27 posts and columns on studios
Myspace’s time with News Corp. is coming to an end. Then again, it’s been headed that way for quite some time–it’s just that News Corp. is now being that much more forthright about it.
While he has been striking a lot of content deals of late for AOL, there seems to have been enough time in his day of trying to turn around the struggling Web giant for Media and Studios President David Eun to make a rap-techo-whatever video for the troops. While many division leaders might just release a dull memo, the former Google exec went right to the videotape, and I mean really went for it.
Nothing to be ashamed of, but not a shock, either. Next up: Convincing more studios to let it sell or rent shows at lower prices.
Here’s a script Hollywood has been pitching for some time: Google comes to town with a checkbook in hand. And maybe Google is listening! A reported deal for Miramax’s digital rights could be coming.
“Digital” doesn’t equal “cheap” for Reed Hastings’s company. The online move has cost Netflix $1.2 billion in streaming rights so far, and that number will probably get much bigger in 2011.
More movement from Netflix as it transitions from discs to digital: A distribution deal with Sony that reduces its access to DVDs in exchange for lower fees and more rights to stream movies to your home.