Pressure to drop TikTok from app stores intensifies: Following the removal of TikTok from various government and educational institutions, US senators are urging app stores to drop the controversial app.

Apple’s 10-year bet on the MLS has begun: The company is asking advertisers to help build a following for sport with no viewership promises.

Say goodbye to Peacock’s free-with-ads tier: The no-cost option will sunset soon as the streamer tries to drive up its revenues per user.

RIP Showtime—as a standalone brand, that is: Paramount+ and the premium cable TV network are merging, the first of many expected streaming mergers.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s balance sheet is forcing it to play the licensing game: It’s a win for Roku and Tubi. For HBO Max subscribers, not so much.

UK streaming subscribers picked up at end of 2022: Prime Video was a main beneficiary, but data suggests economy still pressuring consumers.

Is exclusivity or access more important for streamers? HBO is testing the long-held theory by releasing the premiere of a hit show on YouTube for free.

Peacock helps Comcast stave off a weak Q4: Strong growth for the streamer comes as competition heats up.

Picture this—Instagram to refocus on photos: Platform says it will better number of images and videos shown in feeds.

Could iffy payouts cause creators to leave TikTok? The platform’s much-hyped revenue-sharing program is giving shockingly low payouts, but strong viewer growth makes a migration unlikely.

Disney wants to see how big pickleball can get: The sport got a popularity boost over the last two years, prompting ESPN to make a low-risk bet on its streaming future.

TikTok bans in colleges go viral: The fallout from students and teachers could be indicative of wider pushback against banning the app.

Disney to bring Hulu ad targeting to its streaming properties: Move should bring efficiencies as Netflix looks to bulk up its ad tier.

Second “Avatar” hits a milestone, but theaters aren’t celebrating: Cinemas are shuttering, unable to compete effectively with streaming.

Xfinity ascends as broadband speed leader: Xfinity was the fastest fixed broadband provider in 14 states during Q4 2022. The competition wasn’t far behind, proving broadband in the US is improving.

The kids’ ad dollars are all right: While some sectors have seen slower ad growth, that’s not the case when it comes to childrens’ programming.

Netflix rounds out a tough 2022 with strong subscriber growth: Revenues rose just 1.9%, but investors responded positively to its results and outlook.

Warner Bros. Discovery is enlisting partners to grow outside the US: The company’s debt is making it turn to Amazon’s Prime Video in France.

Netflix thinks its next big hit will come out of South Korea: Many of its major shows in 2022 came from abroad, and Netflix is trying to expand in Asia-Pacific.

HBO Max is upping prices right before its merger with Discovery+: While it’s peculiar timing, it should allow debt-riddled WBD to invest in user experience.