This is what’s called turning lemons into lemonade. With demand from TV advertisers down, NBCUniversal is launching a movie night to show the same movie simultaneously on several of its cable channels—with drastically reduced commercial time. It’s a smart move and is likely to both draw viewers cooped at home in quarantines across the country. Instead of a three-hour movie broadcast that...
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Meta’s Twitch Competitor Cuts Contracts With Gaming Creators
Since 2018, Meta Platforms has paid videogamers to stream their play on Facebook’s gaming service, its alternative to Twitch. Now, in a new era of austerity, Meta is cutting back on those payments. Facebook Gaming in the second half of last year dropped its contracts with at least 200 creators that paid them to spend time streaming on the web service, according to two people with direct...
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