Apr 14, 2020 - Economy & Business

No coronavirus ceasefire for streaming wars

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Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

The highly-anticipated streaming wars are still on, even as most of Hollywood production has come to a halt.

The state of play: NBC's Peacock is still on track to launch tomorrow, April 15th. The company revealed its launch sponsors Monday, and says it will keep ad load at a minimum.

  • Quibi says it's had 1.75 million downloads since launching last week, but the company didn't reveal how many of those downloads resulted in paid subscriptions.
  • Disney+ says it now has over 50 million subscribers after launching five months ago.
  • Netflix continues to be the most-watched streaming service throughout the coronavirus, according to data from Nielsen.

What's next: HBO Max executives say that the service is still on track to launch in May.

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