Monday 10.28: News to Know
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Talks Movie Business, Third Season of ‘House of Cards’
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos caused a little bit of a stir this weekend with his remarks during a keynote presentation at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. Specifically, Sarandos criticized movie theater owners for stifling innovation — and thus hurting the movie business in general — by making it difficult for studios to distribute big-budget movies on Netflix the same day they premiere in theaters.
Opinions & Analysis
FX, Turner, and Netflix Face Off in a Battle of the Binge
Most networks only have rights to stream the last five episodes of their series on their websites and VOD, and Netflix usually doesn’t post the whole season until a few weeks before the next season begins. But Vulture has learned that a couple of cable’s biggest programming powerhouses, FX and Turner, are fighting back on this industry standard, telling TV studios that they will not buy any new show unless it comes with the right to keep streaming every episode in a current season until it ends.
Deals & Signings
MSN, CW Seed Hand Out Digital Development Deals at NYTVF
The ninth annual New York Television Festival came to a close tonight with the organization unveiling the recipients of 20 development deals from an array TV and digital network and studio partners.
Streaming Video News
Theater Owners To Netflix: You’re The One Trying To Kill Cinema
NATO president/CEO John Fithian struck back at Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, who today gave the keynote speech at the Film Independent Forum and charged theater owners with potentially killing the movie business by being inflexible with shrinking theatrical windows.
Hulu Brings in Disney’s Elaine Paul as CFO
Newly minted Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins is wasting no time in assembling his executive team with the streaming service announcing on Friday that Disney vet Elaine Paul has been tapped as chief financial officer.
The Haps with Apps
Tide’s Halloween Vines Are Now Everywhere and with the help of Digitas, brand keep cranking them out
Advertising is under attack by Vine videos, which are wrapping around Twitter streams, TV sets—and now billboards, thanks to Tide. The Procter & Gamble brand rolled out Halloween-themed Vine spots as digital out-of-home ads in 11 markets; they run through Oct. 31.
MTV Releases New Series on Mobile App in Advance of TV Premiere
MTV has released an entire season of upcoming show “Wait ‘Til Next Year” exclusively through an app one week before the show’s cable debut.
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