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Netflix revs up growth as streaming TV war looms

Oct 17, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Netflix shows growth despite analyst warnings that new competitors such as Apple and Disney will slow things down for the streaming leader

NETFLIX. This file photo taken on April 19, 2018 shows the logo of the Netflix entertainment company, displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


MTRCB wants streaming platforms to adopt their rating system

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The board currently doesn't have jurisdiction over content broadcast over the internet


Apple TV+ debuts in the Philippines on November 1

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:07 AM

Apple enters the online streaming market

APPLE TV+. Screenshot from Apple


Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 11 event online

Sep 10, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Apple streams one of their events on YouTube for the 1st time

Screenshot from Apple


Disney+ streaming service gets international launch date

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Disney+ finally heads to screens around the world late 2019

Russia warns Youtube, foreign powers of 'meddling' after protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections

Netflix shares slide on disappointing subscriber growth

Jul 18, 2019 - 12:18 PM

Netflix says that it still sees long-term growth on target, dismissing concerns that consumers were gravitating to rivals


HBO to launch Netflix rival HBO Max in early 2020

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:42 PM

'Friends' will be transferring from Netflix to the new HBO streaming service

HBO MAX. Logo from Warner Media


'Game of Thrones' finale delayed in China due to ‘transmission medium problems’

May 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM

The finale disappears from Tencent Video, the only legal video streaming platform in China for the show

Photo: Courtesy of HBO


Aiming for reinvention, Apple eyes streaming, services

Mar 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Apple is expected to launch its own video streaming service, plus a subscription news service described as a 'Netflix for news'

APPLE. In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Huawei looking into own video streaming service in Southeast Asia push – report

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Huawei is preparing video streaming content, according to a Variety report


Google teases alleged game-streaming service as dev conference looms

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:36 PM

A recent patent for a game controller hints that Google is also expected to unveil a device to go with the service

Screenshot from Google


Spielberg wants Netflix out of Oscars

Mar 04, 2019 - 5:46 PM

The director believes Netflix material should be considered television and thus ineligible for the Oscars

SPIELBERG. In this file photo taken on January 10, 2018 US film director Steven Spielberg poses on the red carpet on arrival for the European Premiere of his film, The Post in London. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas


Apple eyes starpower as it takes on Netflix, Amazon Prime in streaming wars

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Apple is believed to be investing at least $1 billion in content and has acquired the rights to a new series starring and co-produced by American actresses Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon


Spotify releases feature to block specific artists

Jan 23, 2019 - 1:48 PM

The new feature comes amid calls to remove music from artists like R. Kelly over abuse allegations


YouTube rolling out free, ad-supported movies in U.S.

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:48 PM

No word yet on whether the free movies will hit Philippine shores or other regions


A 'Star Wars' prequel will be released on Disney’s upcoming streaming service

Nov 11, 2018 - 3:43 PM

The upcoming Disney streaming service will launch in 2019 and finally has a name

More video platforms beyond YouTube now covered by Smart data packages

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:34 PM

In addition to YouTube and iFlix, Smart data subscribers will get video allocation for Cignal Play and NBA League Pass

LIST: Netflix's upcoming Asia originals

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:46 PM

From South Korea to the Philippines, original Asian content on Netflix is about to get better

WHAT'S NEXT? Netflix makes major announcements at an event in Singapore. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rapple

Netflix to release 'Trese' anime

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The comic series written by Budjette Tan and illustrated by Kajo Baldisimo is going to be a Netflix anime show

SOON ON NETFLIX. Budjette Tan's comic series will soon be streamed as an anime on Netflix.

Video game action heads for the cloud

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:08 PM

Computing power in data centers and devices from televisions to smartphones surges and streaming technology advances, providing tools to break blockbuster titles from confines of consoles or personal computers

Chills and thrills: 21 shows, movies to watch for Halloween

Oct 23, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Get in the mood for Halloween with a healthy dose of scary shows and films

Microsoft announces game-streaming technology Project xCloud

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:04 PM

With the new technology, Microsoft aims to provide console and PC gamers more flexibility as to where they can play their games

MICROSOFT AND GAME STREAMING. Project xCloud aims to bring console and PC games to mobile devices. Screenshot from YouTube.

Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streaming

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Google is collaborating with Ubisoft to use Assassin's Creed Odyssey to test the ability of Project Stream technology to provide the kind of quick, seamless play powered by in-home consoles as an online service

GOOGLE. A woman and her child play on a Google sign at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on September 26, 2018. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

SiriusXM buys Pandora to step up streaming music wars

Sep 24, 2018 - 9:22 PM

(UPDATED) The all-stock deal creates 'the world's largest audio entertainment company,' with some $7 billion in revenues, according to a statement from the two firms

Spotify to let artists post music without labels

Sep 21, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The feature for now is only in the test phase for select US-based independent artists who have secured their own copyrightsf

SPOTIFY. The Spotify logo is pictured on a football table placed in a playroom at the company headquarters in Stockholm. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP


YouTube's viewing stats track how long you spend watching videos

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:02 PM

You will now see how much time you spent viewing content today, yesterday, and over the past week.

YOUTUBE VIEWING HABITS. Fabled video repository YouTube will now give you stats on your viewing habits. Images from YouTube blog.

