Disney+ Launches Annual Subscription Discount Offer in Europe Before Launch

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Hollywood Reporter reports: “The Walt Disney Co. on Monday unveiled a limited-time discounted presale offer for the Disney+ streaming service in the U.K. and other major European markets where it is set to launch next month.”

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ESL Pro League And Prominent Esports Teams Ink Monumental ‘Louvre Agreement’

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Forbes reports: “Though competitive gaming has been around for quite some times, e-sports as a business is still maturing at a relatively deliberate pace – but a the recently announced alliance between the world’s largest and longest standing e-sports network/tournament organizer, ESL, and 13 of the most popular and successful e-sports teams marks a huge step forward to ensuring long-term sustainability of the business of e-sports.”

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Black Desert Online and the diverging MMO ecosystem

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Gamesindustry.biz reports: “The MMO market is not what it used to be, and how these games operate and thrive has changed in ways both large and small. Business models have evolved, competition for players’ time has increased elsewhere in the games industry, and there is simply a more diverse range of online games available.”

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Latido Networks Acquires Youth-Focused Media Company Mitú

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Billboard reports: “Latido Networks, a division of the California-based technology company GoDigital Media Group, has announced the acquisition of youth-focused media company Mitú with the purpose to enlarge their LatinX digital consumer base.”

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IMDb TV Moves Content Team to Amazon Studios Under New Co-Heads

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Variety reports: “Amazon-owned free streaming service IMDb TV is moving its content team to Amazon Studios, and will develop original programming under new IMDb TV co-heads of content Ryan Pirozzi and Lauren Anderson.”

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Inside Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist Redesign

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Billboard reports: “Spotify has overhauled its New Music Friday playlist, bringing a fresh design to a playlist that features more than 3.5 million followers in the U.S. and 8 million followers globally, the streaming service tells Billboard.”

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Shopify joins Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra Association

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TechCrunch reports: “After eBay, Visa, Stripe, and other high-profile partners ditched the Facebook-backed cryptocurrency collective, Libra scored a win today with the addition of Shopify.”

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Quibi shares some clues about how its app might work

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The Verge reports: “Quibi’s apps are now available for preorder on the App Store and Play Store, and they give a look at how the mobile streaming app might actually work when it launches on April 6th (via TechCrunch).”

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Spotify Unveils Ticketing Partnership With Dance Music Platform Resident Advisor

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Variety reports: “Spotify today announced a ticketing partnership with influential dance-music website Resident Advisor with the goal of “supporting music communities around the world by increasing attendance to thousands of local venues and parties.””

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Warner Music Group Set to Go Public With a Board Lacking in Diversity

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Billboard reports: “Warner Music Group’s recently-announced plan to go public took the music industry by surprise. One detail included in the company’s initial public offering (IPO) should also raise eyebrows: The glaring lack of diversity on its board of directors.”

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