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A Warner Bros. exec explains the data behind licensing shows like 'Friends' to Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Jurassic World, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T


How Netflix is using companies like Comcast and T-Mobile to drive its next phase of growth (NFLX)

Netflix has been striking deals with wireless providers and legacy cable companies to make its services available through their platforms for years. A new Barclays analysis looks at the effect of these deals have had on Netflix's subscriber base. The deals could have helped grow Netflix's subscriber base by about 6.4 million over the past two years, including keeping people from canceling. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix may be benefiting from being in the bundle. ...
Tags: Hbo, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Barclays, Brazil, Virgin Media, Hulu, T Mobile, NFLX, Amazon Apple, Winterfell, Arya, T Mobile Orange Vodafone India and Telef


Netflix's deals with companies like Comcast and T-Mobile are a secret weapon for its next phase of growth (NFLX)

Netflix has been striking deals with wireless providers and legacy cable companies to make its services available through their platforms for years. A new Barclays analysis looks at the impact of these deals have had on Netflix's subscriber base.  The deals could have helped grow Netflix's subscriber base by around 6.4 million over the past two years, including keeping people from canceling. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix may be benefiting from being in the bundle...
Tags: Hbo, India, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Barclays, Brazil, Virgin Media, Hulu, T Mobile, NFLX, Barclay, Amazon Apple, T Mobile Orange Vodafone India and Telef, Showtime But Netflix


Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more

On this episode of DT Live, we look at the national emergency that effectively bans Huawei from the U.S., Comcast's sale of its Hulu shares to Disney, a $500 price prediction for the PlatStation 5, flying taxis, and more. The post Digital Trends Live: Huawei takes a hit, Disney’s dominance, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Wearables, Disney, Cars, Trends, Comcast, Computing, Hulu, Huawei, Movies & TV, PlayStation 5, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live


A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix and the data behind it

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen shows.  The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix, versus the show's potential to attract people to its upcoming service.  Visi...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Winterfell


Comcast's Streaming Plans Are Coming Into Focus

Should investors like what they see in the deal made with Disney and in NBCUniversal's upcoming service?
Tags: Finance, Disney, Article, Comcast, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 2ea3c919-c8f1-53bb-9468-0072107e2b69


ABC is making a lot fewer new shows, and it could be a sign of broadcast TV's future

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX, Cobie Smulders


A new report shows HBO's big weakness as it battles Netflix and Disney in the streaming wars

Disney will be at an advantage over new streaming competitors now that it has control over Hulu. The combined assets of Disney and Fox along with Hulu raise Disney's content hours to over 57,000 hours. WarnerMedia's streaming platform, including HBO, would include over 10,000, according to Ampere Analysis. As companies remove licensed titles from Netflix and Amazon, HBO/WarnerMedia could be at a disadvantage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Comcast relinquished operational...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Time Warner, Disney, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Showtime, Cbs, Espn, Hulu, Turner, Arpu, Amazon Prime Video


'We want everybody to win': A Warner Bros. exec breaks down the decision to keep 'Friends' on Netflix

Warner Bros. is considering pulling popular TV shows like "Seinfeld" and "Friends" from other streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as it readies its own rival streaming platform for later this year. Netflix is still introducing the 1990s sitcom, "Friends," to new, young viewers, data from Nielsen found. The media company will have to weigh the value of building the "Friends" brand through platforms like Netflix with the show's potential to attract people to its coming service. Visit Busine...
Tags: New York, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Cbs, Tbs, Nielsen, Warner Bros, Hulu, Seinfeld, Paramount, Jpmorgan, AT T, Randall Stephenson


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Intel has been impacted by a chip security flaw that affects every chip released since 2011. Called ZombieLoad, the flaw is made up of four bugs and lets hackers exploit design flaws. Apple, Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and Amazon all released patches for the flaw. The bug could leak sensitive data like passwords and messages. San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and ot...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Disney, US, San Francisco, Trends, Intel, Cnn, Comcast, Hulu, Alexa, McNeill, Amazon Alexa, Kent Walker


ABC is drastically lowering its number of new TV series this fall season, and says the strategy shake-up is more 'fair to viewers'

ABC is releasing just three new scripted series this fall TV season, compared to seven last year.  The broadcast network, under new ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke, plans to invest in fewer new shows to prioritize promoting the few that stand out, as well as ABC's returning series. Networks don't have the budgets to market all their new shows properly, Burke said at a press event on Tuesday. "In this cluttered marketplace, it's not fair to the shows; it's not fair to viewers." Visit Bu...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Abc, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, New York Times, Cbs, Espn, Jurassic World, Hulu, 21st Century Fox, FX


Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while

With Comcast ceding control of Hulu, Disney is now in complete control of the popular streaming service, but that won't mean much for regular subscribers, at least not for now, anyway. The post Here’s why Disney’s Hulu takeover won’t matter for a while appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Disney, Trends, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Home Theater, Hulu, Streaming Services, Movies & TV, Hulu Disney


