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9 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

Realized we never created one of these for this year.   Anyway....  the industry continues on it's glide path for re-inventing cable TV:

 

CBS and NBC are merging to co-own Star Trek? Fine. Just remaster Deep Space 9 in HD and I'll be happy.

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11 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

Realized we never created one of these for this year.   Anyway....  the industry continues on it's glide path for re-inventing cable TV:

 

Fuck this isn't even re-inventing cable. It's literally the original version of Hulu.

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HBO is delaying the release of Last Week Tonight clips on Youtube until now Thursday after the show airs

The news was broken by John Oliver who apologized for not being able to share the show clip on Monday like he normally does

The goal is to drive people to sign up for MAX

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An HBO rep confirmed that going forward, clips from “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” will not be shared on YouTube until four days after the premiere on HBO and Max.

“When ‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ premiered on HBO, the convenience of watching on Max did not exist so YouTube allowed flexible viewing for the main story as well as promotional exposure,” the HBO spokesperson said in a statement emailed to Variety. “We are now delaying that availability and hope those fans choose to watch the entire show on Max.”

 

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Tangential Business related

Walmart is buying Vizio

Obviously Walmart was already a big seller of Vizio TVs but they are making this move to improve their ad game

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Walmart and its Sam’s Club warehouse chain have long been major sellers of Vizio devices. But in buying the company, Walmart touted the potential to boost its ad business through Vizio’s SmartCast Operating System, which allows users to stream free ad-supported content on their TVs.

As it pushes for higher profits, the retail titan has tried to expand its media business Walmart Connect, which comes with bigger profit margins than selling groceries or clothing. The segment’s advertising sales grew 22% in the fourth quarter.

“We believe VIZIO’s customer-centric operating system provides great viewing experiences at attractive price points. We also believe it enables a profitable advertising business that is rapidly scaling,” said Seth Dallaire, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Walmart U.S., in a statement.

The move comes as Walmart tries to compete with Amazon’s growing ad segment.

Walmart’s control of the Vizio platform will give companies that advertise with the retailer a greater reach. In a news release, Walmart said Vizio’s SmartCast system has 18 million active accounts.

The retailer also said it could offer “innovative television and in-home entertainment and media experiences” after it acquires the TV maker.

 

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Sony will take over the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of Disney physical media (DVDs, Blu-ray discs, etc...) (this is just for US and Canada)

Disney will still own and control the digital rights

Tangentially - the Disney Movie Club will be shutting down. May 20 is the last day to place orders. July 20 is when the service will be shut down

 

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3 hours ago, Travis Sheldon said:

Hoping it allows Sony to release stuff from the "vault".

Some intern is going to misspell "Sony" into the wrong computer and "Song of the South" is going to finally get its re-release. 

 

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On 2/20/2024 at 9:31 AM, RIPPA said:

Tangential Business related

Walmart is buying Vizio

Obviously Walmart was already a big seller of Vizio TVs but they are making this move to improve their ad game

 

About ten years ago I worked a job where one part was delivering Vizio TVs that were replacements for models that had come defective from the factory.  It seems that they've definitely improved their QC.

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