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Streaming TV Shows on Twitch Attracts DMCAs and the TV Industry's Eye of Sauron

The Washington Post reports that three of the world's most prominent live-streaming stars "received notifications of copyright infringement after broadcasting TV shows to their millions-strong fanbases on Twitch." "The days that followed produced copious amounts of Twitch's most common byproduct, online drama, but also focused attention on the murky and legally complicated question of what constitutes fair use of copyright materials such as TV shows and movies...." In 2007 Viacom sued YouTube...
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Jeff Bezos turns 58 today. Here are 14 things you might not know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images You might not know that Jeff Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." He survived a helicopter crash in Texas in 2003. In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997.Paul Souders/Getty Images According to CNBC, Bezos, then Jacklyn Gise Jorgensen, was barely 17 years old and a junior in high school when sh...
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Beyond “Copaganda”: Hollywood’s offscreen relationship with the police

Do Hollywood’s portrayals of policing matter as much as the industry’s material entwinement with law enforcement—as much as the working relationships pursued beyond the screen? Instead of conceding that the consumers of popular media are eminently capable of thinking for themselves (and thus of resisting flattering depictions of power), more and more commentators are calling for the complete elimination of cop shows, cinematic police chases, and other, ostensibly entertaining images of law enfor...
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A full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package, plus all the add-ons

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Channel selection differs depending on what Sling plan you sign up for.Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling's Orange and Blue plans each cost $35 a month, or you can combine them for $50 a month. The channel selection differs between them, but some networks are available on both plans. You can also add multi-channel packages or premium networks like Showtime...
Tags: Reviews, Nbc, Entertainment, France, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Fox, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Stingray, Espn, Orange, Sling TV


ViacomCBS, WarnerMedia exploring sale of the CW Network

Viacom has been trying to shed non-core assets as it looks to fund the expansion of its Paramount+ streaming service.
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Stefanie Schwartz Exits as Viacom Digital Studios Chief to Join Jellysmack in Senior Role

Viacom veteran Stefanie Schwartz, who headed Viacom Digital Studios for the last two years, is joining Jellysmack as the creator-centric video distributor’s global head of platform partnerships. In the new role, Schwartz will lead Jellysmack’s partnerships with social networks and video platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Amazon’s Twitch. She also will lead […]
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Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season Of Star Trek: The Next Generation

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: "Star Trek: the Next Generation")"Star Trek: The Next Generation" debuted in 1987 as what would eventually make-good on the promise of Gene Roddenberry's 1966 original. After leaving the air after an inauspicious three seasons, the original "Star Trek" would find a second life in syndication, and a growing legion of fans would slowly form around the show, ev...
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The best streaming services you can sign up for in 2022

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The best streaming services include on-demand, live TV, and channel-specific apps.Google Play; Netflix; Disney+; Apple TV; Amazon Prime Video; Hulu; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The streaming market has grown a lot in recent years, with newer services like Paramount Plus, Peacock, Discovery Plus, and HBO Max launching to compete with industry juggernauts like N...
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Why It Took 17 Years To Get Spider-Man On The Big Screen

At the end of this year, Tom Holland will be seen in "Spider-Man: No Way Home," the anticipated conclusion to his film trilogy (the first one, anyway). When he debuted as the friendly, web-slinging neighborhood superhero in 2016, Holland played a small role in "Captain America: Civil War" before bagging his own superhero movie franchise. Since his cameo, the 25-year-old actor has reprised his role five times, which is more than both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. Tobey Maguire, who played th...
Tags: Movies, Sony, James Franco, Holland, Sony Pictures, Marvel Comics, Tobey Maguire, Garfield, MGM, Captain America, Columbia, Viacom, Cannon, Maguire, Sam Raimi, Columbia Pictures


What James Cameron's Spider-Man Movie Would've Looked Like

Spider-Man is easily one of the most iconic superheroes out there — and he's certainly the most revisited one. "Spider-Man: No Way Home" will be the webslinger's eighth film, and one that will culminate the efforts of the two iterations that came before current Spidey, played by Tom Holland. The hero is a cherished childhood favorite for many, including James Cameron, the director behind massive blockbusters like the "Terminator" films, "Titanic," and "Avatar.""To me, there were all the superher...
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South Park: Post Covid Special Will Arrive On Paramount+ For Thanksgiving

