It was another busy week for streaming, as Hulu announced it’s adding NFL Network to its live TV streaming package, and offering NFL RedZone as part of a Sports Add-On. Meanwhile, actress Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney stemming from the company’s decision to split the premiere of Black Widow between physical movie theaters and Disney+. Elsewhere, The Roku Channel announced a slate of incoming movies and TV shows for August and fuboTV added more ABC affiliates to its local channel lineup.
Here’s what happened in the world of cord cutting and streaming.
Here are some of the top streaming stories from the past week.
Hulu Adds NFL Network, Launches a Sports Add-On Package with NFL RedZone
With the 2021 NFL season kicking off soon, Hulu announced that it’s adding NFL Network to its live TV streaming lineup. And for those craving still more football content, the company started offering NFL RedZone as part of an optional Sports Add-On package as well.
Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over Disney+ Release of ‘Black Widow’
Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson has filed a lawsuit against Disney over the company’s handling of the film’s release. According to The Wall Street Journal, the issue stems from Johansson’s contract, which tied her overall pay to box office performance — something that could’ve been impacted by the film’s release on Disney+.
The Roku Channel is Adding 37 New Movies and 3 New TV Shows to Its Free Streaming Lineup
Roku’s free streaming service, The Roku Channel, is gearing up to add a number of movies and TV shows to its lineup in August. In all, some 37 new movies and three new TV shows are slated to make an appearance on the service during the month.
fuboTV Adds ABC Affiliates in 24 More Markets
Live TV streaming service fuboTV added another set of ABC affiliates this week. A total of 24 local stations join the company’s list of supported markets.
What the Heck is The Streamer from Disney?
Disney definitely had us going this week. The company started teasing something called “The Streamer,” leaving many to wonder what exactly Disney had planned. In the end, though, we learned it was part of a new marketing push, starring actor Dave Bautista, to highlight the existing Disney bundle options.
What’s the latest on the industry?
Peacock Will Launch in The U.K. and Europe Later This Year
Streaming service Peacock is gearing up for launches in several European countries this year. We don’t yet have exact dates, but a deal with Sky should see Peacock landing in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and other countries sometime in 2021.
Peacock Reaches 54 Million Sign Ups with Help From the Olympics
The arrival of the 2020 Olympic Games and recent new releases, like the new Boss Baby movie, have reportedly led to an increase in sign ups for Peacock. Comcast reported that it saw around 54 million sign ups during the second quarter of 2021.
Dish and WarnerMedia End Feud, Bringing HBO Max, HBO & Cinemax to Dish Customers
The dispute lasted for years, but Dish and WarnerMedia have finally reached an agreement that brings HBO, HBO Max, and Cinemax to Dish customers. There’s no word, however, on Sling TV availability.
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