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Streaming wars: Scarlett Johansson sues Disney

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The star of Marvel’s box office hit “Black Widow”, Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Company over allegations it breached the actor’s contract

Disney released the movie in cinemas at the same time it launched the film on its streaming service – which Johansson says reduced her compensation.

Like many big stars, Johansson’s total earnings for Black Widow were calculated partly on what the total box office earnings were.

Black Widow made its debut on Disney PLUS and in cinemas on July 9 – and Disney PLUS users had to pay an additional $30 fee to watch the film.

Johansson says Disney wanted to steer audiences towards its platform, “where it could keep the revenues for itself while simultaneously growing the subscriber base… a proven way to boost Disney’s stock price”.

Johansson’s lawyers also believe “Disney wanted to substantially devalue the actor’s agreement and thereby enrich itself”.

The lawsuit is seeking an undisclosed amount of damages when it eventually goes to trial – and it could have lasting impacts in Hollywood as streaming services continue to find inventive ways to build their user base.

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ticker NEWS unveils brand new, state of the art studio

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Australian-based streaming news network, ticker NEWS has launched it’s new state-of-the-art studio

ticker NEWS has unveiled a brand new world-class studio. The 5-month-long project boasts state of the art technology at the Port Melbourne Headquarters, Ticker Park.

The studio features a massive ultra-high definition LED wall and a free standing LED tower, an automated camera-crane and wireless technology allowing for more flexibility and better story-telling.

ticker is constantly growing and introducing fresh and industry leading facilities, which has allowed Ticker to position itself as a thought-leader in the media streaming industry.


“It has been a massive challenge to complete this project, especially during a lockdown and global supply constraints.”

CEO and Founder Ahron Young says:

“We set out to build a world class set, the sort of thing that would fit-in in New York or London. It reflects our global outlook and the international audience we reach.

The set was designed by leading Australian set designer Mal Nichols, with the graphical elements created by Gavain Browne at Lightrise, with input from Ticker’s Emmy-winning Creative Director Tim RC Anderson.

The studio also features refreshed graphics and a new opener

ticker NEWS presenter, Holly Stearnes.

With ticker NEWS growing editorial resources so rapidly, the debut of the new set comes at the perfect time. Ticker recently appointed correspondents in New York and London.


“We really love to create new technology for our audience and commercial partners. The new studio and set will provide our audience with ground breaking, up-to-date news. This new set reflects that and elevates our standing in the industry. “

Ticker COO, Jed Bertalli says:
https://twitter.com/tickerNEWSco/status/1437251025514254338?s=20

Recently, the network unveiled its expansion into London

The network revealed Simon Anderson has been appointed Ticker’s first U.K and European correspondent, after CEO Ahron Young announced the expansion on Tuesday.

Simon will report directly from London across the week, filing reports from the scene of breaking news.

Until recently, Simon has worked fro ITV News as well as a digital news curator with Upday, a fact checking media company in conjunction with Facebook U.K.

Ticker News is the publisher and owner of this website, tickernews.co

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Sony showcase unveils superhero sequels, remakes of classics, and new games

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Sony are looking to build upon strong reception and sales of the first Spiderman game, while also hoping the upcoming Spiderman: No Way Home film will boost cross-promotion for the game.

Spiderman 2 developer Insomniac Games also announced a Marvel: Wolverine game, saying that collaborating with Marvel has been a career highlight for those at the studio.

“What’s so exciting is that our collaboration isn’t ending anytime soon, as today we revealed not one—but TWO—new Marvel titles coming from Insomniac Games: Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Marvel’s Wolverine.” they said on the playstation blog.

Also featured in the Sony Showcase was a new trailer for Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy. The game will release on the 26th of October.

Lucas Arts and Biotech announced a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake. Well received upon release in 2003, the series has grown a large fanbase. It has spawned sequel series including the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Sony said in a blog that the game would be a complete rebuild of the original game.

“With Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – Remake, our hope is to give both series newcomers and long-term fans an experience that can live alongside the very best modern releases,” Sony said.

“We’re rebuilding it from the ground up with the latest tech to match the groundbreaking standard of innovation established by the original, all while staying true to its revered story.”

Sony featured the highly anticipated God of War: Ragnarok with a trailer. Playstation’s Helmut Hulst said that the series would be the finale in the ‘Norse’ saga in the post show interview, and players would see the prophesied end times of Norse mythology.


Ubisoft showed off their Rainbow Six: Siege spinoff Rainbow Six: Extraction, which has received a lukewarm reception from the Siege fanbase so far.

Along with trailers for Deathloop, Gran Turismo 7, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodhunt, Borderlands spinoff Tiny Tina’s Wonderland, an Alan Wake remake, Horizon Forbidden West, and an Uncharted 4 remake, Sony announced a host of new games to help alleviate what some fans believe are a lack of exclusives for the Playstation 5.

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Australian news outlets can be sued for social media comments

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In a landmark ruling, Australian media companies will now be held liable for any defamatory comments their users make on their social media posts

The decision is likely to have major impacts on the way news outlets and other organisations post online.

It follows the case of a former teenage prisoner suing Nine Entertainment and News Corp over comments posted under their articles about his treatment whilst behind bars.

Both companies could now face damages.

Experts believe this world-first judgment will have a major influence on jurisdictions right around the globe

Over the four-year legal battle, the media companies both argued that they were not liable because they are not the publishers of the comments.

However, this argument was among many rejected by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, which ruled against the news organisations back in 2019.

This judgment was then upheld by the High Court of Australia this week.

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