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Netflix Launching ‘Little Black Mirror’ Video Series Starring Maia Mitchell, Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, Juanpa Zurita and More

The trio of “Little Black Mirror” episodes will be released on YouTube on May 26, June 2 and June 6, on the Netflix América Latina channel. The episodes were directed and scored by musician-actor Rudy Mancuso, who is managed by Shots Studios (which also manages digital influencers Pons, Alesso, Stocking and Jibawi). – Todd Spangler, Variety » http://bit.ly/2EuYqkC
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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

Apple, Amazon, Google, and others sued for selling thousands of pirated recordings

The lawsuit claims that these online retailers are selling and streaming these recordings with the full knowledge that they’re unauthorized. As the lawsuit says, “it is hard to imagine that a person walking into Tower Records, off the street, with arms full of CD’s and vinyl records and claiming to be the record label for Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald, could succeed in having that store sell their copies directly next to the same albums released by legendary record labels, Capitol, RCA, and Columbia, and at a lower price.” – Jon Porter, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2QbElEQ

The top 7 shows on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Audiences are still attracted to DC Universe’s “Doom Patrol” as the series nears its first season finale on Friday. Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” has seen a spark after a new trailer for its upcoming third season debuted earlier this month. And Netflix’s “Lucifer” revival has jumped to the top spot. – Travis Clark, Business Insider » http://bit.ly/2Ekvufa
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