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Generation Media: Is it time for Netflix to be afraid?

As BBC iPlayer plans to overhaul its platform to compete with other major streaming services, Generation Media’s Lauren Coombs asks – should Netflix worry about the growing competition? At the time of writing this article BBC iPlayer had just announced that it was undergoing a dramatic overhaul to compete with …

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Former Disney and Netflix execs launch Playper toy company with mission of ditching the plastic

A team of former Disney and Netflix executives have banded together to launch a new toy and connected play company with the mission of tackling the toy industry’s reliance on plastic. Playper is a company that specialises in paper-based, AR-enhanced construction toys and games, and has launched onto the scene …

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Islands in the stream: Generation Media on the future of content viewing

With the promise of a bold new future of streaming content at the hands of 5G network on the horizon, and a raft of newcomers including Disney+ threatening to dig into the content distribution pie; weighing up the linear TV and SVOD debate is more important than ever. Luckily, Generation …

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Disney signs 10 year deal with British film studio Pinewood

Disney has just signed a deal to rent the majority of Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, bringing the battle of the media giants to UK soil as both continue to vie for UK talent. The Studio landed a ten-year lease for the studio space it used for past films such as …

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By the power of Mattel and Hollywood’s Kevin Smith, He-Man is getting a new anime series on Netflix

Kevin Smith is teaming up with Mattel to produce a new He-Man anime series for the streaming platform, Netflix.  The move follows a recent resurgence for the Mattel brand He-Man and the Masters of the Universe the past few years, having been brought back into public attention via Netflix’s popular …

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Hasbro turns Monopoly Upside Down with Collector’s Edition Stranger Things board game

Hasbro has swapped the standard houses and hotels for forts and glow-in-the-dark hideouts in a special collector’s edition Stranger Things Monopoly set. Celebrating the return of the popular sci-fi series for a third season on Netflix – one that secured record viewing figures for the streaming giant – Hasbro is …

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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy powers into toys with Xtreme Play

Dark Horse Comics’ Umbrella Academy has already caused a stir via its live-action adaptation for Netflix, and is about to tackle to the toy industry with a new collectable line. In a deal brokered by Striker Entertainment with Universal Content Productions, Xtreme Play has detailed its plans to create a …

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Hasbro’s Magic: The Gathering is getting its own Netflix animated series

Hasbro’s fantasy card game franchise, Magic: The Gathering is heading to a new home on Netflix, as plans get underway to develop the title into a new animated series. The series Magic: The Gathering will feature a new storyline that expands on the game’s power-wielding heroes, called Planeswalkers in the …

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