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YouTube and Netflix to reduce streaming quality to stop internet from breaking

YouTube and Netflix to reduce streaming quality to stop internet from breaking

Technology
YouTube and Netflix have said they will reduce the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining the internet due to the unprecedented usage during the coronavirus pandemic.Millions of people are working from home across the European Union in order to tackle the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, which is now confirmed to have infected more than 244,000 people worldwide. "Streaming platforms, telecom operators and users... have a joint responsibility to take steps to ensure the smooth functioning of the internet during the battle against the virus propagation," the EU's markets and services commissioner, Thierry Breton, said yesterday. In a statement, YouTube said it was complying with the commissioner's request for a month: "We are making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in...
Marc Maron’s ‘End Times Fun’ coming to Netflix in March

Marc Maron’s ‘End Times Fun’ coming to Netflix in March

Entertainment
Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Actor, comedian and podcast host Marc Maron has a new special coming to Netflix in March. Maron, 56, announced Monday on Twitter that his stand-up comedy special End Times Fun will premiere on the streaming service March 10. "My new special 'End Times Fun' will drop on @NetflixIsAJoke on March 10th! Hope it gets in under the wire! Things are moving fast," he wrote. My new special 'End Times Fun' will drop on @NetflixIsAJoke on March 10th! Hope it gets in under the wire! Things are moving fast!— marc maron (@marcmaron) February 17, 2020 Maron filmed End Times Fun at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater in Los Angeles, Calif., in October. Netflix said Maron will explore politics, celebrity status, religion, technology and more in the special. Maron previously released
Netflix announces new Sandra Bullock/Christopher McQuarrie film

Netflix announces new Sandra Bullock/Christopher McQuarrie film

Entertainment
Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Netflix announced via their See What's Next Twitter Monday that Sandra Bullock will star in a film adaptation of the British miniseries Unforgiven that Christopher McQuarrie is writing. Nora Fingscheidt will direct. Unforgiven ran for three episodes in 2009. Written by Sally Wainwright, Suranne Jones played Ruth Slater, "a recently released criminal who attempts to find redemption by reconnecting with her estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind" according to Netflix. Bullock will play Slater, Deadline reports. Nora Fingscheidt will direct Sandra Bullock in a new film @chrismcquarrie is adapting from the British mini-series Unforgiven about a recently released criminal who attempts to find redemption by reconnecting with her the estranged younger sister sh...
Netflix: What’s coming and going in November 2019

Netflix: What’s coming and going in November 2019

Entertainment
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Netflix members can watch The Irishman, a new Martin Scorsese film starring Robert De Niro, an adaptation of American Son starring Kerry Washington, and The Crown Season 3 in November. The streaming site released a list of the movies, TV shows, comedy specials and documentaries coming and going next month. Here's the full list of what's being added to Netflix in November: Nov. 1 American Son (Netflix TV Event) Atypical Season 3 (Netflix Original) Drive (Netflix Original) Fire in Paradise (Netflix Original) Hache (Netflix Original) Hello Ninja (Netflix Original) Holiday in the Wild (Netflix Original) The King (Netflix Original) The Man without Gravity (Netflix Original) Queer Eye: We're in Japan! (Netflix Original) True: Grabbleapple Harvest (Netflix Original) We Are the ...
‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins inks deal with Netflix

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins inks deal with Netflix

Entertainment
Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Wonder Woman and Monster filmmaker Patty Jenkins has signed a multi-year deal to produce new shows exclusively at Netflix. Jenkins' TV credits include The Killing, Entourage and I Am the Night. Her next movie is Wonder Woman 1984, which is set for release in theaters in 2020. Channing Dungey, the streaming service's vice president of original series, welcomed Jenkins to Netflix in a statement on Thursday. "Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life," Dungey said. "I'm so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire," added Jenkins. "I look forward to digging...