What's next for streaming, after it surpasses cable?

Aug 19, 2022
In July, people spent more time streaming than watching cable TV for the first time. But streaming firms still have obstacles ahead.
Nearly 90% of U.S. households have a subscription to a streaming service, but not all areas have the bandwidth to support high levels of streaming.
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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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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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The demise of CNN+ is a missed opportunity for the future of video news

Apr 22, 2022
Broadcasters are navigating the transition from an audience raised on cable to an audience raised on TikTok.
CNN pulled the plug on its new streaming operation, CNN+. That's deprived the news industry of an opportunity to see what streamed television news could look like.
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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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Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
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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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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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The economics of indie music streaming

Dec 23, 2021
Musicians depend on high streaming volume to make a living when they're paid as little as .0032 cents a stream.
Ruby Room Recordings’ producer, engineer and songwriter Elan Wright, left, listens to the mix of a new song with with musician Mark Diamond.
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How "Squid Game," a Korean drama from Netflix, became a global hit

Oct 8, 2021
American audiences have become increasingly interested in foreign films and shows.
The trailer of "Squid Game," a dystopian drama that one media analyst calls "a story of people who are desperate financially and psychologically.”
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