Spotify launching family plan with cheaper subscriptions for families (The Guardian)

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Spotify says family plans are one of its ‘most asked for’ features.

Streaming service will offer half-price premium plans for up to four family members as it seeks to boost users

Streaming music service Spotify is launching a new “Family” plan that will offer cheaper subscriptions to its paying users’ family members.

Subscribers will be able to add up to four family members to their… [Read more on The Guardian]

Les secrets de Reed Hastings, l’incroyable patron de Netflix (Challenges)

Reed Hastings, PDG de Netflix. Réa

Génie des algorithmes, le fondateur du géant américain de la vidéo en ligne, récemment arrivé en France, est un subtil mélange d’intuition et d’analyse méthodique. Son credo : rester imprévisible.

Ce n’est pas l’histoire d’un mec… Pas l’histoire convenue, en tout cas, d’un fils adoptif mal… [Lire la suite sur Challenges]

Video on demand is ramping up marketing (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Chris Evans, right, leads a band of have-nots in the dystopian thriller, “Snowpiercer” available on video on demand.

Video on demand, once the poor stepchild of film distribution, is beginning to gain respect.

Besides giving smaller budget movies the chance to reach a wider audience, VOD is surfing atop the wave of younger viewers who prefer to watch on a smaller screen.

“Getting people into a theater is hard and expensive. Getting people to hit a button on their remote is a lot easier,” said Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban, whose media… [Read more on Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Now CBS Is Selling Web Subscriptions to Its Shows, Too (Re/Code)


Yesterday, HBO announced plans to sell Web video subscriptions. Today, CBS.


Yup, CBS. The broadcaster is also getting into the digital video subscription business, with an offering that will let users watch almost any show it airs, live or on demand, on a variety of devices.

And like the HBO plan, this one doesn’t… [Read more on Re/Code]

Why is HBO Going OTT and What Does it Mean? (Mashable)

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Cord cutters received some of the most welcome news they’d heard since House of Cards premiered on Netflix: HBO will in 2015 unveil a streaming (also known as Over The Top or OTT) option that can be purchased without a cable subscription. In essence, no cable… [Read more on Mashable]

Twitter lance une fonction musicale en partenariat avec iTunes et Soundcloud (Les Echos)

« Twitter Audio Card »a été lancée en partenariat avec le service de musique d’Apple iTunes et le service de streaming Soundcloud – Richard Drew/AP/SIPA

Le réseau social a lancé « Twitter Audio Card », une fonctionnalité qui permet d’écouter instantanément de la musique ou d’autres documents sonores en cliquant directement sur les tweets.

Ce n’est pas encore l’assaut dans la musique en ligne auquel le réseau social se préparerait depuis des mois, mais en attendant, les utilisateurs de… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]