The Beatles rooftop concert footage is being released this weekend to IMAX theatres across the US and will play in some cinemas internationally. But, before that happens, the full concert has been released on audio streaming platforms today as an album The Beatles Get Back: The Rooftop Performance. Fans of the Disney+ documentary series will be happy to hear that the audio of the concert captures the feeling of watching the show, capturing a sense of the process of recording these songs. The album opens with The Beatles performing two different takes of the song Get Back.
Tied in with the 53rd anniversary of the concert this weekend, a number of artists will also stream their own rooftop performances. Norah Jones and her band can be seen atop the Empire State Building with covers of Let It Be and I've Got a Feeling - both available on her YouTube Channel soon. And the cast members of the Beatles-themed Love show in Las Vegas have a rooftop video, debuting on the Cirque du Soleil YouTube channel.
Peacock to double annual content spend
The NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock will double the content spend for Peacock this year to $3 billion. There is optimism that budget will increase to $5 billion “over the next couple of years". To put this into context, competitor HBO Max will spend $18 billion this year.
Currently Peacock has 9 million paid subscribers in total.
- John Larroquette will narrate the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie for Netflix, just as he did the original film in 1974. Read: Variety
- Claire Danes has joined the cast of Fleishman Is in Trouble, alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Lizzy Caplan. The series will stream on Hulu. Read: Deadline
- Netflix is testing category display on its interface, allowing people to do radical things like search by Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, etc. Read: The Streamable
- This Is Your Life is being revived by Channel Seven later this year in Australia. Read: TBI Vision
- The eagerly-anticipated Apple TV+ show Pachinko will debut March 25.
- The White Lotus star Sydney Sweeney insists that she did good work on HBO's Euphoria, but nobody talked about it because she got naked on the show. This is the first I knew that she was on that show... (but I'll probably have to check it out now). Read: The Independent
- Anti-vaxxer Marvel star Evangeline Lilly was in attendance at a protest rally in Washington DC where speaker Robert F. Kennedy Jr compared vaccines mandates to the Holocaust. While she didn't make those comments, this skirts dangerously close to Gina Carano territory. That actor from the Mandalorian got fired over her social media posts by Disney (which also control Marvel). This may be a story to keep an eye on... Read: The Wrap
Space Force returns for season 2 Feb 18 on Netflix.
Bel-Air debuts Feb 13 on Peacock. Here's a new trailer for it.
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery debuts on Netflix Jan 27. Wait, that was yesterday. I guess it is streaming now.
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