http://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/ en-usDawn ChmielewskiDawn Chmielewski's stories. I’m an LA-based senior editor for Forbes, covering streaming video.Copyright 2019 Forbes LLChttps://blogs-images.forbes.com/dawnchmielewski/files/2019/02/Dawn-Chmielewski_avatar_1549062357-400x400.jpgDawn Chmielewskihttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/feed/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/11/13/disney-app-downloaded-10-million-times-mandalorian-leaks-to-pirate-networks/ Disney+ Reaches 10 Million Sign-Ups On Day One, ‘Mandalorian’ Leaks To Pirate NetworksThe sign-up numbers illustrate the success of Disney’s marketing machine and the power of the company’s entertainment brands to attract subscribers to its newly launched service.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dcc2f1904d0ac0006b10d10Wed, 13 Nov 2019 17:08:04 +00002019-11-13T17:08:04ZThe sign-up numbers illustrate the success of Disney’s marketing machine and the power of the company’s entertainment brands to attract subscribers to its newly launched service.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/11/12/disney-hits-snag-on-day-one/ Disney+ Hits Snag On Day OneTechnical glitches marred Tuesday’s thunderously promoted launch of the Disney+ streaming service, as consumers complained of problems logging in or watching movies or TV shows.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dcb50476fcdd10006108353Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:53:13 +00002019-11-13T00:53:13ZTechnical glitches marred Tuesday’s thunderously promoted launch of the Disney+ streaming service, as consumers complained of problems logging in or watching movies or TV shows.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/11/12/disney-plus-launches-capstone-bob-iger-tenure/ Disney+ Launches, Representing The Capstone Of Bob Iger’s TenureThe Disney+ service debuts Tuesday, representing the capstone of Chief Executive Bob Iger’s tenure at the helm of the Walt Disney Co., as he attempts to position the nearly century-old entertainment company for a new era and cement his own legacy as a digitally woke leader.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dca03e90118fd00062a8bb1Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:00:00 +00002019-11-12T08:00:00ZThe Disney+ service debuts Tuesday, representing the capstone of Chief Executive Bob Iger’s tenure at the helm of the Walt Disney Co., as he attempts to position the nearly century-old entertainment company for a new era and cement his own legacy as a digitally woke leader.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/11/07/investors-await-last-disney-details-during-quarterly-earnings-call/ FX Networks Comes To Hulu, Disney+ To Launch On Amazon Fire, Samsung TVsThe Walt Disney Co. reports its fall quarter results after the market closes Thursday, and investors will be listening for any final announcements ahead of the anticipated launch of the Disney+ streaming service on November 12.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dc392be02dec40006194849Thu, 7 Nov 2019 14:30:00 +00002019-11-07T14:30:00ZThe Walt Disney Co. reports its fall quarter results after the market closes Thursday, and investors will be listening for any final announcements ahead of the anticipated launch of the Disney+ streaming service on November 12.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/11/04/cbs-interactive-chief-jim-lanzone-exits-marc-debevoise-named-ceo/ CBS Interactive Chief Jim Lanzone To Exit, Marc DeBevoise Named New CEOCBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped lead the venerable media company into he digital era, is leaving to join the venture capital firm Benchmark.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dc02c0b4888030006153756Mon, 4 Nov 2019 18:00:00 +00002019-11-04T18:00:00ZCBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped lead the venerable media company into he digital era, is leaving to join the venture capital firm Benchmark.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/10/31/apple-has-one-more-thing-to-add-to-its-product-mix--no-charging-required/ Apple Bets On Jennifer Aniston And ‘The Morning Show’ For Streaming Debut'The Morning Show' debuts Friday on Apple TV+, one of eight original series that anchor the new streaming service. The big-budget drama, which revolves around a Matt Lauer-esque #MeToo scandal involving the male anchor of a television morning show, is the service’s marquee offering.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5dbb3661ab626300076e333dThu, 31 Oct 2019 20:00:53 +00002019-10-31T20:00:53Z'The Morning Show' debuts Friday on Apple TV+, one of eight original series that anchor the new streaming service. The big-budget drama, which revolves around a Matt Lauer-esque #MeToo scandal involving the male anchor of a television morning show, is the service’s marquee offering.