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Copyright laws are taking down popular Twitch streamers — one ban at a time.

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Imane Anys (Pokimane) tweeted this out a few days ago after receiving a DMCA takedown notice. Twitch caught her live streaming an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender to her 20,000 viewers and consequently hit her with a 48-hour ban.

She is just one of many…

Apple is doubling down on audio quality while Spotify lags farther behind

Competition in the business world is a funny thing. In business, the prevailing thought is to be ruthless, to have the end goal of absolute market share. You want a prospective customer to only think of your product when making their next purchase. When an executive at Coca-Cola thinks about…

Disney’s content-producing teams are firing on all cylinders. And it is working.

Since launching Disney+ in November 2019, the streaming service has gained 116 million subscribers. (Netflix has only gained 47 million during that time.) Hulu, which has been around for as long as anyone can remember, saw its most significant growth by absolute numbers last month. According to estimates from…

Pivots in the business world shape the stories that brands tell us, in turn influencing how consumers view the world

Late last year, Disney announced a major reorganization prioritizing its streaming-video services. CEO Bob Chapek said that the move was a recognition of how consumers had changed their consumption habits amid the pandemic, favoring streaming platforms over movie theaters, as well as traditional broadcast and cable channels. Disney reoriented its…

Number of the Day

The number of streamers on the livestreaming platform more than doubled during the pandemic, but viewership has not increased proportionally

155%: That’s how much the number of active streamers on video game livestreaming platform Twitch has grown in 2020, from 3.3 million streamers in December 2019 to 8.5 million in November 2020, according to, a website that tracks statistics on Twitch.

Most of that growth happened between February and…

Quibi may have gone down in flames, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for streaming upstarts to find new audiences

Analysts began referring to the “streaming wars” a decade ago, but it’s now clear they were actually describing the precursor to the real thing. With tech and media titans like Netflix, Amazon, WarnerMedia, and Apple all fully leaning into the fray — their interest accelerated by the demand for streaming…

One in four subscribers to Disney+ is from Hotstar, India’s largest streaming platform

Like so many other companies, Disney appeared destined to exit 2020 with a trail of disappointments, disasters, and crises needing management. The pandemic forced the company to shutter its revenue-generating theme parks, delay the release of highly anticipated movies in cinemas, and lay off thousands of employees. …


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