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Weekly Subscription News: Suits, Spikes and Studios
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Kathleen Greenler Sexton --- Subscription Expert Kathleen Greenler Sexton --- Subscription Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Boston , MA
Saturday, August 15, 2020

 

In this week’s subscription news, we have lawsuits, subscription spikes and TV studios. TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over a possible ban of the short-form video platform, CNBC proposes that Netflix buy TikTok if Microsoft can’t make a deal, and the Wall Street Journal sees a 23% spike in digital-only subscriptions. Also, Lizzo signs a TV deal with Amazon Studios, Chatham Asset Management names a new chief executive at McClatchy as the company emerges from chapter 11 next month, and Hulu launches an annual subscription option for existing ad-supported subscribers.

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TikTok to Sue Trump Administration Over Ban
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Wall Street Journal Sees 23% Spike in Digital-Only Subs
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Netflix Should Buy TikTok if Microsoft Can’t Close a Deal
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Lizzo Signs First-Look TV Deal with Amazon Studios
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