One Chance to debut on Yahoo Screen

Following its VOD success with Snowpiercer, The Weinstein Company (TWC) is releasing UK comedy Once Chance exclusively through Yahoo Screen 10 days before its theatrical release. The movie will be available to Yahoo Screen customers for free – a release strategy aimed squarely at younger viewers who are more likely to watch it on a computer screen. TWC has set

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Disney, Netflix sign Canada pay-TV deal

Netflix and Walt Disney Studios have signed a multi-year deal that gives Netflix exclusive Canandian subscription TV rights to Disney’s first-run live action and animated features. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beginning in 2015, Netflix Canada subscribers will be offered theatrically released films from Disney Live Action, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm,

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Xbox quits original programming

Microsoft has confirmed it’s shutting down Xbox’s original programming arm, Xbox Entertainment Studios, as the division refocuses on its core video gaming business. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox and Microsoft Studios, confirmed the move today, although he added that the company would continue with projects already in production. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who took over from Steve Ballmer in February,

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