Disney

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...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

How much did Marvel heroes help lift Disney+?

With Walt Disney Co theme park operations limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, investors watching the company report earnings on Thursday are expected to zero in on its fast gr...

Platform News: ByteDance TikTok

TikTok names ByteDance CFO Shouzi Chew as new CEO

TikTok appointed Shouzi Chew, a Singaporean national, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the hot video-sharing platform, the company has said.

Platform Industry News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

Britain’s BT Group in talks to divest stake in television unit

BT Group Plc is in talks with Amazon.com, Walt Disney Co and Sport streaming company DAZN to divest a stake in its television unit BT Sport, the UK newspaper, The Telegraph has rep...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Netflix subscriber growth starts to slow after pandemic boom

Netflix Inc said slower production of TV shows and movies during the pandemic hurt subscriber growth in the first quarter, sending shares of the world’s largest streaming ser...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Netflix tests feature that could limit password sharing

Netflix is testing a feature that asks viewers to verify they share a household with the account holder, the company has said, a move that could lead to a clampdown on sharing of p...

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Cisco signs up BT for new service to speed up video streaming

Cisco has signed up Britain’s biggest telecoms group BT as its first customer for a new service to speed up internet video traffic through its networks as the coronavirus cri...

HBO

HBO conquers the Emmy Awards and Apple nabs its first trophy

AT&T’s HBO network dominated Sunday’s Emmy Awards with 30 wins, including best drama “Succession” and limited series “Watchmen,” while Apple...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Netflix tools up in Southeast Asia as Disney+ launches in Indonesia

American streaming giant Netflix is ramping up its mobile-only subscription programs in Southeast Asia and expanding local content, senior executives told Reuters, as arch-rival Di...

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TikTok considers London for its headquarters

TikTok has been in discussions with the British government over the past few months to locate its headquarters in London, a source familiar with the matter said, as part of a strat...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney cuts ad spending on Facebook amid growing boycott

Walt Disney has become the latest company to slash its advertising spending on Facebook as the social media giant faces an ad boycott over its handling of hate speech, the Wall Str...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

Comcast bets on ads with launch of Peacock streaming service

NBCUniversal will enter a crowded streaming market later today when it launches its new Peacock streaming service in the United States. The service is offering some 20,000 hours of...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix said to be in talks to source Indian content from Viacom18

Video streaming titan Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about a multi-year partnership to source c...

TikTok

Disney’s streaming chief Kevin Mayer to become TikTok CEO

Walt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the CEO of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China...

AT&T

AT&T names new Chief Executive as Trump gloats over changes at CNN owner

Veteran John Stankey will take over as AT&T CEO, the company has said, as the US telecommunications and media giant grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and its la...