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Here’s what to read and stream for free during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 20, 2020
More and more organizations are starting to make their content accessible to the public.
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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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The streaming wars are fought with catalogs — and confusing deals

Oct 30, 2019
Banks of shows draw people in. Promotions aim to keep them there.
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Why Netflix and WarnerMedia want sitcoms for the streaming wars

Sep 18, 2019
Netflix hopes "Seinfeld" will keep the streaming giant master of its domain, while HBO Max hopes to enter the field with a "Big Bang."
The cast of "Seinfeld."
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Netflix slips. Can it regain its footing?

Jul 18, 2019
Two of its returning hits may attract subscribers, but the streaming service faces more headwinds.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings speaks at CES in Las Vegas in 2016.
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How Billboard's charting formula has changed over the decades

Jun 12, 2019
The formula for getting that No. 1 hit album has gone through a lot of transitions.
DJ Khaled performs onstage at a STAPLES Center Concert in Los Angeles, California.
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