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HBO Max set to launch in the U.S. on May 27

May 26, 2020 - 1:37 PM

The platform enters a competitive marketplace, with the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, and Apple TV+ all vying for consumers' attention

HBO MAX. Logo from Warner Media


HBO Max streaming service to launch May 27 in the U.S.

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:48 AM

From day one, HBO Max will offer more than 10,000 hours of programs, including all of HBO's offerings

HBO MAX. Kevin Reilly, content officer of HBO Max and president of TNT, TBS, & TruTV speaks onstage at HBO Max WarnerMedia Investor Day Presentation at Warner Bros. Studios on October 29, 2019 in Burbank, California. Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images for WarnerMedia/AFP


Netflix sees record sign-ups during pandemic lockdowns

Apr 22, 2020 - 9:24 AM

'Netflix is and will continue to be the media company least impacted by COVID-19,' says eMarketer forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom

NETFLIX. In this photo illustration a mobile phone screens display the Netflix logo on a coronavirus COVID-19 illustration graphic background , March 31, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP


Netflix looking at 'consumer-friendly ways' to limit password sharing

Oct 23, 2019 - 8:37 PM

The company is monitoring it but says it doesn't have any big plans yet


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


Disney+ streaming service gets international launch date

Aug 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Disney+ finally heads to screens around the world late 2019

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


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

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


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


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


Facebook page causes panic by livestreaming old tsunami footage

Jan 24, 2018 - 6:18 PM

Several Facebook Live videos showing old tsunami footage on loop goes viral as netizens initially believe it was happening live

Screenshot from Newsroom Facebook page


10 streaming services in the PH: Which one is right for you?

Nov 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Netflix’s immense popularity has made it synonymous with streaming but it’s not the only player in the game.


Social media updates roundup: August 27 to September 2, 2017

Sep 04, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Facebook enters the streaming wars with Facebook Watch while Microsoft releases Mixer Create a mobile app for streaming mobile games

MIXER CREATE. Microsoft releases new mobile app for its streaming platform, Mixer. Image from Microsoft


Amazon video goes global, steps up challenge to Netflix

Dec 15, 2016 - 12:11 PM

The expansion covers the Philippines where the service will be available for 2 99 a month

China demands live-streaming censorship – Xinhua

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:56 PM

The regulations which go into effect in December call on providers of live streams to maintain their own staff and censor content before releasing it Xinhua says

Tech trends that can make waves in 2016

Jan 09, 2016 - 2:30 PM

A look at where technology is going in the Philippines and how it will affect both businesses and consumers

Google buys Songza streaming music service

Jul 02, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but unconfirmed online reports valued the deal at around 15 million