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New this season: Traditional holiday movies with LGBTQ storylines

Dec 23, 2020
Lifetime, Hallmark and Hulu are all streaming holiday movies featuring same-sex love stories.
The cast and crew of Hulu's "Happiest Season" at the movie's drive-in premiere on Nov. 17 in Los Angeles.
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How streaming systems make money

Dec 17, 2020
The majority of revenue doesn't come from the product itself.
Roku makes about 70% of its revenue from deals with brands like HBO by taking a cut from subscriptions and ad revenue.
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Disney's reorganization puts the spotlight on streaming

Oct 13, 2020
How will the shift away from movie theaters and broadcast TV change what and how we watch?
In addition to Disney Plus, the company also owns Hulu and ESPN Plus.
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NBC's new Peacock might change the streaming wars

Jul 15, 2020
It has several paid tiers and an option to watch for free ... with ads.
A preview of the user interface for NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, which launched Wednesday.
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NBCUniversal launches Peacock streaming service

Jul 15, 2020
It would have capitalized on the 2020 Summer Olympics, but now will rely on a packed catalog of classics.
The service joins an ever-growing and increasingly confusing roster of streaming app, but could stand out to price-sensitive consumers.
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TV writers set to get more royalties from streaming services

Jul 6, 2020
A tentative new Writers Guild contract deals with the thorny issue of residuals from streamed content.
David A. Goodman, president of the Writers Guild of America West, speaks during the organization's 2020 awards presentation.
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Netflix raises more debt. Is it sustainable?

Apr 22, 2020
Netflix’s jump in viewership, driven by the lockdown, may be temporary.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The entertainment company, popular with quarantined viewers, is taking on debt.
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