Elon Musk says Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacts during a conversation at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, June 13, 2019. Tesla owners may be able to stream video from YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display. CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable video streaming on the in-car display. Earlier this month, two consumer advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesl


SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacts during a conversation at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, June 13, 2019. Tesla owners may be able to stream video from YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display. CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable video streaming on the in-car display. Earlier this month, two consumer advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesl
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Elon Musk says Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacts during a conversation at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, June 13, 2019.

Tesla owners may be able to stream video from YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display.

CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable video streaming on the in-car display. He added that the streaming feature could arrive as soon as August, but could slip to a few months after that.

Drivers will only be able to play videos while their car is parked, similar to how Tesla owners can play video games on the car’s center screen. Musk said that could change if regulators give the green light to full self-driving technology.

“When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,” Musk said in a tweet.

Netflix declined to comment. YouTube parent company Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Musk has promised to deliver the company’s advanced driver assistance system, called Autopilot, to hundreds of thousands of cars this year. In April, he said he’s “very confident” Tesla will have autonomous robotaxis on the roads by 2020. Autopilot currently enables self-driving on highways.

But it’s unlikely that regulators will approve the technology anytime soon. Earlier this month, two consumer advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla’s Autopilot technology.

Additionally, there have been at least three fatal crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system.


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Cramer: Disney’s stock ‘is just an annuity stream’

Following a record breaking opening weekend for “The Lion King,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the Disney’s stock is an insurance play for investors. “Disney is just an annuity stream,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” on Monday. Disney’s stock has been on a tear this year, climbing nearly 30%, on the back of announcing Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, and releasing several recording-breaking films. Cramer said Disney’s stock can continue to rise as he wonders is the company’s chief Bob Ig


Following a record breaking opening weekend for “The Lion King,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the Disney’s stock is an insurance play for investors. “Disney is just an annuity stream,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” on Monday. Disney’s stock has been on a tear this year, climbing nearly 30%, on the back of announcing Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, and releasing several recording-breaking films. Cramer said Disney’s stock can continue to rise as he wonders is the company’s chief Bob Ig
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Cramer: Disney's stock 'is just an annuity stream'

Following a record breaking opening weekend for “The Lion King,” CNBC’s Jim Cramer said the Disney’s stock is an insurance play for investors.

“Disney is just an annuity stream,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street” on Monday.

Disney’s stock has been on a tear this year, climbing nearly 30%, on the back of announcing Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+, and releasing several recording-breaking films. This past weekend, “The Lion King” earned an estimated $185 million in the U.S., the highest opening in July ever. The reimagining of the 1994 classic follows Disney’s release of “Avengers: Endgame,” which was crowned the highest-grossing film of all time.

“This movie machine is extraordinary,” said Cramer. “There was not, that I saw, a good review of Lion King and it just didn’t matter.”

“The Lion King” broke records despite garnering a Rotten Tomatoes score of 55% from 260 reviews heading into opening weekend. Critics had mixed feelings about the movie, with some calling the film’s musical numbers boring. The Rotten Tomatoes audience score was 89% on Sunday.

Cramer said Disney’s stock can continue to rise as he wonders is the company’s chief Bob Iger has “something up his sleeve” with the rollout of the company’s streaming service later this year. “If Disney+, if ESPN+, if any one of those shows good news, Disney’s stock can continue to go up,” said Cramer.

Disney is well-liked on Wall Street, with 68% of analysts giving the stock a “buy” rating. Disney also pays a 1.25% dividend yield. An annuity is a type of investment which pays a fixed sum of money over a set period of time.


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Why NBC is paying $500 million to stream ‘The Office,’ a show it already owns

The streaming service is set to shell out $100 million per year for the show, even though it’s technically a property of NBC’s parent company. So, if “The Office” is an NBC show, why is NBC shelling out $500 million to put it on its forthcoming streaming service? In this case, the NBC streaming service is buying the rights to “The Office” from Universal Television. A person familiar with the negotiations said Netflix made an offer to keep “The Office” on its streaming service, but the offer was


The streaming service is set to shell out $100 million per year for the show, even though it’s technically a property of NBC’s parent company. So, if “The Office” is an NBC show, why is NBC shelling out $500 million to put it on its forthcoming streaming service? In this case, the NBC streaming service is buying the rights to “The Office” from Universal Television. A person familiar with the negotiations said Netflix made an offer to keep “The Office” on its streaming service, but the offer was
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Why NBC is paying $500 million to stream 'The Office,' a show it already owns

NBC is reclaiming “The Office.”

