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The top 9 streaming TV shows this week, from Netflix's 'The Crown' to HBO Max's 'Titans'

"The Crown" Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. "The Mandalorian" is still the top series but "The Crown" is catching up.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian" is still the most in-demand streaming original series in the US, but Netflix's "The Crown" is gaining ground.Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a ...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, Streaming, Cbs, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Cbs All Access, Max


Filmmakers behind 'Greyhound,' 'Greenland,' and more say streaming and digital rentals rescued their mid-budget movies amid the pandemic — and it could lead to lasting change in Hollywood

Tom Hanks in "Greyhound," which skipped theaters this year for Apple TV Plus. Sony Movie studios have sought alternative release strategies for movies amid the pandemic, such as premium-video-on-demand and streaming services. These alternatives methods benefit low-to-mid-budget movies more than big-budget tentpoles, which generate significant revenue from the worldwide box office. Business Insider spoke with three filmmakers whose mid-budget movies have skipped theaters this year for PVOD ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Saudi Arabia, Amc, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Earth, Tom Hanks, Streaming, Greenland


Netflix removes ‘Chappelle’s Show’ at Dave Chappelle’s request

Netflix started streaming “Chappelle’s Show” at the beginning of November — but barely more than three weeks later, it has taken the Comedy Central sketch show off its service. Co-creator Dave Chappelle offered some context for the decision in an Instagram clip of what appears to be a recent standup set, in which described any company streaming the show as “fencing stolen goods.” Not that he’s accusing Comedy Central of violating its deal with him. Instead, it’s the contract that he’s crit...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Cbs, Dave Chappelle, Chappelle


Chess.com is seeing 100,000 sign-ups a day following the success of Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit' — and the site is now pitting users against Beth Harmon bots

Anya Taylor-Joy in Netflix's 'The Queen's Gambit' Netflix Since the release of "The Queen's Gambit" on Netflix, chess websites such as Chess.com have smashed daily membership records. In mid-November, more than 100,000 new members registered for Chess.com each day. This is roughly five times higher than average. The website has even launched Beth Harmon bots, so that users can play a game against the series' protagonist. The popularity of chess may be here to stay as people...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Ebay, US, Trends, Netflix, Chess, Fide, Barton, Netflix Originals, Netflix Original, The Queen's Gambit, Anya Taylor Joy, Tech Insider, International Chess Federation FIDE, Beth Harmon


Netflix says ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is setting viewership records

“The Queen’s Gambit” is setting viewership records at Netflix, the streaming service said today. Like all the viewership data that Netflix has released this year, these new numbers reflect how many people “chose to watch” — in other words, how many people watched at least two minutes of a given show or movie. In the case of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the number is 62 million households for the first 28 days of release, making it Netflix’s most popular scripted limited series ever. You may have not...
Tags: Media, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, New York Times, Soviet Union, Beth, Walter Tevis, The Queen's Gambit, Scott Frank, Queen 's Gambit, Peter Friedlander


Netflix says 'The Queen's Gambit' is its biggest limited series yet — and it has a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes

"The Queen's Gambit" Netflix Netflix announced on Monday that "The Queen's Gambit" was its biggest limited series yet. The series was watched by 62 million households in its first 28 days, Netflix said. It debuted on Nielsen's latest list of top streaming titles at No. 10 with 551 million minutes watched over its premiere weekend. It's a hit with critics, too, and has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes critic score. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix announced on Monday th...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Nielsen, The Queen's Gambit, Netflix Netflix, Anya Taylor Joy, Queen s Gambit, Travis Clark, Allison Shoemaker


Original Content podcast: ‘The Crown’ introduces its Princess Diana

“The Crown,” Netflix’s lavish historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, has returned for a fourth season that focuses on Elizabeth’s relationship with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and on Prince Charles’ troubled marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales. We’ve had conflicting opinions about the show’s past seasons, and the new season hasn’t exactly settled those disagreements, as we explain on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast. Anthony and (especially) Jordan re...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Wales, Tech, Netflix, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles, Diana, Gillian Anderson, Jordan, Anthony, Elizabeth Ii, Thatcher, Elizabeth


The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'The Crown' to 'American Horror Story'

"The Crown" Netflix "The Crown" returned this week, but couldn't topple "The Queen's Gambit." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a match between the Queen and "The Queen's Gambit," the latter came out on top."The Crown" ret...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Boston, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, Streaming, Npr, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Dave Chappelle, Lily


