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Disney: Bob Iger bets the company (and Hollywood's future) on streaming

  • For those films that are released in theaters, Disney doesn't plan on changing any windows to bring them sooner to Disney+, which means there will be around a seven-month wait for titles like the upcoming Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to hit the service (Toy Story 4 should become available in early 2020).
  • "We wanted to find the right price that we felt reflected the quality of the service and the product itself while also maintaining something that is pretty important at Disney, democratizing the availability of the app." The final decision didn't come down to a lot of consumer research but, instead, what a small team of executives felt was right based on their subscriber goals and the larger competitive landscape.

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Apple reportedly won't bid for 'South Park' streaming rights because of China's ban on the show

  • Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central's long-running animated series "South Park," is looking to sell the streaming rights to the series for between $450 and $500 million, according to Bloomberg.
  • Sources familiar with the bidding told Bloomberg that Apple probably won't extend a bid, due to the show's recent ban in China after the second episode in season 23, "Band in China" included a humorous attack on Chinese censorship.
  • Thus, sources told Bloomberg that it was unlikely that Apple would want to host "South Park" on Apple TV+.
  • Bloomberg also reports that as many as six streaming services are in the running to acquire "South Park." The show has been available to stream on Hulu since 2015, and Hulu is interested in retaining the show as long as it does not become too expensive.

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The Morning After: Supreme's $60 burner phone is a hypebeast's dream

  • Now CNET reports it's sending out invites for a November 13th event in Los Angeles that promise the "highly-anticipated unveiling of a reinvented icon." Add in an embedded GIF of something that looks like a hinged mobile device, and the potential of a new RAZR phone is quickly moving from rumor to reality.
  • HBO Max will be the streaming home for movies from the legendary Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli.
  • Classics including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and Howl's Moving Castle will be available to stream for the first time anywhere on the service.
  • In one fell swoop, HBO Max grabbed a selection of much-loved animated movies, which might help it in the battle for streaming supremacy against the likes of Disney+.

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Amazon’s video app is back in Apple’s App Store. But get ready to see more streaming fights.

  • And Disney is also feuding with Amazon, which currently doesn’t have plans to carry apps for Disney’s Disney+ service for Amazon’s streaming hardware like its Fire TV box; Disney+ will also compete with Amazon’s video offerings.
  • Meanwhile, Netflix has stopped selling subscriptions for its service on Apple’s app stores and isn’t part of Apple’s TV app, though the Netflix app itself is still available to customers who use iPhones and other Apple hardware.
  • That’s why it was striking to see Apple head in the other direction this year by announcing deals to distribute its TV app and its Apple TV+ video service on devices made by lots of other hardware makers, including Samsung, Roku, and ...
  • In 2017, the two companies struck a deal that let Amazon’s Prime Video app onto Apple’s devices, while Amazon started selling Apple’s TV boxes on its site again.

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Google's new streaming video game service is set to take on PlayStation and Xbox, and it's finally got a release date

  • Stadia (pronounced "STAY-dee-uh"), will launch on November 19,  promising players access to blockbuster games on any device that can run the Chrome web browser — from smartphones and tablets to laptops and TVs. Google shared the first details on Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in March, and has offered just a handful of updates through out the year.
  • Google plans to launch a free version of Stadia in February 2020 — the pro subscription gives players access to 4K resolution with HDR support, and Google will add one new game to their collection each month.
  • Though Google Stadia will arrive on November 19, that's more of a soft launch — You'll have to pay to get access for the first few months, and the free "base" tier doesn't arrive until February 2020.

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ESPN+: Everything you need to know about ESPN's streaming service

  • Hefty deals between sports leagues and TV networks have prevented services like Netflix from streaming games, but ESPN has a low-cost service that'd satiate fans' appetites.
  • Think of it as an add-on with live games, exclusive on-demand video, and access to what is formerly known as ESPN Insider.
  • Previously, ESPN Insider offered subscribers exclusive written articles for a monthly $4.99 fee.
  • ESPN decided to add video to the mix and created ESPN+ for the same price, giving subscribers access to stories, live streaming, and on-demand videos.
  • ESPN+ includes a bevy of exclusive video content from live games to on-demand shows and exclusive stories.
  • ESPN+ is technically separate from ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNews, so a subscription will not grant you access to live games being broadcast on those networks, including any live NFL, NBA, and MLB games.

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New Sling TV subscribers can get 40% off their first month — here's how to sign up

  • Dollar for dollar, Sling is one of the most affordable services on the market offering a large selection of both live channels and on-demand streaming content.
  • Unfortunately, unlike most other streaming platforms, Sling doesn't offer any sort of free trial so you can test the service before you commit to paying.
  • You should take advantage of the intro rate if you already have a way to stream Sling, but because the service isn't as popular as Hulu or Netflix, your options can be a bit more limited.
  • If you subscribe and prepay for two months of service, Sling will throw in a free Roku Express ($39.99 retail value), AirTV Mini ($79.99 retail value), or antenna ($44.95 retail value).

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Python 3.8 Has Been Released 🚀🚀 Let's Take a Tour

  • Two important improvements in 3.8 were inspired by libraries like dask that try to solve the problem of passing data between processes.
  • One is to create a new version of pickle that can pass data objects between processeses using zero-copy buffers, for more memory efficient sharing.
  • The common theme of these third-party serialization efforts is to generate a stream of object metadata (which contains pickle-like information about the objects being serialized) and a separate stream of zero-copy buffer objects for the payloads of large objects.
  • Refinements can include opportunistic compression of large data depending on its type and layout, like dask does.
  • This PEP aims to make pickle usable in a way where large data is handled as a separate stream of zero-copy buffers, letting the application handle those buffers optimally.
  • Instead, we can pass a Literal to the type hinting for our argument k.

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Python 3.8 Has Been Released 🚀🚀 Let's Take a Tour

  • Two important improvements in 3.8 were inspired by libraries like dask that try to solve the problem of passing data between processes.
  • One is to create a new version of pickle that can pass data objects between processeses using zero-copy buffers, for more memory efficient sharing.
  • The common theme of these third-party serialization efforts is to generate a stream of object metadata (which contains pickle-like information about the objects being serialized) and a separate stream of zero-copy buffer objects for the payloads of large objects.
  • Refinements can include opportunistic compression of large data depending on its type and layout, like dask does.
  • This PEP aims to make pickle usable in a way where large data is handled as a separate stream of zero-copy buffers, letting the application handle those buffers optimally.
  • Instead, we can pass a Literal to the type hinting for our argument k.

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear on how moderation creates communities

  • The day before, he’d given the event’s keynote, during which he announced some major changes to moderation: next spring, channel moderators will gain an expanded set of moderation tools, and enforcement actions made by the company will become more transparent — both for people who flag violations and the offenders themselves.
  • The changes are coming, Shear said, because the company didn’t think it was doing well enough when it talked to streamers about moderating their channels.
  • For individual channels, Shear said, Twitch views its job as what he described as “empowerment through tools, empowerment through automation” — both deployed in service of letting streamers have the communities they want.
  • Now, Shear said, the company plans to be more transparent: it’ll send the streamer a clip of the moment in a stream when a violation happens and tell them what happened and why that violates Twitch’s guidelines and therefore necessitates an enforcement action.

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