Quibi's shutdown shows just how hard it is to break into streaming right now

Oct 22, 2020
The money backing Quibi was there, but it was terrible timing to launch a mobile-first video streaming product.
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Disney+ wades into the streaming-with-friends space

Oct 1, 2020
The new Disney+ GroupWatch feature allows subscribers to watch shows with friends virtually and react to scenes using emojis.
A new feature called GroupWatch will allow up to seven subscribers to stream content simultaneously and share their reactions using emojis within the app.
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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on culture, competition and what keeps him up at night

Sep 8, 2020
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
"The threats that get you are the substitution threats," Netflix's co-founder and CEO said.
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Everybody's watching: Netflix sees subscriber surge of 16 million with COVID-19 lockdowns

Apr 22, 2020
The company says it has enough new content for months to come.
Netflix expects future quarters will see waning growth, as social distancing measures are eased.
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How will short-form streaming service Quibi fare in the COVID-19 economy?

Apr 6, 2020
All of Quibi's content is designed to be watched on phone screens. Will new consumer habits from COVID-19 help or hurt the service?
Rob Post, Quibi chief technology officer, talks about Quibi's "Turnstyle" technology for short-form video streaming for mobile devices at the Quibi keynote address, Jan. 8, 2020.
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Apple earnings could offer clues on streaming performance

Jan 27, 2020
The tech company lacks the vast content of competitors but has buzz and money.
Buzz is building for "The Morning Show," which just won Jennifer Aniston a Screen Actors Guild Award and garnered several Golden Globe nominations.
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Streaming TV might go back to the future by embracing ad revenue

Dec 27, 2019
The forthcoming NBCUniversal service, Peacock, could be free and ad-supported ... like old-fashioned TV.
NBCUniversal plans to wade into the streaming pool with an ad-supported service called Peacock.
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Can BET's new streaming service improve the odds for black TV talent?

Sep 19, 2019
Just launched, Bet+ is expected to put pressure on incumbent services to make their content more diverse.
Filmmaker Tyler Perry’s entire catalogue will be available on BET Plus. Above, Perry and Taraji P. Henson at the 2019 BET Awards where Perry received the Ultimate Icon Award.
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Don't panic, TV binging isn't ending, but streaming services are experimenting

Sep 5, 2019
Streaming services consider ways to keep viewers watching beyond the binge.
Streaming service Netflix is getting inventive with how it keep viewers engaged.
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Navigating the “Wild West” of streaming services

With Apple and Disney tossing their hats into the streaming ring, how many services will consumers subscribe to before they reach breaking point?
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