Some old films will come with a racism warning, but is it too little, too late?

Jun 22, 2020
In the last few weeks, several historic films have come under increased scrutiny.
Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) kisses the hand of a tearful Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) in "Gone With the Wind."
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Warner Music's IPO boosted by streaming

May 27, 2020
The offering, postponed from February by the pandemic, values company at up to $13.3 billion.
Recording artist Lizzo at the Warner Music Group's pre-Grammy party in January.
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Netflix raises more debt. Is it sustainable?

Apr 22, 2020
Netflix’s jump in viewership, driven by the lockdown, may be temporary.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. The entertainment company, popular with quarantined viewers, is taking on debt.
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NBCUniversal joins streaming fray with new Peacock service

Apr 14, 2020
The service will be available free for subscribers to Comcast Xfinity, and at various price points for others in July.
Due to production delays caused by the coronavirus, some show launches for original content on Peacock have been pushed back.
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Star of syndication in the age of streaming services, "Judge Judy" is calling it quits

Mar 2, 2020
There will be reruns of "Judge Judy," along with a new show, "Judy Justice."
Judge Judy Sheindlin is one of TV's highest-paid stars.
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Spotify is spending big on podcasts

Feb 5, 2020
The music streaming service is buying podcasting heavyweight The Ringer, which has a strong built-in audience.
“What we really did with The Ringer, I think, is we bought the next ESPN,” says Spotify CEO Daniel Ek.
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Could streaming giants start to clamp down on password sharing?

Jan 28, 2020
So far most say it's just the cost of doing business, but as the practice proliferates, changes could come to the industry.
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Anime could be a key to streaming domination

Jan 9, 2020
As streaming platforms compete for the attention of young viewers, many are investing in Japanese animation.
The anime show "Neon Genesis Evangelion" is streaming on Netflix.
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2020: Year of the pop star documentary

Jan 6, 2020
Platforms like Netflix, HBO and Amazon are competing with each other for celebrity life stories, at about $25 million a pop.
Rihanna reportedly signed a documentary rights deal with Amazon prime, for $25 million.
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