After a decade of digital partnerships, studios and distributors are moving towards a wholly-owned strategy.
With increased competition from Netflix and Amazon, Canal+ lost a half of million subscribers in France during 2016.
Only days apart, the UK’s largest satellite broadcaster, Sky, and the US’s biggest cable company, Comcast, announced plans to expand their services online.
The UK government’s strategy to encourage investment during a downmarket is allowing firms to acquire valuable assets at deep discounts.
Orange CEO Stephane Richard, said the company would consider bidding for Canal Plus if it came up for sale, but denied merger talks with Vivendi.
Minutes before a planned vote to allow third parties to develop apps or devices for cable set-top boxes, the FCC removed the vote indefinitely.
Comcast, the largest cable company in the United States, will begin streaming Netflix on the company’s X1 set-top device starting this week.
Like the presidential election, Americans will only have two choices for cable providers, Comcast or Time Warner / Charter / Spectrum / AT&T.
The European Commission has been investigating the six major US studios and the largest EU broadcasters for antitrust infringements.
Brazil lost 600,000 subs over the last six months of 2015. It’s no surprise that Netflix’s growth has been spectacular. Sky lost 300,000 in the same period.