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Polaris Set to Launch First Black-Owned Free Ad-Supported Streaming

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Polaris, the 100% black-owned television, digital and social media platform, announced the launch of its first free ad-supported streaming TV channel to debut on VIZIO’s SmartCast platform. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Created by digital media pioneer Rahman J. Dukes, Polaris exists to uncover and share stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color […]

ICYMI: De La Soul’s Catalog Finally Coming to Streaming Services

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Fans of De La Soul are in luck, their music will now be on all DSP’s.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The group announced Tuesday that their catalog,  most of which has never been legally available on streaming services, will finally arrive on all major platforms later this year.  The news comes after the catalog […]

De La Soul’s Catalog Finally Coming to Streaming Services

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Fans of De La Soul are in luck, their music will now be on all DSP’s.  Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The group announced Tuesday that their catalog,  most of which has never been legally available on streaming services, will finally arrive on all major platforms later this year.  The news comes after the catalog […]

Big Sean’s ‘Detroit’ Mixtape Is Coming to Streaming Services

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Saturday (March 13th), the city of Detroit naturally basked in 313 day. By one fan’s account, however, it would have been all that much sweeter if Big Sean ‘s Detroit mixtape finally made an arrival on streaming services as teased last year. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information While the project itself did not touch down, […]

Verizon Customers Will Get A Free Year of Disney+

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Anticipation for the Disney+ streaming service has officially hit a fever pitch now that we’re just a few weeks away from the November 12 live date. With all that’s expected to be featured on the platform, including some of our favorite throwback Marvel cartoons, many people are ready to give all their money to Disney. […]

Disney Officially Announces Launch Date and Pricing For Disney+ Streaming Service

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The streaming service wars are about to heat up.  Disney is betting big on its 2019 streaming service called Disney+, and it started laying its cards on the table this week. In a three-hour event Thursday, Disney revealed the release date, price, shows, and movies planned for its Netflix competitor. It all starts on November 12. For more info: […]

Music Streaming Services Dominates Again for 2018

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For the third straight year in a row, the music industry in the US has posted double-digit growth. That’s according to a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Revenue from streaming music services increased 30%, reaching $7.4 billion.  Streaming alone contributed 75% of the total revenue […]

Sony Acquires 60% Stake in EMI’s Publishing

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Music giant Sony announced an acquisition of the 60 percent stake of EMI that is owned by Abu Dhabi based wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company for a whopping $2.3 billion. The New York Times reports by collecting the stake of Mubadala, Sony will own all but 10 percent of the equity in the EMI catalog. […]

ESPN To Enter The Streaming Service Business With ESPN Plus

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ESPN is about to enter the streaming service business. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The service will be called ESPN Plus, and live inside a new app that will be launched by the sports broadcasting network in spring 2018 – much earlier than Disney’s more general subscription streaming service that will launch in 2019. Disney CEO Bob […]

Plot Twist: Apple Interested In Buying TIDAL Streaming Services

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In a twist of fate no one saw coming, Apple is reportedly interested in acquiring JAY Z‘s TIDAL streaming services. The two companies went hard this year trying to acquire the eyes and ears of millions of music fans looking for a safe place to digitally stream music. This year, Apple Inc. may make that decision […]

Twitter Just Invested $70 Million Into Soundcloud

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Soundcloud and Twitter go together like peanut butter and jelly, at least in Hip Hop. The former popular streaming site attracts music-makers from all over the world, while the latter exposes you to them. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Together they want to “help support efforts with creators.” Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, says, “[Soundcloud] has […]

Netflix Considers Addition of Offline Viewing

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Consumers have been able to download movies and television shows from sources like iTunes and Google Play for years. Even Amazon has offered its primetime users the ability to temporarily download their favorite movies or shows for offline viewing. Now Netflix wants to take things up a notch as they consider offering offline viewing as a […]

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