NewTek and Wowza Launch MediaDS, the First Ever Global & Local Distribution Platform


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) NewTek and Wowza have just unwrapped the MediaDS1, which is touted as the world's first end-to-end, real-time media encoding and live streaming video delivery system. Among the many features, the first generation MediaDS has the ability for content creators to … [Read more...]

Domestic Box Office Soars, But International Gross Is Down In 2016


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) This year was a good year for Hollywood and another record breaking one to boot. Studios have posted $11.37 billion gross at the domestic box office in 2016, enjoying their biggest year ever according to ComScore (via Variety). That beats the previous high of $11.1 … [Read more...]

Rogue One Box Office: Second Biggest Domestic December Opening


By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story enjoyed a massive opening weekend around the world – raking in $290.5 million in global box office receipts. Disney's first standalone Star Wars film since buying Lucasfilm also earned an enormous $155 million in North … [Read more...]

Studios Talking with Theaters About a 17-Day Theatrical Release Window


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Earlier this month, we reported that Apple was lobbying Hollywood studios for earlier access to movies via their iTunes platform. It seemed that Hollywood was open to the idea, and now we're beginning to get some news that biggest obstacles to a deal — namely the … [Read more...]

Ben Affleck’s Batman Delays Zack Snyder’s Justice League 2


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are still working out the kinks of their DC Extended Universe films. So far, all three released films have been critically panned, and they seem to get worse and worse after every release. There's a definite hope that Patty … [Read more...]

BBC’s ‘Sherlock: The Final Problem’ Coming to Theaters in January


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's all come down to this ... could this be Moriarty's endgame? In Sherlock: The Final Problem, is Holmes up against his greatest foe striking from the grave? The gripping finale to the fourth season of the BBC's latest spin on Britain's favorite detective could … [Read more...]

Apple In Talks For Early Access To Hollywood Movies On iTunes


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I love watching films in the theater. Call me old school, but there is something about heading out to the nearby cinema, sitting down with overpriced popcorn and beer (or soda) just to watch what new films Hollywood has to offer. On the flip side, I live in Canada, … [Read more...]

Netflix Opens Up Downloading for Members to Watch Offline


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, I flew to see family, and while waiting for my flight, I started catching up on Stranger Things on Netflix. Thanks to a surprisingly good free WiFi stream at the airport, I was able to get several episodes in. But then I would be several hours in the air, … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Looks To Stream Premium Sports

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Seeing the success that Twitter is having broadcasting professional sports events like Thursday Night Football, Amazon Prime is looking to get into the game with a proposed premium sports package for Prime members, making their $99 a year membership deal even more … [Read more...]

‘Netflix Tax:’ American Cities Look To Recoup Revenue From Cord Cutters


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With cord cutting gaining speed with young people, not only are cable companies scrambling to preserve what subscribers they have left, but cities are looking for ways to recoup the revenue lost from taxes that could have come from cable subscriptions. So it comes at … [Read more...]

Media Companies Vying To Buy Netflix


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With Netflix riding high in quarterly earnings and record subscriptions, it's no secret that it has become the 800 pound gorilla in the streaming video jungle. It would also come as no surprise that such high profile success makes a company a prime target for … [Read more...]

AT&T Wants To Buy Time Warner For Over $85 Billion


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Remember a few years back when AT&T tried to buy T-Mobile, and the FCC denied the deal because it would represent a dramatic shift that wouldn't benefit consumers? Well that didn't seem to be a problem when AT&T bought DirecTV last year. And the FCC doesn't … [Read more...]

Netflix Involved in Contentious Lawsuit with Relativity


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Claiming that Netflix acted in bad faith by using their deal to gain standing in Hollywood, Relativity Media sued the streaming portal this week for damages of $1.5 billion. And it's not going to be pretty. … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Returning To Theaters In IMAX


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Do you miss the magic of watching the Harry Potter series in theaters? Well now is your chance to experience it all over again. Warner Bros. has announced that all eight Harry Potter films are returning to the big screen in advance of the release of Fantastic … [Read more...]

Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Reveal Alpha Pay Streaming Service


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With YouTube forcing channels to sign onto their draconian revenue sharing scheme or face delisting, removing monetization due to false copyright claims, and squeezing out brand-sponsored videos for channels to make a little extra coin, there's a new trend brewing … [Read more...]

Rings and Friday the 13th Delayed Yet Again By Paramount


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Something that many in the industry have been expecting has happened: The new Friday the 13th got pushed back to a later date. Paramount originally slated the film to bow in on January 13th, 2017, but has now been pushed to October 13th, 2017. The film has … [Read more...]