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Sky Hearing on Same Day as Fox Vote Complicates Comcast Bid

Friday, July 27, is shaping up to be a big day in the battle between Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co. for control of most of Rupert Murdoch’s media …

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Ofcom’s Media Nations report released yesterday tells us that subscriptions to on-demand video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime have overtaken pay-TV subscriptions in the UK for the first time.<p>And there’s no doubt that these “over-the-top services” have been transformative. They’ve been …

OFCOM

OTT Records Double-Digit Growth Worldwide

Global subscriptons to OTT services will grow 24% this year, according to eMarketer.<p>The media researcher says 10.2% of the global population -- and …

Advertising Industry

John Grogan: As The Open tees off, why sport is the big loser as pay TV dominates

TODAY is the first glorious morning of The Open championship at Carnoustie. Back in the summer of 1978, I was in the sixth form at St Michael’s …

Free-to-air

‘Saturday Night Live’ China; UK SVOD Figures; Cliff Richard Wins BBC Privacy Case – Global Briefs

The Chinese adaptation of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been pulled from Chinese digital platform Youku. The remake of the NBC Universal format has been …

Video on Demand

Justice Department Gives Glimpse of Appeal Argument in AT&T-Time Warner Case

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers say that a federal judge “rejected fundamental principles of economics” in his decision in favor of AT&T’s …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why AT&T-Backed AppNexus Is Making A Move On Connected TV

AppNexus launched the first video advertising product for its demand-side platform (DSP) in late 2015. Over the next two years it built out its video …

Television Industry

Carlos Slim's America Movil Extends Its Dominance in Mexico

Carlos Slim’s America Movil SAB, facing looser restrictions on its dominance in its business in Mexico, continues to pile up customers.<p>The nation’s …

Mexico

What you need to know in advertising today

BI Graphics<p>Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion ($5 billion/£3.8 billion) by Europe's competition watchdog for abusing its dominant Android mobile operating system to cement the popularity of Google apps and services.<p>It's the biggest antitrust fine ever given by Europe's competition …

Advertising

Pay TV revenue falls for first time in UK, Ofcom report reveals

Revenue from pay TV has fallen for the first time in the UK, while subscriptions have fallen behind streaming services such as Netflix, Ofcom has …

Advertising (UK)

5 Million Americans Will Cut Their Cable TV in 2018

The trend of media consumers ditching their cable boxes for streaming subscriptions doesn't appear to be slowing down. As <i>Fast Company</i> reports, more …

Pay-TV

Ofcom: ‘EastEnders, Emmerdale and Corrie are driving the decline of telly’

<b>Soaps fans may need to step up to save television as we know it.</b><p>A new report from Ofcom says that the plunging popularity of soaps is ‘driving the …

Entertainment (UK)

DAZN US to launch September 10th, monthly subscription cost set at $9.99

Tuesday marked the official press launch of DAZN (pronounced “Da-Zone) in the United States. For the time being, unlike DAZN in other countries such …

Paramount Network

Over 5 million U.S. consumers will cut the cord in 2018, survey says

Over 5 million U.S. consumers will cut the cord in 2018, a move that will cost the pay-TV industry billions in lost subscription revenue, according …

Cord-Cutting

U.S. proposes expedited appeal in fight with AT&T over Time Warner purchase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has proposed an expedited schedule for an appeal of a judge's ruling that allowed AT&T Inc (T.N) to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner, according to a court filing on Wednesday.<p>The department said last Thursday that it would appeal a federal …

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Photojournalists say a male-dominated industry, reliance on freelancers, as well as feelings of shame allow sexual harassment to proliferate

4:25 AM ET, July 18, 2018<p>RELATED:<p><b>A reporter posing as a Dublin Facebook moderator found that pages from far-right groups face looser content</b> …

Social Media

4 Potential Reasons Why Netflix Missed Its Subscription Guidance

Though hardly disastrous, Netflix's (NFLX) latest earnings report does raise questions about what might be leading subscriber growth to fall short of …

TV shows

Comcast Reportedly Giving Up On Fox's Assets Leaving Disney Free To Bring The X-MEN And FANTASTIC FOUR Home

With Comcast setting its sights on acquiring Sky, the company is moving on from attempting to purchase Fox which leaves the door wide open for Disney …

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Why Is Fox Bidding So Much for European Pay-TV Giant Sky?

Its latest effort to outflank rival suitor Comcast comes in at about $32.5 billion.<p>In this segment from <i>MarketFoolery</i>, host Mac Greer is joined by …

Investing

As subscriptions growth falters, Netflix turns to international growth

Netflix missed its global subscriber targets by over a million, spooking the market into thinking growth has plateaued and sending share prices …

Advertising Industry

Netflix Stock Tanked After Its Earnings. Bulls Should Be Celebrating

By<p>Updated July 17, 2018 12:28 p.m. ET<p>Netflix (NFLX) stock was down 8% late Tuesday morning, falling to $368.38 after the company reported second …

Business

MOOV's Beat Runner debuts on Apple Watch Series 3

<b>Enjoy</b> <b>phone</b><b>-free experience with MOOV music</b><p><i>World's first*</i> <i>technologies allow users to display their heartbeat, running data and play music directly from their Apple Watch Series 3 for a seamless phone-free workout</i><p>HONG KONG, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MOOV, Hong Kong's largest digital music …

Hong Kong

Gideon Spanier: Sky bid battle could spark frenzy of UK media deal-making

The £26 billion takeover battle for Sky is approaching its endgame. Comcast, the US telecoms and media giant, has edged ahead in the race to buy …

Business (UK)

Breakingviews - Netflix growth setback gives rivals an opening

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Netflix’s growth stumble is a small gift to rivals. The streaming-video service attracted fewer subscribers than forecast in the second quarter, knocking more than $20 billion off its value. That will comfort Walt Disney and Comcast as they wage a costly battle …

Streaming Media

'Convergence' Is Key: Credit Suisse Weighs In On The Telecom And Media Sector

Credit Suisse analyst Douglas Mitchelson on July 11 initiated coverage on a slew of telecom and media stocks A theme central to all of the ratings …

Investing

Breakingviews: The Bidding War Continues

<i>By Breakingviews</i><p>Dealmakers set little store by trust. That's why M&A lawyers are paid so much. It also explains why Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Walt …

Business

Amazon to bring its branded Fire TV sets to the UK? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Amazon is reportedly testing a smart TV set with its Fire TV technology built-in, according to a report over the weekend.</b><p>The Telegraph claims the …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Watch: Big 12 Media Days

The Big 12 Conference will broadcast their annual Football Media Days for the first time ever in 2018, and that’s great news for fans of each of the …

College Sports

How to Watch the France vs. Croatia World Cup 2018 Final Game Online for Free Today

Don't miss the action! ⚽<p>The FIFA 2018 World Cup final game is <i>finally</i> here, and we’ve got all the details for how to watch France and Croatia play for …

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The DOJ has a slim chance of blocking the AT&T-Time Warner deal, but even that may be enough for Comcast to throw in the towel on Fox

The Department of Justice has not given up: It's still trying to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner (now named Warner Media). And it probably …

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