the third age of tv

Disney’s streaming service is booming while its other businesses are on hold

Disney+ has more than 50 million global subscribers just five months after launching, assuaging concerns over its shuttered parks and movie businesses.

Quibi isn’t TV. It’s fancy YouTube

Here's everything you need to know about Quibi, the mobile video service launching in the US today.

Coronavirus is the crisis that can show India the value of media

It's said that the media love a crisis. This may be the most important one yet for the industry.

Celebrities are warning us about coronavirus. We ranked their best and worst PSAs

There may never have been another time in history with so many celebrity PSAs in such a short period.

I thought playing video games was unproductive – until coronavirus

Beyond being an entertaining distraction, games give players a feeling of control at a time when so much else is out of control.

In “Devs,” creator Alex Garland sees Silicon Valley for what it really is

Tech companies can be as ruthless as any on Wall Street.

All broadcast TV needed to slow its ratings decline was a coronavirus pandemic

TV ratings for virtually everything have increased in recent weeks, but especially for reality programs, medical dramas, and shows about first responders.

Hollywood’s medical TV shows finally have some real value

Medical shows are donating their prop supplies to US hospitals to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The uncertainty of the 2020 Olympics hangs over an anxious TV ad industry

TV networks and advertisers think they can weather the coronavirus storm. But that assumes the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo go on as scheduled.

All the streaming services with coronavirus discounts and free trials

The global appetite for online video content may never be stronger than now.

Universal Pictures is releasing its current movies online because of coronavirus

America's oldest film studio is using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to experiment with what many believe is the inevitable future of film distribution.

Coronavirus is devastating the global box office—but it could be much worse

If theaters were forced to close at any other time of the year, Hollywood would lose much more than they are right now.

Movies have trained us to be suspicious of every cough

Hollywood's "Incurable Cough of Death" trope is a major source of anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. But it can also help with social distancing efforts.
The English Premier League is suspended because of coronavirus

The English Premier League is suspended because of coronavirus

Executives finally made the decision after two high-profile figures in the game tested positive.
Coronavirus might cancel European soccer

Coronavirus might cancel European soccer

Games in the major European tournaments are being postponed and canceled because of coronavirus, with Euro 2020 and the Olympics under threat.
Coronavirus is pushing an already vulnerable film industry closer to the edge

Coronavirus is pushing an already vulnerable film industry closer to the edge

Few sectors have been damaged by the outbreak as quickly or as widely. It could serve as a harbinger for the industry's ultimate demise.
Under Bob Iger, Disney took over the world

Under Bob Iger, Disney took over the world

Depending on whom you ask, Iger either turned Disney into the best brand on Earth or a monstrosity that monopolized culture.
The Bob Iger era at Disney is over

The Bob Iger era at Disney is over

After 15 years, Bob Iger, who led Disney during a period of massive growth, is stepping down as CEO. The sudden move surprised media observers.
Disney wants its streaming service to be “family-friendly,” but doesn’t know what that means

Disney wants its streaming service to be “family-friendly,” but doesn’t know what that means

Disney moved an upcoming queer-themed show from Disney+ to Hulu because it was reportedly worried about "adult themes" on its flagship streaming service.