ESPN subscribers by year

On Bob Iger’s to-do list: Fix ESPN, TV, Pixar, and more

Think your to-do list is packed? Try running a ~$158B entertainment conglomerate.

Jacob Cohen • August 8, 2023
5-year stock performance of streaming companies

So, can we stop calling it ‘the streaming wars’ now?

The “streaming struggles” may be more accurate.

Jacob Cohen • July 25, 2023
Roku subscribers using subtitles

The world’s subtitle use is speaking volumes

With more viewers watching TV with subtitles, closed captioning startups are open for business.

Jacob Cohen • June 13, 2023
Disney+ price hike

Price increase? Disney fans are nonplussed

Very few Disney+ subscribers blinked when streaming prices sharply increased.

Ben Berkley • March 20, 2023

Can Netflix be a lifestyle brand?

The company is partnering with the likes of Bumble, while also making it harder for people to watch.

Samir Javer • February 7, 2023

Showing no signs of chill, Netflix enters its next phase

It’s time to make some money — Netflix.

The Hustle • January 23, 2023

Bob’s back. Can he bring the magic?

“Ugh,” Reed Hastings said. “I had been hoping Iger would run for President.”

Jacob Cohen • November 22, 2022

Is Apple blocking Spotify’s growth plan?

A bad buying experience is pressing pause on the audio giant’s next chapter.

Jacob Cohen • October 27, 2022

Should the NBA go all-in on streaming?

With a new TV deal on the horizon, the NBA is at a crossroads.

Samir Javer • October 26, 2022

Who will win the audiobook wars?

Spotify’s betting big on audiobooks, and taking on Amazon in the process.

Samir Javer • October 10, 2022

Streaming mergers are coming

Streaming consolidation should lead to better price points and less friction for consumers.

Rob Litterst • October 10, 2022

Why do younger generations love subtitles?

Netflix and TikTok have helped bring captions to the masses.

Rob Litterst • September 20, 2022

Why YouTube’s best weapon is its library

Five hundred hours of content are added to YouTube every minute.

Rob Litterst • September 15, 2022

‘Coolhunters,’ explained

YouTube once had a collective of “coolhunters’ who scoured the platform for potential hits.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 9, 2022

Bezos’ $715m gamble on The Lord of the Rings

Why this bet is personal.

Jacob Cohen • September 1, 2022

YouTube = future podcast champ?

YouTube’s new podcast homepage is live in the US. Will it become the top podcast platform?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 26, 2022

Are we going back to the cable days?

With services raising prices and introducing ads, is streaming starting to look like cable?

Rob Litterst • August 22, 2022

Should streamers get spoooooky?

Horror movies are cheap and people like them, making them great streaming fodder.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 11, 2022

Digits: A big lawsuit, Montana supercars, and more

Plus, the port of LA literally doesn’t sound stressful at all.

Jacob Cohen • August 1, 2022

Where does all our time go?

Americans spend a humongous amount of time watching TV.

Rob Litterst • July 28, 2022

Lofi Girl vs. YouTube’s copyright problem

The removal of a popular YouTube channel exposes how bogus copyright claims can impact creators.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 19, 2022

Why Spotify bought a music trivia game

Spotify wants to incorporate more interactive experiences. It just bought Heardle, a music guessing game.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 13, 2022

Digits: Star Wars, TikTok, and 750m slim cans

Plus, numbers from the UK’s measurement debate, and an almond backlog.

Rob Litterst • July 11, 2022

Digits: The CIA’s gym, anonymous donors, and more

Plus: Bitcoin’s energy dip, and an X-wing Fighter model purchase.

Jacob Cohen • June 27, 2022

Disney+ has a looming subscriber problem

Cricket has been Disney’s secret weapon in the streaming wars, but that’s about to end.

Rob Litterst • June 14, 2022

Is Netflix about to buy a product it spun off in 2007?

Back in December 2007, Netflix nearly launched its own Roku.

Jacob Cohen • June 9, 2022

The ‘Yellowstone’ housing crisis, explained

As Paramount’s hit show has soared, so have Montana’s housing prices.

Jacob Cohen • June 8, 2022

Can Paramount+ survive the streaming wars?

Paramount’s strategy has led to early success, but experts believe an acquisition is inevitable.

Rob Litterst • June 3, 2022

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