The 11th Hour Dispatch – Monday, April 23, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Sling TV’s subscription rates have slowed and if things don’t change, good ole DirecTV is going to eclipse it with DirecTV Now. Sling TV was the first internet MVPD to market and has amassed 2.21 million subscribers, but DirecTV was busy picking up the slack as Sling TV basked in the glow like a YouTube commenter that loves to exclaim “FIRST!!!!” in the first five seconds of an upload. DirecTV added

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Friday, April 20, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Vice’s Motherboard has signed a 24-month distribution deal for a feature-length documentary with Netflix as part of its multimodal distribution plan. The 85-minute film The Most Unknown follows nine scientists across the globe that are researching ways to “answer really deep questions” such as human consciousness and the beginnings of life. The documentary will also have a theater run in 20 U.S. cities this summer, with its theater debut at NYC’s

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Thursday, April 19, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Netflix has reportedly considered purchasing movie theaters in New York and LA to make it easier for the streaming giant to screen its films and make them eligible for Academy Awards. Theaters considered include Mark Cuban-owned Landmark Theatres, but Netflix has reportedly backed out of the deal consideration because “executives believed the sale price for Landmark was too high.” A move toward brick-and-mortar theaters would be a major move for not

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Amazon and Best Buy have penned a multi-year deal to hawk a line of Fire TV Edition Smart TVs in the electronics superstores that I hated going to with my dad as a kid because he would waste an entire precious day of my Powerpuff Girl marathons staring at plasma screens. More than 10 new models from Insignia and Toshiba will be released as part of this deal, all with

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Netflix is scooping up subscribers like Eleven with some Eggo waffles. The streaming service picked up 7.41 million subscribers (5.46 million of which are new international subscribers) and $3.7 billion in revenue in Q1 of this year alone, and they want you to know that news is not in the cards, so stop reporting it, dang it. The company has no plans to expand into a news series past a larger push

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Monday, April 16, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Premium channel STARZ has acquired several new series that were previously originals on NBCUniversal’s comedy streaming service Seeso. Some of the acquired series include stand-up comedians Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito’s Take My Wife, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, the Sklar Brother’s stand-up special Hipster Ghosts, and The UCB Show, a variety show filmed at Upright Citizen Brigade Theater locations in NYC and LA. Most series will be available

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Friday, April 13, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Comcast’s Xfinity X1 package will now include a built-in Netflix subscription thanks to a deal expansion between the two companies. The two already had a deal that put Netflix on Comcast’s X1 platform with voice search capabilities and a universal search function, and Netflix has been available as a simple add-on to a customer’s cable bill since then, too. The peacock-fanatic media conglomerate will take care of Netflix billing for its customers

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Thursday, April 12, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Broad City has announced that season five will be its last season, and the only thing getting me through the rest of the day is the fact that creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer have signed a first look deal with Comedy Central. The deal also includes rights for other Viacom networks. The two already have three projects in development with Comedy Central: Mall Town USA, Young Professionals (which both Glazer

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Bloomberg’s 24-hour Twitter only news network TicToc will be expanding to podcasts and newsletters later this month. TicToc’s podcasts, which will include news updates on the hour, will be available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, and Google Play. The network will also release an audio news digest with around five to six minutes worth of content directly from TicToc’s hourly updates on its Twitter channel. Not a lot of specifics on newsletters,

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The 11th Hour Dispatch – Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Subscribe to The 11th Hour Dispatch, Karma’s new anti-newsletter newsletter. BINGE WATCH Viacom has asked CBS to raise its merger bid by $2.8 billion, nearly a quarter increase of CBS’s original bid. As you may remember, the two companies have been encouraged by National Amusements Inc., the company that controls both conglomerates, to merge by forming independent board committees. In a letter last week, Viacom asked for 0.68 CBS shares for each Viacom class B share. Compare this to CBS’s original offer

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