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The Biggest Story of 2021 — And the Streaming Service That Won the Year

We asked a bunch of media reporters to analyze the biggest stories of the year, and make some predictions for 2022.

HBO Max Sees 90,000 Mobile Downloads On Day One, Trailing Rivals
Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

I’m sorry we didn’t have a newsletter last weekend. I was dealing with a mild bout of Covid, time I used to catch up on Oscar movies. That means you get two newsletters this week.

For this special edition, I asked a handful of my peers to answer five questions about the year that was and the year to come. Let’s get into it.