Tag Archives: subscription services

  • ESPN Plus: Upcoming New Streaming Service Announced

    ESPN Plus: Upcoming New Streaming Service Announced

    In the spring of next year, sports fans will have yet another way to enjoy ESPN, with the launch of a new proprietary streaming service under the ESPN brand umbrella. It will be called ESPN Plus, and according to Disney CEO Bob Iger users of the service will be able to “stream our channels on […]

  • The Nick Box: A Crate of Nickelodeon Stuff Delivered to Your Door (Video)

    The Nick Box: A Crate of Nickelodeon Stuff Delivered to Your Door (Video)

    The trends of rabid 90s nostalgia and subscription-based box services have finally intersected with The Nick Box, a new such service that gives you a box full of classic Nickelodeon goodies four times a year. What kind of goodies? Here’s a rundown of what was included in the Summer 2017 box:   TMNT Popsicle Vinyl: Gone are […]

  • Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Producer and composer Quincy Jones has evidently wanted to start a TV channel dedicated to jazz and various other related forms of music for a while now. But he only recently got just such a project funded through Kickstarter: It’s called Qwest TV, and it’s now “coming to a screen near you” sometime in the […]

  • Cups Coffee: Coffee Pods Perfected

    Cups Coffee: Coffee Pods Perfected

    Keurig and other comparable single-serving coffee pod brands are mighty convenient, but they carry a host of inevitable downsides that go along with that convenience. From a coffee lover’s (and not an environmentalist’s) point of view, one of the biggest of those downsides is the fact that the coffee inside the K-Cups isn’t fresh – […]

  • Porsche Passport Program: Like Netflix for Porsches

    Porsche Passport Program: Like Netflix for Porsches

    Netflix for _____ is a common-enough shorthand for startups and other tech ventures these days, but I think Porsche has pretty much put the concept to bed with their latest project. It’s called the Porsche Passport Program, and believe it or not it’s more or less Netflix for Porsches. The Porsche Passport Program is currently […]

  • Hermès Tie Society: Brand Launches Necktie Subscription Service

    Hermès Tie Society: Brand Launches Necktie Subscription Service

    If you love neckties and wish there was something akin to Netflix for neckties (which, I must note, is extremely difficult to say out loud), then French luxury brand Hermès has come through in the clutch for the quasi-fulfillment of your dream. It’s the Hermès Tie Society, which lets members subscribe to ties that are […]

  • YouTube TV: YouTube Rolls Out Support for Live TV (Video)

    YouTube TV: YouTube Rolls Out Support for Live TV (Video)

    I haven’t had cable for a few years, and one of the things I miss the most is being able to watch live TV.  Livestreams online just don’t have the same excitement as good old-fashioned live television programming. Which might be one reason YouTube is getting into the live TV business with a new subscription […]

  • Creepy Crate: A Box of Scary Stuff Shipped to Your Door

    Creepy Crate: A Box of Scary Stuff Shipped to Your Door

    Mystery and true crime website The Lineup is getting into the monthly mystery box (well OK, bimonthly) game with a new subscription service called Creepy Crate. Subscribers to the service will get a box full of “darkly humorous wearables, killer desk accessories, horror-themed artwork, and more” every other month. That’s a total of six times […]

  • Pandora Premium: New Streaming Service Unveiled

    Pandora Premium: New Streaming Service Unveiled

    Music streaming service Pandora is pretty popular—especially in coffee shops and restaurants, I’ve found—but it doesn’t really rival services like Spotify or Tidal for people who are serious about their music listening choices. Now they’re trying to change that with the announcement of Pandora Premium, a service recently announced by the company that is designed […]