Fullscreen’s SVOD offering, a millennial-oriented channel packed with social media stars, just never quite caught on. In an email, Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos told staffers that the service – simply called Fullscreen – will be shuttered in January. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the service – which launched in April of 2016 – will stream […]
In a new partnership with Ticketmaster, YouTube will now let musicians directly sell tickets to their U.S. performances. Artists can list their upcoming tour dates under a new section, which appears directly beneath an official video’s description. Along with the dates, artists can also include a direct link to Ticketmaster’s website.
Looks like a trio of three-hour movies wasn’t enough. Amazon Studios has officially landed to the rights to a series adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. The news comes in the wake of previously-reported negotiations between Amazon, Warner Bros. Television, and the estate of J.R.R. Tolkien. Amazon will produce the series in-house, with participation […]
Reddit’s IPO might come within a few years. At the Internet Association’s Virtuous Circle Summit on Monday, CEO Steve Huffman said the company may go public by 2020. According to Huffman, going public is inevitable for the company; the exec called it the “only responsible choice.” Huffman co-founded Reddit in 2005.
Just because a video contains well-known children’s characters doesn’t mean it’s kid-friendly. Some YouTube users, for instance, have posted videos where Disney or Nickelodeon characters engage in violent or sexual behavior. Now YouTube is taking new steps to make sure such content doesn’t actually reach kids. The company says it will start putting age restrictions […]
Owning a chain of brick-and-mortar stores can come in handy. In time for the holiday season, Amazon announced that it has begun selling Fire TV streaming devices, Kindle readers, and Echo smart speakers at over 100 Whole Foods stores. And starting this week, Amazon will open “pop-up stores” within a handful of Whole Foods locations, […]
Disney announced that it has finalized a deal with Rian Johnson, director of the upcoming Star Wars installment The Last Jedi, to develop a new Star Wars trilogy. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during the company’s quarterly earnings call. But here’s where things get even more interesting: The company is also […]
Twitter has temporarily put a halt to verifying new users. The company, like other social media platforms, grants certain accounts – those of celebrities, journalists and other well-known figures – a little blue checkmark signaling that the account is genuine. But a controversy recently erupted when the company verified the account of Jason Kessler, a […]
Apple’s push into original programming is gaining steam. The tech giant just emerged victorious in what was likely a fierce bidding war, landing the rights to an untitled drama series about the world of morning network TV. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are slated to star and executive produce. No word yet on when the […]
Roku’s first-ever earnings report was very solid, surpassing analysts’ expectations in every area. The streaming device-maker generated $123.8 million in revenue during Q3, as compared to $89 million in the third quarter of 2016. Wall Street had predicted $110 million in third quarter revenue. The company wasn’t quite profitable, but its net losses amounted to […]