REPORT: Fox News Web Producer Dies From COVID-19

Written by 27 October, 2020
The Daily Beast is reporting that a web video producer for Fox News has reportedly died from complications related to COVID-19. According to the site, Fox News employees received a memo from the network last week revealing that Rob Brown, who had been with the network since 1999, had died. While the memo did not specify a cause of death, several sources, including a family member, confirmed to The Daily Beast that Brown—who had not been in the office since March—died from coronavirus complications. "Rob was a wonderful employee and a bright light to those of us who were blessed…

Streaming Services And The Theory Of Perceived Value

Written by 19 November, 2019
Earlier this week BNN Bloomberg anchor Jon Erlichman tweeted out the list below, which sparked another round of comments and think pieces along the lines of "I thought we were going to save money with streaming TV, but this costs as much as cable."Few things in this world generate more bad takes than the subject of streaming media. And given that, it's not surprising that most of the people who retweeted this list focused on entirely the wrong message. First of all, almost no one is subscribing to all of these services at once. Most surveys about streaming media usage…
Last modified on Monday, 26 October 2020 02:11

Longtime Netflix Exec Joins Deluxe As Chief Strategy Officer

Written by 23 October, 2020
Longtime Netflix executive Anna Lee is joining Deluxe Entertainment Services in the newly created position of chief strategy officer. She will oversee business opportunities for Los Angeles-based Deluxe, which offers a range of services to film and TV studios, digital content providers, advertising agencies, fulfillment, and home entertainment. Lee spent 12-years at Netflix where she headed global content services, Deluxe was recently acquired by private equity firm Platinum Equity, which reportedly brought back previous CEO Cyril Drabinsky, who Lee reports to. "Anna is an exceptional leader and her experience in digital cinema, supply-chain workflows, and the global OTT space will…
Last modified on Monday, 26 October 2020 01:21

'Ratched' Again Tops Nielsen's Streaming Top Ten List

Written by 22 October, 2020
Here are the top ten streaming titles for the week of September 20th-27th, 2020, according to Nielsen Media Research. STREAMER TITLE EPISODES VIEWING MINUTES 1 Netflix Ratched 8 1.632 billion 2 Netflix Enola Holmes 1 1.165 3 Netflix The Blacklist 151 929 4 Netflix The Office 192 893 5 Netflix Schitts Creek 72 839 6 Amazon The Boys 14 703 7 Netflix Greys Anatomy 361 703 8 Netflix Criminal Minds 277 680 9 Netflix Cobra Kai 20 676 10 Netflix Lucifer 75 636
Last modified on Thursday, 22 October 2020 14:28

Amazon Greenlights 'Lightyears'

Written by 22 October, 2020
Amazon Studios has picked up the new drama series Lightyears, co-produced by Amazon Studios and Legendary Television.According to the logline from Amazon, Lightyears follows Franklin and Irene York, a couple who discover a chamber buried in their backyard that leads to a strange, deserted planet. The project is written and co-executive produced by Holden Miller, with Daniel C. Connolly serving as showrunner and executive producer, and Mosaic's Jimmy Miller and Sam Hansen serving as executive producers. Juan José Campanella will direct and executive produce the first two episodes."Holden and Dan have created an ambitious story, one that’s fantastical but filled…

Emily Powers Is New Head Of BritBox North America

Written by 22 October, 2020
Emily Powers is the new executive vice president and head of Britbox North America, co-owners BBC Studios and ITV said in a statement early Thursday morning. She previously served as SVP and commercial head at the company. Powers joined BritBox in September 2015 as SVP, Commercial and was promoted to chief revenue officer in July 2020.Powers will be taking over for president and CEO Soumya Sriraman, who announced earlier this month that she would be stepping down at the end of October."I look forward to guiding the growth of BritBox in North America," Powers said in a staement. "Over the…