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Disney+ expands its livestreaming efforts with upcoming ‘Harmonious Live!’ music special

Disney+ will be livestreaming for the second time ever to celebrate World Music Day on June 21. “Harmonious Live!”, a special music performance at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort,

Disney and Viacom18 winners in $6.2 billion cricket rights

Disney, Viacom18 and Times Internet have won the five-year media rights for the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Tuesday, beating rivals includi

Disney+ rolls out to 16 more markets across the Middle East and North Africa

This week, the Walt Disney Company continues to gain ground in the global streaming market as it launches Disney+ in 16 markets across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This follows the launch

Amazon pulls out of IPL cricket streaming rights bidding

Amazon won’t be bidding for the five-year IPL media rights, a person familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, a surprising last-minute move that leaves the much anticipated prized auction large

Netflix, ESPN, and NBCUniversal compete for US Formula 1 rights, report says

As the global auto sport explodes in popularity and U.S. media rights for Formula 1 are for the taking in 2023, Netflix, ESPN and NBCUniversal have reportedly been eyeing the international auto racing

Disney+ releases trailer and premiere date for latest ‘Star Wars’ series ‘Andor,’ starring ‘Rogue One’ rebel hero

Disney+ released its first trailer for the upcoming series “Andor,” a prequel to “Rogue One.” It will premiere on the service on August 31 with two episodes to start. In total, the series will

Premium streaming subscriptions continue to increase despite Netflix’s downfall

If you’ve been following Netflix lately, then you’d know the streamer is on shaky ground at the moment. Antenna data reveals that Netflix saw 3.6 million subscription cancellations in the first qu

Candle Media, the new media company co-backed by former Disney execs, acquires Gen Z-focused ATTN: for $100M

Candle Media, the new media company headed by former Disney execs, Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, has made another acquisition — this time with an eye on social storytelling and reaching a Gen Z to

Disney+ promises a light ad load and zero commercials for preschoolers on new ad-supported tier

The Walt Disney Company announced two months ago that it would be offering an ad-supported tier. While questions remain about the plan, such as pricing and launch date, we now know that Disney+ is kee

PSA: Apple’s new rules let apps raise subscription prices automatically

Surely, this won’t be abused? Alongside the launch of the iOS 15.5 update, Apple introduced a new set of rules to govern auto-renewing subscriptions on the App Store. Now, instead of asking user

Hulu partners with Xbox to bring PC Gamers free games in a bundle deal

Hulu and Xbox have announced a partnership deal that gives existing U.S. Hulu subscribers three free months of PC Game Pass as part of the Hulu “Friends with Benefits” initiative. The move

After Netflix’s tough quarter, Disney+ gains 7.9M more subscribers to reach 138M total

The Walt Disney Company reported earnings for its second fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2022, announcing a 7.9 million increase of subscribers for Disney+, which brings the total to 137.9 million subs.

Netflix could introduce its ad-supported plan as soon as this year

After years of denying the possibility of advertising on the streaming platform, Netflix is wasting no time getting the ball rolling on its lower-priced ad-supported tier, which could appear on the pl

For Star Wars Day, Disney+ releases a new ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ trailer

Star War nerds will be happy to know that Disney+ just released its brand-new trailer for “Obi-Wan Kenobi” to kick off Star Wars Day (aka May the Fourth). The six-episode, highly anticipat

Daily Crunch: Google unveils new options for removing personal data from search results

Gooood [your time of day] startup fans! It’s a brand new week and we’re flippin’ psyched that it’s… wait, it is May? How’d that happen? In any case – May 2nd 2022, here we go. Spring

Streaming ad spend grew 57% in 2021 reaching $15.2B, market to more than double from 2020 to 2022

Ahead of the start of the 2022 IAB NewFronts, where media and entertainment companies pitch their upcoming offerings to advertisers, the industry group behind the multi-day show released its annual re

Netflix layoffs hit Tudum, its editorial arm, just five months after launch

Netflix laid off a contingent of its editorial staff just five months after launching its in-house publication Tudum. Netflix declined to share further details, but said that the Tudum is not being sh

Amazon unveils over 40 new titles, movie rental service in India

Amazon on Thursday unveiled a slate of 41 original and co-produced shows and movies in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages and launched its movie rental service in India as it looks to win and retain mo

Comcast and Charter team up to launch a new streaming platform for US consumers

U.S. cable TV giants have a new plan to stake their claim in the streaming wars. This morning, Comcast and Charter announced they will team up to develop a streaming platform based on Comcast’s

Super fans, franchises and unique content could be the answer to reducing streaming churn

In today’s highly competitive streaming market, streaming services don’t just have to figure out how to attract users — they also have to find ways to keep them. Fandom’s “20
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