Behind AT&T’s Epic Battle Against Netflix, Disney and the Rest

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Twelve years ago, Netflix started offering movies streamed over the Internet. It was a herky-jerky, frustrating experience, and it took a visionary (Reed Hastings) to see what streaming would […]

Data Sheet—Behind AT&T’s Epic Battle Against Netflix, Disney and the Rest

Twelve years ago, Netflix started offering movies streamed over the Internet. It was a herky-jerky, frustrating experience, and it took a visionary (Reed Hastings) to see what streaming would do to the movie business and its then-cash cow, the DVD. Fast forward to today and streaming video is easily the most exciting consumer technology offering […]

How Disney and Marriott Are Finally Punching Back Against the Upstarts

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Disney announced its new Disney+ streaming strategy that will riskily yank content from lucrative distribution deals with others like Netflix, I asked a business-savvy friend if he thought […]

Data Sheet—How Disney and Marriott Are Finally Punching Back Against the Upstarts

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Disney announced its new Disney+ streaming strategy that will riskily yank content from lucrative distribution deals with others like Netflix, I asked a business-savvy friend if he […]

Disney’s Latest Blockbuster Isn’t Star Wars—It’s the Streaming Wars

On the mid-April day that Disney hosted a show-of-force presentation for investment analysts, the entertainment giant converted its cavernous Soundstage 2 in Burbank, Calif., where Mary Poppins and Pirates of the Caribbean came to life, into an auditorium for knowledge workers. Wall Street types sat rapt as Disney opened with a video splicing its decades-old […]

Netflix Movies Will Still Be Eligible for the Oscars Next Year

Netflix Inc. and other streaming services won’t face a tougher road to the Oscars next year. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided against rule changes that would have made it harder for streaming movies to be eligible for awards — despite a push by Hollywood traditionalists like Steven Spielberg to ensure that […]

Why Cord Cutters Are Favoring Cheaper Online Options Over Cable-Like Bundles

The growing trend of people canceling their cable or satellite TV service may not be enough to sustain interest in the recent crop of Internet services trying to replicate the multi-channel cable world online. The ranks of cord cutters and so-called cord never’s, who never subscribed to pay TV in the first place, jumped to […]