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TV Long View: Streaming Future Suffers from Lack of Transparency

For audiences, the lack of transparency in digital viewing could lead to more situations like the cancellation of One Day at a Time with Netflix. A lack of public information about how many people had watched the show helped fuel confusion and outrage about why the streamer dropped the show — especially after Netflix lamented on social media about how sad the decision was. – Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter » http://bit.ly/30C8MJ0
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US broadband hits new highs as traditional video bundles decline

In total, internet-only subscribers consumed 395.7 GBytes, more than 120 GBytes more than the average subscriber and almost double the 209.5 GBytes consumed by households that purchase a bundle of video and Internet services. – Joseph O’Halloran, Rapid TV News » http://bit.ly/2VZmOWz

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

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

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

Nicolas Winding Refn Says His New TV Show Is Not a TV Show

Two episodes of “Too Old To Die Young” premiered at Cannes on Friday night. [Nicolas Winding Refn] made the unique decision to premiere the fourth and fifth episodes, rather than the first and second, because he said that he thought it would get to the heart of the show, about a Los Angeles cop (Miles Teller) who leads a double life. – Ramin Setoodeh, Variety » http://bit.ly/2YArNtx
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