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Taking a cue from Facebook, Netflix is planning on getting rid of its current rating system. The new system will jettison viewers’ option to rate content from zero to five stars, and will instead let them simply give shows a thumbs-up or thumbs-down.
Netflix has shown its ambitions in the original content arena for some time now as it has continually ramped up its production of its own TV shows. On the feature-length movie side of things, Netflix’s original content has been much sparser. That’s about to change.
Here’s a topic we haven’t covered too much on this blog: video piracy. With the ever-increasing proliferation of illegally obtained and shared content across the web, digital platform security firm Irdeto conducted a survey that had some fascinating results.
It was long-anticipated, and it finally happened—YouTube has launched its online TV service, the somewhat blandly named YouTube TV. The new service offers 44 pay-TV channels and up to six separate user accounts.
Hollywood’s biggest and boldest night is in just a few days. The Academy Awards are when Tinseltown’s elite get even more self-indulgent than usual and lavish praise and golden statuettes on one another. All cynicism aside, the Oscars are a fun night to celebrate some great filmmaking and performances, and this year has some doozies.
The nominees for the 2017 Oscars are not only the most diverse group ever, but certainly one of the most talented. Like always, we’re making some guesses as to who’s going home as winners and who’s just going home.
Be honest. When your SO is out of town, asleep, or otherwise busy, are you sneakily watching episodes of the show you’re supposed to be going through together? If so, you’re not alone–Netflix infidelity is apparently much more common than you may think. Read on.
Hulu’s long-rumored online TV service is about to become a reality, it seems. James Murdoch, CEO of co-owner 21st Century Fox, told analysts on his company’s fiscal call that the Hulu service will be launching in the next two months.