Lines are blurring or becoming more stark among different tech, media and telecom companies. Telecom companies are producing content, while platform companies are exploring new services like internet connections. That means sectors are no longer staying in their lanes, and regulatory scrutiny is shifting.
Netflix expects a $3.5 billion deficit in its free cash flow this year over the $3 billion previously estimated. In its earnings, the company also expects to add fewer subscribers than forecast, projecting a net addition of 5 million subs over Wall Street’s 6.09 million expectation.
Nielsen says its branded content testing suite has the ability to evaluate the advertising effectiveness of brand sponsorships in podcasts, focusing on three key areas.
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation will honor Sandra Oh, Tisha Thompson, Rachel Maddow, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Perkins, Patricia Arquette, and Leah Remini among others on May 21 in Los Angeles. Local and student award winners will be honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26 in New York.
The media landscape used to be straightforward: Content companies — studios — made stuff — TV shows and movies — and sold it to pay TV distributors, who sold it to consumers. Now things are up for grabs. To help sort this all out, Recpde created a diagram that organizes distributors, content companies and internet video companies by market cap — the value investors assign to the companies — and their main lines of business.
The pay channel said the 17.4 million viewers who watched Sunday’s episode either on TV or online represent a season-opening high for the fantasy saga. HBO Now also posted its biggest streaming night ever, the channel said Monday.
Hulu said Monday that AT&T sold its stake back to owners Disney and Comcast for $1.43 billion, valuing the unprofitable Hulu at $15 billion.
ABC Owned Television Stations Group President Wendy McMahon was recently honored for her excellence as a leader in local broadcasting. Here, she talks about that and her take on the state of the broadcasting industry.