Tag: streaming-services

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has another month packed with new offerings this August, but the two biggest additions ended their critically acclaimed runs almost a decade ago....

Netflix lays out mobile games plan that could set a collision course with Apple

Netflix Inc.’s its expansion into videogames offers a tantalizing upside for the streaming pioneer, but also sets up a potential confrontation with Apple Inc. “We...

What does a mature streaming service look like? Netflix is about to show us

Netflix Inc. proved to the world that streaming video could be a big business. Now it will show the world what that business looks like...

Game on? Netflix hires first videogame executive, signaling a new approach

Netflix Inc. announced its first major videogame hire Wednesday, potentially signaling a move beyond its streaming-video roots. Netflix NFLX, +1.34% hired Mike Verdu as vice...

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in July 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has a slew of original series and returning favorites coming in July, including two of its best comedies. Those would be Season 2...

Here’s what’s coming to Hulu in July 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu doesn’t have many originals coming in July, but will try to make up for that with a ton of older movies. The Disney DIS,...

‘Dear Intern: it gets better.’ Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter users backing the HBO Max intern behind the ‘Integration Test Email’ fail

Dear Intern: We’ve all been there.  HBO Max subscribers received a baffling email on Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1,”...

Jennifer Aniston Could Really Use Some Friends In ‘The Morning Show’ Season 2 Trailer

Start spreading the news: Apple TV+ has released the first trailer for the second season of “The Morning Show.”  At its worst, the streaming service’s...

‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ will leave YouTube forever after selling for $760,999 as an NFT

Charlie just bit off more than $760,000.  The 2007 video of a baby chomping his older brother’s finger is the latest viral meme-ory to be...

Apple hit with landmark antitrust charges in Europe over App Store practices

Apple has been charged with abusing its dominant position in the music-streaming market by imposing restrictive rules on the App Store, in a landmark move...

The pandemic’s differing earnings effects will be on display with tech, airline reports

The first big week of earnings season will kick off with a study in contrasts. The tech and airline sectors feature prominently on the earnings...

Netflix and Uber support U.S. voting rights, while fighting their own investors’ pushes for more democratic practices

Netflix Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and some of the hundreds of big companies that signed a statement Wednesday speaking up against voting-rights restrictions oppose shareholder...

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in February 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has a slew of Valentine-ey offerings coming in February, including a relationship drama starring Zendaya, the conclusion of the “To All the Boys”...

Here’s everything coming to Hulu in February 2021, and what’s leaving

Hulu has a pair of Oscar contenders coming in February. The Walt Disney Co. DIS, +0.88% -controlled streaming service will release “Nomadland” (Feb. 19), the...

Netflix paid just $4.4 million in U.K. taxes in 2019 despite reaping $1.3 billion from subscribers

Netflix reaped an estimated £940 million ($1.3 billion) from British subscribers in 2019, but the streaming giant paid just £3.2 million in U.K. corporation taxes...

Opinion: Netflix removes one long-standing cloud for investors

Netflix Inc. had a couple of surprises in its record-breaking fourth quarter, including one that removed a long-hovering cloud for investors. After surpassing Wall Street’s...

Netflix tops 200 million subscribers with year-end flourish, stock jumps 10%

Netflix Inc. topped 200 million streaming subscribers for the first time at the end of 2020, as sign-ups surged yet again despite higher prices in...

The COVID-19 earnings recession is expected to remain, but an end may be in sight

After the holiday quarter last year snapped an earnings recession, the same is not expected this year — but it isn’t impossible, and may happen...

What will streaming bring in 2021? Here are 5 developments to watch

In 2020, most of us streamed a lot more shows than we otherwise might have, thanks to coronavirus stay-at-home orders. But the pandemic also set...

These streaming services were worth paying for in 2020 — but might not be next year

I’ve been writing a monthly streaming preview column for MarketWatch for a little more than a year now, advising readers which streaming services they should...

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in January 2021 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. has a lighter-than-usual crop of new releases scheduled for January 2021. Original offerings include Season 3 of “Cobra Kai” (date TBA), the “Karate...

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in December 2020 — and what’s leaving

Netflix Inc. is heading into the holidays with a slate full of highly anticipated series, Oscar-hopeful movies and a ton more Christmas movies and specials....

Postal Service issues have affected Netflix and Amazon

Issues at the U.S. Postal Service have created concerns about the November elections, but they have already caused headaches for some of the 2 million...

Nasdaq Composite’s record rally takes it to fastest 1,000-point milestone in 20 years

The Nasdaq Composite Index on Thursday marked its fastest 1,000-point rally to a new round-number milestone in 20 years. It has been 40 trading days...

The 15 best free documentaries on Amazon Prime to make you feel something

Documentaries are able to offer a glimpse into real life in a way that fictional films cannot. Though both types of movies can educate viewers...