Peacock’s premium tiers have more than 20,000 hours of content, while its free option has a respectable 13,000. (By comparison, when HBO Max was first unveiled, it promised 10,000 hours of content. Its service costs $15 a month.) Deciding what TV shows and films go behind its paywall comes down to a combination of third-party rights, consumer research, and human curation. As far as ads are concerned, Peacock limits it to a maximum of 5 minutes of commercials per hour, compared to an average 16 minutes in linear TV. For films on Peacock, ads are front-loaded before the movie starts so there are no further interruptions. (Tubi, for example, does run ad blocks during films.) … [Read more...] about Peacock struts into the streaming wars touting what makes it different
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Since the COVID crisis first hit the U.S. back in March, tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. The ramifications of the pandemic are not limited to one or a few industries, but rather are wide-ranging and brutal. Unemployment is higher than at any point since World War II. There was a brief glimmer of hope, as more than four million jobs were added when reopening began in June. But now that the virus is surging in many states, with California, Florida and Texas being forced to look at going back into lockdown, that growth appears to be temporary. … [Read more...] about New White House ad campaign tells millions of unemployed Americans to just find another job
The move is believed to have been prompted by rising anti-China sentiment in India which has already banned the app, and in the United States where the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hinted at a similar ban, The Economic Times reported quoting The Wall Street Journal. … [Read more...] about TikTok parent ByteDance ready to leave China in order to save global business
Spotify acquiring Bill Simmons and the Ringer? “Depends on the beholder. As a consumer, I’m really interested in what Spotify will do for the Ringer,” he says. “I always had a sense it was a business with the potential to be much bigger than it was. It’s now the difference between taking three years to see what that looks like instead of 10. I don’t see any downsides unless they start pulling exclusivity really aggressively.” … [Read more...] about Podcasting’s best listener launches his own podcast about podcasting. Is this ‘peak podcast’?
Further ridiculing Olis remark, the Shiv Sena in sarcastic remarks said his ancestors hoodwinked even Babur, who wanted to bring down the Ram temple to build a mosque in place of it, by diverting the Mughal emperor to North India instead of Nepal. … [Read more...] about Shiv Sena slams Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli’s remarks on Ayodhya