Weekly Subscription News: Gaming Growth, TikTok Competition and Publishing Partnerships

Featuring Nintendo Switch, The Washington Post, Financial Times and The Athletic

Gaming growth, TikTok competitors, and publishing partnerships dominate the subscription headlines this week. Nintendo Switch Online has added 11 million new subscribers since January, YouTube launches a beta test of ‘Shorts,’ a TikTok competitor, and The Washington Post and the Financial Times create a joint digital subscription to attract subscribers. Also, Amazon unveils a Kids+ subscription service with new content and an announcement feature, The Athletic hits the 1 million subscriber milestone despite the sports shutdown, and The Economist has tripled the number of subscribers driven by LinkedIn.

Nintendo Switch Online Has Added 11 Million New Subscribers Since January
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YouTube Unveils TikTok Competitor ‘Shorts,’ Launching in Beta This Week
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The Washington Post and Financial Times Create Joint Digital Subscription
Media Post

Swiss Running Brand ‘On’ Launches Sustainable Subscription Service
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Amazon Unveils Kids+ Subscription Service with New Content, Announcement Feature
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YouTube Hit with $3B UK Class Action Style Suit for ‘Unlawful’ Use of Kids’ Data
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How The Economist Has Tripled the Number of Subscribers Driven by LinkedIn
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The Athletic Hits 1 Million Subscribers After Surviving Sports Shutdown
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