NBCUniversal Gives Peacock Prime Olympics Rights
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal is giving its Peacock streaming service live streaming rights to some of the most high-profile events from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The company says that Peacock will stream men’s ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2021

Universal Music Group Teams with Snap to Bring Major Artists t...
Music - Streaming - Tech

Snap wants people to discover and make content with music on Snapchat, and today, it secured a major deal to help it achieve that goal. The company has signed a multiyear partnership with Universal M...

The Verge
June 24, 2021

Netflix Wins Jerry Seinfeld Movie About Creation Of The Pop-Ta...
Streaming

Jerry Seinfeld has made it clear he would not inject his comic genius into another sitcom, after generating arguably the best one ever. So he is turning to another outlet — the movie screen — and ...

Deadline
June 24, 2021

Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall Comes to Roblox
Gaming - Streaming

Starcourt Mall, the central location from season three of Stranger Things, is now a playable location in Roblox, the company announced today. The level includes four mini-games based around the Netfli...

The Verge
June 24, 2021

How Streaming Became the Companion to Theater-Built Mega-Franc...
Streaming - Television

As streaming encroaches on the theatrical window, the overwritten notion by the media during the pandemic has been that cinema is dead. When it comes to streamers, however, the truth is they still ca...

Deadline
June 24, 2021

ZAG Grows LatAm Licensing with New Hire
Streaming - Television

ZAG continues to grow its LatAm licensing team with the appointment of Melisa Fuhr as licensing and retail director of South America. In the newly created role, she will lead ZAG’s IMC licensing age...

Kidscreen
June 23, 2021

Pluto TV Takes a Different Approach to Streaming
Streaming - Television

During the pandemic, I finally bought a television. Maybe you did too. It’s not that I didn’t watch things constantly prior to this — “I don’t own a TV” went from just a snobbish thing to ...

Vulture
June 22, 2021

Netflix Expands Childrens Animation Slate
Streaming - Television

Netflix will expand its children’s animation programming slate with the addition of A Tale Dark & Grimm, Dogs In Space and Super Giant Robot Brothers. The first in the trio of animated series i...

Deadline
June 22, 2021

Spielberg’s Streaming Shocker with Netflix
Streaming - Theatrical

Amblin Partners and Netflix have forged a partnership, one that will see the company headed by Steven Spielberg produce multiple new feature films for the streaming service every year. The pact gives ...

Variety
June 21, 2021

Univision to Launch Unified Streaming Service Post-Televisa Me...
Streaming

Univision has unveiled a unified streaming service following its merger with Televisa and has hired former Netflix exec Rodrigo Mazon to run it. After the Spanish-language broadcaster unveiled plans ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 21, 2021

Cyber Group Lines Up Final Fantasy IX Series
Gaming - Streaming

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has inked a co-development and co-production deal with Japanese video game company Square Enix to adapt its fantasy/adventure title Final Fantasy IX as an animated seri...

Kidscreen
June 21, 2021

How YouTubers Changed the Toy Industry
Online - Streaming - Toys

Content created for children on YouTube has exploded over the last decade. In just a few short years, the power to help launch a successful toy has moved from toymakers and TV executives to 9 year-old...

Bloomberg
June 18, 2021

How Roku Used the Netflix Playbook to Beat Bigger Players and ...
Streaming

After first meeting at a conference, Roku CEO and founder Anthony Wood pestered Hastings for months to let his company make a streaming video box for Netflix. Hastings at the time wanted to build the ...

CNBC
June 18, 2021

One-Quarter of U.S. TV time is Spent Watching Streaming Servic...
Streaming - Television

The majority of Americans are still spending their screen time watching network and cable television, but streaming is gaining steam, according to new data from research firm Nielsen. Nielsen, known ...

CNBC
June 18, 2021

Why Streamers Crash Before Popular Finales
Streaming

Showtime, HBO Max and Disney+ all had service outages ahead of season finales or live events, but user volume isn't always to blame. In the streaming era, consumers have become accustomed to accessing...

Hollywood Reporter
June 18, 2021

Roku Originals Draw More Viewing In 2 Weeks Than Quibi Did In ...
Streaming

Roku has revealed viewership data for its original programming, much of which was powered by the acquisition of Quibi’s library last January. Roku Originals launched on May 20, with a lineup of abo...

Deadline
June 18, 2021

‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Soundtrack Recruits John...
Music - Streaming - Theatrical

Space Jam has A New Legacy and a new soundtrack to match. On Wednesday (June 16), Republic Records and Warner Bros. Pictures announced details of the official soundtrack for Space Jam: A New Legacy, t...

Billboard
June 17, 2021

Disney Plus’ Series Will Now Release on Wednesdays, Not ...
Streaming

From July, all of Disney Plus’ global original series will be released on Wednesdays rather than Fridays, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The change has reportedly been made to give the service...

The Verge
June 17, 2021

UK Government Calls On Netflix & Amazon To Disclose Viewi...
Streaming

The British government has called on streaming giants including Netflix and Amazon to disclose viewing data for shows originated by UK public service broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, a...

Deadline
June 17, 2021

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary to Hit Disney+ Over ...
Music - Streaming

The Beatles’ forthcoming film “Get Back” — a Peter Jackson-directed documentary culled from the footage from the 1970 “Let It Be” film — will premiere as a Disney Plus original documenta...

