Disney Accelerating Pivot To a DTC-First Business Model
Disney Channels Are Back on Dish and Sling TV

Dish Network and Sling TV customers once again have access to Disney-owned channels after the two companies reached a tentative agreement.

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Dish Network and Sling TV Lose Disney-Owned Channels

Dish Network and its Sling TV streaming service have lost Disney-owned channels as a result of a contract dispute.

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Google Is ‘Winding Down’ Its Stadia Game Service

After months of rumors and denials, Google is officially “winding down” its Stadia game service.

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Netflix Is Launching Its Own Internal Game Studio

Netflix is doubling down on gaming, launching its own game studio to take development in-house.

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Napster Taps Former Roblox VP and Music Chief as CEO

Napster has tapped former Roblox music chief for its new CEO as the company looks to reinvent itself and its brand.

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Some YouTube Users Seeing 10 Ads Before a Video

YouTube is stretching the limits of its users’ patience, testing up to 10 ads before a video.

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Microsoft CEO ‘Very, Very Confident’ Activision Deal Will Go Through

Despite increasing regulatory scrutiny, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is “very, very confident” its Activision purchase will be approved.

Don’t Waste Time on YouTube’s Dislike Button; It Doesn’t Work

YouTube users smashing the “Dislike” button are likely wasting their time, according to new research from Mozilla.

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YouTube’s ‘Creator Music’ Will Let Creators Monetize Videos Containing Licensed Music

YouTube is eliminating a major pain point for content creators, paving the way for them to be able to monetize videos containing licensed music.

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DirecTV Drops the Ball Again on ‘NFL Sunday Ticket’

DirecTV users were up in arms after the streaming service dropped the ball again on NFL Sunday Ticket.

YouTube TV Gains Dolby 5.1 on Apple TV and Fire TV

YouTube TV announced that Apple TV and Fire TV users can now enjoy Dolby 5.1 surround sound with compatible content.

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UK’s Competition Authority Challenges Microsoft’s Activision Deal

Microsoft’s plans to purchase Activision Blizzard are facing pushback, with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) challenging the deal.

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Netflix Taps Snap Exec to Run Its Ad Business

As Netflix rolls out an ad-supported tier, the company has poached a top exec from Snap to take the lead.

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YouTube TV May Gain fuboTV’s Biggest Advantage

YouTube TV (YTTV) may be on the verge of gaining one of fuboTV’s biggest advantages, a feature that will allow multiple simultaneous livestreams.

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Netflix’s Ad-Supported Plan Will Have a Major Limitation

Netflix is working to roll out an ad-supported plan, but it will come with a major limitation: no downloads.

ViacomCBS Seeks Streaming Supremacy With 'Paramount+'
Walmart and Paramount Reach Agreement for Streaming Bundle

Walmart has reached an agreement to bundle Paramount+ as part of its Walmart+ membership that aims to compete with Amazon Prime.

Walmart Ecommerce Business Is Humming
Walmart Explores Streaming Deals With Top Platforms

Walmart is reportedly exploring deals with top streaming platforms with a view to adding them to its Walmart+ bundle.

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Netflix Has a Gaming Problem

Netflix appears to have a gaming problem, with the overwhelming majority of its users not embracing the new feature.

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Google Says It’s Not Shuttering Stadia

Contrary to previous rumors, Google says it is not shutting its gaming platform down and reaffirmed its commitment to Stadia.

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Microsoft’s Netflix Formula: Promise Big and Don’t Compete

Microsoft surprised the industry Netflix chose the Redmond company for its advertising ambitions, but Microsoft had a winning formula.