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SELECTED ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE MEDIA COMMUNITY

Quantum Media News

SELECTED ITEMS OF INTEREST TO THE MEDIA COMMUNITY

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http://www.quantummedia.com/industry-news | Printed on: November 22, 2017

Industry News

Kickstarter’s new ongoing option

November 17, 2017

Crowdfunding through Kickstarter is no longer limited to launching specific projects. The company is now offering “Drip,” which allows subscribers to provide continuing support to creators, including journalists. The tool is currently invitation-only but will expand next year. Read more here.


The Unraveling

November 14, 2017

A decline in the number of subscribers to some Discovery Communications channels is the latest evidence that more consumers are cutting the cord. The company lost five percent of its U.S. subscribers in the third quarter of 2017. The losses were mostly confined to its smaller channels, while TLC, Discovery and Animal Planet retained their subscriber base. Read more here.


Disney plays hardball with theaters

November 3, 2017

Disney is demanding that theater owners agree to terms described by some as “onerous” before they can screen “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in December. While some details of the agreement are secret, Disney will receive a record-setting 65 percent of ticket sale revenue and is requiring that the film be shown for four weeks in the largest theater in each multiplex. Failure to comply risks significant—and unusual—financial penalties. Read more here.



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