The Comcast company on Tuesday revealed that it has signed an exclusive deal to house the show on its upcoming streaming service for five years, starting in 2021. But just because NBC owns the show, doesn’t mean it won’t have to pay for it.

The streaming service is set to shell out $100 million per year for the show, even though it’s technically a property of NBC’s parent company. Universal Television, a separate division of NBCUniversal, produced the show with Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille Productions.

“The Office” has been a staple on Netflix, and was far and away the most streamed show on the service in 2018, according to data from Nielsen. Viewers streamed more than 52 million minutes of the show that year — 20 million more than the second most watched show, “Friends.”

The 2005 show, a remake of a U.K. comedy series of the same name, aired on NBC for eight seasons and depicts the everyday lives of employees at the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of a fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

The documentary-style show, which featured Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B. J. Novak as main characters, was met with mixed reviews during its first season, but gained acclaim with critics and audiences in the seasons that followed.

So, if “The Office” is an NBC show, why is NBC shelling out $500 million to put it on its forthcoming streaming service?

The answer: Transfer pricing, according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter.

When a large company like Comcast is made up of smaller, independently run divisions, each division must pay a transfer price for any products or services of another division, he explained.

In this case, the NBC streaming service is buying the rights to “The Office” from Universal Television.

“You have to have internal transfer pricing to prove where you earned each piece of the pie,” Pachter said.

These types of deals are highly regulated to prevent companies from paying less than market value for a product or service. So NBC had to establish pricing based on similar transactions between unrelated parties. For example, Netflix bought the rights to “Friends” from WarnerMedia for $100 million for one year.

Universal Television had to hold an auction for “The Office” at “arm’s length.” Meaning, the company could not have any relationship with a potential bidder. This ensures that all parties have equal access to information related to the deal and assures no collusion between the buyer and seller.

A person familiar with the negotiations said Netflix made an offer to keep “The Office” on its streaming service, but the offer was rejected. Netflix was willing to pay up to $90 million a year for the rights, but NBC topped the bid.

NBC isn’t just paying the transfer cost, it will also shell out a percentage in royalty fees to profit participants of the series, Pachter said. Writers, actors, producers and creators will get a share of the $500 million, as is the case with any show that enters syndication on cable television.


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Watch SpaceX launch the world’s most powerful rocket in a complex mission for the Air Force

SpaceX is launching its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the second time this year on Monday night in an experimental mission for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket is delivering 24 spacecraft into three separate orbits, in what CEO Elon Musk called SpaceX’s “most difficult launch ever.” Lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the mission will take about 3 1/2 hours to complete. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world, with 27 engines to power the colossus. In essence, Falcon


SpaceX is launching its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the second time this year on Monday night in an experimental mission for the U.S. Air Force. The rocket is delivering 24 spacecraft into three separate orbits, in what CEO Elon Musk called SpaceX’s “most difficult launch ever.” Lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the mission will take about 3 1/2 hours to complete. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world, with 27 engines to power the colossus. In essence, Falcon
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Watch SpaceX launch the world's most powerful rocket in a complex mission for the Air Force

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SpaceX is launching its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the second time this year on Monday night in an experimental mission for the U.S. Air Force.

The rocket is delivering 24 spacecraft into three separate orbits, in what CEO Elon Musk called SpaceX’s “most difficult launch ever.” Lifting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the mission will take about 3 1/2 hours to complete.

Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket in the world, with 27 engines to power the colossus. In essence, Falcon Heavy is three of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets strapped together and strengthened.


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US energy secretary: Sanctions bill on Nord Stream 2 coming soon

Semis stocks slammed on Huawei crackdown – six experts weigh inSemiconductor stocks were sliding again on Monday as concerns over trade flared up again. Six experts weigh in on what this means for the U.S. stock market. Trading Nationread more


Semis stocks slammed on Huawei crackdown – six experts weigh inSemiconductor stocks were sliding again on Monday as concerns over trade flared up again. Six experts weigh in on what this means for the U.S. stock market. Trading Nationread more
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Semis stocks slammed on Huawei crackdown – six experts weigh in

Semiconductor stocks were sliding again on Monday as concerns over trade flared up again. Six experts weigh in on what this means for the U.S. stock market.

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YouTube placed a link to info about 9/11 attacks under Notre Dame fire videos

YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page. The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed. It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. A YouTube spokesperson said in an


YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page. The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed. It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. A YouTube spokesperson said in an
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YouTube placed a link to info about 9/11 attacks under Notre Dame fire videos

YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page.

The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed.

