Tag archive for ‘streaming’
News Brief On Friday, July 10th, 2015

Sony Pictures Television Signs U.K. Deal with Video-on-Demand Service MUBI

The “curated” arthouse SVOD platform will now have access to titles including ‘Taxi Driver’ and ‘Dr. Strangelove.’ MUBI’s first major studio deal, announced Friday,  More...

ReCode On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Americans Stream 135 Billion Songs in First Half of Year

  Americans streamed a staggering 135 billion songs and music videos in the first half of 2015, nearly double this time a year ago, according to the latest data from Nielsen. Growing demand for songs More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Megan Ellison Rescues Vidiots

Megan Ellison, independent film producer and daughter of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, has donated an undisclosed amount to keep a legendary video store in Santa Monica up and running. Vidiots has been a More...

Vered Weiss On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Informs Investors of ‘Substantial Savings’ (Layoffs)

Viacom’s stock closed down 4.4% on Friday following a disappointing quarter in which the company missed Q1 revenue estimates as it faces concerns about inventory and fewer stock buybacks, as reported More...

Eli Horn On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Spotify Expected to Seek $500 Million in Financing Before Going Public

Music streaming service Spotify has hired Goldman Sachs for a new round of financing in an effort to raise about $500 million and boost the startup’s value to as much as $8 billion, according to anonymous More...

Vered Weiss On Friday, January 30th, 2015

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Cuts Cord on Nickelodeon

Viacom is the latest cable company to cut the cord (at least partially), or in industry lingo, to go “over the top” and offer direct-to-consumer streaming, according to Reuters. While the regular More...

Lionsgate to Cut $1.5 Billion Deal with China’s Hunan TV

Lionsgate Entertainment, which is headed by Mark Rachesky, is said to be close to closing a deal that could be worth as much as $1.5 billion with China’s Hunan TV and Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd. Rachesky More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Got Out of Oil Futures Early, Jumped into Time Warner

David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital might seem to have disappointed compared to the S&P 500, with the fund returning 8% compared to the index’ 13% finish for 2014, but Greenlight fared better More...

Michael Tobin On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

What Comes After the Internet?

Given President Obama’s recent call for the FCC to pursue Internet Neutrality and the concomitant resistance of cable service providers and conservative politicians to such an idea, it seems like a good More...

Jewish Business News Service On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Netflix Tops 57 Million Subscribers

    Thanks to strong international growth, Netflix ended the year with 57.4 million subscribers to its streaming service. While domestic subscriber growth slowed down to 17% year-over-year, Netflix More...

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