Video renting and streaming services

FILE - The front entrance to the currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement for a shortened theatrical window, with the studio's films playing for a minimum of just 17 days in cinemas. The agreement repaired a rift between AMC and Universal brought on by the on-demand release of "Trolls World Tour" in April. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 28, 2020 - 4:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a sign of how the pandemic is remaking Hollywood traditions, AMC Theatres and Universal Studios on Tuesday announced an agreement for a shortened theatrical window, with the studio's films playing for a minimum of 17 days in cinemas. The standard window of theatrical exclusivity...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a message on the ticket window at the AMC Burbank 16 movie theaters complex informs potential customers that it is currently closed in Burbank, Calif. AMC says its business is suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic and it may not survive. All of the company’s theaters are shut down through June, and while the theaters are closed the company is generating no revenue. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
June 03, 2020 - 6:16 pm
Movie theater chain AMC warned Wednesday that it may not survive the coronavirus pandemic, which has shuttered its theaters and led film studios to explore releasing more movies directly to viewers over the internet. It's the latest danger sign for the theater business in North America, which was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball in Los Angeles. Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the film industry. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
April 28, 2020 - 6:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only for this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic...
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February 04, 2020 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that profit fell 23% in its latest quarter to $2.13 billion as it absorbed losses — and a big revenue boost — from its new streaming service, Disney Plus. The company says it has 26.5 million Disney Plus subscribers as of Dec. 28, the end of its...
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FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo the logo for Alphabet appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York. Google parent company Alphabet posted mixed fourth-quarter results on Monday, Feb 3, 2020, falling short on Wall Street's expectations for revenue but beating on profit. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
February 03, 2020 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's revenue grew, but Wall Street wanted more. Parent company Alphabet's stock fell nearly 5% after financial results came out Monday, even as profits beat expectations for the last three months of the year. Alphabet said Monday it earned $10.7 billion, or $15.35 per share...
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FILE - This Oct. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Netflix app on an iPhone in New York. Netflix reports financial results Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
January 21, 2020 - 7:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is holding its ground in the streaming wars, passing its first big test since Apple and Disney launched rival services. The company added 8.8 million worldwide subscribers during its fourth quarter, surpassing expectations at a time when it faces heated competition...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2018 file photo, Richard Plepler attends the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts American Songbook Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York. The former head of HBO has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker's new streaming service, Apple TV Plus. Plepler is well-known in the entertainment industry and cultivated HBO's reputation for “prestige” TV. He left HBO shortly after AT&T bought its parent company, Time Warner, and began transforming the media company to propel its own upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:38 pm
The former head of HBO, Richard Plepler, has signed an exclusive production deal with Apple to make TV shows and movies for the iPhone maker's new streaming service, Apple TV Plus. Plepler is well known in the entertainment industry and cultivated HBO's reputation for “prestige” TV. He left the...
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This undated image provided by Disney Plus shows a scene from "The Mandalorian," which offered as part of the video streaming channel. (Disney Plus via AP)
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December 18, 2019 - 11:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — 2019 wound up being another big year for news from the business world. There was a leadership transition at Google's parent company, a huge IPO by Saudi Aramco, and more scrutiny for Facebook as the social media company alarmed users and regulators with plans to create a digital...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo characters from Disney and Fox movies are displayed behind Cathleen Taff, president of distribution, franchise management, business and audience insight for Walt Disney Studios during the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney+ as the battle for streaming customers heats up. The offer extends to certain new and existing 4G and 5G customers as well as new Verizon Fios and 5G home internet customers. The promotion begins Nov. 12. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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October 22, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is offering new and current customers a free year of Disney's new video streaming service. The offer announced Tuesday is worth nearly $84, based on $6.99 monthly subscription fee for the Disney Plus service, which debuts Nov. 12. It extends to certain new and existing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2019, file photo specialist Brian Fairbrother, left, and trader Philip Powers work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 17, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors welcomed another batch of encouraging quarterly results from big companies. A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also helped put traders in a buying mood. The gains erased the market's modest...
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