Back in August, "South Park" creators Trey Parker & Matt Stone struck a massive $900 million deal with MTV Entertainment Studios and ViacomCBS Inc. that not only renewed the raunchy animated series for five more seasons on Comedy Central but also locked in 14 spin-off movies that would be made exclusively available on Paramount+. While we're still waiting for a new season of "South Park" to come around, Parker & Stone aren't wasting any time hooking up Paramount+ with one of those spin-off movie...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, South Park, Paramount, Viacom, Rick, Trey Parker Matt Stone, ViacomCBS Inc, MTV Entertainment Studios, Parker Stone, HBO Max Paramount, South Park Read


Paramount Plus Readies for Europe Launch: ‘We’d Love to Unseat Netflix’ – Mipcom

Paramount Plus’s Douglas Craig outlined the streamer’s strategy during a keynote panel at Mipcom as it readies to launch in Europe in 2022. Craig, ViacomCBS’s SVP of programming and acquisitions, said that “Europe is the next logical step” for the platform, which has already launched in 25 markets this year, including Latin America, the Nordics, […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Latin America, Viacom, Nordics, SVP, Mipcom, Paramount Plus, Unseat Netflix, Douglas Craig


Audioboom launches new studios and hires new execs

Audioboom has announced the launch of Audioboom Studios and new leadership roles to support the initiative. Audioboom Studios is the new business unit encompassing all creative services within the group, including original show development, co-productions, branded content, production services and creative advertising services. Amongst the appointments is Neil Fearn joining as Executive Producer. Neil joins Audioboom from his role of Deputy Managing Editor of Radio X and will focus on original...
Tags: UK, Industry, Radio, Viacom, Newman, Neil, Regan, Audioboom, Free Radio, Audioboom Studios, Neil Fearn, Brendan Regan Mike Newman, UK Content Partnerships


Jyoti Deshpande Appointed as CEO of Viacom 18

Veteran media executive, Jyoti Deshpande has been appointed CEO of Viacom 18, the joint venture between TV18 and U.S. conglomerate Viacom. Billionaire Mukesh Ambani acquired a controlling stake in Viacom18 in 2018. The move cements Deshpande’s position as one of the highest-ranking women executives in the Indian entertainment industry. Deshpande was previously president of the […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, People News, Exec Shuffle, Viacom, Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, Deshpande, Viacom 18, Jyoti Deshpande


United States: Actor Who Faked Salacious Emails From Paramount Executives Arrested On Perjury Charges - Bertram LLP

On September 20, 2021, actor Rovier Carrington was arrested for allegedly faking salacious emails used to target two Viacom executives in a $50 million suit alleging sexual abuse and misconduct.
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Rovier Carrington, Who Sued Viacom Execs, Charged With Faking Sex Abuse Claims

Rovier Carrington, a self-described Hollywood “it boy,” has been charged with perjury in connection with a salacious sex abuse lawsuit he filed against Viacom and its executives in 2018. Carrington was arrested Tuesday on allegations that he had fabricated emails to support the suit, which was ultimately dismissed. In the suit, Carrington accused former MTV […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Mtv, Viacom, Carrington, Brad Grey, Brian Graden, Rovier Carrington


Jim Gianopulos’ Paramount Ouster Is Another Sign of the Streaming Times

The changing of the legacy guard in Hollywood continues in a business focused on prioritizing content for streaming customers. Last week, we learned that seasoned studio chief Jim Gianopulos, who for decades has been shepherding big, successful theatrical movies, was being pushed out after four years as chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures in favor […]
Tags: Hollywood, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Viacom, Jim Gianopulos, Brian Robbins, Entertainment Industry, Power Players, Streaming Times


Amagi tunes into $100M for cloud-based video content creation, monetization

Media technology company Amagi announced Friday $100 million to further develop its cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected televisions. Accel, Avataar Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners joined existing investor Premji Invest in the funding round, which included buying out stakes held by Emerald Media and Mayfield Fund. Nadathur Holdings continues as an existing investor. The latest round gives Amagi total funding raised to date of $150 million, Baskar Subramanian, co-founder ...
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Jim Gianopulos Exit At Paramount Reflects Fast-Shifting Times, Fast-Rising Fortunes Of Brian Robbins

In November 2018, Paramount Pictures boss Jim Gianopulos revealed a major new initiative for then-parent Viacom: a multi-picture deal...
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Here's Where You Can Stream Or Buy Every Season Of South Park

(Welcome to Where to Watch, which provides a clear and simple answer to the question, "Hey, where can I watch this thing?" In this edition: South Park)"South Park" has been delivering the adventures of four foul-mouthed children in their quiet Colorado mountain town for nearly a quarter of a century. What started as a controversial animated program that sent parents, schools, and authority figures into a panic over naughty language and toilet humor has turned into a sharp comedy series with plen...
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Satirical Depiction in YouTube Video Gets Rough Treatment in Court

