U.S streaming giant Netflix is ramping up its mobile-only subscription plans in Thailand and expanding local content, as arch-rival Disney Plus arrives in the fast-growing market. The world’s biggest video streaming platform by paid customers, Netflix told Reuters more than a million of its nearly 200 million subscribers around the world are in Southeast Asia, home to around 655 million people. But the market is ripe for rapid growth, analysts say, with the Disney+ Hotstar launch in Indonesia next month set to become a key battleground. “What we see in Southeast Asia is that it’s a very mobile-centric market”, Netflix director for product innovation Ajay Arora said in a recent interview. That’s led the company to push cheaper mobile plans and adapt its product to fit lower-end smartphones, Arora said. Southeast Asia is estimated to have generated $600 million in overall subscription music and video revenue in 2019, according to a study by Google, Temasek Holdings and Bain … [Read more...] about Netflix Steps ups its Game in Thailand as Disney Plus Enters Market
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July 03, 2016 - 13:01 BST hellomagazine.com Fans and admirers of the Oscar-winning director have paid tribute to Michael Cimino, who died aged 77. Michael Cimino, who received an Oscar for his critically acclaimed film The Deer Hunter has died aged 77. Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the news on Twitter, and friends and admirers of the director have taken to social media to pay their respects. Scroll down for video Thierry wrote: "Michael Cimino died peacefully, surrounded by his family and the two women who loved him. We loved him too." CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY Michael has passed away aged 77 The director, who was also well known for Heaven's Gate, was found when friends called the police after they were unable to get hold of him and died on Saturday. Robert De Niro, who starred in the film that won Michael the Best Director Academy Award, was among those to pay tribute to the director. … [Read more...] about Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino dies aged 77
Looking good, Furiosa. Photo: Jasin Boland/Warner Brothers Imperator Furiosa has come out on top at the Critics’ Choice Awards: Mad Max: Fury Road leads the list with 13 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Actress for Charlize Theron, Best Director for George Miller, and a healthy spread across the technical categories. Carol , The Martian , and The Revenant came in with nine nominations each. On the TV side, Fargo led the nominees with eight, followed by The Leftovers and Transparent with six each, and The Wiz Live! with five. There are a lot of welcome surprises, including nominations for Rectify , UnREAL , You’re the Worst , André Holland for The Knick , and Constance Wu for Fresh Off the Boat . It’s a good list! The winners will be announced January 17 at a televised gala on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN airing at 8 p.m. Here’s a full list of the nominees: MOVIE BEST PICTURE BEST ACTOR Trumbo The Martian Black Mass … [Read more...] about All Hail Furiosa!
Christopher Plummer, who was among the greatest Canadian actors ever to grace stage and screen, has died at age 91. Plummer died Friday morning at his home in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor, by his side, said Lou Pitt, his longtime friend and manager. “Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words,” Pitt said in a statement to CBC News. “He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. “Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come. He will forever be with us.” In a career that spanned over six decades, Christopher Plummer was nominated for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards three times and won once at 82 for Beginners, a film about a widower who begins to live life as a gay man while dying of cancer. He also captured two Tony Awards among seven … [Read more...] about Canadian Academy Award Winning Actor Christopher Plummer Dies
20th Century Fox sparked the Deadpool 2 marketing campaign late last year after filming had wrapped, but we've yet to see any substantial footage from the highly anticipated sequel. The lack of footage has been quite hard on fans who are desperate for their first looks and Josh Brolin as Cable and Zazie Beetz as Domino. However, the wait is almost over according to a new report from Collider. The new report states that we will finally see some real footage of the movie starting on February 16th for the opening of Marvel's Black Panther . Collider reports that the first trailer for Deadpool 2 will premiere ahead of Black Panther . Additionally, and more importantly, they also report that the trailer will land online just in time for Valentine's Day (February 14th), 2 days before the big screen debut. The first Deadpool movie opened on Valentine's Day weekend of 2016, which makes for some good continuity for the Merc with the Mouth and some great news for hardcore … [Read more...] about Deadpool 2 Trailer Will Arrive in Theaters with Black Panther