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YouTube is ‘aggressively approaching’ solution to child exploitation controversy

This week, YouTube has further limited which videos some ads can run on and has applied those ad restrictions to millions of videos, according to a memo sent to advertisers, which was obtained by Adweek. The memo describes how YouTube is trying to protect children as major companies, including Disney, Epic Games, AT&T, and Nestle, pull ads from the platform. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2IrqVEA
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Loop acquires ScreenPlay to build its streaming library

While you may not have heard of ScreenPlay, the company has licensed a library of 200,000 music videos and movie/game/TV trailers, which it broadcasts in thousands of venues for partners like Hard Rock Cafe, Norwegian Cruise Line, Yard House, Buffalo Wild Wings and Caesars Entertainment. This announcement comes just a week after Loop TV officially came out of stealth — and in fact, co-founder and CEO Jon Niermann (previously an executive at EA – Electronic Arts and Disney) said he’s always seen ScreenPlay’s content library as the foundation for Loop’s business. – Anthony Ha, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2BNpcU4

Netflix Establishes Production Hub in Toronto, Leasing Nearly 250,000 Square Feet of Studio Space

The company announced pacts to lease two studio spaces in Toronto: with Cinespace Studios for around 164,000 square feet of space, including four sound stages, and with Pinewood Toronto Studios, also for four sound stages and adjacent office space comprising a total footprint of approximately 84,580 square feet. The new spaces add to Netflix’s existing physical production footprint in Canada, which includes a lease of British Columbia’s Martini Film Studios and production sites it sets up on a per-production basis. – Todd Spangler, Variety » https://ift.tt/2V2rNAE

YouTube’s community is up in arms about butts

Drama guru Keemstar recently summarized the trend on Twitter as a “whole genre on YouTube of women cleaning their home in booty shorts.” Some creators are critical of what they see as fellow YouTubers skirting the platform’s rules or taking advantage of its obtuse algorithm. Others question whether or not this content could be available to younger viewers. – Megan Farokhmanesh, The Verge » http://bit.ly/2DubxBo

CBS reaches its 8 million streaming subscribers goal two years early

Despite passing its subscriber goal early, CBS was down about 3 percent after hours after its results fell short of analyst expectations. The company reported earnings per share of $1.50 per share ex-items compared to $1.52 per share analysts were expecting. CBS reported revenue of $4.02 billion compared to $4.13 billion expected. – Lauren Feiner, CNBC » https://cnb.cx/2DKHwxt
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