A new Chris Rock special: Why Netflix is dabbling in livestreaming

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For years, Netflix executives have been the biggest cheerleaders of TV bingeing. The US streamer pioneered releasing all episodes of a show all at once, causing people to sit in front of their screens for hours to consume full seasons in a single weekend. But on Saturday, the Hollywood disruptor begins its foray into a format as old as TV broadcasting itself – live programming – with a highly anticipated comedy special from Chris Rock. Rock will become the first artist to perform a live comedy special on Netflix with his show, titled “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.” The roughly hourlong specia…

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