What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

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What to Stream in May

Next month’s streaming options include new Sally Rooney fare, “Masterpiece” and a new season of “Hacks.”

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Netflix’s Stumble Could Be a Warning Sign for Streaming Industry

The company faces a number of challenges, but its problems may be an indication that its competitors are racing toward an unstable future.

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Netflix Lures ‘Bridgerton’ Fans With Live Event: The Queen’s Ball

A royal ball inspired by the popular Shonda Rhimes show aims to encourage the kind of water-cooler buzz that streaming services have struggled to create.

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Akaash Singh and His Case for Bringing Back Apu

The stand-up comic, whose special has gone viral, takes issue with how some South Asians like Hari Kondabolu portray their experience in the United States.

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Take a Look: ‘Reading Rainbow’ Goes Live, With New Friends to Know

With a diverse young cast and a lot more dancing, a reboot of the beloved series will be livestreaming, inviting children to interact virtually.

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Can a Reality TV Show Sell You on a $2,298 E-Bike?

Welcome to “Bike Hunters,” a Dutch YouTube series that promises to recover stolen e-bikes — but really makes you want one of your own.

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Hollywood’s First Family of Putting It Out There

In a book, web series and music, Will, Jada, Jaden and Willow have remade a star household for the new era of reality-driven celebrity.

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How I Cut My Family’s Cable and Streaming Bill by $170

After I realized we were paying more than $400 a month, I knew I had to do something. Here’s what I learned.

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As Other Arab States Falter, Saudi Arabia Seeks to Become a Cultural Hub

While conflicts and crises have battered Arab cultural capitals, Saudi Arabia is hosting film festivals and bankrolling new movies.

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Kevin Spacey Ordered to Pay $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Studio

A secret arbitrator’s ruling was issued 13 months ago and became public on Monday when lawyers for the studio petitioned a California court to confirm the award.

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Blacktag, a New Streaming Service, Has Big Plans

A new streaming platform wants to be a destination for Black audiences around the world.

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Netflix Earnings Results: Q3 2021

The company has 222 million customers, with 67 million in the U.S., and expects to add 8.5 million subscribers in the December quarter.

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Netflix workers plan a walkout over Dave Chappelle.

The virtual walkout planned for Wednesday is the latest example of how the internal backlash over the comedian’s new special has roiled the streaming service.

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Chappelle Special on Netflix Draws Criticism and Internal Unrest

The comedian Dave Chappelle’s comments on transgender people and gender in “The Closer” have led to outside criticism and internal unrest at the company that upended Hollywood.

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In ‘My Unorthodox Life,’ Fashion Is a Flash Point

“Show me a law that says I cannot wear high-heeled shoes.”

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Nielsen Introduces New Ratings for Streaming Services

The company known for measuring television ratings said Netflix and YouTube are far ahead of their digital rivals, but viewers still spend more time watching cable and network TV.

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Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

The company known for measuring television ratings said Netflix and YouTube are far ahead of their digital rivals, but viewers still spend more time watching cable and network TV.

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The PBS Chef Martin Yan Teaches Chinese Cooking to a New Audience

The man who used television to help many North Americans start cooking Chinese food at home is as cheery as ever, but aware of some harsher truths.

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Netflix Online Shop to Sell Products Tied to Shows Like ‘Lupin’

You streamed it. Now you can buy it at Netflix.shop, a new site that will offer everything from a “Lupin” side table to a “Yasuke” clock.

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Scrounging for Hits, Hollywood Goes Back to the Video Game Well

After decades of game-to-film flops, a new effort, led by Sony, aims to adapt big PlayStation and Xbox franchises for movies and TV.

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Comcast Earnings Beat Expectations Amid Shift to Streaming

As it takes the risk of transforming itself from a TV giant into a streaming start-up, the cable operator beat investors’ estimates in its first-quarter results.

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Netflix’s Dominance Starts to Slow as Rivals Gain

The streaming service reported the addition of four million new customers for the first quarter, below the six million it had forecast.

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Harlan Coben, Suburban Dad With 75 Million Books in Print

With a 33rd novel on the way and deals with Netflix, Amazon and Apple, the prolific author writes in Ubers, at Stop & Shop and just about anywhere else he can.

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Why Oprah’s Meghan and Harry Special Won’t Have a Streaming Home

The three participants’ ties to Netflix and Apple, along with Ms. Winfrey’s desire to reach a big live-viewing audience, paved the way to an old-school deal with CBS.

