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What Will Happen Now That Disney Basically Owns Hulu?

Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy the bulk of 21st Century Fox’s holdings in a $52.4 billion deal. While the changing future of the Marvel Universe …

Netflix is shrugging off the Disney-Fox deal (NFLX, DIS, FOXA)

• <b>On Thursday, Disney said it's buying 21st Century Fox's entertainment assets for $52.4 billion.</b>• <b><br>The move is widely seen as the company gearing up to go to war with Netflix.</b>• <b><br>Netflix investors seem unphased by the acquisition, sending shares of the company higher after the deal was announced.</b>• <b><br>Watch</b> …

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Here's How Netflix Will Become the Next Disney

Comic-book icon Mark Millar has created his first original series for Netflix, but it won't be available on the streaming service...yet. This …

People who watch “The Crown” are different than other Netflix users in two ways

As cord-cutting goes more mainstream, Netflix has been looking for ways to attract more TV watchers who fall outside its typical demographic. For instance, it successfully tapped into Gen-X nostalgia with the ’80s-obsessed <i>Stranger Things</i>.<p>Now it looks like it has another success story on its hands …

Netflix will look for a repeat play in 2018 after a strong year

Netflix had a pretty good year by very Netflix-y standards: it added a ton of subscribers; its international growth plans seem to be playing out as hoped; it cleaned up in the Golden Globe nominations, and users are watching a <i>ton</i> of Netflix.<p>While the company has continued to show growth with its …

Cable Is Finally Starting To Play Nice With Netflix And Hulu

Ever since Netflix transitioned from a niche subscription to a must-have streaming service, the question of how streaming will affect cable has …

I Can Live Without Cable, But Not as Well as My Kids

I didn't save much money when I cut the cord. Younger people are different.<p>I finally cut the cord.<p>I did it a few weeks ago, after realizing that I was watching a lot more television via my Amazon Fire device than my cable box. Partly, I wanted to save a little money. But I also wanted to see how …

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How Does Traditional TV Compete With Ad-Free Services?

TV show producers have strong points of view on the ads airing between comedy, drama and reality content. And so do advertising executives. Who do …

Netflix tips you've never heard of: The best tips and tricks to try on the streaming service

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

The Crown star Claire Foy reveals why the Netflix show delves into rumours of Prince Philip's infidelity

Despite not being available on Netflix yet, the second season of <i>The Crown</i> has already caused some controversy by strongly hinting at the supposed …

Amazon and Netflix lead German pay-VOD market

The viewer market for paid-for video-on-demand (VOD) services like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, maxdome and Sky Ticket continues to grow in …

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Netflix's original content could boost its international subscriber base 50 percent by 2020, analyst says

Netflix's original content will help boost its subscriber base in foreign markets, according to one Wall Street firm.<p>GBH Insights reiterated its …

Roku is the most popular TV streaming box according to the latest data

According to a report published by comScore, Roku is the market leader for TV streaming boxes and sticks in the US, followed by Amazon’s FireTV. Google’s Chromecast came in third with 8 percent of market share.<p>If you don’t already own a Roku stick, I’m sure you’ve come across one before, a digital …

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Smart TV hack using over-the-air signals exposed

The vulnerabilities of IoT household items are well documented. It used to be thought that Smart TVs were safer, but with more reports of sets being …

More Viewers in China Switch on Smart TVs

Smart TVs, which are televisions with integrated web connectivity, continue to see healthy growth in China. In addition to rising smart TV sales in …

Netflix’s new, brilliant strategy for China is to stay the hell out of the country

Netflix is saying <i>zaijian</i> to China, before it even got a foot in the door.<p>In a letter (.pdf) issued alongside its quarterly earnings report, the company told shareholders it was no longer attempting to bring its video streaming service to China, a shift from hints it made about entering the country …

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Why NBC's Rio Olympics Coverage Would Be Lucky to Get Even a Bronze Medal

Now that the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are over and all the ticker tape has been cleared away, it’s worth taking a look at how the event …

NBC is Stuck in 20th Century with Olympics Coverage, Faces Uncertain Future

NBC’s Olympics extravaganza is over. The coverage resembled an investor trying to flip a $20 million home after the market tanked. The Olympics may …

NBC Argues Millennials Did Watch the Olympics---Just Not All on Traditional TV

Traditional TV ratings for the Rio Olympics fell from four years ago, particularly among young viewers, but NBC is on a mission to prove that millennials still watched the Games.<p>The Rio Olympics averaged 3.6 million viewers age 18 to 34 in primetime on NBC, down more than 30% from the 2012 Summer …

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Rio 2016: NBC Slowly Realizes Women Are the Olympic Stars

Wednesday night on NBC, the network’s Olympics coverage shifted away from sporting events to focus on the rapidly imploding story of 12-time Olympic …

How NBC Took Advantage of Olympic Fans

There’s no TV event quite so massaged as the Olympics on NBC. Sure, televised NFL football (and particularly the Super Bowl) comes with plenty of …

Rio Olympics not winning medals in broadcast coverage or sports language

<b>To the editor:</b> The reason the ratings for the Olympics are down is because people are sick and tired of all the commercial interruptions on NBC.<p>("A new Olympic hurdle," Business, Aug. 16, and "The Olympics of sexist news," Aug. 12)<p>We understand that NBC has invested a lot in bringing the Olympics …

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Why Netflix has no interest in live video — and what Facebook could learn from that

Re/code's Peter Kafka acknowledged as much when asking Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos that very question on the company's latest quarterly earnings call.<p>"There is no interest in live sports currently," Sarandos replied.<p>But what about "live" in general?<p>"There's not a technological reason that …

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In Asia, Netflix trips on regulation, content, and competition

SEOUL/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Months after its global rollout, Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is facing problems in several major Asian markets as it struggles to provide enough strong content to attract consumers amid tough local competition, and also faces many regulatory hurdles, underlining concerns about …

Televisions

The Streaming Site With The Most Movies Isn't Netlix...By A Long-Shot

Video streaming has seemingly become the go-to way to watch movies. There are thousands of titles available at the touch of a button. Every device …

Televisions

Sky V. Netflix: Surprising New Proof That, In The U.K., Cord-Cutting Is Just Not A Thing

The quarterly results are out today for Sky, Britain’s biggest media company. One trendy challenge to its 20-year pay-TV dominance comes from Netflix – and, indeed, Netflix is doing very well in the U.K. But one tiny number hidden in Sky’s results – the paltry sum of £47 – shows definitively that …

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Google will soon show live TV listings in search results

Googling your favourite TV show or movie will soon give you results of when and where you can watch it live.<p>Google is updating its search offering to show listings for live TV channels.<p>Searching for a show like "Game of Thrones", for example, will show results for which channels are airing the show …

12 Netflix originals that will use the new technology Netflix is calling the 'next generation of TV'

It's called Netflix "HDR," which stands for "high dynamic range," a term that is most common in photography.<p>HDR basically ensures you're seeing extremely accurate colors that have a higher range. So instead of a ray of sunlight appearing washed out and white, you're able to notice the orange and …

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Canada Netflix Users Complain As Access To U.S. Service Blocked

(Reuters) – Some Canadian Netflix users cried foul on Wednesday after the video-streaming giant appeared to have made good on its pledge to block …