Facebook TV Launch – iParis.com
Facebook is getting into TV!
We’ll be launching two shows on Facebook Watch: “What’s Your Mutt” and “DIY Costume Squad”! 📺👏
Facebook officially confirmed the impending launch of Watch on Wednesday afternoon. The company didn’t specify a date for the launch but said that it would happen “soon.”
“The new tab will be called “Watch” and showcase a slew of shows slated to debut on August 28, people familiar with the matter said. Roughly 40 shows from a range of publishing partners and content studios will be included in the first slate of programming.”
Oprah Kraft Heinz – iParis
A spokes person for Kraft Heinz and Winfrey say the supermarket products come with “unexpected nutritious twists.” A package of mashed potatoes includes mashed cauliflower in place of some of the potato. A broccoli cheddar soup recipe replaces some cheese with butternut squash.
*** Kraft Heinz and Oprah Winfrey Collaborate to Create O, That’s Good!
*** Oprah Delivers a Delicious, Nutritious Twist on America’s Favorite Comfort Foods with New Line of Refrigerated Soups and Sides
Disney Pulls Netflix – iParis.com
Though Disney had been rumored to be considering starting its own streaming service for some time, it moved quickly on that plan in recent days after an earnings report showed a drop in revenue compared to this time in 2016. While last year saw Disney boast $7 billion in box office receipts, the 2017 theatrical slate has been considerably less lucrative, and the company has been plagued by a rash of cord-cutters from its cable channel offerings, where it earns the majority of its revenue.
Disney, on the other hand, has much of the best content being produced in the Hollywood system so they were either going to buy Netflix or build their own.
So what’s the future? We’re going to have to pay/subscribe to each of these point services (CBS All Access, DisneyStream, Netflix, Hulu, HBO etc).
In that world, the aggregation will happen at the Device/OS level. This is good news for Android TV and Apple TV.
Taylor Swift Jury – iParis.com
The lawsuit centers on Swift’s allegation that former KYGO morning show host David Mueller inappropriately touched her during a meet in 2013.
The trial is expected to last about two weeks. Court documents say it is unlikely that either side will settle.
Swift is seeking a verdict that awards her $1, while holding Mueller responsible and “serving as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts,” her lawsuit says.
David Mueller wants at least $3 million for damages.
Netflix Millarworld – iParis.com
Netflix acquired Mark Millar’s Millarworld who is one of the prolific comics maker behind some of Marvel’s biggest cinematic success.
Together, Netflix and Millar will bring Millarworld’s portfolio of critically and fan-acclaimed character franchises to life through films, series and kids’ shows available exclusively to Netflix members globally. Millarworld will also continue to create and publish new stories and character franchises under the Netflix label.
Millar, whose time at Marvel led to the storylines that inspired the films “Captain America: Civil War” and “Logan,” adds: “This is only the third time in history a major comic book company has been purchased at this level. I’m so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn’t have a better home.”