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Walt Disney shares rise as it prepares to compete with Netflix

Walt Disney shares rise as it prepares to compete with Netflix

Written by on November 13, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Walt Disney shares rose 3 percent on Friday, as Wall Street shrugged off poor financial results and focused instead on the media giant’s commitment to build a service that will compete aggressively with video streaming pioneer Netflix. Disney’s sharper focus on streaming comes amid subscriber losses at its legacy cable networks that include […]

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News highlights – 17 October 2017

News highlights – 17 October 2017

Written by on October 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 17 October 2017 Facebook buys teen app tbh (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world’s largest social network looks to attract more users.┬áThe app, an acronym for “To be Honest”, allows users to anonymously answer multiple choice questions about friends, who then receive the […]

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News highlights – 5 October 2017

News highlights – 5 October 2017

Written by on October 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 October 2017 Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. Read more… Social media executives to […]

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Netflix and others are struggling with viewers sharing passwords

Netflix and others are struggling with viewers sharing passwords

Written by on July 12, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – More than one-fifth of young adults who stream shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Stranger Things” borrow passwords from people who do not live with them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a finding that suggests media companies are missing out on significant revenue as digital viewership explodes. Twenty-one percent of streaming viewers ages […]

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Netflix shares head for new high as subscriber forecast shines

Netflix shares head for new high as subscriber forecast shines

Written by on April 18, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Netflix Inc made a bullish forecast for subscriber additions by mid-year, a positive sign for its push to expand around the world that sent its shares toward an all-time high. The streaming video company pushed back the next season of its smash-hit “House of Cards,” and other programing to the second quarter, meaning […]

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Netflix is no bandwidth hog, wants co-operation, says Netflix

Netflix is no bandwidth hog, wants co-operation, says Netflix

Written by on February 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Streaming video pioneer Netflix held out a vision of cooperation to potentially sceptical telecom partners on Monday, saying it could deliver a quality experience to mobile phones without hogging bandwidth needed for other services. In a first for a media executive, Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings delivered the keynote speech on […]

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Traditional TV networks are now playing catch up with Netflix binge model

Traditional TV networks are now playing catch up with Netflix binge model

Written by on January 20, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc’s lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want to wait a week for the next instalment. The move poses a direct challenge to Netflix and a way for […]

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News highlights – August 24

News highlights – August 24

Written by on August 25, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for August 24 Drones to deliver pizza in New Zealand in world first WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – A New Zealand pizza chain aims to become the world’s first company to offer a commercial drone delivery service, a milestone in the once-unthinkable quest to save time and money with an air-borne supply chain dispensing with […]

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US video providers to get quotas for local content in EU

US video providers to get quotas for local content in EU

Written by on May 20, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Online video streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime will be required to devote at least a fifth of their catalogs to European content under proposals set to be announced next week. The European Commission is planning an overhaul of the European Union’s broadcasting rules to bring in EU-wide minimum quotas […]

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Home subscriptions (Netflix, Sky) to be available when roaming

Home subscriptions (Netflix, Sky) to be available when roaming

Written by on May 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Consumers will be able to access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix, Sky and Canal+ when they travel across the European Union under proposals tentatively agreed by member states on Friday. The law was presented by the EU executive, the European Commission (EC), last December as part of its efforts to […]

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