Thursday, April 2, 2020

NETFLIX’S LATEST LOSS IS AMAZON’S GAIN

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix’s streaming service seemed more like a television package than a movie collection Tuesday as it ended its exclusive deal with Viacom’s Epix cable network (it will still have non-exclusive access to the Epix library until next year). Rival Amazon moved in quickly to sign a licensing deal with Epix, which offers films from Paramount, […]

“HE’S RESTING.” “LOOK MATEY, I KNOW A DEAD PARROT WHEN I SEE ONE.”

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he’s been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI (that “Volume VI” is a lie; there are no other volumes.) As reported by the New York Times, the […]

DISH BUYS BLOCKBUSTER

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DISH Network has become the winning bidder for Blockbuster, it announced today (Wednesday). In a statement following the auction, the satellite TV service said that its bid was valued at approximately $320 million but that after “certain adjustments” — particularly for Blockbuster’s cash and inventory — are made, DISH will actually pay approximately $228 million […]

NO TAKERS FOR REJECTED JFK MINISERIES

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Showtime, which jumped in to pick up a controversial miniseries about Ronald Reagan after it was dumped by corporate sibling CBS in 2004, said Wednesday that it will not do the same with a miniseries about John F. Kennedy that was rejected by the History Channel last weekend. The Kennedys has also reportedly been rejected […]

NETFLIX MAKES NEW ONLINE PLAY

August 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Epix, the pay-TV company that’s a joint venture of Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM, and online movie renter Netflix have confirmed that they have reached a deal — reportedly worth $1 billion over five years — giving Netflix the right to stream Epix’s movies. However, not only will they not be available online at the same […]

MOVIE CHANNEL EPIX DOUBLES ITS POTENTIAL AUDIENCE

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The fledgling movie channel Epix, which has struggled to compete with more established movie channels like HBO, Showtime, and Starz since it launched last October, has in one fell swoop doubled its distribution after the DISH satellite network agreed to carry it as part of its HD premium service — a $10-per-month add-on to any […]