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Analysis finds streaming services will dominate pay-TV in 2020

Analysis finds streaming services will dominate pay-TV in 2020

Streaming video on demand (sVoD) services will dominate pay-TV services by the end of 2020 in more than 30 countries, according to a new report published by Ampere Analysis. The United States was the first company to see streaming service subscriptions overtake pay-TV subscriptions; this milestone was reached in 2016. The number of countries with more sVoD than pay-TV subscriptions has increased substantially each year since and will likely skyrocket in 2020.

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What is the Radiohead Public Library?

What is the Radiohead Public Library?

The Radiohead Public Library is the just-launched latest incarnation of the official primary Radiohead internet home page. It was announced by the official Radiohead Twitter account with a message that read "Radiohead.com has always been infuriatingly uninformative and unpredictable. We have now, predictably, made it incredibly informative."

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Apple pens multi-year TV+ deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Apple pens multi-year TV+ deal with Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the actress best known for her roles on Seinfeld and Veep, has penned a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+, according to a new report. This is the first time the actress has signed such a deal with a streaming service, adding yet another well-known face to Apple's roster of stars. Under this deal, Louis-Dreyfus will reportedly both star in and executive produce shows for the service.

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Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu orders TV comedy starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Hulu has ordered a new television comedy series that will star Steve Martin and Martin Short as strangers who share a passion for true crime. The series will reportedly feature a third main character, as well, though a recent report indicates that no one has been cast for that role at this time. The idea for the show reportedly comes from Martin who brought up the idea with Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us.

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Facebook Watch cancels two original scripted streaming shows

Facebook Watch cancels two original scripted streaming shows

Facebook was canceled two of its original scripted shows, both of which were available to stream exclusively on its Facebook Watch video platform. Both Limetown and Sorry For Your Loss have been given the axe despite critical praise and two well-known leading actresses. Though Facebook isn't entirely ditching the scripted video market, it is cutting down on the number of scripted shows it will offer.

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Game of Thrones prequel details include ambitious premiere date

Game of Thrones prequel details include ambitious premiere date

One of the anticipated Game of Thrones prequel shows, House of the Dragon, is still in the pipeline for an eventual launch on HBO. In a recent interview, the network's president of programming Casey Bloys provided a few details on the plan, including its anticipated premiere date in 2022. The show will be set around 300 years before the events we see in Game of Thrones.

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LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

LEGO Education SPIKE Prime set released for $330

There's a next-level DIY robotics LEGO set out in the world starting this week, and it's called SPIKE Prime! This is a LEGO Education set, which means it's geared toward students - but you're not the sort of person to let a silly thing like that stop you from using the newest in LEGO power enhance the builds you've had brewing, right?

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Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Pokemon: Twilight Wings animated series debuts on YouTube

Fans of the Pokemon anime may be pleased to know that The Pokemon Company kicked off a new side series today. Dubbed Pokemon: Twilight Wings, this side series is set in the Galar region, the main setting for the latest Pokemon games, Sword and Shield. While the main characters from the anime don't seem to be present in this side series, there are some familiar faces for those who have already played through the Galar-based games.

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Marvel original audiobooks arrive with more to come later this year

Marvel original audiobooks arrive with more to come later this year

The first batch of previously announced Marvel audiobooks has arrived for fans to enjoy. The new titles include both traditional audiobooks and multi-voice versions, which are essentially dramatizations that include sound effects and music. This is only the start -- another, though smaller, batch of Marvel audiobooks will arrive later on this year.

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CBS reveals Tooning Out the News animated show from Stephen Colbert

CBS reveals Tooning Out the News animated show from Stephen Colbert

ViacomCBS has announced an ambitious and unique new animated series from executive producers Stephen Colbert, formerly of the Colbert Report, and Chris Licht of The Late Show. Despite the fact that it is animated, the new show will cover news topics the same day they happen, something made possible by the magic that is computer animation technology. As you may expect, CBS All Access will be the home for this new series.

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2020 Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

2020 Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

The 92nd Academy Awards are nearly upon us, but before the awards show can actually be held, we need to know the nominees. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced all of the nominees in a live streamed presentation today. Fans of Joker will definitely be pleased with the list, as the movie netted itself 11 nominations.

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NBC orders Debris, a new sci-fi drama from ‘Fringe’ showrunner

NBC orders Debris, a new sci-fi drama from ‘Fringe’ showrunner

NBC has greenlit a new science fiction drama described as similar to Men in Black and The X-Files. Called Debris, the new show comes from Legendary Television and J.H. Wyman; it involves a destroyed alien ship that has 'mysterious effects' on humanity. Debris is one of several scripts to get some attention at NBC, according to recent reports, with others include Adam and Eva and Echo.

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