Streaming Services Deal With Growing Number of Subscribers Who ‘Watch, Cancel and Go’

Streaming Services Deal With Growing Number of Subscribers Who ‘Watch, Cancel and Go’

By Sarah Krouse Aug. 15, 2022 6:00 am ET Listen to article (2 minutes) Kate Bigel is the kind of customer who is frustrating streaming-video companies. She and her husband regularly rotate through the major streaming services, canceling one and signing up for another depending on which is carrying the shows they want at a … Read more

U.S. actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

U.S. actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Egyptian church fire kills at least 41, most of them children- sources

Fire broke out during gathering for Mass Church located in city of Giza near Cairo At least 45 people injured in blaze CAIRO, Aug 14 (Reuters) – An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass on Sunday, causing a stampede and killing at least 41 people, most of them children and … Read more

One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

One killed, dozens injured as high winds cause stage collapse at Spain festival

CULLERA, Spain, Aug 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens were injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia early on Saturday, emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when gusts battered the Medusa Festival, a huge … Read more

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Tonnes of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to establish cause Polish authorities criticised for slow response Polish PM says Oder “may take years” to return to normal state BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “flat-out” to establish the cause behind a mass fish die-off … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the U.N. chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Disney+ Price Increase Shows Limits of Subscriber-Growth Push – The Wall Street Journal

Disney+ Price Increase Shows Limits of Subscriber-Growth Push – The Wall Street Journal

Disney+ Price Increase Shows Limits of Subscriber-Growth Push  The Wall Street Journal Disney+ is getting more expensive… unless you want ads  CNN Disney-owned streaming trifecta unveils price hikes, ad-supported Disney+  Ars Technica Disney Plus’s price increase is a huge blunder — here’s why  Tom’s Guide Disney is raising prices, but this time, don’t blame inflation  CNBC View Full Coverage on … Read more

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

France battles ‘monster’ wildfire as heatwaves scorch Europe

HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – A “monster” wildfire raged for a third day in southwestern France on Thursday, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. With no let-up in scorching temperatures likely before the weekend, firefighters backed by water-bombing aircraft battled on many fronts, saying the massive fire could change direction … Read more

Like a scene from ‘Parasite’: Floods lay bare social disparity in South Korea

Like a scene from ‘Parasite’: Floods lay bare social disparity in South Korea

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Using a plastic bowl, Ha In-sik bailed water out of his lower ground apartment in the low-income housing district of Sillim in southwestern Seoul on Wednesday, where flooding caused by torrential rain forced his family to sleep at a nearby park. The 50-year-old man, along with his wife and daughter … Read more

Disney Reports Earnings Surge, Reduces Long-Term Forecast for Disney+ Subscribers

Disney Reports Earnings Surge, Reduces Long-Term Forecast for Disney+ Subscribers

Walt Disney reported a 26% jump in revenue and more new customers than expected added to its streaming service Wednesday, but it lowered the bar for anticipated future growth at its Disney+ streaming service. Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy on the company’s call with analysts ratcheted down its forecast for Disney+, saying it now expects … Read more