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Sling TV reports first-ever subscriber decline

Increased competition from competitors like Hulu and YouTube TV and even Netflix has finally taken its toll on Dish’s live TV streaming service, Sling TV. This week, the company reported its first-ever decline in Sling TV subscribers, with a drop of 94,000 customers in the fourth quarter. In the year-ago Q4, Sling TV had gained 50,000 subscribers, for comparison. The streaming service ended the year with 2.59 million total subscribers, Dish says. In prior quarters, Sling TV’s gains have helped t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Media, Disney, Tech, Fox, Netflix, Sprint, Showtime, Cbs, Hulu, Philo, Univision, T Mobile, Sinclair


Announcing the final agenda for Robotics + AI — March 3 at UC Berkeley

TechCrunch is returning to U.C. Berkeley on March 3 to bring together some of the most influential minds in robotics and artificial intelligence. Each year we strive to bring together a cross-section of big companies and exciting new startups, along with top researchers, VCs and thinkers. In addition to a main stage that includes the likes of Amazon’s Tye Brady, U .C. Berkeley’s Stuart Russell, Anca Dragan of Waymo, Claire Delaunay of NVIDIA, James Kuffner of Toyota’s TRI-AD, and a surpris...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Y Combinator, Softbank, Disney, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Olympics, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Tokyo, Toyota


Netflix's most influential execs in 2020 range from a new marketing chief to a content VP now in charge of consumer products (NFLX)

Netflix is facing off in 2020 against legacy media and tech companies, including Disney and Apple — and soon AT&T, Comcast, and Quibi. Business Insider identified the 54 most influential executives within Netflix and their roles within the organization. Get a sneak peek below, and view the exclusive interactive chart on BI Prime. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 will be a pivotal year for Netflix as it faces off against legacy media and tech companies, including Disney...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Ken Burns, Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings, Business Insider, NFLX, Scott Stuber, Greg Peters, Amy Reinhard, Quibi Business Insider, Comcast Quibi, ViacomCBS Within Netflix


The best media streaming sticks and devices

A media streaming device can transform your so-called dumb TV into a smart one that plays shows and movies from Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Prime Video, and other streaming services. The best of the bunch is the Roku Ultra with its easy-to-use interface, 4K video streaming, voice control, and simple remote. The world is changing. Gone are the days when a cable subscription was necessary to watch all the latest and greatest TV shows. These days, the best TV shows are coming out on stre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Google Play Store, Hbo, Mac, Disney, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Apple TV, Chromecast, Netflix, Nvidia, Roku, Vizio


SPOTTED: Disney Mickey Mouse Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Sandwiches

After doing the Google search I do with every photo sent in to determine if a products is new or old, I learned these have been available at Disney parks. So now we can enjoy them without trying to keep them down while spinning around in tea cups. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Kroger.) Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email ([email protected]) with where you found it and “Spott...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Disney, Kroger, Spotted on Shelves, Amanda Y, Disney Mickey Mouse Cookies


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Meet the 11 power-player marketing execs who will battle it out in the next phase of the streaming TV wars

The streaming wars have not only led to a flood of new content, they're also driving a marketing blitz as new and incumbent platforms try to convince people to open their wallets and subscribe. Business Insider identified 11 marketing executives to watch at the new and forthcoming major streaming-video services. They include Joe Earley, who helped coordinate Disney Plus' massive marketing effort; Jackie Lee-Joe of Netflix, which is facing its most competitive moment ever; and Kelly Campbell, w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Nbc, Microsoft, India, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Syfy, Los Angeles, Trends


Netflix fishes for new subscribers in US with free stream of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

Netflix is looking to get young adults hooked on its service by making its popular teenage rom-com, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” available to stream for free to everyone in the U.S., including non-subscribers. This isn’t the first time Netflix has offered free streaming — it teased Brits last year by offering an episode of “The Crown” for free, and has run similar tests in markets like India and parts of South America. But this is one of the only times it’s targeted the U.S. with such an...
Tags: Apple, Media, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, South America, Streaming Service, Peacock, Original Programming, HBO Max NBCU


Netflix fishes for new subscribers in U.S. with free stream of ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’

Netflix is looking to get young adults hooked on its service by making its popular teenage rom-com, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” available to stream for free to everyone in the U.S., including non-subscribers. This isn’t the first time Netflix has offered free streaming — it teased Brits last year by offering an episode of “The Crown” for free, and has run similar tests in markets like India and parts of South America. But this is the first time it’s targeted the U.S. with such an offer....
Tags: Apple, Media, India, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, South America, Streaming Service, Peacock, Original Programming, HBO Max NBCU