Goodman made and posted a YouTube video called the “Crony Awards,” bestowing honors on countries that downplayed the COVID-19 virus. Because the court says Goodman’s company “traffics in wild conspiracy theories,” it’s likely the video actually celebrates countries for COVID denialism rather than criticizing the countries as you or I would have done. The distaste for Goodman’s message might have colored the court’s opinion. The video depicted its award as the well-known Emmy statuette with a cor...
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Jeff Bezos just traveled to the edge of space. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos launched 62 miles above Earth aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on Tuesday. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images ...
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Jeff Bezos launches to the edge of space today. Here are 13 things you probably didn't know about the Amazon founder.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos will launch to space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket at 9 a.m. ET. You might not know that Bezos almost named Amazon "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. His mother, Jacklyn Bezos, gave birth to him when she was a teenager. Jeff Bezos in 1997. Paul Souders/Getty Images Accord...
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Gillmor Gang: TV Clubhouse

The Gang spends a lot of time these days on the streaming wars, so it seems appropriate that Congress wants to get into it. With Netflix’s success at overturning the structure of Hollywood’s broadcast television production and advertising processes, consumers are taking advantage of a Golden Age of choices. Senator Elizabeth Warren is resuscitating her plan to tax the billionaire class as a way to fund the progressive part of the infrastructure bill through the Democrat-only reconciliation pr...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Video, Hbo, Hollywood, Nbc, Congress, Disney, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Apple TV, Verizon Wireless, Discovery, Paramount Studios


‘Creepshow’ Producer Cartel Pictures Launches Global Distribution Arm, Endeavor Content Exec Gary Marenzi Builds Team

“Creepshow” and “Twelve Forever” producer Cartel Pictures is launching a global distribution outfit, with operations based out of Los Angeles and London. Former Endeavor Content executive Gary Marenzi is building out Cartel Studios International, working alongside former CBS and Viacom executives Giovanni Pedde and Stephen Tague. The new venture will focus on the international distribution […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Los Angeles, Cbs, Viacom, Gary Marenzi, Creepshow, Shudder, Cartel Pictures, Cartel Studios International, Giovanni Pedde, Stephen Tague


‘Vax Live’ Producer Casey Patterson on Why She’s Pivoting Her Attention to Important Causes

“Producer” is perhaps Hollywood’s most amorphous job title. For Casey Patterson, a veteran producer and mastermind behind two decades of splashy franchises at Viacom, that has meant everything from revolutionizing the MTV Movie Awards by removing gendered categories to suiting up Spider-Man Tom Holland as Rihanna for “Lip Sync Battle.” What pulled her toward the […]
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Paramount+ will launch a $4.99 monthly ad-supported subscription

If you didn’t want to shell out $9.99 per month to watch the meme-worthy iCarly reboot, now you won’t have to. On Monday, Paramount+ will launch its ad-supported Essential Plan, priced at $4.99 per month. This less-expensive plan will replace the CBS All Access plan, which included commercials, but also granted access to local CBS stations. If you’re currently subscribed to that $5.99 per month plan, you can keep it. But starting Monday, it won’t be around anymore for new subscribers.  What...
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ViacomCBS Avoided Nearly $4 Billion in Tax on Franchises Like Spongebob and Star Trek: Report

Paramount Pictures has found a way to avoid paying taxes on franchises including Spongebob Squarepants, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek by routing revenue from international licensing through a complicated network of foreign subsidiaries, according to a new study. Read more...
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SpongeBob and 'Transformers' Cost US Taxpayers $4 Billion, Study Says

An anonymous reader shares a report: Dismissed by critics and devoured by fans, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" was the top box office film in 2014, bringing in $1.1 billion, with more than three-quarters of those dollars coming from overseas. ViacomCBS's Paramount Pictures, which distributed the computer animated action-fest, saved much of that money by licensing the international rights through a complex strategy designed to avoid paying U.S. taxes, according to a study published on Tuesday ...
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What Are ‘Red Flags of Infringement’? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Capitol v. Vimeo

Do you remember this case? It was filed in 2009, back when MySpace was still bigger than Facebook. The copyright owners never sent Vimeo any takedown notices over the videos in question, but they still sued Vimeo for hosting them. The case reached its first two major decisions in 2013, when the court held that Vimeo qualified for the DMCA online safe harbor. Those rulings went up to the Second Circuit, which in 2016 issued an important ruling on the scope of the “red flags” exclusion to the saf...
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