Facebook is briefing news publishers on plans to support subscriptions through Instant Articles, per a source familiar with the proposal. The model will likely support 10 or more free articles a month before readers are prompted to pay.
Media and entertainment industry executives have grown less confident about the economy, and cite the volatility of capital markets as their No. 1 concern, according to the 2017 edition of consultant EY’s Capital Confidence Barometer.
On-demand audio streams have reached more than 184 billion so far in 2017, a considerable 62.4% increase over the same period last year, according to Nielsen’s U.S. Music Mid-Year 2017 Report.
The U.S. government has received more than 9 million public comments on rolling back net neutrality regulations, a record response to this hot-button issue that both sides argue plays an essential role in who gets Internet access.
Later this month, a California federal judge will consider whether to clarify the injunction that stopped VidAngel’s disc purchase-based filtering service in light of the company’s new platform, which piggybacks on users’ other streaming accounts.
Hulu’s CEO, Mike Hopkins, said the launch of the company’s new Live TV service is “going really well” and that Hulu is planning to launch a major advertising campaign in the fall to promote the new offering.
The second quarter is a historically weak one for media companies, and as streaming competition continues to intensify and the cord-cutting trend persists, analysts have low expectations for the quarter.
Netflix now has a bigger international base of users than domestic, marking a tipping point for the streaming service. Netflix has nearly 104 million total subscribers, with 51.9 million domestic subs and 52 million international subs.
Dozens of major online firms launched protests against Republican efforts to roll back Obama-era net-neutrality rules, in an escalation of tensions over Washington’s proper role in the internet.
The advance, reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature by researchers at Harvard Medical School, is the latest and perhaps most astonishing example of the genome’s potential as a vast storage device.