Disney+ to offer ad-supported subscription tier

Disney+ will offer a cheaper, ad-supported streaming subscription tier that will roll out in the United States in late 2022 and internationally in 2023 as the entertainment behemoth looks to boost its subscriber growth.


AT&T sells part of DirecTV to buyout firm TPG

AT&T Inc. agreed to sell a stake in its pay-TV unit to private-equity firm TPG and carve out the struggling business, pulling the telecom giant back from a costly wager on entertainment.


Senator proposes free streaming to curb COVID-19 spread during holiday season

"At this time, we must find ways to incentivize people to follow guidance from the CDC, their employer, local public health officials, or school leaders," King wrote. "Unfortunately, some Americans are likely to choose to ignore public health advice and carry on their typical holiday traditions instead of remaining safely at home. While your platforms would likely experience greater traffic as a consequence of extending service, we encourage you to provide temporary service at no cost to non-subscribers as a way to encourage people to make responsible choices and safely navigate this holiday season."