How to get a free week of Disney Plus, Disney's ad-free streaming service

Disney Plus is a new on-demand, ad-free streaming service that features movies and TV series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.  You get a free seven-day trial when you first sign up.  After the trial ends, the subscription costs $6.99/month or $69.99/year ($5.83/month). The free trial does not apply to the $12.99 Disney Plus bundle that includes Hulu and ESPN+. See also: Disney Plus: Everything you need to know about Disney's ad-free streaming s...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Fox, Espn, Pixar, Hulu, Amazon Fire TV, Mickey Mouse, Samsung Smart TV, Vampirina, Disney Plus, Disney Plus Disney, Disney Plus Hulu, Disney Pixar Marvel Star Wars National Geographic, Disney Plus Disney Plus


The Experimental Abstract Films of Pioneering American Animator Mary Ellen Bute (1930s-1950s)

There’s been a lot of talk about the blurring of national and linguistic boundaries at the Academy Awards this year. Have we entered a new era of moviemaking internationalism? “History, that never-failing fount of irony,” writes Anthony Lane at The New Yorker, “may be of assistance at this point.” When Louis B. Mayer first proposed the Academy in 1927 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, it was to be called the International Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. “The word ‘Inte...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Bbc, Yale, Hitler, Houston, Academy, James Joyce, Walt Disney, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, Anthony Lane


Jam lets you safely share streaming app passwords

Can’t afford Netflix and HBO and Spotify and Disney+…? Now there’s an app specially built for giving pals your passwords while claiming to keep your credentials safe. It’s called Jam, and the questionably legal service launched in private beta this morning. Founder John Backus tells TechCrunch in his first interview about Jam that it will let users save login details with local encryption, add friends you can then authorize to access your password for a chosen service, and broadcast to friend...
Tags: Security, Social, TC, Apps, Spotify, Video, Hbo, Media, Privacy, Entertainment, Stanford, Disney, US, Tech, Policy, Netflix


How to turn on your Apple TV without a remote and control it with your iPhone or iPad

You can turn on an Apple TV without a remote simply by plugging it in — once it's plugged in, it will turn on automatically. If your Apple TV is in Sleep Mode, try unplugging it and plugging it back in to wake it. If you no longer have an Apple TV remote, you can pair an iPhone, iPad, or iPod and use it as your remote instead. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your Apple TV has no physical buttons on the box, and can only use a specific set of remotes.  While this makes it l...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Trends, Nasa, Apple TV Pull


Leaked emails show Amazon is stockpiling products made in China because of the risk that the coronavirus poses to its supply chain — after it said there were 'no interruptions' to its operations (AMZN)

Amazon increased its orders last week for some products that are sourced from China, according to emails seen by Business Insider. Amazon told first-party suppliers in the email that the move was to "prepare for possible supply chain disruptions due to recent global events originating in China." The move shows the urgency Amazon is working with to prevent any supply-chain disruptions it could face because of the coronavirus outbreak in China, where the bulk of its products are sourced from. Am...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Kentucky, China, Disney, US, Trends, Barcelona, Nasa, New York Times, Shanghai, Jeff Bezos, Nissan, Reuters, MGA


Now with Smaaht Paahk!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Lumpy Data, The Innovators Dilemma, Lucifer and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: ahrefs and LinkedIn Superb Owl Ads – Smaht Pahk! Groundhog Day and Wal-Mart On lumpy political data Jumpshot out of business 6:36 We’ve got a special offer for Marketing over Coffee Listeners, you can redeem a free $100 LinkedIn ad credit for your first campaign: Click here to get a $100 for your first campaign! Google’s YouTube data studio dash...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Disney, Google Analytics, Chris, Wal Mart, Kelsey, John Blue, Clayton Christensen, CCPA, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Smaaht Paahk


Twitter-backed ShareChat eyes fantasy sports in India

The growing market of fantasy sports in India may soon have a new and odd entrant: . The local social networking app, which in August last year , has developed a fantasy sports app and has been quietly testing it for six months, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. ShareChat’s fantasy sports app, called Jeet11, allows betting on cricket and football matches and has already amassed more than 120,000 registered users, the sources said. The app, or its website, does not disclose ...
Tags: Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Twitter, India, Disney, Tech, Xiaomi, Tencent, Ipl, Sequoia Capital, Virat Kohli, Chennai


Meet the 12 power player execs in the movie-theater industry who are shaping the future of film on the big screen