Variety
June 17, 2021

Twitch Taps Chipotle as Exclusive Livestream Gaming Partner
Dining - Esports - Gaming - Streaming

Chipotle Mexican Grill and livestream gaming platform Twitch have entered a partnership naming Chipotle the exclusive limited-service restaurant of /twitchgaming, a new channel on the platform, the br...

Nation's Restaurant News
June 16, 2021

Discovery Lands Multiple Licensing Deals for Shark Week
Fashion - Streaming - Television - Toys

As Shark Week lurks around the corner, merchandising partners are looking to take a big bite of this Discovery program’s hype with releases of apparel, accessories, toys, food, and more. Veteran pa...

The Toy Book
June 16, 2021

Disney+ Has No Plans for Ad-Supported Tier
Streaming

Disney has no plans to follow the likes of HBO Max and Paramount+ in launching a cheaper ad-supported tier for Disney+. In comments made at the Credit Suisse 23rd Annual Communications Conference, Di...

SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY | Ferrara
CPG - Partnerships - Streaming - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Pictures teamed with Ferrara on a candy promotion celebrating the release of SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY. The partnership consisted of Ferrara launching several limited-edition candies pro...

Disney+ and Netflix Dealing With Slower Streaming Growth
Streaming

A funny thing happened in the first half of 2021: The insatiable appetite of consumers for streaming video content began to slow down. “We had those 10 years where we were growing smooth as silk, a...

Hollywood Reporter
June 16, 2021

Sony Music Entertainment Expands Podcast Unit
Podcasts - Podcasts - Streaming

Podcast consolidation continues. Sony Music Entertainment has acquired British audio and TV producer Somethin’ Else. The record label is expanding its global podcast division after the deal, which ...

Deadline
June 16, 2021

Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Rick And Morty
Beverages - Dining - Streaming - Television

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy's and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are back at it again, annoucing year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy Award-winning hit series' fifth season, premierin...

QSR Magazine
June 15, 2021

Discovery CEO on Revenue Being Up Amid Viewership Declines
Streaming - Television

It’s tough to understand why dwindling TV ratings are not having a negative impact on advertising revenues. Discovery’s David Zaslav, one of the brightest CEOs in the business, doesn’t quite get...

The Wrap
June 15, 2021

AVOD Consumption Down 10% in Less Than Six Months in US
Streaming

According to the latest consumer survey from Omdia, US AVOD penetration declined from 93% in November 2020 to 83% in April of this year. The results were revealed by Omdia’s senior research directo...

Digital TV
June 15, 2021

Netflix Plans to Sell Toys, T-Shirts and Concert Tickets
Branding - CPG - Streaming

Netflix Inc. has sold more than 200 million people a subscription to its streaming service. We’re about to find out if it can sell them anything else. Just this week, the company announced a new on...

Bloomberg
June 14, 2021

Amazon Gaming Service Will Open Access to Prime Members on Pri...
Gaming - Streaming

Amazon is opening up access to its game streaming service Luna to all Amazon Prime members on June 21 and 22 (Amazon Prime Day). Previously, to test out Luna you had to request access or sign up from ...

The Verge
June 14, 2021

Netflix’s New Online Store Could Help it Take on Disney
Online - Retail - Streaming

Netflix opened an e-commerce site where you can buy things like caps, necklaces, hoodies, and, yes, underwear—much of it branded with popular Netflix movies and TV series. The move is part of a larg...

Fast Company
June 11, 2021

Disney & Starz Conflict Over the Launch of Star+
Streaming - Television

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand id...

The Verge
June 11, 2021

Aldo, Nordstrom, and More Discuss the Livestreaming Shopping B...
Fashion - Streaming

Last month, Aldo tested its first live shopping experience in North America, and the results were surprising. For its first event, the retailer tapped celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell and TikTok star ...


June 10, 2021

‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Says Goodbye, Ending an ...
Streaming - Television

When “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiered in 2007, production didn’t have the budget to provide hair and makeup. Fast forward through 20 seasons and nine spinoffs that spanned an addition...

Variety
June 10, 2021

Facebook, Messenger, & Universal Launch Digital ‘Fa...
Streaming - Tech - Theatrical

Buckle Up! In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Fast & Furious franchise and the upcoming theatrical release of F9 on June 25th, Messenger and Facebook have teamed up with Universal Pictu...

Messenger News
June 10, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

Sesame Workshop Introduces New Documentary Series “Throu...
Press Releases - Streaming - Television

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and decades of award-winning educational programming, today announced its first documentary series Thro...

Earl Schultz
June 10, 2021

Cable News Preps For Streaming Future
Streaming - Television

Cable news channels are at a tipping point. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are coming off a record-smashing news year, propelled by a wild 2020 election (and its aftermath), not to mention an ongoing pandemi...

Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2021

Ferrara Teams with Space Jam: A New Legacy on All-Star Candy &...
CPG - Streaming - Theatrical

Company goes for a slam dunk with new limited-edition packaging from Trolli®, Keebler®, NERDS® and SweeTARTS® as the epic snack lineup to accompany the new film With a property this iconic, Ferra...

PR Newswire
June 9, 2021

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