Netflix outbids Disney for superhero movie starring Daisy Ridley

There's no shortage of superheroes on Netflix, yet it's found room for a subversive spin on Hollywood's favourite genre, courtesy of Josh Gad. The streaming giant outbid Disney to nab the film, dubbed Super-Normal, according to The Hollywood Reporter…

Fullscreen’s young adult streaming service is shutting down

Fullscreen, the social-first streaming service for teens and young adults, is going kaput. Deadline is reporting that the VOD platform will close shop next year to focus on original productions and branded video content. At least all those social med…

Social media’s biggest stars are launching a streaming service

Three of the biggest social media stars (with a combined 70 million followers across platforms) are launching their own video streaming service, reports Variety. Dubbed "Zeus," the upcoming VOD outlet is the brainchild of Andrew "King Bach" Bachelor…

‘Drive’ director debuts free streaming service for forgotten movies

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that Drive and Neon Demon director Nicholas Winding Refn has an astute eye for style in his movies. He's taking that and launching his own streaming service, dubbed "byNWR." It's different from Netflix in that its…

Researchers use AI to banish choppy streaming videos

Nobody likes it when their binge watching is disrupted by a buffering video. While streaming sites like Netflix have offered workarounds for connectivity problems (including offline viewing and quality controls), researchers are tackling the issue he…

Hulu drops the first trailer for its Marvel exclusive ‘Runaways’

While Netflix is home to the lion's share of Marvel TV shows, Hulu will soon get a slice of the action. Announced last year, Runaways is set to land on the streaming service next month. In the meantime, Hulu's released the first trailer for the show…

Netflix is getting more expensive in the UK

Some Netflix subscriptions have just gotten a tad pricier in the UK, reflecting a similar hike announced over in the US. The most basic, £6 per month plan remains unaffected, but the price of the "Standard" tier, which adds HD streaming and the…

Hulu feeds ’90s nostalgia with ‘Boy Meets World’ and ‘Dinosaurs’

Back in the '90s, a Friday like today would've brought me endless excitement. Obviously, it meant the weekend had arrived and thus no school and no waking up early. But it also meant TGIF — the best chunk of programming of the entire week in the opi…