Jason Mitchell Dropped From ‘The Chi’ and Netflix Film Amid Misconduct Claims

A source with knowledge of the Showtime series says Tiffany Boone, who played Mitchell’s girlfriend on The Chi, was among several actresses on the series who had issues with Mitchell. She made repeated complaints of sexual harassment and allegedly felt so unsafe with her co-star that at times her fiance, Dear White People actor Marque Richardson, came to set when she shot scenes with him. Boone declined to comment. – Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/2VCQCmJ

CBS sees consumers taking as many as 10 OTT video subscriptions

If DeBevoise’s 10 OTT service prediction comes true, and Parks Associates’ latest top 10 U.S. OTT video service rankings hold up, then All Access and Showtime OTT have a good shot at making the cut as adoption of OTT services expand. Parks ranked Showtime and CBS All Access at seven and eight, respectively, behind Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, Starz and MLB.TV. – Ben Munson, FierceVideo » http://bit.ly/2JwYGnG

Distribution Rights Will Soon Turn Streaming Upside Down

Most of the popular licensed shows on Netflix are likely to end up exclusively on NBCUniversal’s streaming service. New Girl already moved over to Hulu and is likely to stay there. ABC’s fourteen past seasons of Grey’s Anatomy is likely to move from Netflix to Hulu to join the current season. CBS will eventually withdraw NCIS and Criminal Minds for CBS All Access. – Megan Southard, NoCable » http://bit.ly/2EyVSlV

Chinese live streaming platform Huya is looking to expand into the US

E-sports refers to professional video gaming where teams play each other in competitions. NYSE-listed Huya streams some of those tournaments and hosts other user-generated content. It makes money mainly by selling virtual gifts to users who then send those to streamers on the platform, a model that helped the firm see 93.4% year-on-year revenue growth for the first quarter, when it reported earnings last week. – Arjun Kharpal, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2JSjrJz

The Fresh Faces Of Streaming: How Will Existing Services Fare As Big-Budget Competitors Enter The Fray? — Deadline Disruptors

As of this writing, there are 235 over-the-top [OTT] video services available in the U.S., according to market tracker Parks Associates Research. And even though customers are increasingly doing away with their traditional pay-TV bundles, the question for all of the new entrants is whether they will bring must-have offerings to the crowded marketplace. Studies have shown that three services tend to be the limit in most households—how will the new breed replace one of the current must-haves? – Dade Hayes, Deadline Hollywood » http://bit.ly/2Wi9xaR
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