Mobile data is precious, but video streaming consumes tons of it. Unbeknownst to anyone else, Netflix has been addressing the issue: The service confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that, for the past five years, it has been throttling video speeds across most wireless providers (including AT&T and Verizon), capping streaming quality at 600 kilobits per second. Netflix has long been a proponent of open-Internet “net-neutrality” rules, and many are charging the company with hypocrisy. AT&T exec Jim Cicconi even said that his company is “outraged.” Netflix says it was merely trying to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps.” The company also announced that, this May, it will be launching a new mobile data saver for its app, allowing users to manually adjust the quality of their video stream – and therefore the amount of data they consume.
TNT ordered a late night-themed pilot for Naked with Niecy Nash. It’s an expansion of the net’s relationship with Nash, who stars in Claws, renewed for season three, and a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, and Nash’s production company, Chocolate Chick.
The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore signed an overall production deal with Doctor studio Sony Pictures Television to develop scripted series via his Alfresco Pictures. Claire Londy jumped aboard Alfresco as head of development.
Camila Cabello picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Cardi B was named Best New Artist and Donald Glover’s (Atlanta) music video for “This Is America” won Best Video With a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography. Also of note at the VMAs: Ariana […]
NBC Sports named Mike Tirico as the new studio host for Football Night in America, where he will work alongside analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio, from Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford. The role had been held by Dan Patrick from 2008-2017. Tirico previously co-hosted […]
Dr Pepper unveiled its new marketing campaign for the 2018-2019 season, titled Fansville. The promotion is a parody TV show drama that” captures the emotional rollercoaster of college football fandom.” The episodic-like campaign, created by Deutsch showcases characters such as Brian Bosworth, Eddie George and Les Miles with the first of its six 30-second campaign […]