Weekly Subscription News: Tests, Talks and Digital Subscriptions

Featuring New Statesman, Walmart+, SiriusXM, Alden and NYT

We hope you have had a fantastic week! As always, we’ve had fun finding the latest subscription news to share with you. This week, New Statesman reports that its digital subscriptions have grown by 75% in a single year, The New York Times is a testing digital subscriptions for kids, and Walmart+ is gaining some traction.

Also, Google is paying publishers for news in the U.K., SiriusXM will give 1 million customers lifetime subscriptions in a settlement, and Alden is in talks to buy Tribune Publishing. Raise your hand if you didn’t see that one coming. Anyone?

New Statesman Digital Subscriptions Have Grown by 75% in a Single Year
New Statesman

Cinedigm Acquires Horror Streamer Screambox
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Walmart+ Gains Traction 5 Months After Launch
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Nearly 1 Million People Will Get Lifetime Subscriptions in SiriusXM Settlement
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Google to Start Paying UK Publishers for News

New York Times is Testing a Digital Subscription for NYT Kids

Alden is in Talks to Buy Tribune Publishing
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