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SiriusXM Launches Platinum VIP Subscription Package

SiriusXM announced the launch of a new subscription tier - the Platinum VIP package - a comprehensive subscription with special perks and exclusives.
HBO announces Launch of Ad-Supported Tier

HBO and HBO Max Add 2.8 Million New Domestic Subscribers in Q2 2021

In its Q2 2021 financials, AT&T's WarnerMedia reported strong revenue and subscriber growth, driven by HBO Max.

Five on Friday: Collectives, Coffee and Consumer Behavior

Amazon explains reviews, Amora Coffee celebrates 10 years, and Slate turns advice columns into cash.
CNN will launch CNN+, its own streaming subscription service, in early 2022.

CNN to Launch CNN+ Streaming Subscription Service in 2022

CNN will launch CNN+, a streaming subscription service, in early 2022. The service will feature live and on-demand content.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

Netflix Finishes Q2 with 209M Paid Members, Ahead of Forecast

Netflix finishes the second quarter of 2021 with 209 million paid members, ahead of forecast.
Netflix to close dormant subscriptions

Netflix Plans to Add Video Games Next Year

Netflix plans to add video games to its streaming platform in 2022, helping the company expand reach and diversify revenue.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Platforms, Publications and Probes

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google for censorship; FTC opens probe of Amazon's proposed purchase of MGM; Apple shows an interest in NFL Sunday Ticket.
Five on Friday, July 16, 2021: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

Five on Friday: Pirating, Training and Tweeting

LIVIT launches tiered subscription plan; UK man is jailed for pirating Premier League subscriptions; Twitter tests new conversation settings.
Amazon to acquire MGM TV and Film Studio for $8.45B

FTC Is Scrutinizing Amazon’s $8.45 Billion Acquisition of MGM

The Federal Trade Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into Amazon's $8.45 billion acquisition of MGM.
Weekly Subscription News: Circulation, Subscription Management and Sales

Weekly Subscription News: Watching, Weighing and Working

Gannett wants to compete against NYT's The Wirecutter, Apple will soon start charging for TV+, Instagram works on paid stories subscription feature.

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