'We outperform all of them': Roku is readying itself for competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast as the streaming war heats up

The next battle for dominance in streaming may be related to the aggregation of over-the-top apps. Roku is commonly seen as the leading aggregator of OTT content. But other content distributors, like Comcast, have shown interest in offering similar services. A Roku executive told Business Insider he expects the competition to only increase. Alongside the battle for developing the top […]

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Comcast’s Xfinity Stream Viewing Will Soon Count Toward Nielsen TV Ratings

TV network execs have long complained that Nielsen’s TV ratings undercount audiences because the measurement firm doesn’t always account for consumers watching shows on digital apps. Now, internet viewing on Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app and website will be integrated into Nielsen’s official linear TV ratings, under an expanded pact between the U.S.’s largest cable operator and Nielsen. Nielsen is targeting […]

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This is how much people hate their cable providers

I am sure that this will come as a tremendous shock to the five people who have had pleasant interactions with their cable provider in the past, but according to Consumer Reports‘ latest survey, people still dislike their pay-TV providers immensely. One hundred seventy-six thousand Consumer Reports members participated in the most recent telecommunications survey, and while the data isn’t accessible […]

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Hulu Losses Double in Q2 to $357 Million, as Disney Is Set to Take Control

Hulu’s cash burn has accelerated — its losses in the second quarter of 2018 more than doubled — as the video-streaming venture continues to step up its investment in content to acquire new customers. At this point, questions remain about what will happen next for Hulu once Disney gains majority control of the company, and how Hulu will find a […]

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Comcast to Launch Amazon Prime Video on Xfinity TV in 2018

Comcast and Amazon reached a deal to bring Prime Video to the cable company’s Xfinity X1 service — the first time Amazon’s premium streaming-video service will be available on a U.S. pay-TV service. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The pact also makes Comcast to only pay-TV operator in the U.S. to offer Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube integrated into a […]

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Yankees might want YES Network back

The Yankees are considering buying back control of YES Network, according to sources. The Yankees currently own 20 percent of the network they founded in 2001. The 80 percent owned by 21st Century Fox is currently part of a multi-billion-dollar deal that is being competed for by Fox and Comcast. When the Yankees started the process of selling their majority […]

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Could a Tech Giant Swoop Into 21st Century Fox Fray?

Would one of the internet or technology heavyweights — Google, Facebook, Apple or Amazon — want to own 20th Century Fox Film or other chunks of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire? At least one Wall Street analyst believes there’s a chance a major tech player will jump into the high-stakes bidding war for 21st Century Fox’s entertainment studio, FX cable networks […]

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Netflix Is Now More Valuable Than Disney

UPDATED: Netflix is now the world’s most valuable media company, after its stock rallied again Thursday to record highs — pushing the video-streaming leader’s market capitalization past media giant Disney for the first time. Shares of Netflix closed up 1.3% for the day, to $349.29 per share. That gives the company a market cap of about $161 billion. Year to date, […]

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Comcast threatens Murdoch’s global entertainment exit with Fox bid

Clash of the media titans as Comcast threatens to disrupt Rupert Murdoch’s global entertainment exit with all-cash bid to rival Disney’s $52.4bn takeover of 21st Century Fox Rupert Murdoch agreed deal to sell his US TV assets to Disney for $52.4billion Rival Brian Roberts’ Comcast wants to gazump offer with an all-cash package Roberts is also trying to grab Sky from […]

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Netflix Now Worth More Than Comcast, Close to Surpassing Disney

Netflix surpassed Comcast in market value Wednesday, thanks to a new record high for the video streaming company’s stock price. Netflix’s market cap also came within arm’s-length of Disney, with both companies separated by just a few hundred million dollars. Netflix ended Wednesday’s day of trading with a stock price of $344.72, resulting in a total market cap of $152.8 […]

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