Comcast has agreed to sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 5 years

Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years , leaving Disney with full ownership of the streaming service. Comcast will immediately give up voting rights in Hulu. Disney has said it "will likely" bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at a discount. Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in s treaming service company Hulu to Disney and immediately give up voting rights, the two companies said Tuesday. The agreement pledges the sale in the next five years at a Hulu va...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fbi, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Espn, Hulu, Trump, AT T, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Sarah Sanders, Disney Plus Hulu


Comcast has agreed to sell its Hulu stake to Disney in 5 years for at least $27.5 billion

Comcast will sell its stake in Hulu to Disney in five years for at least $27.5 billion, leaving Disney with full ownership of the streaming service. Comcast will immediately give up voting rights in Hulu. Disney has said it "will likely" bundle Disney Plus, Hulu, and ESPN Plus at a discount. Comcast has agreed to sell its 33% stake in s treaming service company Hulu to Disney and immediately give up voting rights, the two companies said Tuesday. The agreement pledges the sale in the ne...
Tags: Disney, Trends, Fbi, Comcast, Espn, Hulu, Trump, Sarah Sanders, Disney Plus Hulu


Disney is taking operational control of Hulu, with Comcast selling its stake in 2024

Disney will be taking full operational control of Hulu, although Comcast will hold onto its ownership stake until 2024. Disney became a majority owner of in the streaming service — currently a joint venture between Disney and Comcast — earlier this year with the acquisition of Fox. And last month, Hulu announced that it would buy back AT&T’s 9.3 percent stake for $1.43 billion. In recent presentations on its streaming plans, Disney has described Hulu as a key part of its strategy, along wi...
Tags: Startups, Media, Disney, Fox, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN India, Disney Meanwhile Comcast


Disney takes over Hulu; streaming fight

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Disney is taking full control of Hulu, extending the reach of its streaming abilities. Disney said Tuesday that it’s taking operational control of the streaming service immediately. NBCUniversal owns 33% of Hulu right now. According to the agreement, Disney can demand Comcast, which owns NBCUniversal, sell the remaining stake to Disney […]
Tags: Business, Television, News, Entertainment, Disney, Ap, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Hulu, Burbank Calif


What is innovation?

In writing almost 100 posts on innovation since 2007, it’s time to put the core observations together into a cohesive narrative. Here goes. Innovation is to fifteen different people. “An innovation is the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace organisation or external relations.” —OECD The Learning Link As Marina Gorbis concludes in The Nature of the Futur...
Tags: Etsy, Comcast, Innovation, OECD, eLearning, Intercom, Kurt Vonnegut, Kevin Laland, Jay Cross, Gary Klein, James Gardner, Spigit, Marina Gorbis, Steve Flynn, Euan Semple, Steve Borgatti


Charter's new way to be terrible: no more prorated cancellations

Charter isn't America's most hated company, but that's only because Comcast is so next-level terrible that they distort the leaderboard; nevertheless, Charter tries hard! Whether it's slashing billions from network outlays while raising prices way ahead of inflation or lying so egregiously that they get kicked out of New York State, Charter is relentless in its pursuit of ways to be a shitty, shitty company. And like all strivers, Charter never hesitates to borrow from the best. That's why ...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Business, New York, Texas, News, Cable Company Fuckery, US, America, Service, Comcast, Ohio, Michigan, Charter, We Don't Have To Care We're The Nsa, Burbank


A rough quarter for traditional TV shows how the plan to fight Netflix and save the bundle is failing (T, DISH)

AT&T's DirecTV Now lost 83,000 net subscribers during the first quarter of 2019. Dish Network's Sling TV gained just 7,000. Overall, BTIG Research analyst Rich Greenfield said it was one of the worst quarters ever for pay-TV subscriber losses in the US. Price hikes, package changes, and more competition lead to the weak quarter, the companies said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Legacy pay-TV's big bet on internet bundles is losing momentum. AT&T and Dish Network's online...
Tags: Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Dish Network, Alex Trebek, Viacom, Philo, Univision, AT T, Greenfield, BTIG Research, DirecTV, Rich Greenfield


We are leaving older adults out of the digital world

Jessica Fields Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Fields is a research analyst and program manager at the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and a collaborator in The OpEd Project. May is national  Older Americans Month , and this year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. One area in particular threatens to prevent older adults from making those connections: the digital div...
Tags: Google, Startups, Column, Technology, Internet, Articles, San Francisco, Social Media, Broadband, Comcast, Internet Access, Digital Media, Digital Divide, AT&T, Humans, New Media


Traditional TV's plan to fight Netflix and save the channel bundle is failing (T, DISH)

AT&T's DirecTV Now lost 83,000 net subscribers during the first quarter of 2019. Dish Network's Sling TV gained just 7,000. Overall, BTIG Research analyst Rich Greenfield said it was one of the worst quarters ever for pay-TV subscriber losses in the US. Price hikes, package changes, and more competition lead to the weak quarter, the companies said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Legacy pay-TV's big bet on internet bundles is losing momentum. AT&T and Dish Network's online...
Tags: Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Comcast, Dish Network, Jurassic World, Viacom, Philo, Univision, AT T, Greenfield, BTIG Research, DirecTV, Rich Greenfield