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/10/29/warnermedia-to-tout-its-entry-in-hollywoods-streaming-wars--hbo-max/ WarnerMedia Is Ready To Describe How HBO Max Will Take On Netflix—And Appease Its InvestorsWarnerMedia executives are expected to describe their vision for the forthcoming HBO Max streaming service, which will be going up against Netflix and two new entrants with powerful marketing engines and brands, Apple and Disney.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5db8558970088a000626f742Tue, 29 Oct 2019 15:14:02 +00002019-10-29T15:14:02ZWarnerMedia executives are expected to describe their vision for the forthcoming HBO Max streaming service, which will be going up against Netflix and two new entrants with powerful marketing engines and brands, Apple and Disney.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/10/22/verizon-to-offer-customers-a-year-of-disney-for-free-one-upping-quibis-t-mobile-news/ Verizon To Offer Customers A Year of Disney+ For Free, Upstaging Quibi’s T-Mobile NewsA new front has opened in Hollywood’s streaming wars: mobile devices.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5daf0cedb0215900072a9e9bTue, 22 Oct 2019 15:44:23 +00002019-10-22T15:44:23ZA new front has opened in Hollywood’s streaming wars: mobile devices.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/10/03/elisabeth-murdochs-vertical-networks-sold-to-whistle/ Elisabeth Murdoch’s Vertical Networks Sold To WhistleVertical Networks, a mobile-first digital studio founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, has been acquired by Whistle.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d9668bc219e1e0006bff1b8Thu, 3 Oct 2019 22:45:23 +00002019-10-03T22:45:23ZVertical Networks, a mobile-first digital studio founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, has been acquired by Whistle.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/09/20/the-reimagining-of-imagine-entertainment-ron-howard-and-brian-grazers-bold-plot-to-win-the-streaming-video-wars/ The Reimagining Of Imagine Entertainment: Ron Howard And Brian Grazer’s Bold Plot To Win The Streaming Video WarsRon Howard and Brian Brazer have excelled by evolving along with the entertainment industry. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d824e9ec86e530009145ad3Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +00002019-09-20T10:00:00ZRon Howard and Brian Brazer have excelled by evolving along with the entertainment industry. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/09/13/disney-ceo-bob-iger-exits-apples-board-as-two-companies-prepare-to-launch-competing-streaming-service/ Disney CEO Bob Iger Exits Apple’s Board As Two Companies Prepare To Launch Competing Streaming ServicesDisney CEO Bob Iger has departed Apple’s board of directors, as the two companies prepare to launch competing streaming services this fall.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d6067f8efcc250009dd586bFri, 13 Sep 2019 22:11:00 +00002019-09-13T22:11:00ZDisney CEO Bob Iger has departed Apple’s board of directors, as the two companies prepare to launch competing streaming services this fall.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/08/23/ewan-mcgregor-hillary-duff-and-kermit-the-frog-to-return--on-disneys-disney-streaming-service/ Ewan McGregor, Hillary Duff and Kermit the Frog To Return—On Disney’s Disney+ Streaming ServiceAfter denying, deflecting and outright "fibbing," the secret is finally out — actor Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d60682abf7fce0008b65b76Sat, 24 Aug 2019 02:20:00 +00002019-08-24T02:20:00ZAfter denying, deflecting and outright "fibbing," the secret is finally out — actor Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as the jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/08/23/hold-on-to-your-mouse-ears--disneys-cranking-up-the-promotion-for-the-disney-streaming-service/ Hold On To Your Mouse Ears— Disney’s Cranking Up The Promotion For The Disney+ Streaming ServiceAt Friday's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney will push its new streaming service with discounts and promotions that will ramp up through the service's launch Nov. 12.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d5f1ac9efcc25000966ea39Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:00:00 +00002019-08-23T13:00:00ZAt Friday's D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney will push its new streaming service with discounts and promotions that will ramp up through the service's launch Nov. 12.