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. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Between 2013 and 2015, the share of the Cuban population using the internet jumped from about a quarter to more than 35%, according to estimates from the International Telecommunications Union. The growing market has helped draw the attention of internet giants, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Google, which installed servers on the island and started hosting data there last month. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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. Netflix’s new feature film is a big deal in many ways. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Broadband price wars: TalkTalk fires superfast salvo at super-low cost image
....Until relatively recently most households were content with a basic/cheapest service which is advertised as up to 17Mbps, but rarely delivers more than 6Mbps – assuming you live in an urban area close to a street cabinet. However, fast-changing TV viewing habits – notably the increased use of Netflix and Amazon services, and catch-up TV – are forcing more households to consider faster connections. ...
Amazon steps up battle with Netflix and Sky by adding new UK channels image
. Amazon is to add more than 40 TV channels to its UK streaming service, including ITV and live sport for the first time, upping the stakes against rival Netflix and pay-TV operators such as Sky. ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Between 2013 and 2015, the share of the Cuban population using the internet jumped from about a quarter to more than 35%, according to estimates from the International Telecommunications Union. The growing market has helped draw the attention of internet giants, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Google, which installed servers on the island and started hosting data there last month. ...
War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:00:07 PM
. Netflix’s new feature film is a big deal in many ways. ...
Peppa Pig owner Entertainment One announces new series image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:10:31 AM
....Last year, the Canadian-based firm rejected an offer of more than £1bn from ITV, which it said undervalued the company. It is increasingly making its own content, in keeping with other media companies such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Stop spending money on avocados? Good idea, I’ll have a house deposit by 2117 | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett image
.... Instead of truly examining the social and economic forces that lock young people out of the property market, why not focus on our expenditure? Never mind that, for most young people, it would take over a century of skipping their luxurious monthly brunch in order to get a mortgage for a poky starter home. Never mind that older generations had access to free or heavily discounted education, cheap property prices and stable, unionised employment, or the fact that their breakfast options were severely limited (this, I believe, is why they focus on brunch and not, say, your Netflix subscription. ...
Disney hack: Ransom demanded for stolen film image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 09:16:25 AM
....It is not the first film studio to be threatened with online leaks. Last month, a group of hackers uploaded the fifth season of Orange is the New Black after Netflix refused to pay a ransom. ...
French TV company behind Versailles to invest in UK drama image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:00:36 AM
....The vast majority of this boost has come from the US. This includes shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones, which is mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, while more recently Netflix and Amazon have invested huge amounts into shows such as The Crown, The Collection and the Grand Tour. ...
ITV revenues fall 3% as advertising continues to shrink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:34:29 AM
....Meanwhile, ITV said online advertising was growing strongly, up 22% in the first three months of the year. Mr Salmon said: "The growth in on-demand services means the challenge for [Mr Crozier's] successor will be to mould ITV into a more interactive organisation to compete with Amazon and Netflix. ...
Amazon moves into UK live music starting with Blondie London gig image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:00:52 AM
....For Amazon, it is the latest initiative to try and make its subscription service as appealing as possible to existing customers and attract new subscribers. Amazon’s most high-profile move to boost its appeal was to launch its own video service, competing against Netflix and traditional broadcasters, as part of its Prime subscription service. ...
Apple can’t just make iPhones for ever. What’s next? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....Analysts at Citigroup, the investment bank, have drawn up a list of seven companies that Apple could buy with the cash. Their candidates are Netflix, Walt Disney, Tesla, streaming service Hulu, and video game makers Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take Two Interactive. ...
TV's got talent: top jobs in UK broadcasting up for grabs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 06:29:22 AM
.... Scottish broadcaster STV has also just begun the search for a new chief executive; while the top jobs at Sky and the BBC may be up for grabs within the next year. All told, the British TV industry is entering an unprecedented period of senior management upheaval, at a time when traditional broadcasters face ever increasing competition for viewers and revenue from digital interlopers including Netflix, Amazon, Google and Facebook. ...
Adam Crozier will leave ITV looking a picture of health image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 06:50:32 PM
....Adam Crozier, it could be said, is leaving ITV at a good moment for him. The business has been reinvented from its basket-case status in 2010 but now faces a tougher advertising market and the march of Netflix, Amazon and whoever comes next. ...
US screenwriters' strike averted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 05:59:37 PM
....The union estimates the average salary for TV writer-producers fell 23% in the last two years. Competition mounts for Netflix. ...
