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Weekly Subscription News: Phishing, Families and Free Subscriptions

Subscriptions continue to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, some positively and others negatively. In the last week, Playboy and Sacramento News & Review...

Subscription Companies Offer Free Services During Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, more subscription companies are hopping on the bandwagon to make working from home and social distancing a bit easier....
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Weekly Subscription News: Solar Power, Platforms and Peloton

This week, some subscription business has continued as normal, while others has been a reaction to the coronavirus outbreak. In the business-as-usual category, Tesla...
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FOX to Buy AVOD Service Tubi for $440 Million in Cash Deal

In the latest game of streaming service musical chairs, FOX announced that it will buy ad-supported streaming video service Tubi for $440 million...

FORTUNE Pivots to Premium with Paywall and Subscription Tiers

FORTUNE Media, publisher of FORTUNE magazine, is pivoting to a premium model with big changes to how they do business. Last week, the company...

The Complexity of Billing After a Free Trial Expires

Offering free trials can be a successful acquisition strategy for subscription businesses. However, making it an effective tool requires adhering to billing best practices...

Food Delivery Service DoorDash Files Confidentially for IPO

Source: DoorDash Streaming video on demand services are not the only subscription services vying for market share. Food delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub...
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Weekly Subscription News: Acquisitions, Adoption and Announcements

As we head into Leap Year weekend, subscription companies are considering acquisitions, adoption of new offerings, and making announcements about their latest products and services. Headlines include Apple services is estimated to hit $50 billion in profits by 2025, High Times getting the OK to go public, and Redbox rolling out its own online streaming service. Other news includes Alamo Drafthouse launching a season pass movie subscription service, Fox looking at acquiring AVOD Tubi, and Lee Enterprises boasting its digital growth.

TiVo to Launch TiVo Stream 4K to Compete with Roku and FireTV

Just when you thought the streaming wars were confined to AVOD and SVOD services, TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) adds a new wrinkle. Cord cutters now have a new way to access their favorite shows. This week, at CES 2020, TiVo announced the launch of its new TiVo Stream 4K streaming player. The device will allow viewers to access streaming subscription services like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu and Sling TV as well as ad-supported free services seamlessly.

Comcast May Buy Ad-Supported Streaming Service Xumo in the New Year

Comcast NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to acquire free, ad-supported streaming service Xumo from current owners Panasonic and Meredith Corp., reports Variety, citing the Wall Street Journal who broke the story last week. Xumo, who offers free TV, movies and premium channels on more than 30 streaming platforms, has been on the market for several months and has a prior relationship with Comcast, so this could be a good fit. According to Variety, Xumo and the cable giant made a deal last summer to include Xumos service on Comcast Xfinitys X1 set top cable box.

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