Vyskocil said that it would be nice if he received confirmation on that figure from Netflix, but he says that the data that Netflix releases in earnings reports has been consistent with FlixPatrol’s measurements. But even he admits there is room to expand in order to improve accuracy. The company has started tracking popularity lists on movie and TV databases such as IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes in order to bolster its research, and is venturing into measuring mentions on social media and Google Search. He also says that FlixPatrol is limited by the streaming companies themselves. Not all of them release subscriber numbers and their trending lists can be inconsistent. For example, he said that while Hulu was declaring Palm Springs a hit, the film wasn’t initially showing up on FlixPatrol’s most-popular list. … [Read more...] about Why Disney hasn’t shared how many people watched ‘Hamilton’
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Oliver works up to this week’s long-form lesson starting with the present, where Joy Behar is innocently getting an important fact wrong about George Washington on The View, and Republican Senator Tom Cotton is fighting to prevent the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning 1619 Project, which puts slavery in a historically accurate context, from being taught in schools. From this point on, he explores in depth where American textbooks have always failed their students on the topic of slavery, why that’s happened, and what might be done about it. (Spoiler alert on that last score: The reason people seem to want a more sanitized and streamlined view of American history is so they can easier imagine themselves having always been on the right side of it—and thus continuing to be on the right side of it right now.) … [Read more...] about ‘Misleadingly comforting versions of history’: John Oliver breaks down how race is taught in U.S. schools
In Yes Bank’s case, the losses were so large that they were used to write off the losses. This has led to heart burn as suddenly several investors in the AT1 bonds were caught off guard. The mutual fund industry, which had large exposure to the bond, has to deal with a complete loss on their investment. The Association of Mutual Funds in India (AMFI) has written to the government for first squaring up the capital, and then use the proceeds of AT1 bonds. However, the rules are clear on this and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is acting as per its Basel-III circular. … [Read more...] about Yes Bank | Why is a Financial Redressal Agency missing when it is needed most?
‘Super FDs’According to at least three such investors that Moneycontrol spoke to Yes Bank’s executives pitched these bonds as ‘super FDs’, which will offer consistent returns and safety of a regular fixed deposit. In most cases, these investors had existing regular fixed deposits in Yes Bank that fetched them a rate of interest of around 8 percent.Yes Bank executives offered 9-9.5 percent return on these bonds and made them transfer substantially high amounts (in some cases Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore) to these instruments. “This was done without explaining the high risk associated with these bonds, especially the provision that says these bonds will be extinguished and capital foregone in the event of a financial failure of the bank,” said another investor requesting anonymity. … [Read more...] about Written down AT1 bonds may return to haunt Yes Bank with ‘mis-selling’ charges
Like every executive producer, Marsai Martin understands how long it takes to bring a feature film to the screen. She spent nearly one-third of her life doing it. The 14-year-old originator of Universal Pictures’ Little first pitched the idea, with her father, way back when she was 10. “We had zero clue what we were doing, to be honest,” Martin says of their meeting with Kenya Barris, who’d created Martin’s breakout vehicle, ABC’s Black-ish. But Barris embraced the idea, which was inspired by the 1988 Tom Hanks classic Big, and looped in producer Will Packer (Girls Trip) to shepherd it to screen. Martin signed on as executive producer, the youngest person ever to earn that title for a major motion picture. Little took in $15.5 million when it debuted in April. Earlier this year, Martin launched Genius Productions and became the youngest person Universal Studios has ever granted a first-look deal. She plans to executive-produce and star in the first … [Read more...] about How a 14-year-old became Hollywood’s youngest executive producer