The movie-theater industry has been constantly innovating to try and find new ways to get people into the seats as competition from cheaper TVs and expanded streaming services has mounted. These 12 power player execs have had success doing just that. Business Insider's list includes execs at Alamo Drafthouse, AMC, Disney, and even the traditionally anti-theater streamer Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Despite movie theaters being declared old news by some many tim...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Hollywood, China, New York City, Amc, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Nato, Paris, Broadway, Brazil, Dallas, Imax


ESPN+: Everything you need to know about ESPN's streaming service

ESPN+ is a sports streaming platform that includes exclusive video content, live games, and in-depth news and analysis that's usually behind a paywall. You can access it via the existing ESPN app since it's considered a complement to existing content and not an entirely separate streaming service. It costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually, saving you $10 on the monthly price. You can also bundle ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney+ for $12.99 a month.  See also: Disney Plus: Everything you need to k...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Samsung, Peyton Manning, NFL, Trends, Netflix, Nba, Mlb, Ufc, Espn, Hulu, Daniel Cormier, ESPNews, MLB NHL, ESPN Insider Previously ESPN Insider


How to Level Up as A Designer: Interview with Jacob Cass

I had the pleasure of speaking with fellow Aussie, Frank on his G’day Design Life podcast called Two Red Chairs, on how to level up as a designer. Here is Frank’s summary of our chat: “We talk about Jacob’s origin story, having left uni to work with brands like Disney and Nintendo once landing in NYC. We also cover how he came to re-brand a tiny city you’ve probably never heard of… ummm the city of SAN FRANCISCO! ⁣ But what we dive into in the second half of the show is the long-term success h...
Tags: Google, Freelancing, Design, Interview, Disney, San Francisco, Personal, Nintendo, Graphic Design, Freelance, Frank, Jacob, Jacob Cass, Gday Design Life YouTube


Theme Park Bits: Patrick Mahomes Goes to Disney World, 3-D Maps of Disney Parks, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Super Bowl LIV champ goes to Disney. Look at 3-D versions of the Disney Parks via Apple Maps. And more! If there’s one thing you must know about me, it’s that I’m a longtime Buffalo Bills fan. (Stop laughing.) If there’s a second thing you must know about me, it’s that I’m a longtime New York Mets fan. (I said stop laughing.) What do those teams have to do with theme parks? Well, with the conclusion of Super Bowl LIV, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterb...
Tags: Google, Movies, Disney, Tokyo, Buffalo Bills, Theme Parks, Cinderella, Kansas City Chiefs, Walt Disney World, Apple Maps, New York Mets, Orlando, Disney World, Mahomes, Chiefs, Minnie


Daily Crunch: Spotify is acquiring The Ringer

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify is buying The Ringer to boost its sports podcast content Spotify is doubling down on its podcast strategy with a big acquisition to grow its sports coverage: It announced that it’s buying The Ringer, the popular network of podcasts created and run by broadcaster Bill Simmons, with around 30 pod...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Fundings & Exits, Spotify, Media, Russia, Disney, Tech, Andreessen, Espn, Hulu, Daniel Ek, Coo, Alex Wilhelm, Bill Simmons, Apple Apple


YouTube to invest $100M in kids’ content that showcases character strengths, like compassion and curiosity

YouTube in September announced a $100 million fund to invest in new children’s video content, following its $170 million settlement with the FTC over children’s privacy law violations. The fund was meant to help soften the blow for children’s content creators on YouTube, who are being financially impacted by the changes the FTC required of their channels. Now we have the first bit of insight into what sort of content YouTube plans to back with the fund’s resources. According to a report by Bloom...
Tags: Google, Video, Kids, Families, Media, Children, Youtube, Disney, Tech, Youtube Kids, Ftc, Ryan, Bloomberg YouTube, Ryan ToysReview, Ryan Kaji, Kids Content Fund


Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021

Hulu will finally expand outside of the U.S., likely as soon as next year. This tidbit of news was confirmed by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on this week’s earnings call with investors. Disney now has full operational control of Hulu, following its acquisition of 21st Century Fox and subsequent deal with NBCU. That’s given it the means to streamline Hulu’s operations and international plans — as it began to do this week with the Hulu reorg that included the departure of Hulu CEO Randy Freer....
Tags: Media, India, Disney, Tech, Fox, Iger, Espn, Hulu, Latin America, Nbcu, Western Europe, Bob Iger, Iger Disney, Randy Freer Disney


