NBC’s 2020 streaming service won’t be very compelling for cord cutters — and that’s by design

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp


The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined. NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free. But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a comp
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NBC's 2020 streaming service won't be very compelling for cord cutters — and that's by design

The streaming wars — the race to launch subscription video products — has been driven by an underlying concept: The traditional pay-TV bundle is dying as millions of U.S. households cut the cord each year and shift their video consumption to services like Netflix.

This has been a hard pill to swallow for legacy media companies, which derive billions of dollars from traditional pay TV. Yet, many of those media companies are coming to grips with reality and beginning to disrupt their own business models, headlined by Disney’s $6.99 Disney+ offering for this year.

That’s not the case for Comcast’s NBCUniversal (the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com).

NBC doesn’t want you to cut the cord. Maybe this isn’t too surprising since its owner is the largest U.S. cable company. But it’s unusual because it directly contradicts the disruption narrative. Instead of submissively accepting that the pay-TV world is ending, NBC is taking a stand and fighting back.

The proof is in the details of NBC’s streaming service, coming next spring.

NBC’s ad-supported streaming service will be free to all customers who pay for traditional live television — whether through Comcast or any other provider, including virtual pay-TV bundles like Google’s YouTube TV or AT&T’s DirecTV Now, assuming partnership deals are struck, according to people familiar with the matter.

For those who have cut the cord, it will probably be about $10, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions on price are still ongoing.

CNBC has also learned that the free version of service for pay-TV subscribers will include live linear channels, same-season episodes and past-season episodes. Customers will be able to watch NBC programming anywhere, on any device, independent of their cable provider’s footprint. NBC will have nonexclusive access to all of the programming it sells to Hulu for the streaming service, as part of the deal with Disney the two companies announced on Tuesday.

But the $10 version for cord cutters won’t include live linear channels and won’t include same-season shows. You’ll get a bunch of reruns, most of which will also be available on Hulu if you already subscribe to that service. And you’ll get a few originals for the streaming service, the quality of which is to be determined.

So what are you getting for your $10 a month? Not much at first. And that’s the point.

NBC expects its revenue from cord cutters on its streaming service to be “completely immaterial,” according to a person familiar with the matter. The company is actively trying to make its cord-cutting streaming service inferior to its pay-TV version. The service is primarily meant as a nice additional benefit for customers who already pay for cable or satellite TV.

NBC’s decision isn’t totally motivated by supporting Comcast’s cable TV business. Now that Disney has full operational control of Hulu, Disney can bundle Hulu (or Hulu with Live TV) with Disney+ to make a compelling streaming offering that should further accelerate cord cutting. NBC is OK with this. Customers who cancel Comcast’s TV service for, say, YouTube TV will still get NBC’s streaming service for free.

NBC will certainly monitor the take rate of its streaming service among non pay-TV subscribers if cord cutting dramatically accelerates. If necessary, it can move content on and off its service thanks to Tuesday’s deal with Hulu, as well as the impending expiration of streaming-rights deals for popular shows it owns, such as “The Office.” And three years from now, when its content deal with Hulu ends, there’s an easy path for NBC to make its streaming service more compelling by making all its content exclusive to it.

But at launch next year, the NBC streaming service won’t be a compelling addition for cord cutters. And that’s the point.

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.

WATCH: Comcast will sell its Hulu stake to Disney, giving Disney full control


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‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ director promises Sonic redesign after fan backlash, but changes could be costly for Paramount

Just days after releasing the first official trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the film’s director took to social media to try and assuage disgruntled fans. You guys missed your chance Paramount,” one user commented on the YouTube video of the trailer. This wasn’t the first sign that fans were unhappy with the character design, either. When Paramount released one of the official promotional posters for the film, fans griped about the strange length of Sonic’s legs, expressing worry about what th


Just days after releasing the first official trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the film’s director took to social media to try and assuage disgruntled fans. You guys missed your chance Paramount,” one user commented on the YouTube video of the trailer. This wasn’t the first sign that fans were unhappy with the character design, either. When Paramount released one of the official promotional posters for the film, fans griped about the strange length of Sonic’s legs, expressing worry about what th
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'Sonic the Hedgehog' director promises Sonic redesign after fan backlash, but changes could be costly for Paramount

Just days after releasing the first official trailer for “Sonic the Hedgehog,” the film’s director took to social media to try and assuage disgruntled fans.

