After raising $155M in Series F funding, Patreon announced a valuation of $4B, three times the company's valuation six months ago.
Ad wraps for bookazines, new funding for Substack and FCC rules on media cross-ownership are all in the weekly subscription news this week.
Making the subscription news headlines this week are merger talks, advertising platforms, job cuts and the weirdness of pandemic dating.
News Corp announced this week that it will be Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Books & Media division for $349 million in cash.
Roku has purchased 'This Old House," its TV programs, the shows' content library, digital assets and TV production studio.
The New York Times A/B tests 29% of its headlines, the U.S. box office lost 80% of revenue last year while streaming soared, and TikTok users must accept targeted ads.
Over the next few weeks, YouTube is launching a TikTok rival, YouTube Shorts, in the U.S. in beta.
Starting in 2023, Amazon Prime Video will become the exclusive home to the NFL's Thursday Night Football, a first for a streaming service.
CrowdStrike gets record # of subscribers in Q4, Philo and Best Buy partner with $1 promo, Daily Telegraph to link journalists' pay to article popularity.
Netflix is trying to crack down on password sharing outside one's household by testing a two-factor authentication feature to verify a viewer's identity.