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How 'Homeland' Complicates Showtime's Transition to Streaming

While Showtime Networks doesn’t have subscription VOD rights to “Homeland,” studios that produce series for the cabler are contractually prohibited from licensing them to SVOD services like Netflix while they are still on the air; 20th is currently in production on a fifth season of “Homeland,” to bow in September. 63 more words

TV & Movies

Rate parity future and the new ban from France regulators

France the second country to ban rate parity after Germany has taken the decision that all hoteliers where waiting, to bring the rate parity to an end. 504 more words

Distribution Channels

Commission opens formal investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements

By Nikolaos Theodorakis

On June 11 the European Commission announced the launch of an antitrust investigation pertaining to Amazon’s business policies in the distribution of electronic books (“e-books”). 768 more words

EU

Dan Fellman On His "Long Goodbye" To Warner Bros

To hear retiring Warner Bros Domestic Distribution president Dan Fellman describe his last few years at the studio, he sounds a bit like Michael Corleone, the guy who wanted out but kept being drawn back in. 594 more words

Breaking News

"Secrets" of Self Publishing, Part 1

First of all, let’s get something in a clear, there are no secrets. No more! Internet killed that, with a not-so-secret weapon, Google. There is only mystery that’s left, and that’s mostly for romantic purposes. 151 more words

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