The less-than-three-minute trailer, which debuted on Tuesday, was widely criticized on Twitter, Reddit and other social platforms for its tone and the design of the titular character.

Longtime fans of the speedy blue hedgehog found the character’s facial features, including human-like teeth, and his body proportions to be inconsistent with the Sonic they grew up with in the ’90s.

“April fools was 29 days ago. You guys missed your chance Paramount,” one user commented on the YouTube video of the trailer.

This wasn’t the first sign that fans were unhappy with the character design, either. When Paramount released one of the official promotional posters for the film, fans griped about the strange length of Sonic’s legs, expressing worry about what the full character would look like.

These criticisms were taken to heart by Paramount and Sega, the company behind the character. On Thursday, director Jeff Fowler said “the message is loud and clear.”

“You aren’t happy with the design & you want changes,” he wrote on Twitter. “It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be.”

“This demonstrates the power of social media and the value it can bring to filmmakers and studios in terms of providing direct feedback from the fans who, at the end of the day, are the folks you ultimately want to please,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore.

“This type of organic social media-based conversation provides de facto real time market research and, when respectful and constructive, can be highly valuable to studios and producers looking to get the best results from their films,” he said.

It’s unclear exactly how Fowler plans to fix the character, especially considering the film is due out in theaters in November, less than six months away.

Paramount Pictures and Blur Studios did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment. Paramount is owned by Viacom, which saw its stock down around 2% on Friday.

The filming budget for “Sonic” is estimated to be around $90 million, but going back and changing the CGI animation could be quite costly for the production company.

Not only do artists have to redesign elements of the character, but they also have to reinsert it into every scene of the likely already completed film and then render it, which takes a lot of computing power and time.

“I have to give the studio and director credit for running the cost benefit analysis and, for the good of the movie and the fans, making the changes,” Dergarabedian said.

It also doesn’t help Paramount that the “Sonic” trailer arrives just as Warner Bros. has been receiving praise for its character design for the upcoming “Detective Pikachu” due out next week.


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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Whirlpool, Facebook and Cadence Design

North American revenues rang in at $2.5 billion, topping estimates. Cadence Design shares jumped more than 5% after hours Monday based on better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The software company earned $577 million in revenue, topping analyst estimates of $569 million according to Refinitiv. Cadence Design gave guidance for second-quarter earnings per share and revenue that topped Wall Street’s estimates. Facebook shares rose slightly after the bell Monday after the social media giant s


North American revenues rang in at $2.5 billion, topping estimates. Cadence Design shares jumped more than 5% after hours Monday based on better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The software company earned $577 million in revenue, topping analyst estimates of $569 million according to Refinitiv. Cadence Design gave guidance for second-quarter earnings per share and revenue that topped Wall Street’s estimates. Facebook shares rose slightly after the bell Monday after the social media giant s
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Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Whirlpool, Facebook and Cadence Design

North American revenues rang in at $2.5 billion, topping estimates. Asia revenues came in at $371 million, below the estimated $457 million.

Cadence Design shares jumped more than 5% after hours Monday based on better-than-expected first-quarter earnings. The software company earned $577 million in revenue, topping analyst estimates of $569 million according to Refinitiv. Adjusted earnings per share were 54 cents, beating the forecast 49 cents.

Cadence Design gave guidance for second-quarter earnings per share and revenue that topped Wall Street’s estimates.

Facebook shares rose slightly after the bell Monday after the social media giant said it is hiring Jennifer Newstead as its general counsel. Newstead, most recently the legal adviser to the U.S. State Department, is replacing Colin Stretch. Facebook also named John Pinette as vice president of global communications.


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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV sweeps awards at New York auto show

The Jaguar I-Pace electric sport utility vehicle swept the World Car Awards handed out at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Jaguar’s first electric vehicle took home the awards for best design, best green car award and best overall vehicle. “In my 40 years in this business, this is my Oscar moment,” said Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, as he accepted the final award during a ceremony at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, where the auto show opens to public Friday


The Jaguar I-Pace electric sport utility vehicle swept the World Car Awards handed out at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday. Jaguar’s first electric vehicle took home the awards for best design, best green car award and best overall vehicle. “In my 40 years in this business, this is my Oscar moment,” said Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, as he accepted the final award during a ceremony at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, where the auto show opens to public Friday
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Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV sweeps awards at New York auto show

The Jaguar I-Pace electric sport utility vehicle swept the World Car Awards handed out at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.

