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A Warner Bros. exec explains the data behind licensing shows like 'Friends' to Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Jurassic World, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T


'John Wick 3' is projected to dethrone 'Avengers: Endgame' at the box office this weekend

"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" is projected to top "Avengers: Endgame" at the box office this weekend, ending "Endgame's" three-week reign. But "Endgame" is expected to cross "Avatar's" domestic box office to become the second-highest-grossing movie domestically of all time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world's deadliest assassin has his sights on the Avengers. "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" is projected to take down Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" at the US ...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, US, Trends, Npr, Jurassic World, Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Wick, John Wick, Box Office Mojo, Chris Klimek, Shawn Robbins, Klimek


Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

There are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong. Nolan would sit around the living room with his friends and come up with ideas of all kinds. Two of the ideas resulted in Atari and the video game “Pong.” They’re why Bushnell is in the Video Game Hall of Fame and why Newsweek named him “one of the 50 men who changed America.” The ideas worked, and the m...
Tags: Leadership, Failure, Disney, America, Success, Winston Churchill, Atari, Nolan, Personal Development, Chuck E Cheese, Nolan Bushnell, Reality, Don, Newsweek, Bushnell, Luck


Here's what to expect from the Big 4 carriers as Verizon, AT&T, and others battle for 5G dominance

Mobile 5G service is finally live, although consumers can't be blamed for not noticing yet. But over the next several months, many more cities will get the sped-up mobile service as the "Big 4" wireless carriers grow their footprints. Here's what to expect from 5G at Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint in the year ahead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. So far, 5G has been more of a marketing effort by the big wireless carriers than a reality for consumers. But that's poise...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, Minneapolis, Disney, US, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, Sprint, Kansas City, Business Insider, Samsung Galaxy, T Mobile, Moore, Cowen, AT T AT T


Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we look at the national emergency that effectively bans Huawei from the U.S., Comcast's sale of its Hulu shares to Disney, a $500 price prediction for the PlatStation 5, flying taxis, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Wearables, Disney, Cars, Trends, Comcast, Computing, Hulu, Huawei, Movies & TV, PlayStation 5, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


7 upcoming HBO TV shows viewers can look forward to after 'Game of Thrones' ends

HBO's biggest show, "Game of Thrones," ends on Sunday. But there's still plenty to look forward to from the network this year, including "Big Little Lies" season two and "Watchmen." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "Game of Thrones" ends on Sunday, but HBO still has plenty to offer the rest of the year. The hit fantasy series has been HBO's biggest show over the course of its eight seasons and the final season has been a ratings hit. The premium cable network is developing ...
Tags: Hbo, Time Warner, Alan Moore, Disney, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, Britain, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, John Goodman, Sydney, Brian Cox, Shailene Woodley, James Wolk, Roy


Airbnb adds former Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts to board

Airbnb has made yet another addition to its board of directors as it inches toward an initial public offering, expected in the next year. Angela Ahrendts, the former senior vice president of retail at Apple, joins as its third independent non-affiliated board member. Ahrendts joined Apple in 2014 after serving as CEO of the British fashion house Burberry for eight years. Apple earlier this year announced Ahrendts would step down in April to be replaced by the company’s HR head, Deirdre O’B...
Tags: Apple, TC, Disney, Tech, Venture Capital, American Express, Airbnb, Pixar, EBITDA, Ken Chenault, Angela Ahrendts, Ahrendts, fashion house Burberry, Ann Mather, Deirdre O'Brien Airbnb


6 Ways to Incorporate Web UI Animation Onto Your Website

Animation is an easy way to grab user’s attention. Advances in programming make it easy to create graphics without bogging down page speed. By Matt Shealy But like every element of your website, animations used inappropriately will send visitors elsewhere. Check out the following best practices for including video, motion graphics and other types of animation on your site. Follow the basic principles of animation Disney illustrators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas published the definitive volu...
Tags: Business, Disney, Sales & Marketing, Css, Right Now, Don, Chambers of Commerce, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston, Matt Shealy, Samuel Melvin, Marina Reznik, Mehemmed Memmedov Shutterstock


Meet the 8 execs at AT&T who are taking on rivals Disney and Verizon in the year ahead

