Dawn Chmielewski

ARTICLES

2 weeks ago

Elisabeth Murdoch’s Digital Video Studio Finds Snapchat Success Isn’t Enough

Elisabeth Murdoch was early to recognize the potential of mobile video in reaching an audience captivated by their smartphone devices.
1 month ago

Disney’s Bob Iger Explains Why Gaining Full Operational Control Of Hulu Advances The Entertainment Giant’s Streaming Strategy

Iger said Hulu represents the third prong of Disney’s streaming strategy, with the adult-focused service augmenting the company’s other direct-to-consumer offerings. 
1 month ago

Esports Organization Immortals Closes $30 Million Fundraising Round, Acquires Brazilian Game Matchmaking Platform

The company, which owns the Los Angeles Valiant esports team, is positioning itself to capitalize on the increasingly mainstream phenomenon of professional video game play.
1 month ago

Netflix Shrugs Off Its New, Bigger Competitors — Apple And Disney

The Internet TV giant acknowledged the new competitors as “world-class consumer brands”, but CEO Reed Hastings isn’t letting the competition see him sweat.
1 month ago

AT&T Sheds Its Stake In Hulu For $1.43 Billion, Nearly Tripling Investment

Hulu is buying back AT&T's minority stake in the streaming service, which values the streaming service, which competes with Netflix and Amazon, at $15 billion.
2 months ago

Disney+ Undercuts Rivals On Price, Flexes Its Iconic Brands

Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month when it debuts on November 12—less than Netflix’s cheapest plan, at $8.99 a month.
2 months ago

Apple Brings Out Oprah To Tout Apple+ Streaming TV But Leaves Viewers Guessing

Winfrey talked publicly for the first time about her multi-year deal with Apple — a partnership CEO Tim Cook has referenced frequently, if vaguely.
3 months ago

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Says The Future Is Encrypted, Private Messaging

Zuckerberg spelled out this seismic shift in a Facebook post,  describing plans to foster private communication across the company's digital properties — Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.