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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix CFO David Wells says company wants original content to make up 50% of its catalog within a few years, is currently “one-third to halfway” toward target   —  Netflix is driving toward having half the content on its streaming service be original productions over the next few years …
Sep 21, 2016, 2:05 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Sep 18, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Jessica Alba joins Gwyneth Paltrow, will.i.am, Gary Vaynerchuk as exec producer and mentor on Apple's Planet of the Apps; Lightspeed commits $10M in prizes   —  Lightspeed Venture Partners commits $10 million to fund winning apps  —  Jessica Alba has boarded “Planet of the Apps” …
Aug 31, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
GoPro's launching 32 original shows by early 2017, some later this year; source says a cloud-based service for hosting or editing video is coming this year   —  CEO Nick Woodman looks to regain balance after rocky year  —  “I was up jammin' 'til 3 a.m. last night,” GoPro founder …
Aug 31, 2016, 2:22 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Samsung to Close Milk Music on September 22   —  Samsung is finally pulling the plug on its Milk Music streaming service: The company started to notify users of Milk Music Friday that it will shut down the service on September 22.  Samsung told existing users to instead switch to Slacker, which has been powering Milk since its launch.
Aug 20, 2016, 9:40 AMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu phases out its own free streaming service, inks deal with Yahoo to provide TV episodes to Yahoo View, Yahoo's new ad-supported TV streaming site   —  Hulu inks deal with Yahoo to provide free, ad-supported episodes of TV shows  —  Hulu is moving to an all-subscription model …
Aug 8, 2016, 10:50 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Redbox confirms it is testing Redbox Digital video streaming service   —  Redbox is officially venturing back into streaming — on a trial basis, anyway.  A Redbox spokesperson told Variety Thursday that the company has started to test its new streaming service, dubbed Redbox Digital, with some customers.
Jul 21, 2016, 7:20 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Yahoo Q2: $1.3B revenue, up 5% YoY, in line with expectations, $482M writedown on Tumblr; Mayer notes success in cutting costs as bid deadline hits   —  Yahoo, in the midst of final negotiations to sell itself, reported earnings in line with Wall Street's already lowered expectations …
Jul 18, 2016, 5:35 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Yahoo posts quarterly revenue of $1.3B, up 5% YoY, in line with lowered expectations; Mayer notes success in cutting company costs as bid deadline hits   —  Netflix delivered disappointing subscriber numbers as part of its Q2 2016 earnings release Monday, which showed that the company …
Jul 18, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Vevo updates its design with vertical video, adds user profiles, hires playlist curators and hosts for original video, plans paid tier later in 2016   —  How do you reinvent music television for a generation that grew up not watching MTV, but YouTube, Vine and Snapchat?
Jul 14, 2016, 6:00 PMIn context

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