Hulu UX teardown: 5 user experience fails and how to fix them

Hulu is the first major streaming platform to offer a social watching experience. And with most major league sports now being allowed to resume behind closed doors, Hulu’s combined proposition with ESPN will likely help entertain the service’s 30+ million users over the winter months. But users have a surplus in choice of streaming services right now, so how will Hulu stay competitive? With the help of UX expert Peter Ramsey from Built for Mars, we’re going to give Hulu an Extra Crunch ...
Tags: TC, Video, Media, Developer, Entertainment, Tech, User Experience, Espn, Ux, Mars, Hulu, Usability, Steve, Streaming Services, Peter Ramsey


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Jingle Jangle' to 'The Grinch'

"Jingle Jangle" Gareth Gatrell/NETFLIX Christmas movies like "Jingle Jangle" were popular on Netflix this week.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix users aren't waiting until next month to get into the Chris...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Tim Burton, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Streaming, Associated Press, Cia, Batman, Cumberbatch, Grinch, Rolling Stone


The creators of CBS' 'Evil' on the show's 'Netflix bump' and how the pandemic changed their plans for season 2

Mike Colter as David Acosta. CBS When the first season of CBS' "Evil" arrived on Netflix last month a year after it first aired, it made it onto the streaming giant's daily top 10 lists of popular titles. The show's creators, Robert and Michelle King, said the show's "genre hook," or its spin on the traditional procedural TV series, may have attracted Netflix users. The duo is filming season two now after being delayed by the pandemic and told Business Insider their original plan for the f...
Tags: New York, Media, Entertainment, New York City, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Kings, Cbs, Business Insider, Robert, Michelle, Michelle King, CBS TV Studios, Mike Colter, Michael Emerson


EXCLUSIVE: TikTok star Larray, who has 19 million followers, has signed with the talent agency A3 Artists Agency

A3 Artists Agency A3 Artists Agency has signed influencer Larri Merritt, who is known as Larray online with 19 million TikTok followers. The agency represents YouTubers Dr. Mike, Mr. Kate, and Anthony Padilla. Larray also has a large following on YouTube, with 7 million subscribers, and his satirical "diss track" "Canceled" amassed 44 million views. He plans to make an EP, post more on YouTube, and go on tour when it's safe to do so. Subscribe to Business Insider's influencer newsletter: ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, Kate, West Hollywood, Mike, Los Angeles New York, YouTube Instagram, Influencer, Anthony Padilla, Tiktok, Amanda Perelli


The top streaming TV shows on Disney Plus, HBO Max, Netflix, and others this week

"The Crown" season four. Netflix Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. Netflix's "The Crown" is back in the ranking after its fourth season premiered. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's "The Crown" debuted its fourth season on Sunday and has quickly surged in popularity. But no series comes close to Disney Plus' "The Mandalorian," which is way ahead of the p...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Toronto, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Cbs, Bruce Wayne, Rotten Tomatoes, Elizabeth Ii, Cbs All Access, Amazon Prime Video


'Wonder Woman 1984' will stream the same day it hits theaters and could open the door for 'Black Widow' and other tentpole movies to follow

"Wonder Woman 1984" Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984" will begin streaming on HBO Max for a month starting December 25, the same day it hits theaters where they are open. The move could push other studios to embrace streaming for tentpole movies, including Marvel's "Black Widow," as coronavirus cases surge throughout the US. A source familiar with Disney's thinking said that "everything is in consideration" for Disney Plus. Some analysts argue that this is the result of abnormal times, but ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Netflix, James Bond, Streaming, Amc Theatres, Warner Bros, Bond, Comscore


‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is coming to HBO Max (and some U.S. theaters) on Dec. 25

Although COVID-19 is surging in the United States and around the world, Warner Bros. still plans to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — but its plans are are no longer limited to a theatrical release. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both posted tweets last night announcing that in in the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max. “THE TIME HAS COME,” Jenkins wrote. “At some point you have to choose to s...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, United States, Warner Bros, Pixar, Gal Gadot, Conan O Brien, Jenkins, Tenet, Patty Jenkins, WarnerMedia


‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is coming to HBO Max (and some US theaters) on Dec. 25