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/08/13/cbs-viacom-merger-shari-redstone/ CBS And Viacom Announce Plans To Merge, Finally Fulfilling Shari Redstone's Dream On 3rd TryThe merger will reunite the companies Sumner Redstone broke apart in 2006 and create a company with more than $28 billion in revenue to better compete with the entertainment world's behemoths.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d5157bbbbf58700092f2abeTue, 13 Aug 2019 18:18:38 +00002019-08-13T18:18:38ZThe merger will reunite the companies Sumner Redstone broke apart in 2006 and create a company with more than $28 billion in revenue to better compete with the entertainment world's behemoths.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/08/06/avengers-endgametoy-story-4-expected-to-lift-disneys-earnings/ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ And ‘Toy Story 4’ Expected To Lift Disney's EarningsA trio of early summer movies are expected to be the centerpiece of Walt Disney Co.’s third-quarter earnings, countering weak TV results and setting up a strong pipeline for investors to cheer as they await more details on the launch of the Disney + streaming service. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d46e910c043ff0008544c83Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:29:06 +00002019-08-06T17:29:06ZA trio of early summer movies are expected to be the centerpiece of Walt Disney Co.’s third-quarter earnings, countering weak TV results and setting up a strong pipeline for investors to cheer as they await more details on the launch of the Disney + streaming service. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/07/19/its-alive-facebooks-surprising-video-standout-is-a-horror-movie-startup/ It’s Alive! Facebook’s Surprising Video Standout Is A Horror Movie StartupCrypt TV has raised $11 million from the likes of Shari Redstone and NBCUniversal to make horror for mobile. Its biggest success: the nearly 10 million users who watch its monsters on Facebook’s fledgling video service, Watch. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d30803254ab99000913165aFri, 19 Jul 2019 09:43:26 +00002019-07-19T09:43:26ZCrypt TV has raised $11 million from the likes of Shari Redstone and NBCUniversal to make horror for mobile. Its biggest success: the nearly 10 million users who watch its monsters on Facebook’s fledgling video service, Watch. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/07/09/netflix-rival-hbo-max-to-launch-next-year-with-friends/ Netflix Rival HBO Max To Launch Next Year With ‘Friends’HBO Max will feature exclusive original content, including a one-hour thriller series starring The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, and a 10-episode romantic anthology series featuring Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5d24db99bd1d870009e7dc32Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:09:42 +00002019-07-09T20:09:42ZHBO Max will feature exclusive original content, including a one-hour thriller series starring The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco, and a 10-episode romantic anthology series featuring Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/22/elisabeth-murdochs-digital-video-studio-finds-snapchat-success-isnt-enough/ Elisabeth Murdoch’s Digital Video Studio Finds Snapchat Success Isn’t EnoughBut as other digital publishers have discovered, Vertical Networks can’t survive (or thrive) on revenue from a single platform alone. So Elisabeth Murdoch’s studio is expanding its entertainment brands to new platforms.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5ce4c0e73710e300099d3a86Wed, 22 May 2019 14:06:30 +00002019-05-22T14:06:30ZBut as other digital publishers have discovered, Vertical Networks can’t survive (or thrive) on revenue from a single platform alone. So Elisabeth Murdoch’s studio is expanding its entertainment brands to new platforms.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/16/todaytix-receives-73-million-investment-led-by-great-hill-partners/ TodayTix Receives $73 Million Investment Led By Great Hill PartnersA ticketing firm that got its start offering a modern alternative to the antiquated way Broadway theater-goers bought their discounted tickets (standing in line outside a booth in Times Square) has received a $73 million equity investment led by Great Hill Partners.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cdcbca57d16cd0008f8e0baThu, 16 May 2019 13:37:18 +00002019-05-16T13:37:18ZA ticketing firm that got its start offering a modern alternative to the antiquated way Broadway theater-goers bought their discounted tickets (standing in line outside a booth in Times Square) has received a $73 million equity investment led by Great Hill Partners.