Episode 71: No Viewership Transparency Included in The WGA Deal Terms; Court Rules Netflix Infringed on Broadcom’s HEVC Patent

Podcast episode 71 is live. This week we detail the language in the new terms announced by the WGA in their deal with the studios (AMPTA) that have come as a result of the writers strike. The new deal provides no real transparency into viewership numbers outside of total hours streamed and only for self-produced high budget streaming programs. We also discuss Amazon’s news that starting in early 2024 Prime Video shows and movies will include limited advertisements. Finally, we provide some details on the recent ruling from a German court that Netflix is infringing on Broadcom’s video patent related to HEVC.