Streaming Wars

Market shares of streaming services for the second quarter in 2022

It’s that time again, with the Q2 subscriber reporting now in. Lets take a few moments to analyse where each of the major players in the US market stands.

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney names executive to oversee metaverse strategy

The Walt Disney Co has appointed an executive to oversee its metaverse strategy, according to an email Disney Chief Executive Bob Chapek sent to staff Tuesday and seen by journalis...

Paramount+

ViacomCBS’s Paramount+ ‘thinks local’ to go global with streaming

When the reality series “The Challenge: War of the Worlds” launches on four continents in June, ViacomCBS Inc aims to test a key component of its streaming strategy – using l...

Platform News: Disney+ streaming service

Disney+ streaming growth, park revenue boost shares

Walt Disney Co’s Disney+ subscriber growth restored faith in the future of streaming video and strong attendance at US theme parks added luster to its quarterly results, lift...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

Streaming view rests on The Beatles and Boba Fett as Disney reports results

When the Walt Disney Co reports its holiday-quarter results later today, Wall Street analysts will study whether the popular Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, The Beatles and Marv...

Amazon Prime Video Platform

Amazon hikes Prime membership fees in US as wages, costs rise

Amazon.com has said it was raising the price of its annual US Prime subscriptions by 17%, as it looks to offset higher costs for shipping and wages that it expects to persist this ...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix’s modest growth forecast casts pall over streaming

Even as Netflix execs sought to reassure investors in a video interview that its long-term prospects for streaming media remain bright, with its popular series “Bridgerton” returni...

Netflix streaming platform

Netflix raises monthly subscription prices in US and Canada

Netflix Inc has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the US depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete ...

Netflix Streaming app

Netflix rolls out mobile games to subscribers on Android

Netflix Inc has rolled out its mobile games globally to members with Android devices, exploring new ground as competition stiffens on the video streaming pioneer’s home turf.

Netflix streaming platform

Protesters denounce Netflix over Chappelle transgender comments

About 100 people protested near Netflix Inc’s headquarters against the streaming pioneer’s decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle’s new special, which they say ridicules...

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 ...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ estimated to be worth about $900 million

Netflix Inc’s biggest original series launch, is estimated to be worth almost $900 million for the streaming giant, Bloomberg News has reported, citing figures from an intern...

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.

Netflix Streaming app

Apple joins streaming elite, Netflix crosses milestone with Emmy wins

Apple burnished its streaming TV credentials on Sunday as “Ted Lasso” scored the Emmy award for best comedy, and Netflix landed its biggest television award to date wit...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Wall Street: Netflix’s gaming foray will cost time and money

Wall Street analysts have welcomed Netflix’s planned plunge into mobile gaming, calling it a sensible move to keep users’ eyes on screens while worrying it would take s...