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Quibi Barely Makes It 6 Months

Short-video app is shutting down

(Newser) - Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. The company said Wednesday that it would wind down its operations and plans to sell its assets, the AP reports. “Quibi is not succeeding," its top executives... More »

Nokia Gets 4G Lunar Contract

NASA wants a cellular network up there

(Newser) - To the moon, Alice! And call me when you get there. Yes, NASA is giving Nokia $14.1 million to install a cellular network on that big rock in the sky, Mashable reports. The idea is to deploy a 4G/LTE network—and later move to 5G—to "support lunar... More »

Pandemic and Chill: Netflix Gets a Record-Setting Boost

16M new subscribers a quarterly record for video streaming service

(Newser) - Netflix picked up nearly 16 million global subscribers during the first three months of the year, helping cement its status as one of the world's most essential services in times of isolation or crisis. The quarter spanned the beginning of stay-at-home orders in the US and around the world,... More »

HBO Reveals Launch Date for HBO Max

Service will join the streaming wars on May 27

(Newser) - The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27, AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced Tuesday, signalling that the so-called streaming wars won't subside because of the coronavirus pandemic. WarnerMedia had earlier said HBO Max would debut sometime in May, and it stuck to those plans Tuesday even if some... More »

About 4 Hours After the Disney+ Launch, Problems

In the form of error pages and more

(Newser) - The debut was flawed, but not without ... humor? People looking to start streaming shows on the launched-on-Tuesday Disney+ found themselves staring at error pages explaining there was a problem connecting to the Disney+ service. The pages showed an image of Wreck-It Ralph in one case and Mickey Mouse and Pluto... More »

Apple's Streaming Service Launches Friday. Here Are Its Offerings

Oprah Winfrey is among earliest offerings; Steven Spielberg to come

(Newser) - As the streaming wars near a fever pitch and viewers are targeted from every vantage point—Disney Plus has the Marvel and Star Wars brands! HBO Max counters with Game of Thrones and DC superheroes!—Apple TV Plus could be cast as the highly pedigreed and improbable underdog. While... More »

Why Disney Is Remaking This Classic

'Home Alone' to be rebooted, along with 3 other franchises

(Newser) - In an effort to lure consumers to its upcoming Disney+ streaming service , Disney announced Tuesday it will be rebooting four popular franchises it acquired when it purchased 21st Century Fox's entertainment properties . Specifically, Disney CEO Bob Iger said during a company call about third-quarter earnings, Home Alone, Night at ... More »

Netflix Suffers Dramatic Worldwide Growth Slowdown

It blames price hikes for loss of US viewers

(Newser) - Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as the company boosts its prices and girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwide subscribers for the April-June period. That's far below Netflix'... More »

Outbid, Netflix to Lose The Office

'No. God. Please. No. No!!! No!!! Noooooo!' was one reaction to move to NBCUniversal streaming

(Newser) - Netflix is about to lose its most-streamed show . All nine seasons of The Office will be transferred to NBCUniversal's own streaming service in 2021 as part of a five-year deal, the company confirmed Tuesday, with BuzzFeed rounding up sorrowful Twitter sentiments via GIFs. NBCUniversal's service is expected to... More »

Here Are the Most-Streamed Shows on Netflix

Most on the list aren't the service's original content

(Newser) - Despite heavy spending on original content, Netflix can't keep viewers away from favorites for long. Just six Netflix shows are in the top 20 shows streamed on devices connected to the US service in 2018—accounting for 70% to 80% of US Netflix viewing—and only two, Orange Is ... More »

Disney Fires Opening Shot Against Netflix

Disney+ launches Nov. 12 for $6.99 a month

(Newser) - Disney+ is a steal—or so the company apparently wants you to think. The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced that its streaming service will launch Nov. 12 at a cost of $6.99 a month (or $69.99 for a year), a price tag that Variety reports comes in... More »

Netflix Announces Biggest Price Hike Yet

Monthly fees increasing by $1 or $2 across all US plans

(Newser) - Netflix needs to dig a little deeper in your pockets as it continues to pump out show after show, movie after movie, while teaming up with the former leader of the free world . The streaming service raised prices for all US plans Tuesday in what Fortune reports is the biggest... More »

Disney Now Has a Name for Its Netflix Competitor

Disney+ will launch in late 2019

(Newser) - Disney has revealed the name of its upcoming Netflix competitor , and it doesn't sound like coming up with it was an especially grueling process: The company says the new service will be called Disney+, NBC reports. The company, which already offers ESPN+, says the service will be launched late... More »

Senators See Another Use for Netflix and Spotify

They want to extend emergency alert system

(Newser) - People might find their Netflix binges interrupted by emergency alerts under a bipartisan bill announced in the Senate Wednesday. The READI Act—Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement—was introduced by Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Gizmodo reports. It aims to reduce the chances... More »

Netflix Stock Bombs After Critical Miscalculation

Company vastly overestimated subscriber growth, says Q2 was 'strong but not stellar'

(Newser) - Netflix's share price, which had more than doubled since the start of the year, tumbled Monday after the company admitted that subscriber growth is beginning to slow down. In a letter to shareholders, the company said subscriber growth between April and June had been 5.2 million—1 million... More »

Netflix's Growth Comes at a Cost

Company has gained $5.1B in debt in one year

(Newser) - Netflix is sinking deeper into debt in its relentless pursuit of more viewers, leaving the company little margin for error as it tries to build the world's biggest video subscription service, reports the AP . Netflix's long-term debt and other obligations totaled $21.9 billion as of Sept. 30,... More »

These Are Netflix, Amazon's Most Popular Shows

New metric looks at Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

(Newser) - It's tough to precisely gauge the popularity of original shows being streamed on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu because the companies don't reveal numbers, but a new metric claims to have come up with the most popular original shows on each. As cited by the Hollywood Reporter , the figures... More »

Netflix Announces Latest Price Increases

Most popular plan will cost 10% more

(Newser) - Netflix is raising the price for its most popular US video streaming plan by 10%— a move that could boost its profits but slow the subscriber growth that drives its stock price, the AP reports. The change announced Thursday affects most of Netflix's 53 million US subscribers. Netflix will... More »

The Future of Streaming Looks a Little 'Annoying'

Disney's break with Netflix suggests we'll be juggling multiple services

(Newser) - Netflix users won't get to watch the sequel to Frozen unless they sign up for Disney's own streaming service launching in 2019. For some, that might be a big deal. But there are far bigger consequences being discussed as a result of Disney's announcement this week. Details:... More »

Disney to Ditch Netflix, Launch Own Streaming Service

Services will be launched for both movies and live sports

(Newser) - Disney is launching streaming services for both its movies and live sports, shaking up how it interacts with viewers as it navigates a changing media landscape, the AP reports. The Magic Kingdom will launch a new streaming service in 2019 that will exclusively offer animated and live-action Disney and Pixar... More »

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