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Microsoft’s Walmart partnership isn’t about retail — it’s about streaming

This sudden, extensive push toward streaming games to devices instead of running them from hardware paints a new vision of the possible future of gaming. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot even recently said that the next console generation would be the last, and that he thinks “streaming will become more accessible to many players and make it not necessary to have big hardware at home.” – Stefan Birrer, Phenix via VentureBeat https://ift.tt/2vONVEr
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Ajit Pai Knew FCC Cyberattack Was Fake for Seven Months but Kept Quiet

Released on August 8, the IG report found that senior FCC officials had misled Congress and the American public by first announcing, and later defending in letters to lawmakers, a claim that a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack had crippled the commission’s comment system last May, amid efforts by its Republican members to roll back Obama-era net neutrality protections. – Dell Cameron, Gizmodo https://ift.tt/2Bc2dUZ

Kenya Barris Signs $100 Million Netflix Deal

The “Black-ish” creator has signed a three-year overall deal with the streaming service that will see him produce series exclusively for Netflix. According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, the deal, which carries an option for an additional two years, is valued at roughly $100 million — putting Barris in the same ballpark as recent Netflix recruits Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. – Daniel Holloway, Variety https://ift.tt/2KV197y

Second-tier boom to drive global OTT to more than 400MN subs by 2022

Overall globally, Parks Associates Research calculates that there are more than 265 million households worldwide and that there will be more than 400 million OTT video service subscriptions by 2022. While Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu remain the industry leaders in the US, the analyst noted a string of second-tier of services emerging, led by recognised TV brands such as HBO Now, DIRECTV NOW, Starz, Showtime, and CBS All Access. – Rapid TV News https://ift.tt/2Bh8fU9

FCC says court made error in approval of AT&T/Time Warner merger

[The] DOJ appealed that court ruling last month, and yesterday the FCC gave the DOJ’s case a small boost. The FCC isn’t actually supporting the DOJ’s case, but the commission’s filing points out an error made by the US District Court for the District of Columbia. In US District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling against the DOJ, he said that he was “hesitant to assign any significant evidentiary value” to previous statements that AT&T and the AT&T-owned DirecTV made to the FCC. AT&T’s own statements to the FCC, made in the years prior to the AT&T/Time Warner merger, supported the DOJ’s case that a merged entity could raise the price of programming. Those AT&T statements were made as part of the FCC’s 2010 review of the Comcast/NBCUniversal merger and in other FCC proceedings. – Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica https://ift.tt/2P6mpKN

‘Anne With an E’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix and Starts Shooting This Winter

Netflix and CBC announced that it has renewed the heartwarming series based on the “Anne of Green Gables” novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. The updates series, which addresses progressive themes such as bullying, sexism, LBQT-identity issues, and abuse, will return for a 10-episode season. Season 3 will begin shooting in Prince Edward Island and Ontario this winter. – Hanh Nguyen, IndieWire https://ift.tt/2MvdV1l
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