Category Archives: Production Stream

Pilots ‘Less Than Zero’ & ‘Search And Destroy’ Not Going Forward At Hulu

They are among six recent pilots on Hulu’s slate. Of the other four, two (dramas Reprisal, starring Abigail Spencer, and The Great, starring Elle Fanning) were just picked up to series. Woke is now wrapping filming, while Sweet Tooth is heading into production in May. – Nellie Andreeva, Deadline Hollywood »

Disney expects to take a $150 million hit as it cuts ties with Netflix

At the start, Disney+ will stream more than 5,000 hours of Disney-owned original films and TV shows, roughly 7,000 episodes of television and 500 movies, including a substantial backlog of Disney theatrical animated feature films, including many of the classics, along with live-action films and Pixar movies. – Robert Briel, Broadband TV News »

Amazon copies brick-and-mortar stores by launching a new home shopping channel

On the list of companies that Amazon has crushed in market share is QVC Group, which broadcasts its own shows where hosts chat about available products, making it easy for people to watch along and buy. Amazon is now mirroring this approach with live streams available on its site and through a new app called Amazon Live Creator. – Shannon Liao, The Verge »

Why live PBS streaming is taking so long (and how to deal with it)

For PBS, this process is inherently trickier because all of its member stations are independently owned. Some stations may be jointly managed by a state or regional network, but unlike a Sinclair or in the for-profit world, there are no mega-broadcasters that own large numbers of PBS stations across the country. That means PBS can’t simply work out blanket deals with broadcaster groups and have them provide live feeds to streaming services in bulk… – Jared Newman, TechHive »

Reality Is Closing In On Netflix

Debt investors are not happy either. In fact, they’ve always been more skeptical and assigned Netflix’s debt “Junk” ratings since as early as 2015. In the last year, that skepticism has grown, as the yield on its issuances has increased 150 basis points. Since 2017, the cost of debt has risen 275 basis point to 6.375%. Should debt investors grow more weary of Netflix’s massive cash burn, the liquidity they’ve provided could dry up quickly. – David Trainer, Forbes »
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