July 27th, 2017 · 51 minutes
This week we talk a lot about how technology has changed how we consume movies and television. Is Netflix elbowing out the traditional movie theater? How many different video streaming services do we really need? And we pour one out for the iPod--but not for Adobe Flash.
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The Dunkirk director has been loudly dismissive of the company’s policy on theatrical releases.
Netflix is making a more aggressive play in the film industry with a goal to release 40 feature films by the end of the year.
The Cannes Film Festival locked horns with Netflix over streaming-first films, including Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories.
Okja is a 2017 action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Bong and Jon Ronson. The film stars an ensemble cast headed by South Korean child actress Ahn Seo-hyun, alongside Hollywood actors Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Nobody is all caught up on TV, so that means everything is evergreen. Welcome to the new consumption model.
Ever since Netflix started debuting original series in 2012, the streaming giant has been adding shows at an increasingly rapid rate. The platform also has been renewing the vast majority of them — until now, that is.
After premiere night, all new episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Sundays exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.
Warner Bros. DC Comics have announced the launching of a DC-branded digital streaming platform sometime in 2018.
Apple has discontinued the last two stand-alone music players in the iPod line. Only the iOS-running iPod touch remains.
Adobe has announced it will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020.