Day: March 23, 2020

Disney+ Lowering Streaming Bandwidth in Europe Due to COVID-19 Congestion

With both YouTube and Netflix agreeing to lower streaming quality to standard definition across Europe to help ease bandwidth strain amid concerns of surges in online traffic during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Disney has now agreed to do something similar with Disney+ when it launches there in a few days.

As THR reports, Disney’s chairman direct-to-consumer and international, Kevin Mayer, stated “In line with Disney’s longstanding commitment to act responsibly, we are responding to the request of European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, to work together to ensure the smooth functioning of the broadband infrastructure.”

“In anticipation of high

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Game Workers Unite Calls for Greater Aid for Industry Workers Impacted by COVID-19

Game Workers Unite has released a statement calling for more support for workers in the video game industry that have been affected by COVID-19. The statement calls for “flexible working hours, universal health service for all, a fair sick pay, and rent freezes.”

“Video games are and will be a crucial source of entertainment for millions of people right now,” reads the statement posted to Twitter. “And yet — there’s a huge disparity of job security between different roles, between different parts of the world.”

The statement continues with a call for companies to continue supporting developers and artists,

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