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/14/disneys-bob-iger-explains-why-gaining-full-operational-control-of-hulu-advances-the-entertainment-giants-streaming-strategy/ Disney’s Bob Iger Explains Why Gaining Full Operational Control Of Hulu Advances The Entertainment Giant’s Streaming StrategyThe Walt Disney Co. expects to expand the original programming on Hulu and explore packages designed to entice new subscribers, now that it has assumed full operational control of the streaming service.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cdb06d08f334e00088d25c0Tue, 14 May 2019 18:20:07 +00002019-05-14T18:20:07ZThe Walt Disney Co. expects to expand the original programming on Hulu and explore packages designed to entice new subscribers, now that it has assumed full operational control of the streaming service.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/13/apple-app-store-comes-in-for-scrutiny-as-supreme-court-ruling-allows-consumer-antitrust-suit-to-proceed/ U.S. Supreme Court Opens The Door For iPhone Users' Antitrust Lawsuit Over Apple's 30% CommissionThe Supreme Court Monday cleared the way for the antitrust suit that centers on Apple's walled garden approach to the App store, which has drawn criticism from some companies that use it to deliver services to iPhone users. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cda07be8f334e0008b2e782Tue, 14 May 2019 00:29:39 +00002019-05-14T00:29:39ZThe Supreme Court Monday cleared the way for the antitrust suit that centers on Apple's walled garden approach to the App store, which has drawn criticism from some companies that use it to deliver services to iPhone users. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/02/youtube-original-series-cobra-kai-kevin-hart-what-the-fit-return-for-new-seasons-justin-bieber-special-project/ YouTube Original Series 'Cobra Kai,' 'Kevin Hart: What The Fit' Return For New Seasons, Justin Bieber Special ProjectYouTube unveiled an original programming lineup that plays to the passions of its 2 billion global users — shows focused on music, video games, live events and home-grown YouTube personalities.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5ccb3f2ca589aa0008adf199Thu, 2 May 2019 23:45:32 +00002019-05-02T23:45:32ZYouTube unveiled an original programming lineup that plays to the passions of its 2 billion global users — shows focused on music, video games, live events and home-grown YouTube personalities.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/02/esports-organization-immortals-closes-30-million-fundraising-round-acquires-brazilian-game-matchmaking-platform/ Esports Organization Immortals Closes $30 Million Fundraising Round, Acquires Brazilian Game Matchmaking PlatformEsports organization Immortals has closed a $25 million fundraising round, attracting backers that include such entertainment industry players as Lionsgate, AEG and Quibi CEO Meg WhitmanDawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cc89520e2b68c0008cbe87cThu, 2 May 2019 15:19:10 +00002019-05-02T15:19:10ZEsports organization Immortals has closed a $25 million fundraising round, attracting backers that include such entertainment industry players as Lionsgate, AEG and Quibi CEO Meg Whitmanhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/05/01/hulu-disney-marvel/ Hulu Offers Glimpse Of An Edgier Future Under Disney’s Control As Subscriber Count Passes 28 MillionHulu said it had increased its total customer base to more than 28 million, up from 25 million in January.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cc89de0e2b68c0008ce59b2Wed, 1 May 2019 13:38:19 +00002019-05-01T13:38:19ZHulu said it had increased its total customer base to more than 28 million, up from 25 million in January.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/29/univision-news-anchor-jorge-ramos-says-twitter-literally-saved-me/ Univision News Anchor Jorge Ramos Says Twitter ‘Literally Saved Me’Univision News Anchor Jorge Ramos offered an unexpected testimonial Monday, saying the social network "literally saved me."Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cc765ae60c12300094bdc5fMon, 29 Apr 2019 22:55:49 +00002019-04-29T22:55:49ZUnivision News Anchor Jorge Ramos offered an unexpected testimonial Monday, saying the social network "literally saved me."https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/29/viacom-brings-trevor-noah-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-and-dora-the-explorer-to-plutotv/ Viacom Dives Into The Streaming Wars, Bring Comedy Central, Nickelodeon Shows To Free PlutoTVAt a time when Disney has outlined an ambitious plan to use its most valuable entertainment brands to launch its forthcoming Disney+ service, Viacom is bringing its stars to its newly acquired free streaming offering, PlutoTV. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cc716232f85290009cd4f9dMon, 29 Apr 2019 17:45:47 +00002019-04-29T17:45:47ZAt a time when Disney has outlined an ambitious plan to use its most valuable entertainment brands to launch its forthcoming Disney+ service, Viacom is bringing its stars to its newly acquired free streaming offering, PlutoTV. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/25/why-disney-might-want-solo-control-over-hulu--though-it-probably-wont-come-cheap/ Why Disney Might Want Solo Control Over Hulu—Though It Probably Won’t Come CheapDisney appears to be looking to consolidate its ownership of Hulu. On April 15, AT&T just sold its 10% stake in the streaming service for a cool $1.43 billion — a transaction that valued Hulu at $15 billion. Now, its reportedly in talks with Comcast about shedding its 30% stake.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cc2060d7fed58000c775d52Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:15:22 +00002019-04-25T20:15:22ZDisney appears to be looking to consolidate its ownership of Hulu. On April 15, AT&T just sold its 10% stake in the streaming service for a cool $1.43 billion — a transaction that valued Hulu at $15 billion. Now, its reportedly in talks with Comcast about shedding its 30% stake.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/23/snap-shows-some-pop-in-its-first-quarter-adding-subscribers-and-trimming-losses/ Snap Shows Some Pop In Its First Quarter, Adding Subscribers And Trimming LossesSnap is showing renewed momentum, adding subscribers and topping Wall Street's revenue estimates in its first quarter.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cbf7ae502f3d9000992007bTue, 23 Apr 2019 21:20:42 +00002019-04-23T21:20:42ZSnap is showing renewed momentum, adding subscribers and topping Wall Street's revenue estimates in its first quarter.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/16/netflix-shrugs-off-its-new-bigger-competitors--apple-and-disney/ Netflix Shrugs Off Its New, Bigger Competitors — Apple And DisneyThe big dog of Internet TV acknowledged the new competitors as "world-class consumer brands" whose forthcoming services would be a boon to consumers and content creators alike. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cb63ab5052a1b00095be21dTue, 16 Apr 2019 21:10:03 +00002019-04-16T21:10:03ZThe big dog of Internet TV acknowledged the new competitors as "world-class consumer brands" whose forthcoming services would be a boon to consumers and content creators alike. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/15/att-sheds-its-stake-in-hulu-for-143-billion-/ AT&T Sheds Its Stake In Hulu For $1.43 Billion, Nearly Tripling InvestmentHulu is buying back AT&T's minority stake in the streaming service for $1.43 billion, the two companies said Monday.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cb50feaa745900009c64a22Mon, 15 Apr 2019 23:13:08 +00002019-04-15T23:13:08ZHulu is buying back AT&T's minority stake in the streaming service for $1.43 billion, the two companies said Monday.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/15/the-house-of-hbo-faces-uncertain-future-as-game-of-thrones-enters-final-season/ The House Of HBO Faces Uncertain Future As ‘Game Of Thrones’ Enters Final SeasonViewers flocked to Westeros for Sunday's return of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” but one cliffhanger will remain unresolved even after the sixth and final episode concludes: What’s next for the network that redefined television?Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cb4a643a745900009a95ee8Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:00:37 +00002019-04-15T17:00:37ZViewers flocked to Westeros for Sunday's return of HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones,” but one cliffhanger will remain unresolved even after the sixth and final episode concludes: What’s next for the network that redefined television?https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/11/disney-undercuts-rivals-on-price-flexes-its-iconic-brands/ Disney+ Undercuts Rivals On Price, Flexes Its Iconic BrandsThe Walt Disney Co. unveiled long-awaited details about its Disney+ streaming service Thursday in an elaborate presentation on the studio’s Burbank lot, announcing an aggressive strategy that undercuts rivals on price.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5cb002601ad27a00095c44f5Fri, 12 Apr 2019 03:30:40 +00002019-04-12T03:30:40ZThe Walt Disney Co. unveiled long-awaited details about its Disney+ streaming service Thursday in an elaborate presentation on the studio’s Burbank lot, announcing an aggressive strategy that undercuts rivals on price.