Amazon Prime Video to be part of Globe's on-demand offerings

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

The world's second-largest video-on-demand platform comes to Globe


Facebook rolls out 'Watch' video service worldwide

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:01 PM

The product is not designed for 'mindless consumption' but to get people 'engaged,' says Fidji Simo, Facebook's vice president for video

WATCH. Facebook's long-form video feature will have to compete with YouTube and Netflix for attention. Image from Facebook


Netflix testing show ads that pop up in between episodes

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:03 PM

Users have reported seeing video promos for different shows play in between episodes


Music streaming giant Deezer raises 160M euros

Aug 03, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The French company is the third-biggest streaming service after Sweden's Spotify and Apple Music

DEEZER. In this file photo taken on November 9, 2015, a lounge is pictured at the French music-streaming services Deezer's headquarters in Paris.  Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


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Spotify reaches 83 million paying subscribers

Jul 26, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Spotify attributes the growth to inroads into emerging markets, particularly Latin America and Southeast Asia, and the popularity of its family packages, which nonetheless earn less revenue than individual plans

SPOTIFY. People gather in Spotify offices following a press conference on June 27, 2013 in New York City. File photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

Netflix shares dive as subscriber growth misses mark

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:17 AM

Membership in the quarter grows 5.2 million to a total of 130 million, matching the same period last year but a million shy of what Netflix forecast, according to a letter that came with the earnings figures

Facebook launches FB.gg, its videogame streaming hub

Jun 08, 2018 - 5:04 PM

The new, experimental initiative will let Facebook Live streamers with a gaming focus to be more easily discovered and watched online

FB.GG. Facebook's game streaming initiative aims to take on Twitch.tv and Mixer. Screen shot of Facebook page.

Rappler Game Night: 'Detroit: Become Human'

May 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

We play through the first hour of this android-populated interactive drama from the prime purveyor of the form, Quantic Dream


Disney launches own streaming app in PH, costs P149 monthly on Globe

May 25, 2018 - 8:48 PM

Non-Globe subscribers will pay a higher subscription rate of P399 monthly

DISNEYLIFE. DisneyLife will host more than  350 Disney movies, 5000 episodes, and over 6,000 music tracks at launch. Screenshot from DisneyLife website


Free 6 months of 100 Mbps internet to be raffled off at streaming event

May 24, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Second prize is 6 months of 50 Mbps internet

SPIRIT BOMB. The gaming event's title is inspired by anime Dragon Ball Z's 'Spirit Bomb' special technique. All photos from Facebook/Rumble Royale


Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

May 11, 2018 - 9:12 AM

Users of both the free and subscription-based versions of Spotify will still be able to find R. Kelly's music on the service. However, he will no longer appear in playlists curated by the platform or algorithm-generated recommendations.

R. KELLY. In this file photo taken on November 24, 2013 singer R. Kelly arrives for the 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Jay Z's music platform accused of inflating stats for Beyonce and Kanye

May 10, 2018 - 5:15 PM

A Norwegian newspaper reports that Tidal's alleged manipulation allowed 320 million false plays, leading to excessive royalty payouts


Youtube has 1.8 billion logged-in users monthly, renews Coachella deal

May 04, 2018 - 7:29 PM

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reveals the statistic at the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation while Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl announces 3 more years of partnership with the Coachella music festival

YOUTUBE'S SUSAN WOJCICKI. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks onstage during the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images/AFP

Spotify narrows losses but disappoints on guidance

May 03, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Spotify says it lost 41 million euros ($49 million) in the 3 months through March, and it still expects to lose 230 to 330 million euros for the year

Spotify adds on-demand playlist for free users

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:17 AM

The revamped free tier app now lets users pick songs to listen to in select playlists, instead of having them in shuffled playback

Photo from Spotify


Globe seeks new revenues from eSports

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

With the launch of Globe Gaming, the telco looks to repeat its strategy of building new revenue streams around specific content, similar to what it has done with music, videos, and live events

Globe launches Globe Gaming on April 19. Photo by Chris Schnabel

Strong subscriber growth lifts Netflix revenue, profit

Apr 17, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Netflix's new member additions boosts its subscriber base to 125 million worldwide, including 118.9 million paid subscribers

NETFLIX. The Netflix logo. Image from the Netflix website

Netflix pulls out of Cannes festival

Apr 12, 2018 - 7:05 PM

The decision partly stems from Netflix's refusal in 2017 to show their movies in French cinemas, which would have barred the company from putting their films on streaming until 3 years after


Spotify soars in $26 billion stock debut

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:25 AM

In one of the largest public offerings ever in the tech sector, Spotify on its first day topped the market capitalization of other high-profile recent market entrants, including Twitter, Snapchat parent Snap and Dropbox

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Mar 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

Sebanyak 39 finalis ‘Puteri Indonesia 2018’ akan menampilkan bakat dan busana tradisional

Apple signs NBA star Durant to produce new TV series

Feb 14, 2018 - 1:16 PM

Apple has been reaching deep into its cash holdings to ramp up its original television offerings in a bid to grow its market share in the streaming business

SHOWRUNNER. Apple signs NBA star Kevin Durant to produce a show for their online streaming service. File photo by Ezra Shaw/AFP