Apple Music subs top 15M, closing on Spotify; Kaltura to power Zonzia Media VOD service

More online video news from across the Web:

> Apple Music now has 15 million total users, with about 8.5 million of those still in their free-trial period. The service has gained about one-third the number of subscribers as Spotify since launching June 30. AppleInsider article

> YouTube is preparing subscription-only content for its upcoming paid version. Re/code article

> Kaltura will power OTT startup Zonzia's video on demand services. Release

> Alibaba made a $3.6 billion offer to buy Youku Tudou, China's popular answer to YouTube. NYT article

> Credit card firms aren't buying Netflix's claim that the chip card conversion caused its subscriber dip. WSJ article (sub. req.)

> The FCC did not include a discussion of its proposed changes to MVPD rules in its October meeting agenda. FCC agenda

> Amazon said it will caption over 190,000 titles from its backlog streaming library. The Verge article

> Twitter has stolen away Google executive Omid Kordestani. TechCrunch article

> BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield held firm on his valuation of Netflix despite its third-quarter slip. BTIG Research post (reg. req.)

> Amazon and The New York Times are still clashing over an August feature about the retail giant's work culture. NYT article

And finally… Netflix may revive Gilmore Girls, reportedly with four 90-minute episodes rather than a 10 or 12 episode run. Article

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