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/11/how-disneys-investment-in-entertainment-brands-like-marvel-and-star-wars-will-power-the-launch-of-its-new-streaming-service/ Disney Laid The Groundwork For Disney+ Long Before Netflix Was KingTwo senior Disney executives predicted a seismic shift in the media landscape, and set the media company on a course to acquire entertainment brands. That will serve it well as Disney prepares to launch a streaming service. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5caeb8459d64fd000867ac77Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:07:42 +00002019-04-11T13:07:42ZTwo senior Disney executives predicted a seismic shift in the media landscape, and set the media company on a course to acquire entertainment brands. That will serve it well as Disney prepares to launch a streaming service. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/04/snap-takes-a-page-from-netflixs-handbook-draws-from-user-data-to-pick-programs/ Snap Takes A Page From Netflix’s Handbook, Draws From User Data To Pick ProgramsSnap announces 10 new Snapchat original series, which it develops to reflect the tastes of its users.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5ca627f5df245000084b269cThu, 4 Apr 2019 18:17:19 +00002019-04-04T18:17:19ZSnap announces 10 new Snapchat original series, which it develops to reflect the tastes of its users.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/04/01/silicon-valley-entrepreneur-jim-lanzone-leads-cbs-interactive-into-the-twilight-zone/ Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Jim Lanzone Leads CBS Interactive Into The Twilight ZoneJim Lanzone, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped revitalize the struggling Ask Jeeves search engine before its $2 billion sale, is leading a higher-stakes transformation—prodding one of America’s oldest broadcast networks, CBS, into the digital era. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5ca2870aed39bd19d6693589Mon, 1 Apr 2019 22:57:22 +00002019-04-01T22:57:22ZJim Lanzone, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who helped revitalize the struggling Ask Jeeves search engine before its $2 billion sale, is leading a higher-stakes transformation—prodding one of America’s oldest broadcast networks, CBS, into the digital era. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/25/apple-brings-out-oprah-to-tout-apple-streaming-tv-but-leaves-viewers-guessing/ Apple Brings Out Oprah to Tout Apple+ Streaming TV But Leaves Viewers GuessingApple spelled out its broad ambitions for the forthcoming streaming service, saying it had partnered with the most accomplished storytellers as it seeks to define Apple TV+ as a home for quality entertainment. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c9944b4ddc684425aa3ce92Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:38:37 +00002019-03-25T22:38:37ZApple spelled out its broad ambitions for the forthcoming streaming service, saying it had partnered with the most accomplished storytellers as it seeks to define Apple TV+ as a home for quality entertainment. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/21/apple-tv-app-to-get-a-second-life-with-video-subscription-service/ Apple TV App To Get A Second Life With Video Subscription ServiceAn app that’s already installed on millions of iPhones, iPads and Apple TV streaming devices will serve as a springboard for Apple to launch its much anticipated video subscription service.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c93cc42bbafb272ddb65ea3Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:21:32 +00002019-03-21T18:21:32ZAn app that’s already installed on millions of iPhones, iPads and Apple TV streaming devices will serve as a springboard for Apple to launch its much anticipated video subscription service.https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbes/2019/03/18/warner-bros-studio-chief-kevin-tsujihara-resigns-following-revelations-over-actress/ Warner Bros. Studio Chief Kevin Tsujihara Resigns Amid Investigation Into Allegations Of Improper ConductWarner Bros. Entertainment Chairman Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as head of the storied film studio following reports that he had used his position as studio chief to seek movie roles for an actress with whom he was romantically involved. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c8fdc79933bdd1499fdb23cMon, 18 Mar 2019 18:41:40 +00002019-03-18T18:41:40ZWarner Bros. Entertainment Chairman Kevin Tsujihara has resigned as head of the storied film studio following reports that he had used his position as studio chief to seek movie roles for an actress with whom he was romantically involved. