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  • Netflix To Offer Some Free Shows To Hike Market Share

    Monday 31st August - 2:19 pm Neflix Makes Freebie Pitch To Hike Market ShareNetflix has unveiled a new service that allows consumers who are not subscribers to watch select shows for free. The streaming service is looking to persuade more people to sign ...
  • Preventing Payroll, Insurance Pains From Killing The Movie Magic

    Monday 31st August - 8:00 am After months of total shutdown, the entertainment industry is slowly grinding its gears again, with some added challenges to protect talent and crew from COVID-19. As the sector navigates those new ...
  • 18,000 Furloughed MGM Resorts Employees Laid Off

    Friday 28th August - 3:47 pm 18K Furloughed MGM Resorts Employees Laid OffMGM Resorts International CEO William Hornbuckle delivered bad news to his 18,000 furloughed U.S. employees on Friday (Aug. 28): They will not be invited back to work. The Wall Street Journal reports that ...
  • Entertainment Payroll Platform Wrapbook Raises $3.6M

    Tuesday 25th August - 3:11 pm Entertainment Payroll Firm Wrapbook Raises $3.6MPayroll processing platform Wrapbook has raised $3.6 million in seed funding for its technology that streamlines onboarding, payment and insurance for the entertainment industry, according to a Tuesday (Aug. 25) ...
  • The Traditional Events That Are Getting Their Digital Debuts

    Saturday 22nd August - 4:00 am Traditional Events Get Their Digital DebutsIn the era of COVID-19, as the world is awaiting a vaccine that will formally bring the pandemic to a close worldwide and consign it to the realm of the ...
  • AMC Reopens Theaters With 15-Cent Ticket Pricing

    Thursday 20th August - 1:40 pm AMC Reopens Theaters With 15-Cent Ticket PricingAnother piece of pre-pandemic life came back online today, with AMC Entertainment reopening the doors to 100 movie theaters across the country that have sat vacant for months after COVID-19 ...
  • Movie Theaters Go Big To Bring Customers Back

    Friday 14th August - 3:35 pm Will Movie Theaters Make It?In case you missed it, PYMNTS reported that in the week of April 20, weekend movie box-office grosses came in at just under $34,000 total. For the entire nation. “That is ...
  • Live Nation's Q2 Double-Whammy: Few Ticket Sales, But Lots Of Refunds

    Friday 7th August - 1:52 pm Live Nation: Few Ticket Sales, But Many RefundsQ2 was a lousy time to be in the live events business, as Live Nation‘s recent earnings report demonstrates. Worldwide stay-at-home orders pretty much closed the doors on concerts, raves, ...
  • How Roku Connects To The Disconnected Home

    Thursday 6th August - 4:01 am Roku Connects To The Disconnected HomeAs vice president of product at Roku, Mark Ely works with connections. He’s the executive in charge of making sure that the Amazons and Best Buys of the world are ...
  • Disney+ Paid Subscribers Goal Met Four Years Earlier Than Planned

    Wednesday 5th August - 4:56 pm By most measures, 2020 has been less than magical for The Walt Disney Company. Disney’s Q2 earnings looked dismal nearly across the board when they came out on Tuesday (Aug. 4) ...
  • Spotify Launches ‘Video Podcasts’

    Tuesday 21st July - 3:47 pm Spotify Launches ‘Video Podcasts’Spotify Technology on Tuesday (July 21) augmented its big push into podcasting with a major new offering, as the music streaming service announced plans to let select creators roll out ...
  • Amazon Watch Parties Enable 100+ Users To Stream Together

    Tuesday 30th June - 12:05 pm Turning Streaming Into A Social ExperienceWhile video streaming has always been by its very nature something of a solo activity, the pandemic-driven lockdown has changed that. As it turns out, consumers still want to enjoy movies ...
  • Facebook Sweetens Terms In Bid For Video Creators

    Monday 29th June - 2:17 pm Facebook Sweetens Terms For Video CreatorsFacebook is upping the ante again in its bid to lure online video personalities to its platform. On Monday (June 29), the company said it was adding a number of sweeteners ...
  • It’s A Delayed World After All: Disney’s Reopening Troubles

    Thursday 25th June - 7:38 pm Disneyland's Reopening TroublesAfter months of waiting since the “happiest place on Earth” closed its doors three months ago in response to the global pandemic, it seems Disneyland fans will still have a ...
  • Chuck E. Cheese Seeks Loan For Debt Payment

    Sunday 7th June - 11:06 pm Chuck E. Cheese, the popular food and games chain, is talking to investors about ways to raise money to avoid filing for bankruptcy, The Wall Street Journal reports. The chain has ...