Top Subscription Stories of 2021, Part 1

Top 10 Subscription Stories of 2021, Part 1

Netflix diversified with new products and services; buy-now-pay-later expands to subscriptions; podcasting wars heat up.
YouTube TV and Disney Duke It Out Before Reaching an Agreement

YouTube TV and Disney Duke It out Before Reaching an Agreement

After months of negotiation, YouTube TV loses suite of Disney-owned channels before finally reaching an agreement.
Weekly Subscription News: Duos, Downplays and Daily Digests

Weekly Subscription News: Key Fobs, Features and For-Profit Prisons

EU will launch first newsroom with reporting from 16 member states, Netflix Originals see big viewership drop after initial surge, Toyota made a key fob remote start into a subscription service.
Five on Friday: Dating, Dashing and Downed Internet

Five on Friday: Dating, Dashing and Downed Internet

The big headline of the week: Amazon Web Services goes down, bringing major brands with it.
FOOD & WINE Launches Classic Insider Subscription

FOOD & WINE Launches New Classic Insider Subscription Service

FOOD & WINE, owned by Dotdash Meredith, announced the launch of its FOOD & WINE Classic Insider subscription service on Monday.
Five on Friday: Combining, Churning and Changing

Five on Friday: Combining, Churning and Changing

PlayStation is combining its subscription services, Grow Credit is helping students build credit thru subscriptions, and Square becomes Block.
Weekly Subscription News: Duos, Downplays and Daily Digests

Weekly Subscription News: Sales, Software and Streaming

Butter raises $7M to help subscription companies lower involuntary churn; PlantX launches new subscription service; The Athletic continues search for a buyer.
Five on Friday: Betting, Buying and Billions

Five on Friday: Betting, Buying and Billions

Afterpay follows Klarna's leads, Comcast may ditch Hulu, Disney is betting money on sports.
Weekly Subscription News: Duos, Downplays and Daily Digests

Weekly Subscription News: Accelerations, Expansions and Transactions

Literati wants creators to launch book clubs, Recurly on pace to hit $10B in payments volume, Nokia to launch cloud-based SaaS.
Thankful Three

The Thankful Three: Transactions, Transparency and Treat Yourself

Netflix launches top 10 shows list, Hulu launches online store, retail subscriptions are not going away.

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