Category: Business

HBO Max’s Tech Team Is Building on HBO Now Success

HBO Max will mark the first time that WarnerMedia?s historically siloed brands are available under one roof. Wonder Woman will commune with Jon Snow and Rachel Green. The multibillion effort will allow HBO, CNN,...

Hollywood Themed Toys Hit Stores Despite Film Delays

Hollywood pressed pause on releasing most major films in theaters to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn?t necessarily been the case for toys and merchandise related to those movies. Despite film delays, toy...

EA, NFL Plan Multiyear Partnership for Games in New Genres

Electronic Arts, the National Football League and the NFL Players Association on Thursday unveiled a multiyear renewal to their global partnership. Under the new agreement, the Madden NFL video game franchise will exclusively create football simulation...

Apple Adds AFI Movie Club Picks to Apple TV App

The American Film Institute?s AFI Movie Club, daily selections of favorite films new and old to watch during quarantine, is now available directly on the Apple TV app ? thereby making it easier to stream the titles from the...

Global Music Revenues Topped $20 Billion in 2019

For 2019, total revenues for the global recorded-music business grew by 8.2% to $20.2 billion, with streaming revenue growing 22.9% to $11.4 billion ? accounting for more than half of total revenue for the...

HGTV, Food Network Ratings Soar

Americans stuck at home staring at fading furniture and wondering what to cook for dinner have been a boon for television networks like HGTV and the Food Network. The Food Network?s overall ratings in...

“Avatar” Sequels Set To Restart Production in New Zealand

Production on James Cameron’s long-in-the-making?Avatar?sequels is set to restart in New Zealand in June, according to producer Jon Landau.? Work on the?Avatar?sequels?came to a halt?in mid-March after the New Zealand government instituted a lockdown...

Cancellations and Delays: Tech Industry

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the?WHO website. Several prominent industry events were canceled or revamped because of concerns over the coronavirus. They include: IFA The annual electronics trade...

LiveXLive to Acquire PodcastOne in $18 Million Stock Deal

Music livestreamer?LiveXLive?is diversifying its business with the acquisition of?PodcastOne, a podcast network that hosts shows by Adam Carolla, ?Stone Cold? Steve Austin, Shaquille O?Neal and others, in an all-stock deal valued at about $18...

HBO Max Will Be on Apple TV

HBO Max?will get an assist from?Apple?for the WarnerMedia streaming service?s?May 27 debut, in a continuation of their ?coopetition? arrangement. At launch, HBO Max will be available on Apple devices and fully integrated with the?Apple...

Cancellations and Delays: Sporting Events

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Here’s how the outbreak is impacting our lives with postponements, cancellations and closures. Sporting Events Tour de France Thecycling race won’t start...

Cancellations and Delays: Cultural Happenings

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Here’s how the outbreak is impacting our lives with postponements, cancellations and closures. Cultural Happenings and Institutions Pebble Beach Concours...

HBO Max Launching May 27

The streaming service HBO Max will launch May 27. HBO Max will be among the most expensive streaming services, at a price of $14.99 a month. WarnerMedia is hoping a deep library of HBO...

Disney Plus: Year One & Two Original Movies

Generally speaking, you can count on Disney Plus to be the exclusive streaming home for all of Disney’s theatrical releases in 2019 and beyond. It also has original shows and films, and a big library of...

Walmart Confirms Launch of Rival to Amazon’s Prime

Walmart confirmed it’s developing a competitor to Amazon’s juggernaut Prime membership program. The company declined on Thursday to offer details, but a spokeswoman said it will be called Walmart+. The initiative comes as Walmart...

Smithsonian Unleashes 3 Million Images into the Public Domain

The Smithsonian Institution is making 2.8 million high-resolution and 3D images available to all, the organization said Tuesday.    The images come from across the?Smithsonian’s libraries, archives, museums, research centers and more, and are...

AT&T Launches Online TV Service

AT&T is launching a new internet-delivered TV service Monday as it struggles with a shrinking DirecTV satellite business. The new service, AT&T TV, will have most of the same channels offered on DirecTV, but...

Spotify Launches Playlists For Pets

Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners? absence, after finding that nearly 74% of pet-owners play music for their animals. The Swedish audio-streaming business company said...

NBC Unveils Peacock

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal presented Thursday the details of its long-anticipated streaming play. It?ll roll out first to Comcast cable and internet subscribers (on April 15) and then go national around the time of the Olympics...