YouTube, which is run by Google, started placing links to Wikipedia and encyclopedia entries under news videos last year in an effort to curb fake news from spreading on the site.

It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to French police. Local media have reported the fire is being treated as an accident.

A YouTube spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the link below the video stream of the Notre Dame fire was a mistake.

“These panels are triggered algorithmically and we sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for live streams related to the fire,” the spokesperson said.


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YouTube placed a link to info about 9/11 attacks under Notre Dame fire videos

YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page. The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed. It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. A YouTube spokesperson said in an


YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page. The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed. It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers. A YouTube spokesperson said in an
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YouTube placed a link to info about 9/11 attacks under Notre Dame fire videos

YouTube’s algorithm placed a descriptive link of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks directly under a live stream video of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The video was a live stream of the fire on France 24’s YouTube page.

The link below the video, which directed to an Encyclopedia Britannica entry on the Sept. 11 attacks, was eventually removed.

YouTube, which is run by Google, started placing links to Wikipedia and encyclopedia entries under news videos last year in an effort to curb fake news from spreading on the site.

It appears YouTube’s algorithm interpreted the video as footage of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers.

The cause of the fire is still unknown, according to French police. Local media have reported the fire is being treated as an accident.

A YouTube spokesperson said in an emailed statement that the link below the video stream of the Notre Dame fire was a mistake.

“These panels are triggered algorithmically and we sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for live streams related to the fire,” the spokesperson said.


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YouTube shuts down racist comments on stream of Congress’ hearing on white nationalism

one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled. Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.” The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of w


one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled. Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.” The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of w
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YouTube shuts down racist comments on stream of Congress' hearing on white nationalism

“Look at Google deciding for us what we can’t see!” one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled.

Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.”

“Hate speech has no place on YouTube. We’ve invested heavily in teams and technology dedicated to removing hateful comments and videos and we take action on them when flagged by our users,” the company said in a statement.

The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of white nationalism and possible solutions, but the comments on its own stream underscore the complexity of that issue.

As YouTube apparently worked to disable the chat function on the House’s official livestream, Alexandria Walden, a Google counsel for free expression and human rights, told the committee that users are bound to the company’s community guidelines.

“I want to state clearly that every Google product that hosts user content prohibits incitement of violence and hate speech against individuals or groups based on specified attributes,” Walden said in her opening statement. “We view both as grave social ills, so our policies go beyond what the U.S. requires.”

Walden explained YouTube’s system for flagging and removing content it deems harmful, which involves both human and machine intervention. But as recently as last month, these systems were tested following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 dead. Copies of a video of one of the shootings proliferated across the platform, with YouTube unable to keep up with the pace of uploads.

YouTube’s decision to shut down comments on the House’s stream did not prevent users from finding other ways to share their views on the topic, whether by commenting on other streams or sharing their own. One channel called Red Ice TV, which is run by people who the Anti-Defamation League describe as white supremacists, hosted its own stream of the hearing overlaid with its own commentary.

Google did not immediately respond to questions about why comments on other streams of the hearing were still active, but they appeared to be disabled by Tuesday afternoon.

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YouTube shuts down racist comments on stream of Congress’ hearing on white nationalism

one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled. Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.” The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of w


one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled. Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.” The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of w
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YouTube shuts down racist comments on stream of Congress' hearing on white nationalism

“Look at Google deciding for us what we can’t see!” one commenter wrote on Fox Business channel’s YouTube stream of the hearing. By Tuesday afternoon, the comment feature on the Fox Business live stream was also disabled.

Google confirmed to CNBC that the feature was disabled “[d]ue to the presence of hateful comments.”

“Hate speech has no place on YouTube. We’ve invested heavily in teams and technology dedicated to removing hateful comments and videos and we take action on them when flagged by our users,” the company said in a statement.

The incident is a microcosm of the problem YouTube and other social media platforms have faced when it comes to removing hate speech. The House Judiciary Committee called Tuesday’s hearing to discuss tech’s role in the spread of white nationalism and possible solutions, but the comments on its own stream underscore the complexity of that issue.

As YouTube apparently worked to disable the chat function on the House’s official livestream, Alexandria Walden, a Google counsel for free expression and human rights, told the committee that users are bound to the company’s community guidelines.

“I want to state clearly that every Google product that hosts user content prohibits incitement of violence and hate speech against individuals or groups based on specified attributes,” Walden said in her opening statement. “We view both as grave social ills, so our policies go beyond what the U.S. requires.”

