Weekly Subscription News: Postage, Pricing and Fitness Programs

Featuring Mindbody, Sling TV, World Poker Tour and Instagram

In this week’s subscription news, Mindbody adds Flex, a subscription-based fitness program, newspaper groups join a lawsuit to try to stop postage price hikes, and Sling TV is the latest streamer to raise prices. Also, the World Poker Tour is snatched up by Element Partners for $78.25 million (yes, WPT has a subscription component – ClubWPT), Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus security subscription comes to the U.S., and Instagram launches a professional dashboard to help creators build businesses.

Mindbody Adds Flex, a Subscription-Payment Fitness Program
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Newspaper Groups Join Lawsuit to Stop Postage Price Hikes
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Sling TV Raises Its Price by $5/Month for New Customers
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Cinedigm Buys Fandor, Plans Larger Streaming-Video Rollup

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World Poker Tour Sold to Element Partners for $78.25 Million
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Amazon’s Alexa Guard Plus Security Subscription Comes to the U.S.
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