The streaming company is now roaring thanks to smart investments in original content
Future of TV
Streaming service is now available to cable subscribers abroad but will face challenges working out similar deals in the U.S.
Netflix’s rapid transformation from an on-demand repository of old movies and TV shows into an original content powerhouse will get another boost this November thanks to Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari. The comedian plans to debut his next stand-up special exclusively on the streaming service, he told The New York Times.
The new reality is that some of the biggest, most popular college football programs in the country can’t jack up ticket prices annually, put a decent team on the field, and expect fans to happily pack the stadium week in, week out.
Four days before launching the first serious challenge to ESPN’s decades-long domination of televised sports, the executives of Fox Sports 1 — the 24/7 national sports network set to launch this weekend — were telling jokes. …
The race to disrupt the market is heating up, but huge obstacles remain to infiltrate a $100 billion industry where both content creators and distributors are happily making money hand over fist.
Netflix’s profit quadrupled but Wall Street was looking for stronger subscriber growth.
Will someone please think of the children? In the ongoing battle for the future of the living room, that’s exactly what Netflix and Amazon are doing. While shows like political drama House of Cards, resurrected sitcom Arrested
YouTube is quietly brokering deals with major sports leagues in hopes of establishing itself as the top sports destination online. The move could shake up the pay-TV world
MTV used to be a parent-free zone, but over the last several years the network has overhauled its programming to cater to a generation that views Mom and Dad more as friends than enemies.
Millennials are tech-savvy, thrifty and more likely to stream entertainment online than other Americans. Have they abandoned the tube for good?