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Apple TV Plus Had Fewer Than 20M Subscribers as of July 2021 in U.S. and Canada, Tech Giant Told IATSE

Apple told the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees — which is on the cusp of a member vote to authorize a strike — that Apple TV Plus had fewer than 20...

Netflix Amortized Content Spending to Rise 26% to $13.6 Billion in 2021, Analysts Project

After COVID stalled nearly all productions last year, Netflix is expected to boost content spending on an amortized basis by a healthy 26% in 2021 to $13.6 billion — and the streamer’s...

Disney Plus Subscriber Growth to Slow in September Quarter, CEO Bob Chapek Says

Disney Plus global paid subscribers will increase by “low single-digit millions of subscribers” for the quarter ending September 2021, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said — marking a slowdown from recent periods for...

Epic Games Is Shutting Down Houseparty Social Video-Chat App

Epic Games said it will shut down Houseparty, the live video-chat app that the company bought two years ago — evidently concluding that the app is not financially sustainable. Houseparty announced Thursday...

Kiernan Shipka Stars in ‘Treat’ Feature-Length Podcast Supernatural Thriller (EXCLUSIVE)

Kiernan Shipka has signed on to star in supernatural thriller “Treat,” studio Cadence13’s first feature-length podcast — which the company describes as an “audio movie.” “Treat” is in production now and is...

Netflix Hires PepsiCo Veteran Sergio Ezama as Chief Talent Officer

Netflix is looking for a more global outlook on hiring and HR: The streamer has hired Sergio Ezama, a 20-year veteran of PepsiCo, as its new chief talent officer. Ezama will start...

OnlyFans Launches Free Streaming Service That Does Not Include NSFW Content

OnlyFans, which has become a popular direct-to-consumer subscription service for X-rated content, has jumped into the streaming world — but the U.K.-based company’s new OFTV free streaming service will not include any...

Apple Says Its iCloud Child-Porn Scanning System Won’t Trigger Alerts Until It Detects At Least 30 Images

Apple announced new details about its plan to scan users’ iCloud photos for child pornography, as the tech giant remains in damage control after a backlash over the privacy implications of the...

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