WarnerMedia to reunite ‘Friends’ in HBO Max special

FILE PHOTO: The cast of the American TV sitcom “Friends” (L to R) Matt Le Blanc, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer pose for pictures at... Read more »

WarnerMedia, YouTube TV expand distribution deal to include upcoming HBOMax

(Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s WarnerMedia has expanded its partnership with Alphabet Inc’s Youtube TV to feature its upcoming streaming service HBOMax, as well as content from HBO and Cinemax,... Read more »

Amazon names Sony executive to lead entertainment unit

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Monday tapped Sony Corp executive Mike Hopkins to lead its Prime video platform as well as its movie and television studios. Hopkins, currently chairman... Read more »

Demand for streaming TV services remains strong, Nielsen survey suggests

FILE PHOTO: A man looks at his phone as he passes by a screen advertising Walt Disney’s streaming service Disney+ in New York City, U.S., November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan... Read more »

ViacomCBS to launch new streaming platform: source

(Reuters) – ViacomCBS Inc is preparing to launch a subscription streaming video service that will combine the free and paid services of CBS, programming from brands including MTV, Nickelodeon,... Read more »

UK government hints BBC licence fee could be scrapped

LONDON (Reuters) – Culture minister Nicky Morgan hinted on Wednesday that the annual BBC licence fee on Britain’s television-watching households could be scrapped after the next review of its... Read more »

Baby Yoda powers Disney streaming subscriptions to fast start

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s new streaming service Disney+ reached 28.6 million paying subscribers this week, the company said on Tuesday as it reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall... Read more »

How many people really are watching ‘The Mandalorian’? Data firms offer numbers that Disney and Netflix won’t

(Reuters) – For those obsessed with who is winning the video streaming wars, one metric matters: subscriber growth. But Netflix Inc and now Walt Disney Co – with its... Read more »

Apple to close all China mainland stores due to virus outbreak

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks are seen in an Apple Store, as China is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Shanghai, China, January 29, 2020.... Read more »

Facebook warns revenue growth slowing, costs remain high

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Wednesday that growth would continue to slow as its business matured and it reported a surge in quarterly expenses, disappointing Wall Street... Read more »