Weekly Subscription News: Sales, Software and Streaming

Featuring The Athletic, Streamlabs, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Substack

Sales, software and streaming video sports coverage are in the subscription headlines this week. Other stories include Butter raising $7 million to help companies lower involuntary subscriber churn, PlantX launches a new online shopping subscription service, and Google signs a five-year deal to pay for news from Agence France-Presse. Also, Meredith is hedging on its plan to cut jobs. Streamlabs is accused of copying products, and The Athletic continues its search for new subscribers…and a buyer.

Meredith Walks Back Letter Suggesting Des Moines Job Cuts
Media Post

Butter Raises $7M to Help Companies Lower Involuntary Subscriber Churn
TechCrunch

PlantX Launches New Online Shopping Subscription Service
Yahoo!

The Athletic Searches Far and Wide for New Subscribers as It Seeks a Sale
Bloomberg

Creator Software Company Streamlabs Accused of Copying Products
Tubefilter

The Philadelphia Inquirer Bets on Live Streaming Video Sports Coverage
Digiday

Google Signs 5-Year Deal to Pay for News from Agence France-Presse
Reuters

Substack to Offer $500 Health Insurance Stipend to Writers Making $5K a Year
The Wrap