Sunday, January 10, 2016

Link roundup

1. USA Today in July:
The 36 states that participate in the multi-state lottery are making it harder to win the top prize, but increasing the odds of winning any money.
The move is aimed at boosting jackpots as sales have slumped since 2013, the last huge payout.
2. "Despite the efforts of the College Football Playoff committee and some media outlets downplaying the financial hit ESPN took by being forced to televise the two national championship semi-final games on New Year’s Eve, media buyers say the network owes upwards of $20 million in ad makegoods for ratings shortfalls for the two games."

3. Netflix:
Apparently Adam Sandler's low-brow Western The Ridiculous Six racked up more views during its first 30 days of availability than any other movie in Netflix's history, a designation that includes both the service's burgeoning original films and its licensed properties. "The Ridiculous Six, by way of example, in the first 30 days on Netflix it's been the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix," said Sarandos. "It's also enjoyed a spot at #1 in every territory we operate in, and in many of them it's still #1."