Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Tests, Teams and Times

YouTube tests 'Premium Lite' subscription for cheaper ad-free viewing, Walmart offers subscriptions through Adobe partnership, The Guardian plans to hit 2M subscribers by 2022.
Five on Friday August 6 2021

Five on Friday: Backlash, Super App and Subscription Jobs

Tumblr faces backlash from new subscription service, Substack acquires "Letter," and PayPal announces super app.
Amazon Launches Vinyl of the Month Club Subscription

Amazon Reports Net Sales of $113.1B in Q2

Amazon reports net sales of $113.1B in Q2 2021, a 27% increase, including subscription revenue of $7.9B.
Peacock Gains Subscribers and Advertisers While Losing Millions

Peacock Gains Subscribers and Advertisers but Continues to Lose Millions

Year-old streaming service Peacock continues to grow its subscriber base and advertisers, but it is losing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Release of "Black Widow" on Disney+

Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney over Release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+

A-list actress Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney over the release of "Black Widow," which they released in theaters and on Disney+ the same day.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Textbooks, Technology and Trademarks

GM sues Ford over possible trademark infringement, NBC intentionally limits Peacock's Olympics coverage, and Sports Illustrated signs podcast deal with iHeartMedia.
Spotify tests lower priced ad-supported tier

Spotify Reports Subscriber and Revenue Growth in Q2, Ahead of Expectations

Spotify reported subscriber and revenue growth in the second quarter of 2021, ahead of expectations.
Who’s Who in Podcasting: The Major Players

Who’s Who in Podcasting: The Major Players

Who's who in podcasting: the major players
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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

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