Scribd has added about 10,000 digital comic books and graphic novels to its $8.99/month ebook and audiobook subscription service, the company announced Tuesday. Participating comic publishers so far are Marvel, Archie, Boom! Studios, Dynamite, IDW/Top Shelf and Valiant. DC Comics (the other “big two” comic publisher besides Marvel) is missing for now.
Netflix is working on a live action TV show based on the popular Nintendo video game Legend of Zelda, according to a Wall Street Journal report that quotes an unnamed source pitching the show as Game of Thrones for a family audience. I suspect that means no red weddings, but lots is still up in the air: Netflix is still looking for a writer for the show, and the Journal cations that Netflix or Nintendo may kill the project altogether before it ever reaches our TVs.
Nickelodeon may be next to join the unbundling frenzy: Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman revealed during an earnings call Thursday that his company is looking to launch a paid streaming service with Nickelodeon programming that will be heavily mobile-focused, according to Reuters. Dauman didn’t share any additional details, but said that Viacom will have more to announce next month.