Be careful what you wish for. Media companies clamoring to join the subscription streaming bandwagon could see forays into over-the-top (OTT) video undermine their existing distribution channels, according to new research by Parks Associates.
Netflix is looking to launch about 20 original programs a year — programing it has no intention of subcontracting to multichannel video program distributors such as cable, satellite and telecom, CCO Ted Sarandos told an industry group in Miami.
DreamWorks Animation Jan. 22 announced it is eliminating 500 positions as it restructures internally — reducing its film slate to one original feature and one sequel annually over the next three years. DWA reportedly employs about 2,200 people in California.
Amazon Jan. 22 announced it would stream for free — Jan. 24 only — all 10 episodes from the first season of Golden Globe-winning original comedy “Transparent,” starring Jeffrey Tambor, who also won for best actor in a comedy or musical series.
History buffs should appreciate director David Ayer’s gritty World War II drama 'Fury,' which shines a light on the life of U.S. Army tank crews during the brutal final days of the war. (Street Date 1/27/15)