Streaming Wars

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Netflix opens online store offering limited-edition merchandise

Netflix Inc will launch an online store to sell limited-edition apparel, lifestyle merchandise and collectibles based on “Stranger Things,” “Lupin” and othe...

Platform News: Video streaming services and VOD

With superheroes and sci-fi, Disney+ outlook bright

Slow subscriber growth at Walt Disney Co’s streaming service in the last quarter was a speed bump as a slate of Marvel superhero films and sci-fi thrillers from the Hollywood...

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: 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...

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 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 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 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 renews streaming deal with National Football League 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 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...


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.