AT&T is a legacy telecom company with modern ambitions. The Dallas, Texas-based company is an old-school wireless and wireline operator with aspirations of going head to head with Verizon in the race to create a ubiquitous 5G network in the US.  And with its acquisition of Time Warner, it cemented it's ability to control both the pipes of distribution of internet into homes, and media content creation. It's now aiming to do battle with Disney and Netflix to dominate the OTT streaming ecosystem....
Tags: Verizon, Hbo, Nbc, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, CMO, Netflix, United States, Ubs, Warner Bros, Doj, Cto, Kevin Tsujihara, Snyder


How Disney and Walmart Are Both Playing Catch-Up

The media giant is amping up its ability to fight Netflix, while the retailer is striking back at Amazon.
Tags: Finance, Disney, Walmart, Article, Netflix, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 104f1780-764d-5855-b573-9e11fa371c79


Should Disney+'s Small Catalog Worry Us?

Disney+'s catalog will be less than 20% the size of Netflix's when the streaming service launches. How big a deal is that?
Tags: Finance, Disney, Article, Netflix, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 22f95f08-9ef4-569e-aa3a-fc741457cc0a


'Black Mirror' season 5 is coming to Netflix this summer — here are all the details

Netflix released a trailer and new details about the upcoming fifth season of its hit sci-fi anthology series, "Black Mirror," on Wednesday. The new season comes to Netflix on June 5, and stars Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie, and more. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's hit sci-fi anthology series is coming back next month. The streaming giant released a trailer and new details for the fifth season of creator Charlie Brooker's "Black Mirror" on Wednesday. It stars Mile...
Tags: Hbo, UK, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Miley Cyrus, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Anthony Mackie, Mackie, Annabel Jones, Ludi Lin, Yahya Abdul Mateen, Angourie Rice, Bandersnatch, Miley Cyrus Anthony Mackie


Comcast's Streaming Plans Are Coming Into Focus

Should investors like what they see in the deal made with Disney and in NBCUniversal's upcoming service?
Tags: Finance, Disney, Article, Comcast, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 2ea3c919-c8f1-53bb-9468-0072107e2b69


18 times 'The Simpsons' accurately predicted the future

"The Simpsons" has built a reputation for predicting the future. Most recently, viewers noticed that a 2017 episode of the cartoon seemed to preempt Daenerys Targaryen's big plot twist on Sunday night's penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones." "The Simpsons" also predicted the election of Donald Trump, the discovery of the Higgs boson equation, and a Lady Gaga performance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 19 years ago, an episode of "The Simpsons" predicted that Donald Tr...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Sweden, Singapore, Disney, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesco, Bbc, Mit, Uganda, Fox, David, Netflix


A new report shows HBO's big weakness as it battles Netflix and Disney in the streaming wars

Disney will be at an advantage over new streaming competitors now that it has control over Hulu. The combined assets of Disney and Fox along with Hulu raise Disney's content hours to over 57,000 hours. WarnerMedia's streaming platform, including HBO, would include over 10,000, according to Ampere Analysis. As companies remove licensed titles from Netflix and Amazon, HBO/WarnerMedia could be at a disadvantage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Comcast relinquished operational...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Turner, Arpu, Amazon Prime Video


Nintendo has a heavy-hitting lineup of Switch games coming in 2019 — here's the full list

Nintendo showed off more than two-dozen upcoming Switch games during its Nintendo Direct presentation earlier this year.  The Nintendo Direct presentation focused on the lineup of games arriving through the summer of 2019, so there could be more new games announced during the year. The Switch is Nintendo's fastest-selling console in the last decade, inspiring more third-party developers to bring their games to the portable device. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Earlier t...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Nintendo, Persona, Yoshi, Undertale, Star Fox, Tsum Tsum, StarLink, Dragon Quest, Dragon Quest Builders, Slippy Toad, Senua, Nintendo Switch, The Black Order, Disney TSUM TSUM FESTIVAL


'We want everybody to win': A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Randall Stephenson


A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix and the data behind it

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen shows.  The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix, versus the show's potential to attract people to its upcoming service.  Visi...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Winterfell


ABC is making a lot fewer new shows, and it could be a sign of broadcast TV's future

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX, Cobie Smulders


Meet the power players of AT&T who are battling Verizon on 5G network capabilities and Disney on OTT streaming

