Netflix to Hollywood: We're Still Spending; Obamas Take Podcasts to Audible; Paramount Streaming Chief on Global Expansion

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June 23, 2022

Netflix Has a Message for Hollywood: We're Still Spending Money

Netflix executives have been stressing in meetings with Hollywood talent that they are still spending money despite their stock slide.

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Elon Musk Says Twitter Deal Is Pending Three 'Unresolved' Issues

Elon Musk said there are three issues that need to be resolved before his planned $44 billion acquisition of Twitter can close.

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Obamas' Higher Ground Inks First-Look Deal With Audible After Ending Spotify Pact

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are going into business with Audible, the Amazon-owned audio storytelling platform.

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Paramount Streaming Chief Tom Ryan Talks Global Expansion, New Originals (EXCLUSIVE)

Paramount streaming chief Tom Ryan talks global expansion as Paramount + launches in the U.K. and Ireland and announces a slew of new shows.

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Netflix Braces for More Layoffs This Week

Netflix is bracing for its second round of layoffs.

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'Stranger Things' vs. 'Obi-Wan Kenobi': Measuring Summer's Streaming Showdown

New VIP+ Analysis: With new data in, simply comparing the two series’ viewing time isn't an adequate metric, so which show is on top?

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Why Isn't Disney+'s LGBTQIA+ Pride Special Streaming on Disney+?

Disney+'s “Say It With Pride” special will stream on YouTube and Facebook -- but it won't be available on Disney+ itself.

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U.S. Subscription VOD Revenue Growth Slowing to 13% in 2022, Hitting $25 Billion: PwC Report

In 2022, U.S. SVOD services will generate revenue of $25.32 billion, up 13% but slower than growth rates in 2020 and '21, according to PwC.

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As Seen on TV: Roku, Walmart Team for Shoppable Streaming Ads

Can Roku and Walmart crack the code on making connected TVs a big ecommerce shopping destination?

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Crypto Market Crunch Casts Cloud Over Web3

New VIP+ Analysis: Web3 hopefuls continue to contend with the reality of crypto collapse and skepticism over regulation attempts.

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Documentary With Access To Trump Lands At Discovery+

"Unprecedented," a documentary series from Alex Holder featuring Donald Trump in the wake of the 2020 election, runs this summer on Discover …

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'Squid Game,' Samsung and Apple Top YouTube's 2022 Ad Global Leaderboard

Netflix's original "Squid Game" trailer took the green light all the way to a spot on YouTube's top 10 ads leaderboard for 2022.

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Global Streamers Helped Documentaries Grow, Take Risks, Sunny Side of the Doc Panel Finds

Global streamers helped the growth of documentaries and allowed them to take risks, panelists at the Sunny Side of the Doc market said.

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Pornhub Parent Company's CEO and COO Resign

MindGeek, the internet company best known for operating Pornhub, said that CEO Feras Antoon and COO David Tassillo have resigned.

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MasterClass Lays Off 120 Staffers, About 20% of Its Headcount

MasterClass, the online learning subscription service with big-name Hollywood talent partners, has cut its headcount by 20%.



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