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Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Instagram says it is testing “creator account” profiles with specialized tools like analytics and DM filtering, rolling out more widely next year   —  A small group of high-profile Instagram users are testing the new “creator account” profiles, which offer tools tailored to influencers.
Dec 11, 2018, 12:45 PMIn context
Rebecca Keegan / Hollywood Reporter:
The Criterion Collection says it will launch a streaming service of classic films in the spring, after outcry over WarnerMedia's decision to shut FilmStruck   —  “Round up your buddies,” Steven Spielberg told Edgar Wright, when a campaign was launched to save FilmStruck.
Nov 19, 2018, 4:55 AMIn context
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
EU parliament approves guidelines whereby 30% of content on streaming services must be European and requiring quick action when content is flagged as harmful   —  Under the new guidelines, 30 percent of all content carried on streaming services in Europe will have to come from the region.
Oct 4, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Nyay Bhushan / Hollywood Reporter:
Q&A: Amazon Prime Video India head Vijay Subramaniam on Indian content for worldwide audiences, sparking conversation, and passing on film production for now   —  Led by Vijay Subramaniam, the service has been aggressively ramping up its slate with a mix of fiction and unscripted shows …
Sep 22, 2018, 10:10 AMIn context
Rick Porter / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO and Netflix tie for the most Emmy wins, taking home 23 each; Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won eight awards; Hulu won four   —  HBO is still the Emmy champion — but it has some company at the top.  —  The streaming era has already turned the TV business upside down …
Sep 18, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom to acquire youth-focused digital media company AwesomenessTV; sources say for $25M plus debt, well below AwesomenessTV's $650M valuation in 2016   —  The deal, which sources say also includes the assumption of some debt, is significantly lower than the $650 million valuation that Awesomeness had in 2016.
Jul 27, 2018, 2:12 PMIn context
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
EU's biggest TV broadcasters are combining resources to launch streaming video services in countries like UK, France, and Germany to compete against Netflix   —  Old media broadcasters in Germany and France are setting up ambitious joint national video platforms, but do they have what it takes to compete with the streaming giants?
Jul 11, 2018, 6:50 AMIn context
Patrick Brzeski / Hollywood Reporter:
iQiyi debuts its first on-demand physical movie theater in China, with mini-theaters seating two to 10, that users can rent by the hour to watch iQiyi's content   —  The company plans to build physical cinemas in major cities across China.  —  Beijing-based streaming-video giant iQiyi …
May 28, 2018, 10:20 AMIn context
Bryn Elise Sandberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Studios try packaging their media units for TV, film, and shortform video together when offering deals to talent in order to compete with Netflix   —  With deep-pocketed Netflix poaching hitmakers Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy with nine-figure paydays, rivals are “going bats— crazy” …
May 27, 2018, 12:35 AMIn context
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
A look at what Hollywood insiders are using cryptocurrencies for: investing, financing and distributing films, and, in one instance, a plot point in a romcom   —  It's little shock the volatile virtual currency has the attention of entertainment industry speculators (and their wary business managers) …
May 6, 2018, 7:05 PMIn context

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