Repeats to fade: how big-budget drama is taking over television image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 02:07:13 PM
....Repeats are a TV staple, with Captain Mainwaring and Del Boy often on standby if the viewer wants to take a nostalgia trip. But an explosion in the number of scripted TV shows, fuelled by the arrival of deep-pocketed upstarts Amazon and Netflix, has given viewers an unprecedented choice of quality original drama and comedy. ...
Fangs: the lightning rise of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
...."A deeper question that each individual organisation needs to answer is: does the benefit bring ROI [return on investment']? Will it have any long-lasting benefits for the company?" she says. Other employee perk schemes that have made the headlines in recent years include Apple and Facebook offering to pay for egg freezing for their female employees, while Netflix allows staff to take up to a year's parental leave. ...
TV drama and the weak pound set the scene for holidaymakers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:01:32 PM
....A Barclays survey suggests that Linnea is not alone in choosing to explore Britain thanks to a passion for UK's small screen drama exports. The popularity of the Netflix series, The Crown, dramatising the life of Queen Elizabeth II and a string of other recent successes such as Poldark, Sherlock and Downton Abbey are whetting travellers' appetites. ...
US regulator wants to reverse net neutrality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 10:47:02 PM
....His plan for a roll back places him on the side of internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, which have opposed the rules. In the 2015 debate, many people - galvanised in part by firms such as Netflix - wrote in support of net neutrality provisions. ...
Nasdaq hits new high on tax cut hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:46:41 PM
.... . Companies posting gains of more thab 1% on Nasdaq included Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Starbucks. ...
Sir David Attenborough to become 3D hologram for Sky VR documentary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:15:04 AM
....Sky also announced the launch of a global production partnership with HBO, maker of Game of Thrones, with a $250m (£195m) initial investment to make high-end dramas. The business, which aims to produce about two major series a year, is at least partly a response to the billions of investment in quality programming made by newer entrants such as Netflix. ...
Netflix says opportunity 'gigantic' despite slowing growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 09:40:50 PM
. Netflix has grown slower than it expected in the first three months of the year, but insists that the opportunity for growth is "gigantic". ...
Netflix looks beyond US as competition mounts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 01:51:31 PM
. Netflix has come a long way since it started as a mail-order DVD rental service. ...
Netflix nudges 100m subscribers but what next for the streaming giant? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 09:00:21 AM
. Netflix is on the cusp of reaching the 100m subscriber mark as productions such as The Crown and Stranger Things lure viewers away from cinemas and TV schedules in binge-watching droves. ...
The car-loan boom isn’t the housing bubble. But there still might be a crash image
.... Running a Hollywood studio remains a glamorous job, but amid the premieres and parties the challenges are piling up. The US film industry is threatened by the rise of the Netflix-led streaming companies, by rampant piracy and by the popularity of alternative distractions, such as gaming and social media. ...
Paperback fighter: sales of physical books now outperform digital titles image
....“People are more than willing to sit down for five hours and watch six episodes of The Walking Dead. We are in a digital arena fighting for that same customer as Netflix or Facebook. ...
Robots delivering pizza and house viewing by VR: is 5G really the future? image
....11Gb to 1. 26Gb between 2011 and 2016, as gaming and video streaming services such as Netflix took off on mobiles. ...
Spring Budget 2017: Crackdown on 'subscription traps' planned image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 05:17:02 PM
....These so-called "continuous payment subscriptions" are automatic payments which work in a similar way to a direct debit, with consumers giving a supplier or retailer permission to take payments on their card. Under the proposed changes, companies such as Amazon and Netflix could be forced to stop taking people's card details when they sign up to a free trial. ...
Creative sector fills UK coffers as money pours into film and TV production image
.... In December alone, the film sector accounted for half of all growth in the key services sector – which accounts for 80% of the British economy – because of box-office takings from UK-made Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The TV production industry is enjoying a golden age of investment, with deep-pocketed new arrivals such as Netflix pouring money into big-budget shows including £100m royal series The Crown. ...
Subscription traps may have to give notice of charges in crackdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 12:01:00 AM
....“Subscription traps” that turn a month’s free trial into regular paid-for custom will be targeted in the budget next week. Philip Hammond will set out elements of a forthcoming consultation on better protection for consumers who sign up for such offers, familiar from Amazon Prime, Netflix, magazine subscriptions and gym memberships. ...
