NBC’s developing a sexier Cruel Intentions pilot for streaming services

Proving just how viable an option streaming services like Netflix have become, NBC revealed that it’s developing two pilots for its Cruel Intentions adaptation, including one that will be aimed at its online competition. The plan was announced during the network’s day at the Television Critics Association summer press…

Amazon’s Prime Video is the new, exclusive streaming home of Mr. Robot

Mr. Robot’s season two premiere is now exactly a month away, and the trailers have promised a similarly mind-fucking outing for Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) in 2016. But if you haven’t been keeping up with the show, it’s not too late to board the fsociety train, as long as you think you can hack it. You do have a…

What streaming services can learn from Night Flight’s curated rabbit hole

After three decades, Night Flight is something of a pop culture fever dream, a sensory rush of synthesizer melodies, solarized video, and severe haircuts. Surely there was never a time when The Residents, Nam June Paik, Ozzy Osbourne, Mr. Bill, Duke Ellington, and German New Wave cinema could all share a TV time slot,…

“Infinite TV from infinite universes”: 21 shows to binge on over the long weekend

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer in the United States, an occasion traditionally commemorated with picnics, block parties, and other outdoor activities popularized in a time before streaming video. Seeking an alternative to sun, burgers, and human interaction, The A.V. Club put its heads together to…

Streaming revenue outpaced CD sales for the first time ever last year

Last year the music industry made more money from streaming than it did from CD sales, the first time that that’s ever happened. The RIAA says streaming revenue—which includes subscription fees for services like Spotify, Pandora royalties, and YouTube and Vevo plays—made the industry about $1.87 billion, while CD…