Joan E. Solsman, CNET

Joan E. Solsman

CNET

New York, NY, United States

Contact Joan E.

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

Recent:
  • CNET
Past:
  • TheWrap

Recent articles by Joan E.:

Friends' reunion special to hit HBO Max May 27 after yearlong delay

They'll be there for you (finally). → Read More

Roku original shows (aka Quibis) to start streaming May 20 free with ads

The company is also kicking off a round of discounts for its streaming devices. → Read More

YouTube will pay $100M to people posting to Shorts, its TikTok rival

YouTube begins its bid to compete with TikTok by paying creators. In addition to the $100 million, YouTube will test ads with Shorts in earnest soon. → Read More

Paramount Plus: Shows, movies and free trials for CBS All Access' replacement

Paramount Plus replaced CBS All Access with a new name and a wider catalog. Here's everything to know. → Read More

Disney Plus: Movies, shows, discount bundles and everything else to know

Disney Plus will be streaming its original Loki series in June -- and Black Widow will stream as soon as it hits theaters in July (for an extra fee). → Read More

HBO Max: Movie premieres, shows, watching 'free' and everything else to know

HBO Max is streaming big-screen flicks like Mortal Kombat the same time they're in theaters this year. → Read More

YouTube ratchets up Roku face-off by adding YouTube TV to main YouTube app

And Google may send free streaming devices to some YouTube TV subscribers, the latest escalation in its standoff with Roku over a distribution deal. → Read More

YouTube ratchets up Roku duel by putting YouTube TV inside main YouTube app

And Google may send free streaming devices to some YouTube TV subscribers, the latest escalation in YouTube and Roku's face-off over a distribution deal. → Read More

Twitter strikes deals for shows from Billboard, NBC, WNBA, others

Twitter's latest live and on-demand shows join others distributed on its social platform free with ads. → Read More

YouTube is making its ads on TVs more interactive

At first, people who watch YouTube on TVs will be able to click for more info on an advertised product without interrupting the video they're watching. → Read More

Paramount Plus: Everything about CBS All Access' replacement (and how to cancel)

Paramount Plus replaced CBS All Access with a new name and a wider catalog. Whether you want to sign up now or cut ties by cancelling, here's everything to know. → Read More

Roku: YouTube TV app removed from channel store as deal with Google ends

Roku users who already have the YouTube TV app on their devices can still stream, but no new YouTube TV customers can sign up or download it on Roku. → Read More

HBO Max: Movies, watching 'free,' Godzilla vs. Kong's end date and everything else

HBO Max is streaming big-screen flicks Mortal Kombat and Godzilla vs. Kong -- but today is the last day to catch the latter. Here's everything to know. → Read More

Spotify climbs to 356 million listeners, with 158 million paid members

But, again, Spotify isn't keeping up with what Wall Street expects. → Read More

Roku: Google's 'unfair' demands may make YouTube TV app go dark

Roku says Google's anti-competitive demands may result in YouTube TV disappearing from its streaming devices. Google says those claims are baseless. → Read More

Tribeca Film Festival brings back in-person VR and free outdoor events

The annual film and interactive-storytelling festival will return with in-person events, both indoor and outdoor, for its Immersive program. → Read More

Spotify raises price on US family premium plan, more plans in UK, Europe

The higher prices go into effect Friday; some current subscribers are getting one more month at the previous rates before a higher bill in June. → Read More

Roku: Google's 'unfair' demands may make YouTube TV's app go dark

Roku claims that Google is abusing its power in talks to keep the YouTube TV app streaming on Roku devices. Google didn't immediately respond. → Read More

Netflix wins 7 Oscars (but not best picture), and Facebook scores its first

Disney Plus and Amazon both won two, too. → Read More

Netflix hauls in 7 Oscars, and Facebook wins its first (really)

In a big night for streaming services, Disney Plus and Amazon Studios both won two, too. → Read More