Weekly Subscription News: Video Podcasts, Price Testing and Popularity

Featuring DC Universe, TikTok, Spotify, Wall Street Journal and Peacock

In this week’s subscription headlines, DC Universe’s streaming service discontinues the annual subscription option, social media sensation TikTok says it will hire 10K employees in the U.S. over the next three years, and ‘Misfits Market’ raises $85 million in funding. Also this week, Spotify rolls out video podcasts for a few select shows, Netflix tests a new low-cost subscription plan in India, and NBCUniversal’s Peacock is popular. It has been downloaded 1.5 million times in the first six days.

DC Universe Streaming Service Ends Yearly Subscriptions
Screen Rant

TikTok Plans to Hire 10,000 U.S.-Based Employees in Next Three Years
Tubefilter

Ugly Produce Provider ‘Misfits Market’ Raises $85 Million
Progressive Grocer

Spotify Rolls Out Video Podcasts for a Select Few Shows
CNET

WSJ Journalists Ask Publisher for Clearer Distinction Between News and Opinion Content
The Wall Street Journal

Meredith Expands Premium Quarterly Subscription Offerings with ‘Traditional Home’
Media Post

Netflix Tests New Low-Cost Subscription Plan in India
TechCrunch

NBC Peacock App Has Been Downloaded 1.5M Times in First 6 Days
Cord Cutters News