Carnival cruise ship Victory to be renamed Radiance after makeover

Carnival Cruise Line on Tuesday announced the 2,758-passenger Carnival Victory will undergo a makeover in 2020 so big the line will rename the vessel.
— Read on www.usatoday.com/story/travel/cruises/2018/10/16/carnival-cruise-ship-victory-renamed-radiance-after-makeover/1652194002/

DramaFever K-Drama Streaming Service Shuts Down – Variety

DramaFever, the streaming-video service specializing in Korean dramas and other Asian programming, is shutting down immediately. Founded in 2009, New York-based DramaFever was acquired by Warner Bros. in 2016 from Japan’s SoftBank Group.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/dramafever-k-drama-shutting-down-warner-bros-1202982001/

Netflix Adds 7 Million Subscribers, Beats Third Quarter Earnings Expectations | Hollywood Reporter

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Netflix Adds 7 Million Subscribers, Beats Third Quarter Earnings Expectations

The streamer’s stock surged more than 13 percent during after-hours trading on the news.

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Streaming TV’s Arms Race May Make Cable Look Like a Deal | Hollywood Reporter

WarnerMedia joins an armada of well-funded competitors looking to take on Netflix’s over-the-top dominance, but a crowded landscape may become a zero-sum game (or, gasp!, a cable bundle).
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Donald Trump Tweets “FAKE NEWS” On Saudi Interests As Journalist Murder Reax Questioned | Deadline

“For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia (or Russia, for that matter),” President Donald Trump tweeted this morning, adding “Any suggestion that I have is just more FAKE NEWS (of which there is plenty)!” This as the Saudi Consul General up and fled Istanbul before Turkey sent …
— Read on deadline.com/2018/10/donald-trump-tweets-fake-news-on-saudi-interests-as-reax-to-journalist-murder-questioned-1202483741/

Are TV Reboots Losing Their Luster With Viewers? (Exclusive Poll) | Hollywood Reporter

TV executives delving into company’s your IP libraries in search of series to reboot, take note: Viewers are more interested in revivals of old shows than they are in remakes.
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Jaunt VR Hit By Significant Layoffs, Refocuses on Augmented Reality – Variety

San Mateo, Calif.-based virtual reality startup Jaunt XR is laying off a significant portion of its staff as it shifts its focus to augmented reality, the company announced Monday.
— Read on variety.com/2018/digital/news/disney-backed-vr-startup-jaunt-lays-off-significant-portion-of-staff-refocuses-on-augmented-reality-1202980699/

Asaii-gn of the Times: What Apple’s acquisition of Asaii means for the music business – Music Business Worldwide

Asaii-gn of the Times: What Apple’s acquisition of Asaii means for the music business – Music Business Worldwide
— Read on www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/asaii-gn-of-the-times-what-the-apple-acquisition-of-asaii-means-for-the-music-business/

Why Sears Could Never Last, and What Other Brands Can Learn From the Iconic Retailer’s Demise – Adweek

Why Sears Could Never Last, and What Other Brands Can Learn From the Iconic Retailer’s Demise – Adweek
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