Family Video closes doors in sign of streaming's strength

Feb 8, 2021
The pandemic was cited as a factor in shutting down the brick-and-mortar movie rental chain's remaining 250 locations.
A Family Video store in Texas in 2015. The Midwest-based brick-and-mortar chain fell victim to changing viewing habits.
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"Lupin" feeds Netflix viewers' foreign-series frenzy

Jan 25, 2021
Netflix said in its earnings report last week that "Lupin" is set to rack up 70 million views in its first month, a new record.
Omar Sy, who plays Assane Diop in "Lupin," studies a computer screen in this production still from the Netflix series.
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Netflix keeps producing, even as it loses popular shows to competitors

Jan 18, 2021
The company is promising new original content weekly to attract and keep subscribers.
Netflix is looking for more hits. Above, the streaming platform's home screen.
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Nielsen shifts viewer counts to include device watching, finally

Dec 8, 2020
Consumer viewing habits have been changing for the last 15 years. So why did the move take so long, and why now?
Consumer viewing habits have shifted rapidly to watching on phones, tablets and laptops.
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Disney's reorganization puts the spotlight on streaming

Oct 13, 2020
How will the shift away from movie theaters and broadcast TV change what and how we watch?
In addition to Disney Plus, the company also owns Hulu and ESPN Plus.
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Quibi exploring options, may be for sale. Yep. Already.

Sep 22, 2020
The streamer aimed directly at millennials launched in the pandemic with much fanfare. Now it may be on the block. Any buyers?
Quibi CEO Meg Whitman speaks at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in January.
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How far can shows boldly go in the streaming age?

Sep 8, 2020
The first episode of "Star Trek" aired 54 years ago today. What does TV show longevity look like in the era of streaming services?
Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Capt. Kirk from "Star Trek."
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Quarterly earnings will show how Disney is weathering the pandemic economy

Aug 3, 2020
COVID-19 hurt its cruise and theme park businesses, but the company is also capitalizing on the "stay-at-home" market with its streaming service.
People demonstrate social distancing at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in this handout photo from the company.
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NBC's new Peacock might change the streaming wars

Jul 15, 2020
It has several paid tiers and an option to watch for free ... with ads.
A preview of the user interface for NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, which launched Wednesday.
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NBCUniversal launches Peacock streaming service

Jul 15, 2020
It would have capitalized on the 2020 Summer Olympics, but now will rely on a packed catalog of classics.
The service joins an ever-growing and increasingly confusing roster of streaming app, but could stand out to price-sensitive consumers.
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