Happy Friday, everyone! This week we officially announced the relaunch and rebranding of Subscription Insider, as well as our Insider Guides and new partnerships. It's been a wild ride as we moved content from our old sites to the new one, but it is an exciting change that will bring additional value to our members. We hope you'll take a moment to browse our main site with lots of new features and premium content, as…
Last week Crunchyroll, the largest anime streaming service, announced that it has surpassed more than one million paid subscribers and over 20 million registered users. This milestone builds on the record growth the company achieved in 2016, growing paid subscribers by 36 percent in the last 12 months. Crunchyroll users stream over 1.5 billion minutes of anime per month to more than 1 billion devices around the world. According to Crunchyroll, the service is available in every single country.
Dow Jones and Google are taking big risks, Evernote is scaling back, and Blendle is up to something big. Those headlines and more, right here, for a little light weekend reading: WSJ Owner Takes Battle to FT with City News App The Guardian Too Many Emails: LinkedIn Settles Class Action Suit for $13 Million Subscription Insider How Fox Sports Boosted Site Traffic - and Engagement - in 6 Weeks Digiday What Publishers Need to Know about Google's New Plan to Speed Up…
We hope you had a fun, safe Fourth of July! In this weeks edition of Five on Friday, we share top subscription jobs from LinkedIn, the media discusses whether Netflix is leaving money on the table by not accepting advertising revenue, MoviePass suspends its movie subscription service, Fortune.com redesigns its site (hint: it looks the same but it operates differently), and Amazon celebrates its 25th birthday.
fuboTV preps for a $150M IPO, Twitch launches a library of 1M licensed songs for streamers and 11% of Americans have subscribed to Walmart+.
Netflix reached 75 million members globally on January 1, said the company in a January 16 letter to shareholders. "Our quarter-end 74.76 million members put us at over 17 million net additions for the year, showing how much the world is embracing Internet TV," said the letter. "We bring great stories from all over the world to people all over the world." In the third quarter Netflix added 5.59 million members worldwide, exceeding its forecast of 5.15…
The dawn of the stay-at-home economy: Subscriptions are driving growth, but need flexibility to thrive
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected and disrupted life on so many different levels. One of these defining impacts is the call to stay at home, avoid large crowds and socially distance whenever possible. With Americans stuck indoors, they've been craving solutions to keep occupied. Subscription business models—a force before the pandemic—have thrived in the aftermath.
The numbers arent all in yet, but SiriusXMs preliminary results show the company did exceptionally well in 2019. In fact, their total subscriber base has reached a record-high 34.9 million, including the addition of 1.063 million net self-pay subscribers. This brings the total number of SiriusXM self-pay subscribers to 30 million, exceeding the companys initial guidance for subscribers. The company also expects to exceed its full year 2019 guidance for revenue, adjusted EBITDA and free cash flow. It will report its complete fourth quarter and full-year 2019 financial results on February 4, 2020.
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.
In this week's subscription headlines, Netflix starts the New Year without 'Friends," McClatchy's financial distress has the company considering a sale, and Disney+ customers are canceling subscriptions after the Mandalorian season ends. Also this week, Comcast and Starz strike a deal, streaming channels score Golden Globes nominations, and Amazon's Twitch generated more revenue than YouTube gaming in 2019.