Media and Content Platform News

From streaming video platforms, through to content management, our latest news and analysis articles covering media and content platform businesses.

Facial Recognition

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Reuters – Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media, and called for feedback from the public.

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ streaming exceeds expectations with 10 million sign-ups, shares surge

– Walt Disney Co shares soared to a record high after the entertainment firm said its new streaming service, Disney+, had been met with “extraordinary consumer demand,&...

Platform News: fake news, political bias, section 230 and misinformation on social media

Facebook and YouTube scrub the Trump whistle-blowers name

US platform players Facebook and YouTube have declared that they have removed content that mentioned the potential name of the whistle-blower whose complaint sparked an impeachment...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

British broadcasters join up for new BritBox streaming service

LONDON – A streaming service created by British broadcasters ITV and the BBC and went live on Thursday, entering a market dominated by Netflix and Amazon with a £5.99 pound a...

Google’s search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Reuters – Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its b...

Libra

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK – Facebook Inc revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into trouble with sceptical regulat...