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/14/facebooks-chief-product-officer-exits-a-week-after-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-announces-pivot-to-privacy/ Facebook’s Chris Cox Leaves After Privacy Pivot. He's Made Millions In Facebook StockFacebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, the product visionary who worked alongside company founder Mark Zuckerberg for more than a decade building some of the company's most important products, including early versions of News Feed, is leaving the company.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c8abd86d58dc54bcf47cb9fThu, 14 Mar 2019 21:16:17 +00002019-03-14T21:16:17ZFacebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, the product visionary who worked alongside company founder Mark Zuckerberg for more than a decade building some of the company's most important products, including early versions of News Feed, is leaving the company.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/06/after-scandals-facebooks-mark-zuckerberg-gets-religion-on-privacy/ Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Says The Future Is Encrypted, Private MessagingAfter 15 years erecting the digital equivalent of the town square, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will now work to usher in a new era of communications built on privacy and security. Zuckerberg spelled out this seismic shift in emphasis Wednesday in a Facebook post.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c8037ac92ad6f799f46d834Wed, 6 Mar 2019 22:35:42 +00002019-03-06T22:35:42ZAfter 15 years erecting the digital equivalent of the town square, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he will now work to usher in a new era of communications built on privacy and security. Zuckerberg spelled out this seismic shift in emphasis Wednesday in a Facebook post.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/04/att-veteran-john-stankey-explains-why-hes-restructuring-warnermedia/ AT&T Veteran John Stankey Explains Why He’s Restructuring WarnerMediaWarnerMedia CEO John Stankey explains why he restructured AT&T's entertainment division in a way that breaks down the silos that historically separated the HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. units.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c7da573ddc68442feeed1e1Tue, 5 Mar 2019 00:37:18 +00002019-03-05T00:37:18ZWarnerMedia CEO John Stankey explains why he restructured AT&T's entertainment division in a way that breaks down the silos that historically separated the HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. units.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/03/04/att-restructures-warnermedia-as-it-prepares-to-take-on-netflix-layoffs-expected/ AT&T Restructures WarnerMedia As It Prepares To Take On Netflix; Layoffs ExpectedAT&T announced a sweeping restructuring of its WarnerMedia entertainment unit Monday,Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c7d5033bbafb23bb4347f51Mon, 4 Mar 2019 16:31:26 +00002019-03-04T16:31:26ZAT&T announced a sweeping restructuring of its WarnerMedia entertainment unit Monday,https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/28/hbo-chief-richard-plepler-bows-out/ HBO Chief Richard Plepler Bows OutRichard Plepler steps down as head of HBO after 28 years.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c7861a9ddc684172b80cb52Thu, 28 Feb 2019 22:47:26 +00002019-02-28T22:47:26ZRichard Plepler steps down as head of HBO after 28 years.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/25/netflixs-roma-best-picture-snub-reflects-hollywoods-streaming-anxiety/ Netflix's 'Roma' Best Picture Snub Reflects Hollywood's Streaming AnxietyDirector Steven Spielberg has been among the most notable critics of streaming services like Netflix contending for Oscar titles. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c742966bbafb25c17c657b8Mon, 25 Feb 2019 20:49:22 +00002019-02-25T20:49:22ZDirector Steven Spielberg has been among the most notable critics of streaming services like Netflix contending for Oscar titles. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/22/the-great-oscars-chase-how-netflix-is-spending-millions-to-buy-prestige-and-rewrite-hollywoods-economics/ The Great Oscars Chase: How Netflix Is Spending Millions To Win Prestige And Rewrite Hollywood's EconomicsNetflix doesn’t care about box office sales. It needs to retain subscribers—and attract new ones— while enticing Hollywood A-listers to create amazing content. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c6ef3fad58dc5708ff6e53cFri, 22 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +00002019-02-22T11:00:00ZNetflix doesn’t care about box office sales. It needs to retain subscribers—and attract new ones— while enticing Hollywood A-listers to create amazing content. