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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Hamilton comes to Disney+ this July, a year ahead of schedule

Hamilton comes to Disney+ this July, a year ahead of schedule

Disney revealed this week it’s bringing the filmed version of the Hamilton stage show to Disney+ over a year before it was originally intended to be released. It’s pretty likely the House of Mouse bumped up the release to draw viewers to Disney+ during the quarantine, when streaming is king. But no matter their motives, it’ll be…
CNN Gets Criticism, Confusion For Adding Greta Thunberg To Coronavirus Town Hall

CNN Gets Criticism, Confusion For Adding Greta Thunberg To Coronavirus Town...

TOPLINE Greta Thunberg was added to the lineup for Thursday’s CNN coronavirus town hall special, and the move was met with confusion from critics⁠—as well as some support⁠—for the teenage climate change activist’s participation in the event. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg at a meeting of the Environment Council at the European ... [+] Council…
An HIV Researcher Explains How Socioeconomic Factors Affect The Impact Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

An HIV Researcher Explains How Socioeconomic Factors Affect The Impact Of...

Organized by #ShutDownDC, demonstrators formed a 15-car motorcade that drove past hospitals 'to ... [+] celebrate the front line workers who are keeping us safe during the pandemic and confront the politicians and corporate executives that are putting our communities at risk.' COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting communities of color in the United States. While 13…
Hurricane Season Starts June 1st – 4 Lessons From The Coronavirus Pandemic To Apply

Hurricane Season Starts June 1st – 4 Lessons From The Coronavirus...

It comes around like clockwork every year. The start of the Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1st, and many tropical meteorology experts are forecasting above-normal activity. The nation is still reeling from the public health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, which may place preparation for hurricane season into the “I’ll cross…
Streaming-only films now eligible for Academy Awards (sort of)

Streaming-only films now eligible for Academy Awards (sort of)

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The Academy of Arts and Sciences is this week making a painful concession to modernity. It’s finally allowing streaming-based movies the chance at an Oscar — though only because the coronavirus is seriously screwing with the traditional film release cycle. Specifically, the Academy decided during a meeting Tuesday to suspend its traditional rules governing which…
Digital marketers need to be constantly ‘plugged in’ — which is risky during the pandemic

Digital marketers need to be constantly ‘plugged in’ — which is...

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Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring how technology will shape the ever-evolving marketing landscape this year? Check out the full ‘Rebrand‘ program here. I can’t speak for the entire digital community, but I can share my observations as well as the perspective of many I know in the industry.…
NBC launches Peacock streaming service for Comcast customers

NBC launches Peacock streaming service for Comcast customers

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NBCUniversal today launched Peacock, its entrant in the streaming wars. While it’s only available to a limited number of select Comcast subscribers, it still officially marks the new platform’s introduction to the world, and it didn’t come a moment too soon. Peacock, officially announced in January and rumored about for some time before that, today…
A Last of Us series is coming to HBO — so what’s next?

A Last of Us series is coming to HBO — so...

HBO this week announced it was adapting The Last of Us, that one zombie game that scooped up every known Game of the Year award a few years ago, into a TV show with the creator of Chernobyl. So if we’re making video games into streaming series, what intellectual properties would actually make good shows. Hey @Neil_Druckmann…
A massive cache of stolen OnlyFans videos have been dumped online

A massive cache of stolen OnlyFans videos have been dumped online

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Someone has leaked terabytes of content stolen from OnlyFans, a subscription site popular among influencers, sex workers, and pornographic actors. Photos and videos of specific users and performers is now out from behind the site’s paywall, meaning content creators are no longer able to profit from their work. And it doesn’t seem like there’s anything…
ViacomCBS reportedly joining the streaming wars… again

ViacomCBS reportedly joining the streaming wars… again

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A new report alleges that ViacomCBS, the baby conglomerate born from the merger of Viacom and CBS, plans to enter the fierce streaming wars. It’s got some pretty stiff competition, and it’s going to be an uphill battle to stand out now that everyone else has taken their shots. The report, from CNBC, says that…

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