Streaming Wars

Platform News: Spotify music streaming app based out of Sweden

Spotify to launch in 85 new markets, reach more than a billion listeners

Spotify has said it would nearly double its market presence by launching in 85 new markets in the next few days, making the music streaming service available to more than a billion...

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

Quibi to wind down operations just six months after launch

Short video streaming service Quibi has said it plans to wind down its operations and begin a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

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...

Amazon

Amazon renews streaming deal with National Football League

Amazon.com said on Wednesday it would renew its partnership with National Football League (NFL) to live stream Thursday night games exclusively on its video streaming platforms, Pr...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

HBO Max streaming service will be available on Apple devices at May 27 launch

HBO Max, the forthcoming streaming service from AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, will be available on Apple devices when it launches on the 27th of May, the company has said. 

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...

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...

Quibi

Short-format streaming service Quibi reports 1.7 million downloads in its first week

Approximately 1.7 million people downloaded the new and much vaunted streaming app Quibi during its first week on the market, CEO Meg Whitman has told CNBC television. 

Platform News: Disney Plus 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...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix to release ‘Top 10’ feature in push toward transparency

Netflix Inc has announced plans to launch a new Top 10 feature that will allow users to see the most popular TV series and films in their country. 

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

British broadcasters join up for new BritBox streaming service

LONDON (Reuters) – 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....