Media startup Cheddar launches its TV channel in Europe with Molotov

 Business news network Cheddar has been partnering with social media platforms and OTT services in the U.S. And Cheddar is now looking at international markets. The media company is partnering with French startup Molotov so that French viewers can watch Cheddar from all their devices. Cheddar first launched 18 months ago. Unlike many new media companies, the startup has been focusing on live… Read More

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

 Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was often criticized for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many… Read More

Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

 There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and most of the startup’s existing investors are putting more money into Axios. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Lerer Hippeau Ventures are co-leading today’s founding… Read More

MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

movie theater MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

They turned ‘Rampage’ into a movie (and here’s the first trailer)

Rampage Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be real though: no one wanted to play as the wolf.) Well, Warner Bros. is turning it into a movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brad Peyton. Read More

NBC will live stream a record 1,800 hours of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

 NBC will live stream the 2018 Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, the company announced today. Its coverage will include 1,800 hours of games – a record for a Winter Olympics. It’s also the first time the Winter Games will offer live streaming of NBC’s broadcast network. The streaming coverage will include a combination of authenticated TV viewing and… Read More

Netflix cuts ties with Louis CK

 Netflix has announced that it will not be making a second stand-up special with comedian Louis CK. For years, rumors have swirled that Louis CK engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior with the women around him. Gawker led coverage of these rumors in 2015 (and even as early as 2012). But this week, the New York Times reported that five women, many of whom went on the record, have accused Louis… Read More

New Stars Wars and Marvel TV shows planned for Disney’s streaming service

 Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed some amazing news on his company’s earnings call for this quarter, including a live-action Star Wars TV show that will be coming to Disney’s subscription streaming service with a target premiere date by the end of 2019. It’s going to live alongside a Monsters, Inc. adaptation, a High School Musical show and one original series from… Read More