AT&T is a legacy telecom company with modern ambitions. The Dallas, Texas-based company is an old-school wireless and wireline operator with aspirations of going head to head with Verizon in the race to create a ubiquitous 5G network in the US.  And with its acquisition of Time Warner, it cemented it's ability to control both the pipes of distribution of internet into homes, and media content creation. It's now aiming to do battle with Disney and Netflix to dominate the OTT streaming ecosystem....
Tags: Verizon, Hbo, Nbc, Time Warner, Disney, US, Trends, CMO, Netflix, United States, Ubs, Warner Bros, Doj, Cto, Kevin Tsujihara, Snyder


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Intel has been impacted by a chip security flaw that affects every chip released since 2011. Called ZombieLoad, the flaw is made up of four bugs and lets hackers exploit design flaws. Apple, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Amazon all released patches for the flaw. The bug could leak sensitive data like passwords and messages. San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and ot...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Cnn, Comcast, Hulu, Alexa, McNeill, Amazon Alexa, Kent Walker


ABC is drastically lowering its number of new TV series this fall season, and says the strategy shake-up is more 'fair to viewers'

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Jurassic World, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX


Disney and Take-Two rise while Ralph Lauren and GIII fall

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Tuesday: Walt Disney Co., up $1.86 to $133.20
Tags: New York, Finance, Disney, Article, Associated Press, Ralph Lauren, Walt Disney Co, FBN, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Giii, Fox-business/features, 28a5d31d-7aac-5ded-a3c9-5711756b47ca


Game Of Thrones’ showrunners are making the next Star Wars movie

  Love it or hate it, Game of Thrones ends this week. The series finale will air this upcoming Sunday, capping a final season that has been criticized for being too short, too rushed, and, at times, too damned hard to see. Seemingly immune to the ires of the Internet, the series’ showrunners are moving right from one heavily-debated property to another: Star Wars. We’ve known for a while now that GoT showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff were working on at least one Star Wars movie, but detai...
Tags: Startups, TC, Star Wars, Disney, Game Of Thrones, Iger, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney, Kathleen Kennedy, Weiss, David Benioff, Dan Weiss, Disney Fox, Bog Iger, MoffettNathanson Media Communications


Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while

With Comcast ceding control of Hulu, Disney is now in complete control of the popular streaming service, but that won't mean much for regular subscribers, at least not for now, anyway. The post Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Trends, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Home Theater, Hulu, Streaming Services, Movies & TV, Hulu Disney


Disney takes control of Hulu to challenge Netflix, Amazon

Walt Disney Co said it will take full control of the Hulu service in a deal with Comcast Corp, as it vies for a bigger piece of the global video streaming market dominated by companies such as Netflix Inc.
Tags: Money, Disney, businessNews, Hulu, Walt Disney Co, Netflix Amazon, Comcast Corp


Disney takes control of Hulu before Disney+ launch

Walt Disney Co said it will take full control of the Hulu service in a deal with Comcast Corp that removes an obstacle in the Mouse House's quest to take on rivals including Netflix Inc in the global streaming video war.
Tags: Money, Disney, businessNews, Hulu, Walt Disney Co, Netflix Inc, Comcast Corp, Mouse House


Comcast has agreed to sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 5 years for at least $27.5 billion

Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years for at least $27.5 billion, leaving Disney with full ownership of the streaming service. Comcast will immediately give up voting rights in Hulu. Disney has said it "will likely" bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at a discount. Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in s treaming service company Hulu to Disney and immediately give up voting rights, the two companies said Tuesday. The agreement pledges the sale in the ne...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fbi, Comcast, Espn, Hulu, Trump, Sarah Sanders, Disney Plus Hulu


Comcast has agreed to sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 5 years

Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years , leaving Disney with full ownership of the streaming service. Comcast will immediately give up voting rights in Hulu. Disney has said it "will likely" bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at a discount. Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in s treaming service company Hulu to Disney and immediately give up voting rights, the two companies said Tuesday. The agreement pledges the sale in the next five years at a Hulu va...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fbi, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Espn, Hulu, Trump, AT T, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Sarah Sanders, Disney Plus Hulu


Disney is taking operational control of Hulu, with Comcast selling its stake in 2024

Disney will be taking full operational control of Hulu, although Comcast will hold onto its ownership stake until 2024. Disney became a majority owner of in the streaming service — currently a joint venture between Disney and Comcast — earlier this year with the acquisition of Fox. And last month, Hulu announced that it would buy back AT&T’s 9.3 percent stake for $1.43 billion. In recent presentations on its streaming plans, Disney has described Hulu as a key part of its strategy, along wi...
Tags: Startups, Media, Disney, Fox, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN India, Disney Meanwhile Comcast



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