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‘Frasier’ Is Back With a New Series Starting on Thursday: Here’s Where to Watch It Online

“Frasier has re-entered the building.” After nearly 20 years off the air, Kelsey Grammer is back as Frasier with a new comedy series. Simply known as Frasier (2023), it will premiere on Paramount+. Although the streaming service starts at $5.99, you can watch the series for free with a seven-day trial. Afterward, you’d just have […]

Now What? The Five Crises Confronting a Post-Strike Hollywood

As brutal as 2023 has been for the entertainment industry, it’s possible the town will someday look back on this moment wistfully. And not just because of the picket line solidarity or cozy mogul hangs in the bargaining room. The strikes helped earn gains for Hollywood workers in such areas as streaming residuals and AI, […]

How to Watch ‘Joy Ride:’ The Rowdy Road Trip Comedy Is Now Streaming Online

One of the most critically acclaimed comedies of the year is now available to watch online. Joy Ride, the uproarious road trip comedy starring Ashley Park, Stephanie Hsu, Sherry Cola and Sabrina Wu has hit video-on-demand platforms like Apple and Amazon. Directed by Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter Adele Lim, Joy Ride premiered in theaters July […]

Anders Jensen Out at Viaplay as Scandi Streamer Struggles

Anders Jensen has stepped down as CEO of Scandinavian media group Viaplay after a lousy quarter that saw advertising sales slump and subscriber figures dip. Jensen, who is credited with Viaplay’s aggressive move into original production and a streaming-first focus at the Nordic company, is leaving after five years as CEO and will be replaced […]

Disney Takes $1.5B Write-Down After Removing Shows Off Disney+ and Hulu

Disney is set to take a $1.5 billion write-down during the fiscal third quarter after the entertainment giant removed more than 30 shows off of Disney+ and Hulu last month in an effort to bring down costs, according to a Friday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On May 26, Disney pulled shows like The […]

‘Indiana Jones’ Films to Land at Both Disney+ and Paramount+ In New Deal

All films in the Indiana Jones franchise are coming to Disney+ later this month as part of a shared rights deal between Disney and Paramount. Though Disney acquired the future franchise rights to Indiana Jones in 2013, the first four films — Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the […]

Conan O’Brien Going FAST: Comic Bringing Late Night Clips to Samsung TV Sets

Conan O’Brien is launching a new effort in the streaming wars, partnering with Samsung to launch Conan O’Brien TV, a free ad-supported streaming channel (also called “FAST”) that will be exclusive to devices from the Korean tech giant. Conan O’Brien TV will debut in June on Samsung TV Plus, and will be comprised of over […]

Spotify Hits 210M Paying Subs and 515M Users in Record First Quarter, But Revenue Falls Short Amid Ad Headwinds

Audio streaming giant Spotify ended March with 210 million paying premium subscribers, up from 205 million as of the end of 2022 and above its forecast of 207 million. Stockholm-headquartered Spotify, led by CEO Daniel Ek, also reported that it hit 515 million monthly active users (MAUs) as of the end of March, up from 489 million at the […]

Patrick Stump on AI Chatbot Fall Out Boy Lyrics: “You’re Consuming Art That Has No Expression Behind It”

The members of Fall Out Boy are weighing in on the impacts of AI and algorithms on the music industry. In a recent interview with The Independent, the band discussed how their latest album, So Much (for) Stardust, fits into their musical evolution and extensive discography as well as their musical growth. The band, which […]

Apple Sets Plans for Expanded Major League Baseball Coverage in 2023

Apple is taking another swing at live baseball, announcing an expanded version of its Friday Night Baseball program for Apple TV+. And while last season (the company’s first foray into live sports) saw some of the games available for free, this year only subscribers to the streaming service will be able to access the games. […]

TikTok Now Has More Than 150M U.S. Users

As its CEO prepares to face Congress this week, TikTok on Tuesday disclosed that it now has more than 150 million monthly active users in the U.S., up from 100 million a year ago. Its explosive growth for the social video platform (Snapchat, with a years-long head start, says it has about 150 million users […]

Streaming Service FuboTV Rebrands as Fubo, Ryan Reynolds’ Maximum Effort Leads Branding Effort

The sports-focused streaming virtual multichannel video provider(vMVPD) FuboTV is rebranding itself. The company will now be called Fubo (no more “TV”), and is launching a new marketing and branding effort to help it grow market share in an increasingly competitive environment. The company will launch the new campaign, with the tagline “If Sports Fans Built […]