Michael Grover > Blog > Film Video TV

A blog and links to articles that look at product and marketing trends and ideas in the technology and media spaces. And other random stuff that I think about.

Netflix's Secrets to Success: Six Cell Towers, Dubbing and More

Variety--Even as Netflix establishes itself as a global TV network, it is still very much a tech company at heart.
March 10, 2018 Go to story on Variety

More in Film-Video-TV...

Cable Has Lost 3.4 Million TV Customers Since 2012

DSL Reports--News: The cord cutting phenomenon saw a slight slowdown during the first quarter, with the nation's biggest pay TV providers losing "e;just"e; 305,000 subscribers during the first quarter. According to the
May 21, 2018 Go to DSL Reports

Black-Owned MoviePass Has 'Potential to Disrupt the Exhibition Industry'

EURweb--*MoviePass has been stirring up a lot buzz since the company lowered its subscription fee last August, and gaining over a million subscribers as a result. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently said that the company can help bring marginalized groups to theaters. What’s more, the black-owned subscription service has changed the movie-ticketing game, and it’s exhibitors find it infuriating.  Founded by …
May 01, 2018 Go to EURweb

Gender Swap: 14 Times Women Took Over Iconic Male Roles on TV

IndieWire--"Hannibal," "Legion," "Lost in Space," and "Battlestar Galactica" are just some of the TV shows that have gender-flipped a character from male to female.
April 22, 2018 Go to IndieWire

AT&T chief reveals plans for new streaming service -- in court

CNET--Revelation of new $15-a-month Watch service comes during antitrust fight over Time Warner merger.
April 20, 2018 Go to CNET

David Fincher Explains Why He Doesn't Believe in Auteur Directing: 'Moviemaking is a Rat F*ck'

IndieWire--You probably don't want to call Fincher an "auteur" when you're standing in front of him.
April 07, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Kenneth Branagh To Star & Produce eOne's TV Adaptation Of 'A Gentleman In Moscow'

Deadline--EXCLUSIVE: Fresh from playing Hercule Poirot in Murder On The Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh is to re-team with Mark Gordon in Entertainment One’s television adaptation of A Gentleman in Moscow. I…
April 04, 2018 Go to Deadline

Facebook Was Vital For Indie Filmmakers. Now Their Followers Are Held Hostage, and the Ransom Keeps Changing

IndieWire--IndieWire investigates the role the social media platform plays in independent creators building a community. The results aren't pretty.
March 30, 2018 Go to IndieWire

Can the Shortform Video Market Make a Comeback?

The Hollywood Reporter--As mobile viewing grows, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu are experimenting more with 10- to 15-minute programs.
March 23, 2018 Go to The Hollywood Reporter

How to buy a high-end camera in 2018

Engadget--A guide to enthusiast-level mirrorless, DSLR and compact cameras that let you shoot like a pro.
March 19, 2018 Go to Engadget

China's Tencent Video Touts 62.5 Million Subscribers - Media Play News

mediaplaynews--Tencent said it surpassed 62.5 million subscribers at the end of February – 18% more than Netflix’s 52.8 million domestic subs at the end of December 2017.
March 19, 2018 Go to mediaplaynews