Jaguar’s first electric vehicle took home the awards for best design, best green car award and best overall vehicle.

“In my 40 years in this business, this is my Oscar moment,” said Jaguar Director of Design Ian Callum, as he accepted the final award during a ceremony at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, where the auto show opens to public Friday.


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MacBook keyboard: Apple apologizes for broken laptop keyboards

The admission is the latest sign of issues with Apple’s keyboard design, which has been widely criticized, and it indicates that the newest Mac laptop models are affected by the same problems as previous versions. In 2015, Apple unveiled a new keyboard design now called the “butterfly keyboard.” “I consider these keyboards the worst products in Apple history,” influential Apple blogger John Gruber wrote on Wednesday. Apple keyboards released in 2018 included a new part inside each key designed t


The admission is the latest sign of issues with Apple’s keyboard design, which has been widely criticized, and it indicates that the newest Mac laptop models are affected by the same problems as previous versions. In 2015, Apple unveiled a new keyboard design now called the “butterfly keyboard.” “I consider these keyboards the worst products in Apple history,” influential Apple blogger John Gruber wrote on Wednesday. Apple keyboards released in 2018 included a new part inside each key designed t
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MacBook keyboard: Apple apologizes for broken laptop keyboards

Apple has apologized to its users about keyboard issues affecting its latest generation of MacBook laptops, although it said in its statement that “the vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience with the new keyboard.”

The admission is the latest sign of issues with Apple’s keyboard design, which has been widely criticized, and it indicates that the newest Mac laptop models are affected by the same problems as previous versions.

“We are aware that a small number of users are having issues with their third generation butterfly keyboard and for that we are sorry,” an Apple representative said in a statement. “The vast majority of Mac notebook customers are having a positive experience with the new keyboard. We recommend that any customer experiencing any issue contact AppleCare.”

In 2015, Apple unveiled a new keyboard design now called the “butterfly keyboard.” The design was thinner than competing keyboards, enabling Apple to make progressively thinner laptops.

But users soon started reporting a major issue with Apple’s butterfly keyboards: Sometimes, after being exposed to dirt or dust, certain keys would not register. Other people reported that certain keys would register twice.

The Wall Street Journal, which first reported Apple’s statement, published a story on Wednesday giving readers the option to remove all e’s or r’s from the post, simulating what it said it was like to read output from a malfunctioning keyboard.

“I consider these keyboards the worst products in Apple history,” influential Apple blogger John Gruber wrote on Wednesday.

Apple keyboards released in 2018 included a new part inside each key designed to keep dust and other particles out, although Apple never confirmed that the design change was related to previously reported keyboard issues. 2018 laptops, including the MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are not eligible for a free keyboard repair under Apple’s current policy.

Apple declined to comment if it planned to expand its keyboard service program to 2018 models.


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This 24-year-old makes celeb portraits from Rubik’s Cubes and sells them for thousands of dollars

It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares. Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with differen


It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares. Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with differen
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This 24-year-old makes celeb portraits from Rubik's Cubes and sells them for thousands of dollars

It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares.

Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with different facial expression and how I can make them seem real with just the color of Rubik’s Cubes.”

Once Contardi’s design is fully planned out, he says “it’s time to play with Rubik’s Cubes, and that take me, realistically, only two hours” to actually assemble a full-size portrait from the hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes that he twists and turns until he gets the exact pattern of colored squares that he needs.


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This 24-year-old makes celeb portraits from Rubik’s Cubes and sells them for thousands of dollars

It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares. Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with differen


It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares. Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with differen
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This 24-year-old makes celeb portraits from Rubik's Cubes and sells them for thousands of dollars

It typically takes Contardi “at least three or four weeks” to complete each incredibly realistic portrait, much of which involves planning out a patterned design that uses the six colors available to him — a six-sided Rubik’s Cube puzzle is made up of white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow squares.

