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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Netflix’s password-sharing test in Peru is confusing subscribers, report suggests

It’s been a bumpy ride for Netflix recently, and the announcement that it will be charging for password sharing hasn’t gone as smoothly as they...

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The NFL is looking to launch its own streaming service this summer, says report

The National Football League is expected to launch its own streaming service, NFL+, as early as July, according to a report from the NFL owner...

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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...

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Virtual product placement ads are coming to Amazon Prime Video and Peacock

Announced at this month’s NewFronts, Amazon and Peacock demonstrated new ad formats that use similar virtual product placement (VPP) tools, a...

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Apple TV+’s ‘For All Mankind’ season three trailer drops, teasing a space race to Mars

Apple TV+ released the trailer for season three of “For All Mankind,” which returns to the service on Friday, June 10, featuring ten...

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Netflix subscribers may be getting a live streaming option for unscripted shows and stand-up specials

Netflix reportedly has plans to roll out live streaming– a capability that could bring an entirely new value for the streamer as it experiences...

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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...

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

Premiering on May 7 at 10 PM ET on ESPN+, Michelob Ultra, in collaboration with tech and production company Unit 9, presents “McEnroe vs....

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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...

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Paramount+ reaches nearly 40M subscribers, will expand to the U.K., South Korea, and India

Paramount Global, formerly ViacomCBS, reported an overall total of 62.4 million global subscribers across its suite of streaming services, with...

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SoundCloud acquires Musiio, an AI music curator, to improve discovery

With Musiio's team and technology, SoundCloud plans to strengthen its music discovery features, helping the platform compete with streaming...

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Tubi reports record growth, expands original content and linear channel offerings

Tubi, a division of Fox Entertainment, highlighted its growth in streaming over the past year as well as its increase in original content and...

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Amazon Freevee increases its slate of originals, establishes itself as a competitor to watch

During the Amazon NewFronts, Freevee (formerly IMDb TV) announced an increased slate of original programs and FAST (free ad-supported streaming TV)...

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Peacock looks to original movies, a Lionsgate partnership, and new ad formats to compete on streaming

In today’s IAB Newfront presentation, Peacock announced its first step into original films, a deal with Lionsgate, next-day streaming of shows...

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Roku experiences slow growth with only 1.1 million accounts added in first quarter

Roku’s first quarter of 2022 shows signs of slowdown, particular with a slowing of total net revenue and subscriber growth, which was below...

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Fire TV Cube becomes first-ever U.S. streaming media player to support audio streaming for hearing aids

Today, Amazon Fire TV announced the launch of Audio Streaming for Hearing Aids (ASHA) on Fire TV Cube (2nd gen) for compatible Bluetooth hearing aids...

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Peacock added 4 million paid subscribers in Q1, up ~40% from last quarter

Parent company Comcast reported NBCUniversal’s Q1 2022 earnings on Thursday, noting its newer streaming service, Peacock, ended the first quarter...

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Rogan backlash didn’t hurt Spotify’s Q1, as paying subscribers grew 15% despite Russia exit

We already suspected that the controversy surrounding the Joe Rogan podcast on Spotify was doing little to actually prompt users to leave the...

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Google launches Media CDN to compete on content delivery

Google's new Media CDN product, which launched this week, is aimed at companies with large-scale video content delivery needs.

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Warner Bros. Discovery revenue increases in Q1 2022 despite decline in linear subscribers

Today, Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter of 2022 (January 1 through March 31). The results are for...

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