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Hollywood Studios Win Copyright Battle Against VidAngel’s Streaming Service

The studios alleged that what VidAngel was really doing was “space-shifting” and violating exclusive rights to copy and perform copyrighted works. Specifically, the lawsuit took issue with how VidAngel was circumventing the encryption on DVD and Blu-rays that protected against unauthorized access. By doing so, VidAngel was able to not only offer nudity-free versions of movies, but also access to films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens before such content was available on licensed VOD services like Netflix. – Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2TnNzTh
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‘Tales From The Loop’: Rebecca Hall To Star In Amazon Series Based On Simon Stålenhag Art

Tales from the Loop explores the town and people who live above “The Loop,” a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe – making things possible that were previously relegated only to science fiction. In this fantastical, mysterious town, poignant human tales are told that bare universal emotional experiences while drawing on the intrigue of genre storytelling. – Nellie Andreeva & Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2EpRnZH

Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims

As many as 1 in 5 people today are mooching off of someone else’s account when streaming video from Netflix,Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new study from CordCutting.com. Of these, Netflix tends to be pirated for the longest period — 26 months, compared with 16 months for Amazon Prime Video or 11 months for Hulu. That could be because Netflix freeloaders often mooch off their family instead of a friend — 48 percent use their parents’ login, while another 14 percent use their sister or brother’s credentials, the firm found. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/2Eg4r3N

‘Gremlins’ Animated Series in Development for WarnerMedia Streaming Service

WarnerMedia’s streaming service is set to launch later this year, but original programming likely won’t start rolling out until 2020. Library content from WarnerMedia properties will make up the “beta” version of the service, as Kevin Reilly, chief creative officer for the service and at Turner, has called it. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » https://ift.tt/2GMrG9o

Star Wars TV Production Begins In The U.K.

Tonight we can reveal that the third as yet unannounced Star Wars TV series will be shot in the UK under the production name of SERIES III PRODUCTIONS (UK) LIMITED which was registered on the public UK companies register on the 12th October 2018. We anticipate that the focal point of the series will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April. – Brian Cameron, Fantha Tracks » https://ift.tt/2GH29yi

Stacking builds up as single SVOD service households decline globally

In a survey of 33,000 internet users across the 16 countries, more than half (50%) of respondents in 13 of those countries had at least one SVOD service, while in 10 of the 16 markets, more than half of SVOD homes were so-called SVOD stackers, that is taking more than one service. Ampere added that as more major players such as Disney enter the SVOD marketplace in 2019 and beyond, the question is just how many services will consumers pay for? – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » https://ift.tt/2tBlgRK

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