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/14/former-netflix-employee-detained-after-report-of-a-man-with-a-gun-at-la-campus/ Former Netflix Employee Detained After Report Of A Man With A Gun At L.A. CampusLos Angeles police have taken a former Netflix employee into custody Thursday following reports of a man with a gun outside the streaming service's Los Angeles headquarters.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c6610be42f99b25df4a8c3cFri, 15 Feb 2019 01:25:14 +00002019-02-15T01:25:14ZLos Angeles police have taken a former Netflix employee into custody Thursday following reports of a man with a gun outside the streaming service's Los Angeles headquarters.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/12/remember-when-jeff-bezos-told-peter-thiel-to-develop-a-thick-skin/ Remember When Jeff Bezos Told Peter Thiel To 'Develop a Thick Skin'?Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos' fight with American Media's National Enquirer over threats to publish embarrassing photos—following an expose that revealed an affair with Lauren Sanchez—has echoes of another billionaire's battle with a publisher. Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c61a896ed39bd7b955d4a8cWed, 13 Feb 2019 00:47:55 +00002019-02-13T00:47:55ZWashington Post owner Jeff Bezos' fight with American Media's National Enquirer over threats to publish embarrassing photos—following an expose that revealed an affair with Lauren Sanchez—has echoes of another billionaire's battle with a publisher. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/07/new-reputation-management-firm-seeks-to-help-hollywood-get-a-handle-on-its-social-media-headaches/ New Reputation Management Firm Seeks To Help Hollywood Get A Handle On Its Social Media HeadachesOne of Hollywood's most prominent public relations firms, Principal Communications Group, has launched a business that seeks to identify social media and other land mines before they explode and that provides advice for how best to cope with any damage resulting from past acts.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c5b4d6cd58dc50c646922baThu, 7 Feb 2019 20:39:28 +00002019-02-07T20:39:28ZOne of Hollywood's most prominent public relations firms, Principal Communications Group, has launched a business that seeks to identify social media and other land mines before they explode and that provides advice for how best to cope with any damage resulting from past acts.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/06/its-official-spotify-buys-gimlet-media-plans-to-spend-up-to-500-million-this-year-on-acquisitions/ It's Official: Spotify Buys Gimlet Media, Plans To Spend Up To $500 Million This Year on AcquisitionsSpotify's deal to acquire Gimlet Media and Anchor are part of its broader plans to spend as much as $500 million this year on acquisitions with the potential to increase listening time, grow revenue and margins and reduce subscriber turnover, known in industry parlance as "churn."Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c5b119a92ad6f30e0763fbcWed, 6 Feb 2019 17:32:00 +00002019-02-06T17:32:00ZSpotify's deal to acquire Gimlet Media and Anchor are part of its broader plans to spend as much as $500 million this year on acquisitions with the potential to increase listening time, grow revenue and margins and reduce subscriber turnover, known in industry parlance as "churn."https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/05/spotify-in-talks-to-buy-gimlet-media-source/ Spotify In Talks To Buy Gimlet Media: SourceGimlet Media could provide Spotify access to more exclusive content, helping to attract new subscribers. It also would boost revenue.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c59e6d9bbafb21d1ce8c142Tue, 5 Feb 2019 22:32:49 +00002019-02-05T22:32:49ZGimlet Media could provide Spotify access to more exclusive content, helping to attract new subscribers. It also would boost revenue.https://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/2019/02/01/vice-media-latest-digital-media-operation-to-undergo-layoffs/ Vice Media Latest Digital Media Operation To Undergo LayoffsChief Executive Officer Nancy Dubuc announced a reorganization Friday that will result in a 10% staff reduction that will hit about 250 people. The veteran television executive is reorienting Vice to focus on film and television production, as well as branded content.Dawn Chmielewski, Forbes StaffDawn Chmielewski, Forbes Staffhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/dawnchmielewski/5c546fa664aaf93f2fe4363eFri, 1 Feb 2019 20:35:00 +00002019-02-01T20:35:00ZChief Executive Officer Nancy Dubuc announced a reorganization Friday that will result in a 10% staff reduction that will hit about 250 people. The veteran television executive is reorienting Vice to focus on film and television production, as well as branded content.