Anime could be a key to streaming domination

Jan 9, 2020
As streaming platforms compete for the attention of young viewers, many are investing in Japanese animation.
The anime show "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is streaming on Netflix.
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2020: Year of the pop star documentary

Jan 6, 2020
Platforms like Netflix, HBO and Amazon are competing with each other for celebrity life stories, at about $25 million a pop.
Rihanna reportedly signed a documentary rights deal with Amazon prime, for $25 million.
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Why Netflix and WarnerMedia want sitcoms for the streaming wars

Sep 18, 2019
Netflix hopes "Seinfeld" will keep the streaming giant master of its domain, while HBO Max hopes to enter the field with a "Big Bang."
The cast of "Seinfeld."
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The final season of "Game of Thrones" is a cash cow for marketers

Apr 12, 2019
Brands of all kinds are rushing to capitalize on the show.
Actress Emilia Clarke in season 8 of Game of Thrones.
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He brought "Game of Thrones" languages to life

Apr 10, 2019
David Peterson created the Dothraki and High Valyrian tongues.
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" season 8.
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AT&T raises DirecTV streaming prices, sweetens bundles with HBO

Mar 14, 2019
After an expensive deal to buy TimeWarner, AT&T is making some changes to its DirecTV streaming bundles. It’s raising prices but also adding its much-coveted property, HBO, to the mix for free. The DirecTV strategy is offering a glimpse into…
A general view of atmosphere at HBO | Human By Orientation at Brazos Hall on March 12, 2019 in Austin, Texas. 
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AT&T has plenty to reorganize after Time-Warner deal

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Mar 4, 2019
The first changes are being made to media operations.
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After 50 years, Sesame Street is still poised for success

Feb 19, 2019
The money and the history behind America's most beloved television show.
Bert (L) and Ernie (R).
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How economics shapes fight culture around the world

Nov 20, 2018
"Fightworld" creator Frank Grillo says many champions started out "fighting for their lives."
“Fightworld” creator-host Frank Grillo with a Muay Thai fighter.
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Can television shift consciousness? A look inside the HBO show that's working on it

Nov 5, 2018
"Random Acts of Flyness," created by Terence Nance, wants to change the way viewers think.
A new show from artist Terence Nance and HBO, "Random Acts of Flyness," dives into a lot of issues you don't often see discussed with such creativity on television, including police brutality and queer relationships.
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