Spain Mandates Streaming Platforms to Air shows in Regional Languages

Spain will require streaming companies such as Netflix to screen episodes in regional languages and would apply penalties if they do not comply under a law likely to be adopted in 2022. According to the proposed regulation, at least 6% …

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Squid Game Smuggler Sentenced to Death in North Korea

A smuggler who sold copies of Netflix’s popular hit series “Squid Game” in North Korea has been condemned to death by firing squad. The individual reportedly sneaked copies of the Korean-language show into North Korea on USB drives, where seven …

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Canadian Singer Bryan Adams Tests Positive for COVID-19 for the Second Time in a Month

Canadian singer Bryan Adams has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in a month after arriving in Italy on Nov. 25. Adams announced on Instagram that he tested positive for the virus after arriving at the Malpensa Airport …

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Adele’s ’30’ Becomes Best-Selling Album in 2021 in U.S. After Three Days

Adele’s “30” is currently the best-selling album of 2021, and it did it in just three days. Initial reports to MRC Data through Billboard indicate that the album surpassed the total sales of any album released in the previous 11 …

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Comcast Mulls Transferring Content to Peacock from Hulu

Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal is intending to remove much of its material from Walt Disney’s Hulu and make it exclusive to its subscription service, Peacock, citing individuals familiar with the situation. Big media firms are aggressively investing in the development of …

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China Starts Online Discipline Campaign for Local Celebrities

China’s internet and media regulators have announced restrictions that rigorously limit what celebrities, their agents, and even followers may do on social media. According to the Cyberspace Administration of China, the new restrictions include limiting the number of accounts they …

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U.S. Actor Kevin Spacey to Pay Nearly $31 Million to ‘House of Cards’ Production Company After Abuse Claims

An arbitrator has ordered American actor Kevin Spacey to pay nearly $31 million to Media Rights Capital (MRC), the production company that made the hit Netflix series, “House of Cards.” An arbitrator has ordered Spacey and his production companies to …

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LG U+ Alleged to Force Disney+ Subscription on Consumers

LG U+ is suspected of coercing people into subscribing to Disney+, an online OTT service. LG U+ purportedly obtained an exclusive partnership with Disney+ to deliver IPTV material and has been offering a combination IPTV and Disney+ service for 24,600 …

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