Thursday, October 30, 2014

WILL THE INTERNET ABSORB HOME VIDEO?

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix founder and CEO Reed Hastings predicted on Monday that “the era of broadcast TV is going to evolve to click-and-watch with the Internet.” Hastings made the comment in an interview with the London Independent as Netflix launched a low-cost streaming service in the U.K. and Ireland costing just £5.99 ($9.25) per month. Amazon-owned LoveFilm, […]

NETFLIX: A NEW CHALLENGE AWAITING IN THE U.K.

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which continually has to fend off attacks from critics who claim that its streaming service increasingly resembles a second-tier cable channel that offers mostly old movies and television shows, may find itself locked out of new content by many of its British partners when it debuts in the U.K. and Ireland early next year. […]

YOU TUBE MOVIES JUMP ACROSS THE POND

October 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

YouTube, which launched an online movie rental service in the U.S. and Canada in May, has expanded it to include the U.K., Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday). According to the newspaper, the Google-owned website has sighed “U.K.-specific” deals with Sony, Warner Bros., Universal and Lionsgate. The article did not indicate how the deals are […]

LIVE PHANTOM A HIT IN U.K. MOVIE THEATERS

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A single screening of the live The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert, broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London took in $850,000 at 255 movie theaters in the U.K. on Sunday. That single screening grossed more than all but two movies screened in the U.K. over the entire weekend, Britain’s Guardian newspaper […]

REPORT: COWELL MAKING X FACTOR “TOUGHER”

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Simon Cowell is not appearing as a judge on the British version of The X Factor next season so that he can devote his full attention to launching the American version of the talent contest, the London Star reported today (Wednesday) that Cowell is working on revamping the show and brought files of material […]

GLAAD CLAIMS BIG INCREASE IN GAY TV CHARACTERS

September 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In its latest “Where We Are on TV” report, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) said Wednesday that more gay and lesbian characters are being featured during the new TV season than ever before. The study found that 3.9 percent of all characters on network primetime television are gay or lesbian — 35 […]