Spotify hits 50 million subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... . "More than absolute Netflix subs[criber] growth, and relative growth higher too," he wrote on Twitter on Friday. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....Founder Aaron Levie says the product - which doesn't require users to install or download any software - was " inadvertently very disruptive to the traditional technology companies". "Whether [you're] Uber, Airbnb, Spotify or Netflix - those same lessons apply. ...
MWC 2017: Netflix chief is worried and excited by future image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 12:05:29 AM
. Netflix's chief executive Reed Hastings has said his movie and TV streaming service is facing growing competition from Amazon, Apple and Google. ...
ITV shouldn't get away with blaming Brexit for falling revenues | Nils Pratley image
....5%, the same as it has been for years. As for upstart broadcasters like Amazon and Netflix, they may provide new competition for eyeballs but they also pay good money for ITV’s content. ...
ITV profits fall as advertising revenue slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 07:37:00 AM
...."Longer-term viewing habits are clearly moving towards a more on-demand set up. This brings the group into competition with Amazon and Netflix, two pretty bruising rivals with deep pockets," he said. ...
Comparethemarket ads lead way as online firms become top TV spenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
....The main spenders included Bet365, which has used the actor Ray Winstone to front its campaigns, and Paddy Power which spent a combined total of just over £11m. Google and Facebook reduced their TV spend last year, as did Netflix. ...
10 companies you didn't know offered unlimited holiday from Netflix to LinkedIn image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 05:14:00 PM
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Paris, Frankfurt, Vilnius: how EU cities are vying for London's bankers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 06:00:11 PM
....Appealingly low-tax Luxembourg, home to 143 banks with assets of some €800bn and the EU headquarters of companies such as Skype and Paypal, bills itself as “the only country that still loves bankers” and has also reported strong interest from international financial services firms exploring post-Brexit options. Also in the race is Amsterdam, home to the EU offices of Uber, Tesla and Netflix as well as one of the world’s largest data transport hubs. ...
Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft file opposition to Trump's travel ban image
....Almost 100 US technology companies have filed a legal brief opposing President Trump’s ban on migration from seven Muslim-majority countries, arguing that it imposes significant burdens on the industry by preventing it from hiring talented migrants. Among the companies signing the filing, an amicus brief supporting Washington state’s lawsuit against Trump’s order are Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as smaller firms such as Uber, Reddit, Netflix and Dropbox. ...
Game over! How to beat the 10% rise in the cost of your TV, phone and broadband image
.... Take up BT’s basic broadband as a new customer at £33 a month. Add BT Sport (free for three months) at £5, and get a Netflix account (from £5. ...
Falling DVD sales put boot into profits at Sony Pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 04:16:33 PM
.... For Sony Pictures, which released the movie and saw the value of its film division written down by $1bn (£800m) last week, that is exactly the problem: too many consumers are choosing the digital lifestyle. The owner of Columbia Pictures cited an “acceleration of market decline” in people buying DVDs and Blu-ray discs, brought about by the global boom in streaming and on-demand viewing on services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and iTunes. ...
Uber CEO steps down from Trump advisory council after users boycott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:25:33 AM
....Trump’s executive order has faced widespread backlash in Silicon Valley, where many top executives and company founders are immigrants and where companies rely heavily on highly skilled workers from abroad. Executives from companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Netflix spoke out against the travel ban. ...
Amazon posts solid fourth quarter profit but shares dip over revenue image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:33:39 PM
.... First-quarter revenue guidance was also lower than expected. Amazon Web Services, a cloud computing service which hosts companies including Netflix and AirBnB and is the company’s most profitable and fastest growing division, reported revenues of $3. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... I employed it when I decided to train a neural network to write Guardian leaders: work that would have taken around 50 hours on my laptop took eight when I employed Amazon’s specialised hardware to do the job, and cost around £4. At the other end of the scale, Netflix uses AWS for almost all its backend infrastructure, storing and streaming its web series from the same servers as its direct competitor, Amazon Instant Video – servers which Amazon owns. ...
Cash, cruises and sex parties: inside ex-HBOS manager's £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 05:37:27 PM
.... Or, if the banker wasn’t in residence, the cash was to be left for him in “the blue drawer”, which referred to the spot that was also used to store Viagra for sex parties. That might all seem like the preamble for a new Netflix series, on which the scriptwriters still have to do a bit of work. ...
