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Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Global ‘Squid Game’ mania lifts Netflix quarter

Netflix’s global sensation “Squid Game” helped lure more new customers than expected, the world’s largest streaming service said on Tuesday as it predicted ...

Comcast

Comcast, Walmart team up to sell smart TVs with the media firm’s software

Comcast Corp has launched smart TVs that run on its operating system and will be sold in the US at Walmart Inc stores and in the coming weeks at the retailer’s website, the m...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon launches bundling service for video streaming apps in India

Amazon.com in India has launched a bundling option on its video platform for global and local streaming services, in a move aimed at boosting subscriptions.

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TV aggregator Roku to launch its players in Germany

Television aggregator Roku has said it would launch its streaming players in Germany later this year, seeking to capitalize on a pandemic-driven shift towards watching more VOD (vi...

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Apple gives ‘reader’ apps a way around commissions. Who wins?

Apple has made a new concession on how App Store developers work with customers: it will allow subscription and content apps that it calls “reader” apps, a category tha...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

Disney to move Hotstar content to Hulu, ESPN+ in US

Walt Disney Co has said that content from its streaming service Hotstar — home to India’s IPL cricket tournament and original shows like “Aarya” — will migrate to...

AT&T

AT&T’s DirecTV to become standalone video business

AT&T Inc’s satellite television provider, DirecTV, will become a standalone video business as part of a deal between the wireless service provider and buyout firm TPG Cap...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix details video game push as it forecasts weak growth

Netflix Inc said it would make a deeper dive into video games as the movie and TV streaming service projected weak subscriber growth amid growing competition and the lifting of pan...

Streaming Wars: US SVOD data

Streaming Wars: SVOD market share in Q2 2021

The subscription video on demand (SVOD) market has experienced massive growth over the course of the past 18 months, with the COVID-19 global pandemic, along with discounted offers...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Netflix extends deal for animation films with Universal Pictures

Netflix and Universal Pictures are extending a multi-year exclusive rights deal in the United States for animated film franchises such as “Minions” and “Puss in B...

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Universal movies to move to Peacock streaming service on quicker timeline

Comcast Corp’s Universal Pictures will send new movies exclusively to the company’s Peacock streaming service no later than four months after they debut in theatres, th...

Platform News: Amazon

Amazon brings James Bond and Rocky to fight Netflix with MGM acquisition

Amazon.com will buy MGM, the US movie studio and home to the James Bond franchise, for $8.45 billion, giving it a huge library of films and TV shows and ramping up competition with...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

With superheroes and sci-fi, Disney+ outlook bright

Slow subscriber growth at Walt Disney Co’s streaming service in the last quarter was a speed bump as a slate of Marvel superhero films and sci-fi thrillers from the Hollywood...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Streaming wars: Disney+ subscriber growth slows as pandemic lift fades

Disappointing growth of Walt Disney Co’s namesake streaming service on Thursday overshadowed better-than-expected overall profits, driving down shares of the entertainment co...