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NETFLIX STREAMING SERVICE GETTING A MAKEOVER (Updated)

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With the major studios making it virtually impossible for Netflix to offer new movies to its streaming subscribers after its deal with Starz ends on February 28, the company seems poised for a makeover, increasingly offering original content. Although it launches the first of five planned original series on February 6 — Lilyhammer, starring Steven […]

CONTENT WEARS THE CROWN AGAIN

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a good time to be in the “content” business, Merrill Lynch media analyst Jessica Reif Cohen indicated at a media conference in New York on Thursday. With broadband outlets and video-on-demand platforms multiplying quickly, producers of programming — particularly hit programming — have more customers than ever. “The value of hit programming has […]

IS HOLLYWOOD KILLING 3D — “THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG?”

January 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood may be oversaturating the market with 3D movies, something that could lead to a public backlash against the format, according to a study by the accounting house PricewaterhouseCoopers. The danger is that industry players risk killing a golden goose by overselling and, in some cases, overpricing the 3D experience — and by providing too […]

TV REVIEWS: OUTSOURCED

September 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The premise may do more to impact the ratings of NBC’s season opener of Outsourced — a young American is sent to manage an outsourced call-center in India — than the content, which most critics agree is funny — in some scenes, outrageously so. “But whether intercultural relations can generate enough hilarity to sustain an […]