Pilot Based On Comic From Team Downey & Jim Mickle

Written and to be directed by Mickle, Sweet Tooth is the coming-of-age fable of Gus, a boy/deer hybrid who leaves home to find the world ravaged by a cataclysmic event. He joins a ragtag family of hybrids and humans searching to find answers behind the event…ultimately discovering a vast conspiracy that forces him to question his very existence. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood https://ift.tt/2PysVOb

‘Devil May Cry’ Announces Netflix Anime Series

So far, few story details about the project have been announced, but fans know it will be helmed by [Adi Shankar]. The producer was introduced to Netflix a couple years back when his pitch for Castlevania was approved. To date, Netflix has released two seasons of the acclaimed anime, and its latest outing earned rave reviews from both critics and fans. – Megan Peters, ComicBook.com https://ift.tt/2DsmVzd

Amazon Touts ‘Thursday Night Football’ Total Viewers Up 22% to 14.7 Million in First Seven Weeks

The seven “Thursday Night Football” games streamed so far for the 2018 season on Amazon Prime Video and Twitch (weeks 4-10) drew a combined 14.7 million total viewers in over 200 countries and territories, including all 50 U.S. states, according to Amazon. That’s up 22% versus the same time last year. – Todd Spangler, Variety https://ift.tt/2qRrcVC
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