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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Spotify has signed deals with major Indian music labels, clearing a path to enter the major market as soon as Q1 2019   —  - Streaming service is said to launch as soon as first quarter  — Swedish company seeks faster Asian growth to placate investors
Nov 27, 2018, 12:40 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix execs talk about plans to boost international growth, want to experiment with lower-priced subscriptions in countries with lower per-capita income   —  - Streaming service wants to experiment with prices, CEO says  — Service has announced 17 new shows from five Asian countries
Nov 12, 2018, 8:30 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix in final negotiations to buy its first production studio, ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, NM with eight sound stages, says it will create up to 1K jobs/year   —  - Streaming giant is in final talks for New Mexico facility ABQ  — Company to create 1,000 jobs, spend $1 billion on production
Oct 8, 2018, 4:37 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Study: online ad sales will increase 16% this year to $106.6B, accounting for more than half of all US ad sales   —  - With new video services, their next phase of growth targets TV  — Politics bolster local, national TV, Magna Global report says  —  Online advertising will account …
Sep 20, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon's Twitch has been pursuing exclusive livestreaming deals with popular companies and personalities, offering millions per year in some cases   —  It wants to turn its Twitch online hangout for avid gamers into a broader video service.  —  YouTube has become synonymous …
Aug 15, 2018, 11:05 AMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube is signing stars to new contracts that pay them to use new features like paid chats and prohibit them from posting first on competitors' sites   —  - Twitch, Facebook try to lure talent with new video ventures  — Parent Google wants to diversify revenue for talent, itself
Aug 13, 2018, 3:02 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube plans to let select content creators sell monthly subscriptions with perks like custom emojis and merchandise, similar to some gaming channels   —  YouTube Inc. is doing more to keep its brightest stars happy.  —  The online video site is adding a feature …
Jun 21, 2018, 6:30 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: after outcry from some artists and employees, Spotify reconsidering its hateful content and conduct policy, plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists   —  - Streaming service plans to restore XXXTentacion to playlists  — Company had stopped promoting the artist, as well as R. Kelly
May 25, 2018, 2:25 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Netflix topped Walt Disney Co. in market value Thursday after surpassing Comcast on Wednesday; the company's stock is up 82% in 2018   —  - Stock, up more than 80%, leads S&P 500 Index again this year  — Investors focus on subscriber growth over burgeoning cash burn
May 24, 2018, 5:03 PMIn context
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Jeffrey Katzenberg secured $800M for his NewTV startup, led by Meg Whitman, to produce series at $5M-$6M/hr in 10-15min episodes, likely for streaming   —  - Hollywood mogul looks to make shows with short running times  — Executive helped lead Walt Disney's comeback during the 1980s
May 11, 2018, 10:45 PMIn context

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