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 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...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix plans to raise $1 billion to fund original content

Netflix has said that it plans to raise about $1 billion in debt to beef up original content, a day after the streaming pioneer doubled its own projections for new customers as stu...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ now has more than 50 million paid subscribers globally

Walt Disney Co have stated that Disney+ has now attracted more than 50 million paying users, with some 8 million of them coming from India where the video streaming service was rol...


Quibi sees more than 300,000 downloads on launch day: Sensor Tower

The new app for the short-form mobile video platform Quibi garnered more than 300,000 downloads on its launch day, industry site Sensor Tower declared on Tuesday, as stay-at-home v...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Streaming: Netflix leads on downloads, but YouTube Kids grabs more hours

Netflix led rivals YouTube, Amazon Prime and Disney+ with over 59 million installs in the first quarter of 2020, but more time was spent on YouTube’s Kids service as usage bo...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney delays launch of its streaming service in India

Disney has delayed the March 29 launch of its Disney+ streaming service in India, where it was gearing up to open another front against global rival Netflix. 


AT&T’s Xandr announces new advertising partnerships

AT&T Inc’s advertising unit Xandr has stated that it is partnering with Walt Disney Co, AMC Networks and sister company WarnerMedia to make it easier for advertisers to b...

Star Wars

Memories: For the multi-generational love of Star Wars

Not a lot of people know this, but I went to school with the Director of Rogue One, who lived just a street away from me in the middle-class St Nicholas Park suburb of Nuneaton, a ...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix’s Asia-Pacific business delivers biggest gains over the past three years

Reuters – The streaming giant Netflix is accelerating its growth overseas, with its Asia-Pacific business unit recording the biggest membership and revenue gains among all re...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ mobile apps have been downloaded 22 million times since launch

More information is gradually emerging on the launch of Disney+. The new streaming service has been downloaded some 22 million times across mobile devices since launch in November,...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix could lose four million US subscribers in 2020

Reuters – Needham and Company was the fourth Wall Street brokerage in the last two months to cut its rating for Netflix Inc on Tuesday, arguing competition from new streaming...

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,&...