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Music distributor DistroKid expands into music video distribution with ‘DistroVid’

Record labels used to be the one ticket into the music industry. Now, it’s easier than ever for struggling musicians to get their music and video...

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Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract for three more years despite difficult tenure

Despite a chaotic tenure that began at the height of COVID, Disney extends CEO Bob Chapek’s contract.

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Spotify’s latest feature lets you imagine a supergroup consisting of your favorite artists

After you create and name your group, Spotify will curate a playlist of songs from the artists you selected.

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Apple Music is raising the price of its student plan in the US, UK and Canada

Apple Music has quietly increased the price of its student plan in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In the United States and Canada,...

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Netflix lays off 300 more people — almost 3% of its staff

Video streaming company Netflix said it has laid off 300 people — which represents 3% of its workforce — because of slowing growth and the...

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Spotify revamps in-app concert discovery with new Live Events Feed

Spotify is introducing a new feature that will allow users to better discover nearby events and concerts. The streaming service today announced...

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Podcastle hops on the video podcast trend with its latest update

As video-led podcasts become highly favored by listeners, Podcastle, which was primarily an audio recording and editing studio, is introducing a new...

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Influencers peddling medical, financial advice now need certification, China says

China has taken another step to regulate how online influencers impart information to their followers. The government has put a great deal of effort...

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Sinclair to launch $20/mo direct-to-consumer streaming service Bally Sports+ on June 23

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s long-anticipated direct-to-consumer regional sports streaming app will have a soft launch this Thursday, June 23, 2022....

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Paramount+ announces plan for 150 international originals ahead of U.K. and Ireland launch

Over a year after its initial launch in the U.S., streaming service Paramount+ will be available in the U.K. and Ireland on Wednesday, June 22. Its...

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Roku and Walmart partner up to bring shoppable ads to streaming

Roku and Walmart announced a new partnership that aims to crack the code on making purchases via TV streaming and shopping with remotes. On Thursday,...

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

“Harmonious Live!”, a special music performance at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, will be broadcast on Disney+.

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eBay is launching an interactive live shopping platform

eBay announced today that it’s launching eBay Live, a dedicated shopping platform that gives users a way to purchase products in a live and...

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Netflix’s real-life ‘Squid Game’ competition will feature the biggest cash prize and largest cast in reality TV history

Yesterday, Netflix greenlit “Squid Game: The Challenge,” a reality competition series based on the popular South Korean drama that, luckily,...

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DataStax proves it’s still possible to raise nine-figures at higher valuation in 2022

When DataStax hired Chet Kapoor as CEO in October 2019, one of the first moves he made was to bring in his old pal Sam Ramji to be chief strategy...

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Apple signs 10-year streaming deal with Major League Soccer

Apple has signed a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will see the company stream every MLS match for 10 years starting in 2023. The...

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Amazon revamps Fire TV user interface with new home screen, improved navigation and more

Amazon Fire TV revealed an updated user interface that aims to improve the navigation experience for users. Instead of a text menu item, there will...

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Sony launches its new game subscription service PlayStation Plus in North and South America

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that gamers from North and South America can now explore the newest version of its PlayStation Plus...

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Netflix announces games tied to its popular shows, including ‘The Queens Gambit,’ ‘Shadow and Bone’ and more

At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are tied to...

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Peacock confirms a test that rewards paid subscribers with $15 movie tickets or $7 rentals

In March, Peacock began testing a new and exclusive movie benefits program that would reward Premium and Premium Plus subscribers with either a free...

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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...

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AT&T killed off the HBO Max bundle in its highest-priced unlimited wireless plan

Telecommunications provider AT&T quietly dropped HBO Max as a bundled perk for new AT&T customers on its top unlimited wireless plan,...

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Spotify hypes the revenue potential of podcasts and audiobooks at its second Investor Day event

In its second Investor Day, streaming service Spotify updated the financial community about its potential for further growth and monetization,...

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South Korean content providers raise service fees in the wake of Google’s in-app payment policy

South Korean app developers and content providers are upping their paid subscription and service fees on Google’s Play marketplace due to the heavy...

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YouTube’s mobile app can now sync to your TV without casting for a ‘second screen’ experience

YouTube is improving its app’s experience for those who watch videos via their TVs, the company announced today. After observing that many...

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Google TV’s new app launches on the iOS App Store with the ability to use a mobile device as a remote

Google TV has had a busy couple of months, with a variety of changes, launches, and updates. Today, the company announced that the Google TV app is...

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Coralogix streams $142M into its coffers to expand its production analytics into a full-stack observability platform

We’ve long documented the challenges that DevOps and operations teams in specific areas like security face these days when it comes to data...

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Lionsgate plans to officially announce a Starz spinoff this summer

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed details during an investor call on Thursday, May 26, about the company’s plans to spin off its Starz...

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