Although COVID-19 is surging in the United States and around the world, Warner Bros. still plans to release “Wonder Woman 1984” on Christmas Day — but its plans are are no longer limited to a theatrical release. Director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot both posted tweets last night announcing that in in the United States, the film will be released simultaneously in theaters and on WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max. “THE TIME HAS COME,” Jenkins wrote. “At some point you have to choose to s...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Tech, United States, Warner Bros, Pixar, Gal Gadot, Conan O Brien, Jenkins, Tenet, Patty Jenkins


The Secret to Making a Great Product Video

By Victor Blasco Video is an integral piece of the digital marketing puzzle. For brands, it’s an opportunity to showcase their products in a fresh and engaging way. And if audiences also crave meaningful video content, they will share it with their friends and followers until it (hopefully) goes viral. It’s a trend that rings particularly true in these times when online shopping has become the new norm—video is the most effective way to promote what you’re selling. Many customers can be doubtful...
Tags: Media, Arts, Entertainment, Sales, Content Marketing, Ikea, Start, Video Marketing, Blume, Facebook Twitter, Advertising & PR, Victor Blasco Víctor Blasco, Product Advertisement, Victor Blasco Video, Dropbox Customer Stories


'People just wanted it to fail': The creator of Quibi's 'Dummy' opens up about the streamer's collapse and the show's future

"Dummy" Quibi Quibi, the ambitious short-form streaming service that launched in April, announced in October it would shut down. Cody Heller, the creator of the Quibi series "Dummy," told Business Insider that she "wouldn't trade" the experience of making the show despite Quibi's collapse. She said that Quibi hasn't communicated what could happen to the show, but she hopes "Dummy" will eventually land at another streamer, either as it is or edited together as a movie. Heller said she was d...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Trends, Anna Kendrick, Showtime, Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tbs, Hulu, Kendrick, Walt Disney Studios, Heller, Katzenberg, Tech Insider, Travis Clark


Map of the soul: how BTS rewrote the western pop rulebook

Contrary to their dismissive framing as manufactured robots, South Korea’s BTS use social media, documentary and storytelling to make themselves into profoundly human starsBTS’s leader RM looks up from under a black baseball cap, then stares back down at his hands. “Doing the promotional interviews, [I kept saying], ‘Music truly transcends every barrier.’ But even while I was saying it I questioned myself if I indeed believe it.”It’s late September, and the rapper is confiding in over one millio...
Tags: South Korea, Music, Reality TV, Television, Media, Celebrity, US, Social Media, Life and style, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Marketing & PR, Seoul


The crowd goes wild for Yiming

There’s no shortage of TikTok coverage in the news today as the app’s fate in the U.S. hangs in the air. What the press doesn’t always address is how TikTok gets here — how did a Chinese startup seize the lucrative short-video market in the West before Google and Facebook? What did it do differently from its Chinese predecessors who tried global expansion to little avail? Matthew Brennan’s new book “Attention Factory” set out to answer these questions by tracing ByteDance’s trajectory from...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Video, Media, Entertainment, China, US, Tech, Silicon Valley, Baidu, Panama, Hangzhou


'Might as well have cable': Hulu is raising the price of its live TV bundle by $10 again this year and some cord-cutters are upset

NurPhoto/Contributor/Getty Images Hulu is increasing the price for its live television bundle by $10, the company told customers on Monday. Hulu + Live TV with ads will cost $64.99 per month, and the service without ads will cost $70.99 a month starting December 18. It's the third price hike in the last two years. In Feb. of 2019, the company upped the subscription by $5. In Dec. of 2019, Hulu increased the price by $10.  The hike has generated backlash among customers, who expressed frus...
Tags: News, Media, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Associated Press, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Tech Insider, YouTube TV, Ted Atkinson, Business News Desk, Isabella Jibilian, NurPhoto Contributor Getty Images Hulu, Monday Hulu Live TV, David Skuza


Conan O’Brien will launch a weekly variety show on HBO Max

Conan O’Brien is making the move to streaming. In June of next year, his nightly talk show “Conan” will be ending its 10-year run on TBS, while he launches a new, weekly variety series on streaming service HBO Max. “In 1993 Johnny Carson gave me the best advice of my career: ‘As soon as possible, get to a streaming platform,'” O’Brien said in a statement. “I’m thrilled that I get to continue doing whatever the hell it is I do on HBO Max, and I look forward to a free subscription.” The announceme...
Tags: Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Conan, Tbs, Turner, Conan O Brien, Brien, Johnny Carson, Marge, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


