streaming wars

streaming wars

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When it comes to the streaming wars, live sports has largely stayed on the sidelines. As consumers flee traditional TV in favor of online streaming, media giants have bulked up their content offerings with vast libraries of movies and shows. But if you want to watch regional sports or the big national game, you often need a pay TV subscription.

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Netflix’s bad year just got worse.

The Writers Guild of America West informed its members that a third-party arbitrator ruled Netflix must pay 216 film writers a collective $42 million in unpaid residuals. Initially focused on money due to “Bird Box” writer Eric Heisserer, the ruling also includes 139 Netflix films.

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