Univision, Hulu launch short format soap operas (Rapid TV News)

digital entertainment post Novelas Xpress

Univision is to launch Novelas Xpress, abridged versions of popular soap operas that deliver all the drama of the original stories in less than 15 hours. Targeting the Hispanic audience across the US, the titles will be…

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Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam (Re/Code)

Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube. But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.

That’s the takeaway from… [Read more on Re/Code]

Showtime Has a Lot to Gain by Going a la Carte (Nasdaq)

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source: Sho.com

Showtime may soon be available without a cable subscription. Source: Sho.com

Following in the footsteps of Time Warner and HBO, CBS plans to offer Showtime without a cable subscription. Speaking on the company’s third-quarter earnings call last week, CBS CEO Les Moonves told analysts, “We could say fairly definitely, sometime in ’15, there will be some [over-the-top] service from Showtime.”

While that is far from an official announcement, offering Showtime à la carte ought to… [Read more on Nasdaq]

Le doublage des films et des séries menacé par Netflix? (Slate)

Sylvester Stallone, ici au 66e Festival du Cinéma de Venise en 2009, est doublé en français par le comédien Alain Dorval. Photo Flickr CC par Nicolas Genin

Les studios de doublage de séries TV et de films en France ont peur: la VOSTFR gagne du chemin et avec Internet tout s’accélère, y compris leur rythme de travail.

C’est la Jennifer Lawrence française. Mais Kelly Marot n’a pas le succès ni les soucis de la vedette hollywoodienne, et pour cause: personne ne la connaît. Elle est la voix française de… [Lire la suite sur Slate]

Take that, Netflix: Amazon says Prime grants free 4K streaming (C|Net)

Amazon's original series "Alpha House" will be available via 4K streaming  • Amazon

Amazon’s original series “Alpha House” will be available via 4K streaming

In response to Netflix raising its price for customers who want 4K streaming, Amazon says its 4K video streams won’t cost Prime subscribers an extra dime.

Begun, the 4K streaming price war has.

Today Amazon said users who subscribe to its $99 per year Prime program won’t have to pay extra to get 4K versions of its video streams.

“We want to be the best entertainment destination for customers. We’re confident that offering… [Read more on C|Net]

Netflix Orders ‘Justin Time’ Spinoff Series (The Hollywood Reporter)

The U.S. streaming giant takes a new half-hour show based on a hit Canadian kids’ series from Guru Studio

Netflix has ordered a spinoff series of popular Canadian preschool show Justin Time to stream… [Read more on The Hollywood Reporter]

Justin Time: une série spin-off sur Netflix (TVqc)

Netflix a annoncé une nouvelle série originale spin-off basé sur Justin Time (Justin Rêve), la populaire série d’animation canadienne pour les enfants d’âge préscolaire diffusé sur Disney Junior Canada.

Netflix a ordonné 13 épisodes d’une demi-heure de… [Lire la suite sur TVqc]