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Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
Streaming services like Netflix that operate in the EU will need to dedicate 30%+ of their catalogs to local content after new law comes into effect in December   —  Quotas obligating Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services operating in the European Union to dedicate at least 30% …
Sep 4, 2018, 8:10 AMIn context
Robert Mitchell / Variety:
Facebook announces the international rollout of Facebook Watch, which first launched in the US a year ago this month, starting on Thursday   —  Facebook has announced the international rollout of Facebook Watch, its video destination for episodic content, which first launched in the U.S. a year ago this month.
Aug 29, 2018, 7:55 AMIn context
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Microsoft says subscribers to its Xbox Game Pass streaming service spend 20% more time playing games than they did before subscribing and play 40% more games   —  On its surface, Xbox Game Pass seems like a sort of Netflix for video games.  The Microsoft-run service charges players a monthly fee …
Aug 24, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
IMAX says it has canceled the development of a VR camera it had partnered with Google on; source: Google pulled out late last year as it shifted its focus to AR   —  Google and Imax won't be building a virtual reality (VR) camera together after all: A joint camera project that the two companies embarked …
Aug 20, 2018, 5:45 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Regulatory filings show that Hulu lost about $357M in Q2 due to higher programming and marketing costs; parent companies to invest an additional $1.5B in 2018   —  Parent companies to invest additional $1.5 billion in streaming venture in 2018  —  Hulu's cash burn has accelerated …
Aug 10, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Fortnite for Android now available in beta on the Samsung Galaxy Apps store for all Galaxy flagships since the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Tab S3   —  Mass media obsession “Fortnite” is available on select Samsung Android phones now, but other Android phone owners will have to wait until later …
Aug 9, 2018, 11:33 AMIn context
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Gaming chat app Discord launches a games store in beta, available to 50,000 randomly selected customers in Canada, and says it has 150M users   —  Discord, the online chat and video service used by 150 million gamers, drops into the video game sales business Thursday with the launch …
Aug 9, 2018, 10:25 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Roku beats estimates in Q2 with revenue of $156.8M, up from $99.6M in Q2 2017, and net loss of $100K, as platform revenues grow 96% YoY to $90.3M; stock up 15%+   —  Ad-supported streaming continues to lift Roku's results: The company solidly beat market expectations with its Q2 2018 earnings …
Aug 8, 2018, 5:30 PMIn context
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Warner Music Group sells its entire stake in Spotify for $504M   —  UPDATED: In its earnings call on Tuesday morning, Warner Music Group announced that it has now sold its entire stake in Spotify, realizing $504 million.  —  CEO Steve Cooper said that the sale resulted in $126 million …
Aug 7, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Video streaming startup NewTV, led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, raises $1B round with Disney, Alibaba, NBCUniversal, Viacom, and others participating   —  Backers include Disney, Fox, Sony, Lionsgate, MGM, NBCU, Viacom, WarnerMedia, Alibaba, Liberty Global, Madrone Capital
Aug 7, 2018, 11:00 AMIn context

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