Pokémon Go and no sign of stopping: Apple’s App Store sales boom image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of January 2017 03:59:04 PM
.... Spotify also drew criticism for charging $3 more for a subscription through the App Store in order to account for Apple taking its cut. Despite these setbacks, consumers using apps to subscribe to services such as Netflix are proving to be a real moneyspinner, up 74% year-on-year to $2. ...
Star Wars and Trainspotting sequels help UK film production break records image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 04:43:34 PM
....Big-budget small screen productions which began shooting in the UK last year include the sixth series of Call the Midwife and the second series of The Crown. That show, which was produced by streaming giant Netflix, has been seen as displaying a production ambition the BBC can no longer afford to bankroll. ...
Does the Imperial revolt herald a new health warning for executive greed? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 01:29:10 PM
.... Chief executive Jeremy Darroch blamed fickle broadband customers, who are a bigger slice of Sky’s business these days. Others may think we’re in the early stages of a Netflix-inspired revolution in the pay-TV game. ...
Netflix targets BBC family audience with Lemony Snicket remake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:00:21 AM
. Netflix is poised to launch its take on Lemony Snicket’s dark children’s tale A Series of Unfortunate Events, targeting the family drama audience traditionally catered for by ITV and the BBC. ...
Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’ image
....In chronicling the history of advertising you also discern cycles: a new medium appears, entrepreneurs find ways of using it to capture people’s attention that they then sell to advertisers; the advertising becomes increasingly intrusive and objectionable; eventually there’s a revolt or pushback. At the moment, you see mobile ad-blocking and the success of Netflix-type immersive content as signs of the latest revolt. ...
Apple rewards developers as App Store sales soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:48:02 PM
.... . In 2016, Apple also also changed its revenue sharing deal with developers of subscription apps such as Netflix or HBO Now. ...
China hits back at 'extreme' tariffs from rival economies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 08:33:07 AM
....American politicians must “aggressively and comprehensively address the China problem” before it leads to full-blown conflict, Navarro has written. In a 2012 Netflix documentary based on Death by China, which Trump has described as “right on”, Navarro blames Beijing for the loss of 57,000 American factories and 25m jobs. ...
Film and TV ​streaming and downloads overtake DVD sales for first time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
. Britain’s growing appetite for services such as Netflix and Amazon has helped push streaming and downloads of films and TV shows ahead of sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time. ...
Procrastination? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:20:13 AM
....Procrastination, it's claimed, can affect student grades, drop-out rates and mental and physical health. Lecturers suffer from procrastination too, with academic Twitter feeds talking about "writing guilt" and the battle between marking papers and watching Netflix. ...
Syncing feeling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:18:00 AM
....". Cherry Red's most notable success in sync licensing to date has been placing a song on the soundtrack on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, which successfully applied to use the track Green Desert by German electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream. ...
Sony Music sorry after hoax 'Britney Spears dead' tweet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of December 2016 03:42:35 AM
.... It is not clear whether it was also responsible for the original false messages. Just a few days ago, it appeared to have hacked into the Twitter accounts of Netflix US and Marvel Entertainment. ...
Government pledges £400m broadband fund to help 600,000 homes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:01:31 AM
....4m properties, cannot access broadband speeds over 10 megabits per second. This is the level that the media regulator considers the minimum to reach a typical household’s digital needs, which it says includes film streaming in HD or viewing Amazon and Netflix TV, watching catchup TV services such as the BBC iPlayer, video calling and basic web browsing. ...
Sky should hold out for more from Rupert Murdoch | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 07:53:17 PM
.... The investment world has been fretting that Sky is losing its ability to raise prices. BT offers alternative football attractions these days, rich newcomers like Netflix and Amazon have arrived on the TV scene, and UK consumers’ real incomes may soon be squeezed by the fall in sterling. ...
The future of shopping: drones, digital mannequins and leaving without paying image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 03:59:02 PM
.... Shoppers can then find out if a pair of tight jeans will give them a muffin top. Retailers will also be able to use customer data to suggest outfits, creating a “Netflix style” shopping experience. ...
Think airlines can't make flying any worse? Think again | Dave Schilling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 01:00:03 PM
.... Weather-related delays will continue to be rampant during the winter. If you’re lucky enough to find an outlet to plug in your smartphone or tablet, you can use the airport’s substandard complimentary wifi, which will allow you to watch Netflix for a few minutes before it spirals into an endless buffering loop, assuming the airport hasn’t blocked video streaming sites. ...
