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The Future of Social TV and Television

The Future of Social TV and Television | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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The number of television and Social TV viewers using ubiquitous second screens (laptops, smartphones and tabs) to interact with television is at an all time high.
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BT 2018 | Worldbuilding Live: The Corner

World Building is an iterative and collaborative narrative practice, first developed by production designer Alex McDowell for Minority Report and Figh

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Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first

Netflix’s real advantage is that it’s a tech company first | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Netflix hasn't been coy about its plans to take over Hollywood. The company has already said it could spend up to $8 billion on content this year alone. But

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TV ad space may not recover from current slump, analysts say

TV ad space may not recover from current slump, analysts say | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

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YouTube TV hikes fees, adds channels | OTT | News | Rapid TV News

YouTube TV hikes fees, adds channels | OTT | News | Rapid TV News | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
As it aims to cash in on its almost impregnable market position, YouTube has added new content partners for the subscription TV element of its online vide
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YouTube Changes Rules, No Monetization Of New Artists

YouTube Changes Rules, No Monetization Of New Artists | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

YouTube has yet again raised the threshold that a creators and musicians must meet to make any money on the videos they post. YouTube says that the changes are designed to "prevent bad actors from harming the inspiring and original creators.

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The good times are rolling for Netflix — even with the looming threat from Disney

The good times are rolling for Netflix — even with the looming threat from Disney | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Netflix's profits are more than double what they were before it pushed its hugely profitable DVD business to the side and focused on streaming.
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The end of “peak TV” must finally, mercifully be nigh

The end of “peak TV” must finally, mercifully be nigh | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Did you watch the latest season of Black Mirror? How about Handmaid's Tale? In the age of "peak TV," this classic water-cooler conversation starter induces more anxiety than enthusiasm for television series. As long ago as 2015, when he coined the phrase "peak TV," FX Networks boss John Langraf observed that there's "simply too much

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Television has entered a golden era thanks to a boom in new scripted series

Television has entered a golden era thanks to a boom in new scripted series | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
In 2017, nearly 500 original series were aired or streamed in the United States. That's more than double the number from seven years earlier.
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Amazon captured 4% of US retail sales in 2017

Amazon captured 4% of US retail sales in 2017 | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Amazon accounted for 4% of US retail sales and 44% of US e-commerce sales in 2017.
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'Bright' Might Have Beat 'Star Wars' If Its 11 Million Viewers Bought Tickets

'Bright' Might Have Beat 'Star Wars' If Its 11 Million Viewers Bought Tickets | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Nielsen numbers show that more people saw "Bright" than season 2 of "The Crown," but that could have changed if released widely
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Owen Matthews's curator insight, January 1, 5:58 PM
I really enjoyed this movie... felt like Die Hard or an 80's action flick. I wouldn't have watched at the cinema though.
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Television has won

Television has won | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
"Television, old or new, is the medium of our post-Enlightenment era when text and reason are substituted by images and emotions. To be brief and blunt, Trump is just the beginning."
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Owen Matthews's curator insight, January 1, 7:12 PM
The Internet used to be something you read. In 2018, it will officially be something you watch.
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Future of live sports? How Amazon streamed NFL games to 200 countries and 600 types of devices

Future of live sports? How Amazon streamed NFL games to 200 countries and 600 types of devices | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Signal acquisition, content ingestion, transcoding, ad insertion, playback optimization, and end-to-end monitoring probably weren’t top of mind for NFL…
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A Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad sales ramifications

A Disney-Fox deal is not just about Netflix — it also has major ad sales ramifications | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed

Exclusive: Amazon's internal numbers on Prime Video, revealed | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Amazon.com Inc's top television shows drew more than 5 million people worldwide to its Prime shopping club by early 2017, according to company documents, revealing for the first time how the retailer's bet on original video is paying off.

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Spotify is testing its own voice assistant to control your music | Technology | The Guardian

Spotify is testing its own voice assistant to control your music | Technology | The Guardian | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Streaming service’s voice recognition system seeks to free it from reliance on Siri and Alexa, paving the way to launch into smart speaker market

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Netflix eyes 100MN Indian subscribers as it ramps up local originals | VOD | News | Rapid TV News

Netflix eyes 100MN Indian subscribers as it ramps up local originals | VOD | News | Rapid TV News | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Netflix’s next 100 million customers will come from India, CEO Reed Hastings has told delegates at the Global Business Summit in New Delhi. 

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Grammys 2018 Boost Sales 328% Despite TV Ratings Drop

Grammys 2018 Boost Sales 328% Despite TV Ratings Drop | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
TV viewership of the The 2018 Grammy Awards was down 24%, but the show still spurred immediate sales gains for the songs performed on Sunday's broadcast. Those songs earned a collective 328% gain in download sales in the U.S. on the day of the show, according to initial sale
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How OTT Will Innovate In 2018

How OTT Will Innovate In 2018 | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Advertising on streaming services is set for some drastic changes in the year ahead.
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Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry

Streaming services are killing off the DVD and Blu-ray industry | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Sales of subscription streaming services increased sharply in 2017, and DVD and Blu-ray took a big hit.
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The Awesome Power of Music Nostalgia

The Awesome Power of Music Nostalgia | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The mass appeal of Christmas music and Classic Rock - and music in general - can be explained by recent data on concerts grosses and music streaming.
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487 Original Programs Aired in 2017. Bet You Didn’t Watch Them All.

487 Original Programs Aired in 2017. Bet You Didn’t Watch Them All. | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The staggering growth of original shows largely comes from the seemingly endless budget lines that help produce new shows for streaming services, chiefly Netflix.
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Here's why acquiring Netflix would make sense for Apple

Here's why acquiring Netflix would make sense for Apple | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The catalyst could be President Trump’s newly passed tax bill, which will allow Apple to bring back about $220 billion of its cash to the US
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Your Ad Here: How Fast-Growing Startup GumGum Is Using Image Recognition Technology To Change Online Advertising, Sports Sponsorships And More

Your Ad Here: How Fast-Growing Startup GumGum Is Using Image Recognition Technology To Change Online Advertising, Sports Sponsorships And More | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Context is everything. GumGum founder Ophir Tanz explains how his company got to $110 million in revenue by matching ads to online images.
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Universal Music Group Signs "Unprecedented" Global Licensing Deal With Facebook, Instagram, Oculus

Universal Music Group Signs "Unprecedented" Global Licensing Deal With Facebook, Instagram, Oculus | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Universal Music Group has signed a global licensing deal that will allow users of Facebook, Instagram and Oculus to use UMG music in uploaded videos and other user generated content. UMG becomes the first major music group to sign a deal with the social networking giant.

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