Weekly Subscription News: Vice, Viveport VR and Video

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Weekly Subscription News: Vice

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Happy Friday…and Happy Spring! We made it through the week and through the winter! In this week’s subscription headlines, Amazon Prime Video Direct plans to cut royalties for not-so-engaging content, Vice Media seeks $200 million in funding to become profitable, and Facebook’s data deals are under investigation. Also this week, Gimlet Media plans to unionize, AT&T jacks up pricing for DirectTV Now, and HTC’s Viveport Infinity VR subscription will launch on April 2, no fooling.

Amazon’s Prime Video Direct is Cutting Royalty Fees for Low-Engagement Content
Variety

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Vice Media Seeks $200M In Funding To Reach Profitability
Media Post

FabFitFun Takes Alternate Path to Subscription Success via Live Streaming Videos, Communities
Retail TouchPoints

HTC to Launch $12.99 Viveport Infinity VR Subscription Service On April 2
AT&T

Facebook’s Data Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation
The New York Times

Apple Reportedly Close to Adding HBO, Showtime, and Starz to Upcoming Video Service
The Verge

The Staff of Gimlet Media Is Unionizing
BuzzFeed News

AT&T Jacks Up DirecTV Now Pricing Once Again in Subscription Tier Shake-up
Digital Trends