How to Check Your Internet Speed

The use of the Internet has become an integral part of almost everyone’s life. People use it for work, school, entertainment, and so much more. It is important to make sure that your internet is as fast as you need it to be, because it is used for so many aspects of your life.  Why You Should Check Your Internet Speed  Hidden problems It is important to check the speed of your internet because it can show you any problems or interferences that may be going on with your connection. Some issues th...
Tags: Sales, More, Comcast


Comcast's Sky adopts CFlight tool to improve data for advertisers

Comcast Corp unit Sky said on Wednesday it has adopted a new tool to improve audience data for its advertisers, as Comcast looks to expand its reach following its $40 billion acquisition of the UK pay-TV provider.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Comcast, Sky, Comcast Corp


Disney will spend $500 million on original content to take on Netflix next year, but its strategy could actually risk billions (DIS, CMCSA, T)

Comcast's NBCUniversal has had internal discussions over whether to stop licensing "The Office" — one of its most popular library titles — to Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal. As legacy media giants like NBCUniversal, Disney, and WarnerMedia bring more content to in-house streaming services, they will have to consider whether to forsake the lucrative licensing revenue they've come to rely on from platforms like Netflix. UBS estimated that Comcast's NBCUniversal and Sky subsidiarie...
Tags: Nbc, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, The Office, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Bernstein, NBCUniversal Disney, WarnerMedia, Disney Plus


Disney and Comcast stand to lose billions by pulling their shows from Netflix and other services (DIS, CMCSA, T)

Comcast's NBCUniversal has had internal discussions over whether to stop licensing "The Office" — one of its most popular library titles — to Netflix, according to The Wall Street Journal. As legacy media giants like NBCUniversal, Disney, and WarnerMedia bring more content to in-house streaming services, they will have to consider whether to forsake the lucrative licensing revenue they've come to rely on from platforms like Netflix. UBS estimated that Comcast's NBCUniversal and Sky subsidiarie...
Tags: Nbc, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, The Office, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Bernstein, NBCUniversal Disney, WarnerMedia, Disney Plus


Legacy media giants like Disney and Comcast stand to lose billions by pulling their shows from Netflix and other services (DIS, CMCSA, T)

Comcast's NBCUniversal has had internal discussions over whether to stop licensing "The Office" — one of its most popular library titles — to Netflix, The Wall Street Journal reported. As legacy media giants like NBCUniversal, Disney, and WarnerMedia bring more content to in-house streaming services, they will have to consider whether to forsake the lucrative licensing revenue they've come to rely on from platforms like Netflix. UBS estimated that Comcast's NBCUniversal and Sky subsidiaries br...
Tags: Nbc, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Comcast, Ubs, The Office, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Alex Trebek, Bernstein, NBCUniversal Disney, WarnerMedia


Top 50 Unicorn Companies Revealed: What Can Your Business Learn from these Leading Brands?

LinkedIn just released its list of the top 50 companies to work for in the United States. As always, the list is a veritable who’s who of unicorn enterprises that are making a difference in the world — and in the lives of their thousands of employees. The list is based on data gathered from the LinkedIn’s 546-plus million users. This extensive ranking is based on four major factors: interest in the company, engagement with employees, job demand, and employee retention. According to this list, t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Lyft, Spotify, London, Ge, Adobe, Boston, Employment, Sales, Nike, Cisco, Tesla


The digital skinny-TV bundles that promised a cheap alternative to cable are getting more expensive. The CEO behind a $20 package explains why.

Philo, one of the US's cheapest pay-TV bundles, announced this week that it would soon scrap its $16-per-month package and sell only its $20 plan. It's one of the tough calls the 18-month-old streaming-TV service has had to make as it grapples with the challenges of live TV. In the past few months, internet-TV bundles from YouTube TV, DirecTV Now, Hulu, and FuboTV have hiked prices. Sling TV and PlayStation Vue also raised the costs of some of their plans last summer. "We were really trying to...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York, Nbc, US, Trends, Comcast, Reddit, Roku, Hulu, Msnbc, Amazon Fire TV, Cnbc, Sling TV, Pluto TV, Philo


Comcast Is Squeezing Synergies Out of the Sky Deal

The cable company boosted sales by 18% and its earnings per share were 17% higher year over year, thanks to the recently closed buyout of a European peer.
Tags: Finance, Article, Comcast, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 98244c0b-4883-53e1-ae41-e0f5550bec49


Comcast in talks to sell its stake in Hulu to Disney: CNBC

Comcast Corp is in talks to sell its stake in Hulu to Walt Disney Co, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Tags: Money, Disney, businessNews, Comcast, Hulu, Cnbc, Comcast Corp, Walt Disney Co CNBC



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