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Five on Friday: Media, Messenger and Monetizing Music

If youre tired of the political headlines, weve got something to distract you - subscription news you can use to grow your business. In this weeks edition of Five on Friday, Pandora and Spotify face the difficult reality of trying to monetize streaming music, Ad Exchanger explains how Googles GDPR consent tool will limit publishers, Forbes explores blockchain, Axios shows how publishers are using paywalls to stay afloat, and Facebook tries to help people protect their data with new restrictions on Messenger.
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Five on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020: Wrestling, Selling and Browsing

Five on Friday: Wrestling, Selling and Browsing

WWE & the WWE Network report big revenue increases, Under Armour is selling MyFitnessPal and Google One launches a VPN subscription service.

Media General Buys Meredith Corp for $2.4 Billion

Two more media giants combine forces. This time - Media General and Meredith Corp. Last week Media General announced it will buy Meredith Corp. in a cash and stock transaction worth an estimated $2.4 billion, reports Bloomberg Business. In a statement about the merger, Meredith CEO Steve Lacey, who will lead the newly-formed Meredith Media General, said the combined companies will generate $3 billion in revenue in the first year. The reason for the merger is…

4 Digital Media Predictions for 2015

Are you ready? There are some big changes afoot in the media world as big corporations partner up, new players appear on the scene, and consumers demand more innovation and choice. Here are four digital media trends we think you need to keep tabs on this year: Stiff competition: YouTube must strengthen its competitive advantage to maintain its market share in the streaming video space. In addition to rivals like Vimeo, Netflix and Amazon Prime, YouTube…

New Kindle Lets Amazon Prime Subscribers Download Videos for Offline Viewing

Amazon is releasing its new Kindle Fire HDX later this month (October 18) with a plethora of bells and whistles, but subscription marketers will most be interested in its new feature for Prime subscribers -- downloadable videos. That's right, Amazon Prime subscribers will be able to download videos for offline viewing with the new Kindle. This is an incredibly smart move on the part of Amazon since many consumers want to engage with tablets at times…
Five on Friday: Subscription Practices, Paywalls and Postage Rates

Five on Friday: Subscription Practices, Paywalls and Postal Rates

Five on Friday, June 4, 2021: postal rate increases, updates on WarnerMedia and Reuters and top subscription jobs.

Amazon Opens Self-Service Marketplace for Digital Subscriptions

On Monday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that it has opened a self-service marketplace for digital subscriptions, including everything from Dropbox, Fitbit and eMeals to Sling TV, Legal Zoom and The New Yorker. The marketplace, called Subscribe with Amazon, allows consumers to discover new subscriptions through searches and recommendations and to manage their subscriptions directly from the Subscribe with Amazon portal.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: At-Home Delivery, Free Music and Extortion

Weekly Subscription News, May 16, 2020: Quibi puts free content on YouTube to grow subscribers, Wink charged with extortion, and Canva adds 15 times more content to Pro subscription.

Can ITV and BBC SVOD Subscription Service BritBox Rival Netflix?

Rival British broadcast stations ITV and BBC are partnering to beef up the fledgling streaming video on demand subscription service BritBox, hoping it will rival Netflix. Fans of Shetland, Victoria, Happy Valley, Love Island, Broadchurch and The Office can watch their favorite shows on BritBox for 5.99 a month. BBC reports the service will launch in the United Kingdom between October and the end of December. It launched in North America in 2017 with limited programming. To date, it has about 650,000 subscribers which is exceeding the companys targets.
Weekly Subscription News: Wine, Watchdogs and Winning

Weekly Subscription News: Art Projects, Pay Cuts and Video Piracy

AT&T to add AVOD tier to HBO Max, Wonder Woman 1984 highlights growth of video piracy, and Tinker Studios creates subscription boxes with kids' arts projects.

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