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It's Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

It’s Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

Image: Disney+ Disney+ has unsurprisingly blown subscriber expectations out of the water, and Disney executives made clear during the company’s earnings call this week they plan to grow those figures by throwing money at more content for the platform. But if Disney brings more premium titles to the service as it did with Mulan, we …

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When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

Image: Apple/Peanuts The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Advertisement Instead, Peanuts will be exclusively available on Apple’s streaming service—which has prompted a petition demanding the specials return to broadcast TV. It’s not the …

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Hulu Becomes the Latest Service to Lose Fox Regional Sports

Hulu Becomes the Latest Service to Lose Fox Regional Sports

Image: Michael Kovac (Getty Images) I’m sorry to report there is no good news for you here, sports fans. Fox regional sports programming is disappearing from yet another streaming service—this time, it’s Hulu. Advertisement Beginning Friday, live TV plans that previously supported Sinclair-owned regional sports networks will no longer have access to that programming. In …

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Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

Disney Wants to Be Netflix Now

Image: Disney+ We probably could have seen this coming. Disney announced today that it’s restructuring its media and entertainment businesses to focus on its streaming services—one area that’s currently thriving as other parts of the Walt Disney Company grapple with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, Disney+ has been a monumental success since it …

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Roku Chases the Best Free Streaming Service With Mobile Support

Roku Chases the Best Free Streaming Service With Mobile Support

Image: Roku Roku has announced the launch of a dedicated mobile app for The Roku Channel, the company’s longtime hub for free and streamable content that’ll be familiar to folks with Roku devices. But rather than limit the app to Roku users alone, The Roku Channel will be available to even users without physical Roku …

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