The Plot Against Section 230 Is Being Run By Big Legacy Companies Who Failed To Adapt To The Internet (techdirt)

Last summer, we explained how it was not crazy to think that the narrative being pushed about internet companies and Section 230 was a manufactured narrative by Hollywood and other old legacy companies jealous of the success of new internet companies. Now, the NY Times has a detailed article on exactly that. It's about how a broad coalition of big, old, legacy companies are conspiring to punish Google and Facebook by convincing the media and politicians that Section 230 of the Communications Dec...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, News, Congress, Disney, Marriott, Mpaa, Ibm, Airbnb, Mike Masnick, Ny Times, Andy Kessler, IBM Marriott, Fox Hollywood


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. The company behind the Iowa-caucus app that caused the results delay released its first public statement about the fiasco. Results from the much-anticipated Iowa caucuses were delayed Monday night into Tuesday after the Iowa Democratic Party said there were "inconsistencies" in initial results, and the app's developer Shadow Inc said it "sincerely" regrets the delay. Snapchat's parent company Snap reported its fourth-quarter ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Disney, Trends, Nasa, Snapchat, Iowa, Kendall Jenner, Lg, Google Photos, MWC, Alexa, Securities And Exchange Commission, Jenner, Snap, US Department of Justice


Disney+ to launch in India through Hotstar on March 29

Disney plans to bring its on-demand streaming service Plus in India through Hotstar on March 29, a little earlier than expected, the company said Tuesday. In an earnings call with analysts, Disney chief executive Bob Iger said the entertainment conglomerate will launch the service in the world’s second largest internet market at the beginning of the next edition of IPL cricket tournament, the most noteworthy event on Hotstar all year. He also revealed that Disney+ had amassed 26.5 million paying...
Tags: Apps, Asia, Media, Entertainment, India, Disney, Tech, Showtime, Ipl, Iger, Southeast Asian, Bob Iger, Hotstar, Star India, HBO ABC, Fox Hotstar


Disney Plus has gained 28.6 million subscribers since launching in November (DIS)

Disney announced Tuesday that its streaming service, Disney Plus, had gained 28.6 million subscribers (as of Monday) since launching November 12. Hulu, which Disney also owns, had 30.7 million subscribers as of Monday, the company said. In Netflix's most recent earnings report, the company said it had 167 million subscribers worldwide and 60 million in the US. While Netflix exceeded expectations globally last quarter, it missed growth targets in the US, and Disney Plus' strong showing could be...
Tags: Apple, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Ireland, Netherlands, Tim Cook, New Zealand, Iger, Espn, Ken Burns, Hulu, UK Germany, Bob Iger, Mouse House


Disney+ already has 26.5M subscribers

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has 26.5 million paying subscribers — ahead of the already-impressive 25 million predicted by Wall Street analysts. Disney+ launched on November 12 and is not yet available globally. The day after the launch, the company said the service already had more than 10 million subscribers. Disney also released subscriber numbers for ESPN+ (6.6 million) and Hulu, where it owns a controlling stake (27.2 million for subscription ...
Tags: Verizon, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Earnings, Walt Disney Company, Espn, Hulu, The Walt Disney Co, Robert Iger, ESPN Disney, Disney ESPN


Disney+ already has 28.6M subscribers

The Walt Disney Company just announced that its streaming service Disney+ has 26.5 million paying subscribers — ahead of the already impressive 25 million predicted by Wall Street analysts. (Update: On the earnings call, CEO Bob Iger said the Disney+ subscriber number has grown to 28.6 million as of February 3.) Disney+ launched on November 12 and is not yet available globally. The day after the launch, the company said the service already had more than 10 million subscribers. Disney also rel...
Tags: Verizon, Media, Entertainment, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Earnings, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Espn, Hulu, TechCrunch, The Walt Disney Co, Robert Iger, Bob Iger


Disney+ Has Raked in Over 25 Million Subscribers Since Launching Last Fall, But Will They Stick Around?

Later today, The Walt Disney Company will hold one of their regular earnings calls with shareholders to show how the company has been performing over the last quarter. But we already know one of the encouraging pieces of information they’ll be revealing: the number of subscribers to their new streaming service, Disney+. Disney is expected to announced that somewhere between 25 million and 30 million subscribers have signed up for Disney+ since launching in November last year. That’s a staggerin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Verizon, Movies, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Marvel Studios, Matt Ellis, The Walt Disney Company, Netflix Hulu, Disney Disney, Michael Nathanson, Disney/Pixar, MoffettNathanson told Variety



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