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Disney+ will reportedly launch in-app commerce features by year’s end

Disney is looking at ways for viewers to buy themed merchandise and accessories by scanning a QR code in the Disney+ app, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Scanning the QR code will

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from The New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering the st

ESPN+ is getting a big price hike

On August 23, the price of ESPN+ will jump from $6.99 to $9.99 per month, and the annual plan is going up from $69.99 to $99.99. The steep 43% increase is the second subscription price hike in a littl

Disney strikes a big adtech deal with The Trade Desk as Disney+ expands into ads

Disney struck an advertising agreement with The Trade Desk, making it possible for brands to target automated ads across Disney’s linear and streaming properties — Hulu, ESPN+, ABC, Freeform, ESPN

Streaming service NFL+ confirmed, NFL will choose a streamer for its Sunday Ticket this fall

NFL fans — especially cord-cutters — will be happy to know that The National Football League has confirmed it is launching its own direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service (NFL+) and tha

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

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.

ESPN+ debuts ‘McEnroe vs. McEnroe’ the first-ever tennis match between a real person and their virtual avatar

Premiering on ESPN+, Michelob Ultra, in collaboration with tech and production company Unit 9, presents “McEnroe vs. McEnroe,” the world’s first tennis match to feature a real person versus a vi

Streaming deals ramp up for sports as MLB Opening Day and Masters Tournament begin

In light of all the recent complex streaming sports licensing deals, it becomes more evident each day that streaming platforms are beginning to realize the cash grab of having live sporting events on

ESPN’s app gets SharePlay support for co-viewing live sports over FaceTime

A few months after making the feature available to Disney+ users, Disney is now rolling out Apple’s SharePlay co-viewing experience for FaceTime to its ESPN app’s users. The feature will a

Hulu + Live TV to now throw in Unlimited DVR as part of its base plan

In an effort to attract more subscribers to its service, Hulu announced today that it will offer an Unlimited DVR feature as part of its Hulu + Live TV service’s base plan at no additional cost.

TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn

TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the Billboard charts. Now the company is launching its own mu

Netflix’s interactive ‘Trivia Quest’ will be far less creepy than ‘Bandersnatch’

Netflix is doubling down on interactive content today as it announces “Trivia Quest,” an animated quiz series that will debut on April 1. Daniel Calin and Vin Rubino of Sunday Sauce Produc

Disney+ outshines Netflix with 11.8M new subscribers in Q1 and strong forecast

Disney+ added 11.8 million new subscribers last quarter to reach 129.8 million subscribers, Disney announced as part of its Q1 2022 earnings release, and said it’s still on track to reach 230 to

Disney+ just ran its first test of livestreaming in the US

Disney+ ran its first-ever test of livestreaming capabilities this morning in the U.S., hinting at future changes to come for its on-demand subscription video service. For the test, the company didn&#

Disney’s streaming biz reorg includes an international content hub, plans to double Disney+ footprint

Disney announced today it plans on expanding its direct-to-consumer streaming business to more global markets and is creating a new International Content and Operations group to aid in this push. The

YouTube TV settles its contract dispute with Disney, credits customers $15

Last week, YouTube warned customers they may lose access to Disney-owned channels on its YouTube TV streaming service by the end of the week if the two companies couldn’t come to a new carriage

Hulu is raising the price on its on-demand plans by $1 starting Oct. 8

Following last year’s price hike on its Live TV service, Hulu is now preparing to raise prices again. Starting on October 8, 2021, Hulu will raise the price for both its on-demand plans, Hulu an

Disney+ beats expectations to reach 116 million subscribers in Q3

Disney’s streaming service is seeing improved growth, after initially seeing slower numbers of subscriber additions in Q2 as COVID lockdowns and mask mandates came to an end. Today, Disney+ beat

YouTube TV adds a $20 monthly upgrade for 4K support and offline viewing

With less than a month to go before the Olympics kick off in Tokyo, cord-cutting services like YouTube TV are attempting to woo new subscribers who are looking for a way to watch summer sports. But wh
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