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How the Pandemic Stalled Peak TV

Where’s “Succession”? “Atlanta”? After the number of scripted shows fell for the first time in a decade, Hollywood hopes to satisfy a restless audience with less costly fare.

#apple-tv-plus, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #web-original-programming

Amazon Moves From Film Industry’s Margins to the Mainstream

With several films competing for Golden Globes on Sunday and a number of high-priced movies coming this year, the streaming service has altered its reputation in Hollywood.

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Netflix Productions Are More Diverse Than Studio Films, Study Shows

The study, which the streaming giant commissioned, looked at films and TV series from 2018 and 2019.

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‘Live From Mount Olympus’ Review: Oh My Godsss, Who Am I?

This audio series translates the Greek myth of Perseus for teens, making its hero a young man still figuring out his destiny.

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Amazon’s ‘Tandav’ Show Angers India’s Hindu Nationalists

Artists say officials tied to the country’s ruling party use pressure to stem criticism. Streaming services hoping to tap the Indian market’s potential have been caught in the middle.

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Quibi is selling content to Roku

The failed streaming company led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is in talks with Roku about a deal.

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Will You Pay to Stream Comfort Shows? Discovery Is About to Find Out

A cable-era way of watching TV comes to streaming with the debut of Discovery+, an on-demand platform with lots of nature shows and cooking programs.

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Bollywood, Reeling From the Pandemic, Shifts to Streaming

India’s film industry, which relied on theatrical releases, is experimenting with going straight to streaming services such as Amazon, Netflix and Disney’s Hotstar.

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‘Star Wars,’ ‘Pinocchio’ and More as Disney Leans Sharply Into Streaming

A blitz of new projects include 10 series from the “Star Wars” universe for Disney+, which now has 87 million subscribers. Hulu will also get a major content boost.

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Covering ‘The Crown’ on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Our pop culture editor in London talks about the popularity of “The Crown” on both sides of the Atlantic, and giving the people what they want.

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17 Players in Five States, Composing Over the Internet

Alarm Will Sound used multiple videoconferencing tools to master the ambiguities of Tyshawn Sorey’s “Autoschediasms.”

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Quibi, Short-Form Streaming Service, Quickly Shuts Down

The company started by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman had a high-profile launch and megawatt Hollywood stars involved but failed to find an audience.

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2020 Emmys: Streaming, Time, Nominees List, Host and More

Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony as viewers — and the nominees — tune in from home.

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What to Watch For at the 2020 Emmy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony as viewers — and the nominees — tune in from home.

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How to Birth a New American Theater

Six months dark. Thousands of artists out of work. Could this disaster have a surprise ending? Five critics on what must change, onstage and off.

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Reed Hastings on Netflix, Hollywood and the Future of Streaming

Netflix started with sending DVDs — remember them? — through the mail, but now the streaming pioneer sits atop a Hollywood it has thoroughly upended.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Sign Megawatt Netflix Deal

Six months after ceasing to be working members of the British royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are Hollywood producers.

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‘Immigration Nation’ Review: The Banality of Deportation

This Netflix documentary looks at the bureaucracy of immigration enforcement — an intriguing investigation that probably won’t change any minds.

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What To Watch For at the 2020 Emmy Nominations

Olivia Colman may be honored for another royal role and “Mrs. America” and “Watchmen” appear to be locks for nominations in the most intriguing category.

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NBC Starts Streaming With a TV-Style Platform, Peacock

The service will challenge Netflix with a digital version of channel-surfing and lots of what one executive calls “comfort-food TV.”

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Digital Dior. Remote Chanel. What’s Couture With No Runway?

The first streamed couture shows were more like mini-movies, music videos, trailers and perfume commercials. There were some clothes, too.

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What Counts as a Streaming Hit? A Start-Up May Have Answers

Unlike Nielsen, which measure audience size, Parrot Analytics says it can track viewer enthusiasm. That’s more important to subscription services.

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How Netflix Beat Hollywood to a Generation of Black Content

The company didn’t set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it’s the envy of its rivals.

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Snapchat Expands Deals With N.F.L., Disney and Others

The multiyear pacts, which also included the N.B.A., NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS, will supply the platform with more short-form original and unscripted shows.

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HBO Max Wants to ‘Crush’ Netflix. Is It Too Late?

AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.

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