Contardi likes to make portraits, usually based on existing photos of celebrities, because he says he has “a passion for facial expressions, and so I always kind of challenge myself with different facial expression and how I can make them seem real with just the color of Rubik’s Cubes.”

Once Contardi’s design is fully planned out, he says “it’s time to play with Rubik’s Cubes, and that take me, realistically, only two hours” to actually assemble a full-size portrait from the hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes that he twists and turns until he gets the exact pattern of colored squares that he needs.


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Microsoft calls it a key skill of the future. Here are 4 steps to mastering it

“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It. “You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.” Spe


“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It. “You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.” Spe
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Microsoft calls it a key skill of the future. Here are 4 steps to mastering it

With increasing talk of job disruption and automation, it’s important to think about the skills that will be most in demand in the future.

Microsoft, in its latest research, defined those as digital skills, analytical abilities and continuous learning capabilities. In particular, the tasks that require strong analytic abilities will call for a creative approach, explained Kevin Wo, Microsoft’s managing director for Singapore.

“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees.

“Design thinking” is a term for a particular method of problem solving, which dictates that individuals should try and get into a customer’s shoes to generate practical, user-friendly solutions. That could mean creating a new technology or product, such as Apple’s iPhone. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It.

“You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.”

Speaking at a recent careers conference in Singapore, Miaskiewicz said the strategy can be broken down into four key steps.


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“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It. “You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.” Spe


“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It. “You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.” Spe
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Microsoft calls it a key skill of the future. Here are 4 steps to mastering it

With increasing talk of job disruption and automation, it’s important to think about the skills that will be most in demand in the future.

Microsoft, in its latest research, defined those as digital skills, analytical abilities and continuous learning capabilities. In particular, the tasks that require strong analytic abilities will call for a creative approach, explained Kevin Wo, Microsoft’s managing director for Singapore.

“I think there’s a need for them to learn about skills around design thinking,” Wo said of employees.

“Design thinking” is a term for a particular method of problem solving, which dictates that individuals should try and get into a customer’s shoes to generate practical, user-friendly solutions. That could mean creating a new technology or product, such as Apple’s iPhone. But the strategy can — and should — also be applied to other job functions, design thinking specialist Kasia Miaskiewicz told CNBC Make It.

“You can apply it anywhere,” said Miaskiewicz, a director at UBS Evolve, the Swiss bank’s center for design thinking and innovation. “As long as there is a user, a recipient – and there always is – there’s always an opportunity to apply design thinking.”

Speaking at a recent careers conference in Singapore, Miaskiewicz said the strategy can be broken down into four key steps.


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Meet the women who made Oscar history for their work on ‘Black Panther’

The 91st Academy Awards was one of the most diverse to date, with a record number of women and African-Americans taking home trophies for their work. Among those who made history were Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively. Both were recognized for their work in “Black Panther,” and each is the the first African-American to win in their category. In their acceptance speeches, Carter and Beachler each thanked “Black Panther” direct


The 91st Academy Awards was one of the most diverse to date, with a record number of women and African-Americans taking home trophies for their work. Among those who made history were Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively. Both were recognized for their work in “Black Panther,” and each is the the first African-American to win in their category. In their acceptance speeches, Carter and Beachler each thanked “Black Panther” direct
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Meet the women who made Oscar history for their work on 'Black Panther'

The 91st Academy Awards was one of the most diverse to date, with a record number of women and African-Americans taking home trophies for their work.

Among those who made history were Ruth E. Carter and Hannah Beachler, who won Best Costume Design and Best Production Design, respectively. Both were recognized for their work in “Black Panther,” and each is the the first African-American to win in their category.

In their acceptance speeches, Carter and Beachler each thanked “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler for not only creating the groundbreaking Marvel film, but for also believing in their abilities to help bring the story to life.

“I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler, who not only made me a better designer and storyteller, but a better person,” said Beachler, who accepted the award alongside set decorator Jay Hart.

Beachler, who previously worked with Coogler on “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed,” continued, saying, “I stand here because this man offered me a different perspective of life. He offered me a safe space, was patient and gave me air, humanity and brotherhood.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-02-25  Authors: courtney connley, kevork djansezian, getty images, frazer harrison, getty images entertainment
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