Why is Murdoch taking over Sky now? Blame Brexit and Netflix image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:33:14 PM
.... 21st Century earns its profits in dollars that, in sterling terms, are worth 15% more than they were in June. Third, Sky’s share price has been sliding all year as the City has fretted about competition from BT, Netflix and Amazon. ...
ITV Studios: is the glitter coming off broadcaster's hit factory? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:18:45 PM
....A wider issue facing ITV, and all traditional broadcasters, is the rise of the deep-pocketed digital upstarts. Netflix, which has a $7bn (£5. ...
John Roberts of AO World: 'Businesses aren’t awake to online shopping' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 06:55:03 PM
.... They weren’t paranoid about all the fundamentals of their business. We sometimes use examples like Kodak didn’t invent the digital camera, or Blockbuster didn’t invent Netflix, or Tesco didn’t invent Ocado, or Walmart didn’t invent Amazon. ...
Soaring Disney Studios hopes for $7bn fairytale ending to its year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of November 2016 04:00:53 PM
....Disney is also aware that the Marvel and Lucasfilm acquisitions have helped it pull in large numbers of millennials: exactly the demographic film-makers and TV companies are most concerned about losing as they threaten to abandon traditional media. “Remember, Disney is rumoured to be looking at a potential acquisition of Netflix,” says Bisson. ...
ITV forecasts a further fall in advertising revenue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 10th of November 2016 08:36:23 AM
.... . "The challenge for the group now is to retain this premier position as Netflix and others grow in the on-demand sphere. ...
Shaggy dog story image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 12:07:21 AM
.... Uber and Airbnb are the two biggest global examples of this phenomenon. In the digital age, why own CDs when you can stream music via Spotify or Deezer? Why own DVDs when you can stream films via Netflix? And why pay for software on CDs when you can subscribe to services like Microsoft Office 365 and download all future updates from the cloud?. ...
Apple adds Touch Bar to MacBook Pro laptops image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 06:06:45 PM
.... . But the on-stage demo made no mention of Netflix being included, and it has only been announced for launch in the US at this point. ...
Media merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 06:45:49 AM
....For any smaller media company without privileged access to a network like AT&T's, it will be increasingly hard to get noticed and push past the dominant market players. And with media analysts expecting this deal to kick off more consolidation in the industry (Disney buying Netflix to help its distribution is one rumour doing the rounds, while a big tech firm like Apple or Google buying Disney is also seen as a possibility by some) things are only likely to get harder for small players. ...
Cartoon king image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 11:00:44 PM
....Using his own and other people's money, Michael was able to start acquiring what now totals about 10% of all the existing animated TV material for some very low prices. And instead of being unwanted, DHX soon found that the shows in its library were in demand by the new streaming services such as Netflix. ...
AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of October 2016 12:11:36 AM
....AT&T said it expected the deal to be completed by the end of 2017. Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, recently rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. ...
Time Warner shares jump on AT&T bid rumour image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 04:09:00 PM
.... . Other media company shares, including Discovery, AMC, Netflix and CBS, rose as investors speculated that a deal could spark a fresh wave of takeovers and mergers among media and technology companies. ...
Netflix shares soar as video service posts jump in subscribers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 09:18:41 PM
. Netflix has shaken off growth worries with new subscriber numbers that beat estimates and sent its shares soaring. ...
Lights, camera... cloud image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 11:01:24 PM
. We're used to streaming TV and films to our digital devices over the cloud these days, using services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, iPlayer and YouTube. ...
Last call: What's happened to London's nightlife? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 10:29:10 AM
.... . Low disposable income plus social media, Netflix and music streaming websites have all made it difficult to get millennials - people born after 1981 - out of the house. ...
When businesses mess up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:14:39 PM
.... . In 2000, streaming giant Netflix proposed that it would handle video rental operation Blockbuster's online component for it, if Blockbuster would in return host its in-store component. ...
Why 3,000 bank branches must close image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of September 2016 06:01:40 AM
.... Web Money editor Hilary Osborne says she’s been just twice, each time simply to deposit a cheque, and regarded it as a faff. How long before bank branches go the same way as video chain Blockbuster? You sort of remember visiting, forgot about it after Netflix appeared, and pretty soon they had all disappeared. ...

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