Netflix saw subscribers drop post-lockdown. But Disney+ might not face the same fate

Aug 10, 2022
Disney's streaming service has price and structural advantages, analysts say.
Could Disney+ run into the same issues as Netflix when it comes to losing subscribers?
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Pandemic darlings try to get past "the party's over"

Jul 20, 2022
Peloton, Netflix and others have to predict how their customers will behave. But amid pandemic disruption, it's an uphill battle.
Business has declined at some companies that flourished during COVID-19 lockdowns, like Netflix.
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How Netflix is adapting as the streaming boom stalls

Jul 19, 2022
Selling ads and spacing out episodes for shows are a couple of methods the service is trying.
Netflix is trying a couple of different things to hold on to its subscriber base.
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"Cut!" Hollywood looks for savings as costs rise.

"Productions have to start making choices" due to inflation and supply snags, says Winston Cho of The Hollywood Reporter.
Some producers are considering whether to cut or combine scenes to offset higher expenses, says Winston Cho of The Hollywood Reporter.
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Is the TV industry facing a showrunner shortage?

May 10, 2022
In the writers room and elsewhere, showrunners play key roles in TV production, but changes in the entertainment industry could make them harder to find.
Shonda Rhimes, showrunner and creator of "Grey's Anatomy."
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Streaming services are embracing cheaper, ad-supported tiers

Apr 19, 2022
Netflix has held out, in part because it fears damaging relationships with subscribers, one expert ways.
While other streaming platforms offer subscriptions with ads, Netflix has been holding out. People in the United Kingdom are canceling subscription services amid inflation fears.
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Netflix to test crackdown on freeloading viewers

Mar 17, 2022
It's adding a small fee to accounts with extra users, focusing on Latin America. In a competitive industry, it has to tread lightly.
Netflix will charge accounts small monthly fees for users outside their households, focusing on Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. Other streaming platforms will be watching how it plays out.
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The strategy behind sonic logos, like Netflix’s startup chime

Jan 3, 2022
Sound has a "powerful ability to prime your brain for what's coming,” said Dallas Taylor, host of a podcast about sound.
Brief sounds like Netflix’s startup chime can be powerful branding tools, said podcast host and sound designer Dallas Taylor. The design of that sound involved a ring finger hitting a cabinet and a reversed guitar track.
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Millions subscribed in streaming services this year, but will the steam fizzle out?

Dec 28, 2021
Deloitte Global predicts that at least 150 million paid streaming service subscriptions will be canceled globally in 2022.
"Netflix and streaming services operate in a way where they're not just competing with each other, they're very much competing with literally any other thing that we could be doing," said The Verge's Catie Keck.
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Netflix, Walmart team up to sell merch from "Squid Game" and other shows

Oct 11, 2021
A dedicated e-commerce hub will sell merchandise for Netflix's most popular shows, including a "Stranger Things" cassette player.
Walmart will be pairing with Netflix to launch a merchandise e-commerce hub.
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