Viacom's relatively weak streaming holdings were bolstered by (https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/02/09/why-viacom-is-buying-pluto-tv.aspx) its recent acquisition of streaming company Pluto TV , but Viacom's most notable presence on the streaming scene comes when live TV streaming services
like Dish's ((https://www.fool.com/quote/nasdaq/dish-network/dish) NASDAQ:DISH ) Sling TV offer Viacom networks like Comedy Central, MTV, and Nick Jr.
And don't forget non-HBO streaming services
that AT&T owns through WarnerMedia.
Alongside the Disney+ launch, several streaming services
will be announced in the coming months.
"We're sorry to see 'Friends' go to Warner's streaming service
at the beginning of 2020 (in the US).
SURGE OF STREAMING SERVICES
COULD LEAVE CONSUMERS ADRIFT
Disney needs compelling TV shows and movies to persuade viewers to sign up and pay for yet another streaming service
. It already has classic Disney cartoons, "Star Wars," Pixar, the Muppets and some of the Marvel characters.
A recently uncovered patent that Google filed for a video game controller hinted that the tech firm might be planning to release its own console and controller to go along with a streaming service
Apple is hosting an event on March 25 and as the invitation for it reads "It's Show Time," it is expected that the company willfinally announce its long rumoured TV streaming service
. Bloomberg reports that while the company will showcase its new online media streaming platform, it will have a dearth of original content.
JAPAN'S mobile communications giants are bolstering their video streaming services
as the industry gears up for the 2020 full-fledged roll-out of 5G, the super-fast, next-generation mobile network.
"A new streaming service
delivering the best home-grown content to the public who love it best.
The broadcasters said it would boast the biggest collection of British content on any streaming service
and will feature "old favourites", recent shows andnew commissions produced specifically for BritBox.
More than 4,200 have signed the petition.Slovaks are petitioning the Netflix streaming service
to gain access to 380 films and TV shows dubbed or subtitled in Czech, which are currently not available in Slovakia.