Walden explained YouTube’s system for flagging and removing content it deems harmful, which involves both human and machine intervention. But as recently as last month, these systems were tested following the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 50 dead. Copies of a video of one of the shootings proliferated across the platform, with YouTube unable to keep up with the pace of uploads.

YouTube’s decision to shut down comments on the House’s stream did not prevent users from finding other ways to share their views on the topic, whether by commenting on other streams or sharing their own. One channel called Red Ice TV, which is run by people who the Anti-Defamation League describe as white supremacists, hosted its own stream of the hearing overlaid with its own commentary.

Google did not immediately respond to questions about why comments on other streams of the hearing were still active, but they appeared to be disabled by Tuesday afternoon.

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Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters: Viewers who stream more also go to cinemas more

Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters. At its current pace, Pachter expects the U.S. box office will grow about 1% to $12 billion this year, another record. Netflix has notoriously opted for shorter release periods at the box office than movie theater operators typically expect. “Alternatively, the exhibitors would be happy to screen Netflix content should Netflix abide by the existing theatrical window.” But financial gain isn’t the only reason filmmakers and theater owners want movies to be scr


Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters. At its current pace, Pachter expects the U.S. box office will grow about 1% to $12 billion this year, another record. Netflix has notoriously opted for shorter release periods at the box office than movie theater operators typically expect. “Alternatively, the exhibitors would be happy to screen Netflix content should Netflix abide by the existing theatrical window.” But financial gain isn’t the only reason filmmakers and theater owners want movies to be scr
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Netflix isn't killing movie theaters: Viewers who stream more also go to cinemas more

Netflix isn’t killing movie theaters.

While streaming services have fundamentally altered how consumers watch TV, the idea that if audiences are spending more time watching content at home they are spending less time at theaters is a myth.

At CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week, movie distributors and theater owners alike said there was little to fear from a growing population of streaming services, which will soon include Disney+ as well as platforms from Comcast, Warner Bros. and Apple.

“Our takeaway is that Netflix and the expansion of [streaming video on demand] platforms will have minimal impact on box office given the vast supply of content, plenty of which is ideal for theatrical release (and most talent fiercely and contractually objects to a straight-to-streaming release),” Michael Pachter, analyst at Wedbush, wrote in a research note Monday.

Last year, the domestic box office had a record-breaking year, hauling in $11.9 billion, there was a 5% rise in the number of movie tickets sold, and 263 million people — 75 percent of the population — saw at least one movie in theaters.

At its current pace, Pachter expects the U.S. box office will grow about 1% to $12 billion this year, another record.

“Everyone has a kitchen, but everyone still goes out to eat,” Charles Rivkin, CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, said, quoting Sterling Bagby, the late co-founder of B&B Theatres, during a “State of the Industry” panel last week.

Rivkin said that with each new innovation in the entertainment industry, there has been worry that it will kill the movie industry. Talking pictures, technicolor movies, television, basic cable and smartphones were all seen as disruptors.

“And yet we’re still here,” Rivkin said.

Rivkin took the helm of the MPAA in 2017 and has embraced Netflix. The streaming platform was the first of its kind to join the MPAA and now sits alongside Disney, Paramount, Sony, Fox, Universal and Warner Bros.

“The theatrical and home entertainment sectors both grew strongly in 2018, and that’s great news, because we are all part of the growth together,” he said.

In fact, according to a study by EY’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics group, the people who go to see movies in theaters more frequently are also the people who consume more streaming content.

Still, there are tensions between Netflix and theater owners. Netflix has notoriously opted for shorter release periods at the box office than movie theater operators typically expect.

Traditionally, Hollywood studios, and even Amazon, have adopted a 90-day theatrical release window, which means the film will run in theaters for that time period before being available on video-on-demand or on a streaming service’s site or app.

A longer window means more money for theater owners.

“The exhibitors were all very clear at CinemaCon 2019 that they are happy to continue working alongside Netflix as they have been, as neither has been negatively impacted by the other,” Pachter said. “Alternatively, the exhibitors would be happy to screen Netflix content should Netflix abide by the existing theatrical window.”

But financial gain isn’t the only reason filmmakers and theater owners want movies to be screened at cinemas.

“We had to make a choice whether to tell ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ on a streaming service or theatrically. It wasn’t an obvious choice to some, but to us it was very obvious,” Jon Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” said during a panel last week.

“If we wanted to affect culture on a global scale, to become part of the dialogue that had to be had and urgently, we knew there was only one way to present our movie, and that was theatrically,” he said.

Disclosure: Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-08  Authors: sarah whitten, gabjones, bloomberg, getty images
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