HBO Max is finally coming to Amazon Fire devices after a 6-month standoff

The HBO Max homepage designed for iPads. WarnerMedia WarnerMedia's HBO Max will be available on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire tablets on Tuesday. Max launched in May without being available on Amazon or Roku devices, the two biggest streaming distribution platforms. It's still unavailable on Roku as of Monday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Six months after launching, WarnerMedia's flagship streaming service, HBO Max, is hitting Amazon Fire devices.Max will debut on A...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Streaming, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire, Nbcu, Max, Variety, AT T, Peacock, Tech Insider


Original Content podcast: ‘The Vow’ offers a muddled look at the NXIVM cult

“The Vow” is a fascinating documentary, but we can’t quite recommend it whole-heartedly. As we discuss on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, HBO’s new docuseries tells the story of NXIVM (pronounced nex-ee-um), a self-improvement company that was subsequently revealed as a sex cult, with its leader Keith Raniere sentenced to 120 years in prison. The core story is both compelling and horrifying. And “The Vow” features an astonishing amount of footage showing Raniere and other hig...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Starz, Original Content Podcast, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Mark Vicente, The Vow


The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Chappelle's Show' to 'The Queen's Gambit'

"The Queen's Gambit." Ken Woroner/Netflix "The Queen's Gambit" is the most popular TV series on Netflix for the third week in a row.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. "The Queen's Gambit" is the most popular TV show on N...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Streaming, Rotten Tomatoes, Dave Chappelle, Lily


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'The Impossible' to 'Easy A'

"Easy A." Fox via Getty Images "The Impossible" and "Easy A" were among the most popular movies on Netflix this week. Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Emma Stone's 2010 teen comedy "Easy A" celebrated its 10th ann...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Fox, Netflix, New York Times, Moon, Streaming, Emma Stone, Cia, Air Force, Jack


Disney Plus now has over 73 million subscribers

"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus Disney Plus had 73.7 million subscribers as of October 3, Disney said in its Q4 earnings report on Thursday. The streaming service has already surpassed Disney's goal of gaining 60 million to 90 million subscribers by 2024. Disney announced a major reorganization last month that prioritizes streaming amid the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney Plus had 73.7 million subscribers as of October 3, Disney said in its Q4...
Tags: Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Pixar, Daniel, Rebecca Campbell, Bob Chapek, Canada Disney, Travis Clark, Disney Plus


The top streaming TV shows on Disney Plus, Netflix, CBS All Access, and others this week

"Star Trek: Discovery" CBS All Access Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider with a list of the nine most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services in the US. CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" has surged in audience demand. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. CBS All Access' "Star Trek: Discovery" has surged in audience demand more than a month after the third season premiered. The series is certainly All Access' most popular original as the ser...
Tags: TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, Netflix, Wes Anderson, Streaming, Cbs, Red Bull, Rotten Tomatoes, Cbs All Access, Lucifer, Amazon Prime Video


MTV partners with Unrd to create a mobile version of ‘Ghosted: Love Gone Missing’

Mobile storytelling startup Unrd is making its first move into adapting existing intellectual property — specifically “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing,” an MTV reality series about ghosting (the dating practice, not anything supernatural). Until now, Unrd (pronounced “unread”) has created original crime, horror and romance stories that are told through characters’ phones, through content like text messages, video footage and more. Starting next week, on November 16, the app will feature a version of ...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, Mtv, Brown, Hussain, Rory Brown, Unrd, MTV Head of Digital, Shib Hussain, Shib


Data shows how Apple TV Plus' breakout comedy 'Ted Lasso' has grown into a word-of-mouth hit

"Ted Lasso" Apple TV Plus Apple TV Plus' breakout comedy "Ted Lasso" has slowly but steadily grown in audience demand since debuting in August, according to data from Parrot Analytics. The series peaked around 50 days after its debut and was 25 times more in demand than the average series in the US at that time. It hasn't fallen much in demand since. The series is one of Apple's best reviewed original shows with an 88% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Apple has already renewed it for seaso...
Tags: Apple, England, TV, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Analysis, Streaming, Jason Sudeikis, Jacob, Willa Paskin, Tech Insider, Parrot Analytics, Travis Clark, Ted Lasso



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