Netflix

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...

Indian Streaming Video

India says streaming platforms should be held responsible for content

India’s technology minister has said video streaming services have to be “responsible and accountable” for their shows and movies, defending rules introduced last...

Platform News: Apple logo

US jury tells Apple to pay $308.5 million for patent infringement

A federal jury in Texas said Apple must pay about $308.5 million to Personalized Media Communications (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management.

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...

Platform Industry: Modi PM of India

Indian Supreme Court says favours controls on video streaming services

India’s top court has said it favoured a screening mechanism for online video streaming services, dominated in the country by Amazon and Netflix and which currently are aired...

Platform Industry News: Facebook India

India tightens regulatory grip on Facebook and WhatsApp with new rules

India has announced new rules to regulate content on social media, making the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and others more accountable to legal requests for removal of posts and sha...

Platform News: Streaming services, including Netflix

Amazon takes on Netflix in India with cheaper mobile-only Prime Video plan

Amazon.com has launched a lower-priced mobile-only subscription plan for the video streaming service in India, undercutting a similar plan by Netflix to woo price-sensitive subscri...

Quibi

Roku buys video-streaming app Quibi’s content library

Video-streaming device manufacturer Roku Inc said on Friday it had acquired the international distribution rights to Quibi’s content catalog, almost three months after the sh...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

India to regulate streaming services and online content

India’s federal government will regulate content on video streaming programs, including global services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Walt Disney’s Hotstar, a...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

COVID-19 vaccine hope dampens prospects for stay-at-home darlings

The surge in stocks of Netflix , Zoom and other of this year’s stay-at-home company winners has been brought to a sudden halt by promising vaccine data suggesting a possible ...

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...

Angry Birds Rovio

Angry Birds maker happy as stay-at-home gaming boosts profit

Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of the 10-year-old “Angry Birds” smartphone app, has reported a 160% leap in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, helped by ...

Netflix, Amazon, Tesla, Stocks surging

Virus worries and FOMO drive options bets on surging tech giants

Options investors are ramping up bets on some of this year’s biggest winners, including Amazon.com, Netflix and Tesla, even as they turn cautious on the wider market amid a r...