VideoFuel: Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subs, Google Fiber Adds Sling TV to Lineup And More

By Rachel DeSimone on November 13, 2020

This Week in the Digital Video Industry: 11/7-11/13

1 Streaming Sales Provide Bright Spot for Indies

If there's one silver lining for the film industry to the coronavirus pandemic, its VOD.

2 Disney+ Passes 73 Million Subscribers as Streaming Takes Center Stage

The company has experienced deep losses in its theme park division because of the pandemic, but investors don’t seem to care at the moment.

3 Google Fiber Adds Sling TV to Its Streaming Lineup

Google Fiber earlier this year pulled the plug on its own video service and instead began featuring streaming TV options including fuboTV. Over the summer it added Philo to the list, and now Sling TV.

4 YouTube Experienced Widespread Technical Problems Playing Videos

The problems were evident on desktop and mobile apps, as well as connected-TV devices including  Google’s Chromecast. YouTube ads also were not loading during the technical outage.

5 Sony Acquires Faith Based Streaming Service

In a move to expand its reach with Christian audiences, Sony Pictures is buying a streaming service launched by the makers of the “God’s Not Dead” film franchise.

6 Molotov Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming Service Mango

Mango features a thousand movies, TV shows, documentaries and shows for kids. The company has partnered with copyright holders that want to find a new distribution channel for their content.

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