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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

ABC News to bolster streaming service with live programming

ABC says it is moving aggressively to bolster its streaming service, hiring more than 50 people with the idea of becoming a 24-hour-a-day operation within a year.

Streaming TV programming for kids embraces iconic brands

When Apple started to think about what kind of children’s programming it wanted to stream, it doubled down on the letter S – Snoopy and “Sesame Street

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 8, 2020

Hollywood-backed Quibi thinks you’ll pay for its video bites

A startup heavily backed by Hollywood is wagering that you’re ready to set aside YouTube and TikTok to watch star-studded short videos on your phone – for a price.

Around the remote: Ricky Gervais to host Golden Globes for record fifth time

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. It might not be Hollywood’s most prestigious trophy bash, but this free-flowing celebration of the year’s best movies and TV shows is usually the …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 3, 2020

Ex-HBO head to make TV, movies for Apple’s streaming service

The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker’s new streaming service, Apple TV …

Disney+ lures 1 million subs from streaming giant, report says. But is it a Netflix killer?

Thanks to a new report, we’re now getting some idea of how many may have defected from Team “Irishman” to Team Baby Yoda.

Nancy Grace joins Fox Nation streaming service

Former CNN mainstay Nancy Grace will begin simulcasting her ‘Crime Stories’ radio and podcast series on the Fox Nation streaming service.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Hulu again raising prices for online live-TV service

Hulu is again raising prices for its online TV bundle, as other streaming-TV providers do the same.

Disney Plus hits 10M subscribers in first day

Disney’s mix of Marvel and Star Wars movies and shows, classic animated films and new series appears to be a hit out of the gate after its launch on Tuesday.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Disney Plus suffers some technical difficulties at launch

Disney’s brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

Apple rolls out new streaming TV service for $5 a month

Apple is finally taking on Netflix with its own streaming television service and, uncharacteristically for the company, offering it at a bargain price – $5 a month beginning on Nov. …

Nerd Wallet: Why streaming services are the new credit card rewards binge

When it comes to credit card rewards, it’s not all about gas, groceries and restaurants anymore. Issuers are moving beyond suburban staples to include millennial-friendly categories such as transit and …

Apple targets Apple TV+ launch in November, weighs $9.99 price after free trial

The company will introduce a small selection of shows and then expand its catalog more frequently over several months, people familiar with the matter said. A free trial is likely …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019

Disney+ will come to U.S., Canada and Netherlands on Nov. 12

Disney said Monday its long-awaited streaming service, Disney+, will be available in several countries in November and accessible on a wide variety of devices. On Nov. 12, consumers will be …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

CBS and Viacom are set to reunite

CBS and Viacom said Tuesday they will reunite, bringing together their networks and the Paramount movie studio as traditional media giants challenge streaming companies like Netflix.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Blackout ends: CBS channels restored to AT&T outlets, including DirecTV

The nearly three-week blackout of CBS stations on AT&T television services, including DirecTV and U-Verse, was resolved early Thursday after the two television powerhouses reached a new carriage agreement.

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

The country’s biggest TV networks – ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox – have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.

Netflix reports drop in U.S. subscribers, its first ever, raising concern about its future

In recent months questions have arisen about Netflix’s future as it faces a growing list of streaming competitors. The future could be coming sooner than expected.

Stream on Demand: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ to Cherry Tree Lane

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.

A convoluted ‘Stranger Things’ follows its primal ’80s urges to one monster of a mall

“Stranger Things” is both a longing and an ode to a mishmash of ingredients: John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, Stephen King, Freddy Krueger, Rambo, the Terminator, the aliens of LV-426, the …

Stream on Demand: Netflix releases more ‘Stranger Things’

Also new in the streaming universe: “The Loudest Voice” with Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and the complete “Veronica Mars.”

UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

‘The Office’ to leave Netflix as streaming battles heat up

Netflix is losing its most popular TV show, “The Office,” in a sign of things to come as more TV and movie makers start their own streaming services and take …

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Stream on Demand: Jordan Peele strikes again with the horrifying ‘Us’

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Stream on Demand: ‘Captain Marvel’ makes waves, and Ralph wrecks the internet

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.

UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Cellphone-focused video service Quibi planned for April

There’s yet another new streaming service coming in the next year.

Google’s challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November – but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and …

Streaming service Spotify hits 100 million paid user mark

Music streaming service Spotify says the number of its paying subscribers has hit 100 million for the first time, up 32% on the year and almost twice the latest figures …

Stream on Demand: Keaton and Fonda call a meeting of the ‘Book Club’

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

Around the remote: Thriller ‘Killing Eve’ returns for second season

Chuck Barney’s TV and streaming picks for April 7-13.