Lionsgate is said to be in talks to split its film and television production business from its recently acquired premium-channel Starz into separate companies.
Netflix’s long-time streaming competitors Hulu and Amazon Prime Video are starting to capture more viewing marketshare.
NBCUniversal, who competed against Disney for Fox, is planning to follow Disney’s lead in India with the purchase of Zee Entertainment.
Sky’s new owners, Comcast, will more than double its investment in European original programming for the new venture – Sky Studios.
AT&T’s decision to acquire a declining DirecTV and a sputtering Time Warner is materializing into a massive miscalculation.
Last week, Disney and Comcast came to terms whereby Disney would take sole control over Hulu. Comcast will remain a silent partner until 2024
There is even more bad news for pay television providers. Unlike 2017, subscribers signing up for cheaper online television bundles are starting to contract.
Apple has too much cash and not enough imagination. There is growing speculation that Apple will purchase Netflix.
The Hulu streaming service reached more than 25 million subscribers at the end of 2018. On a year-over-year basis Hulu subscriber growth rose 48%.
As media markets reach a consolidation fever pitch, three companies will emerge controlling nearly all content creation and distribution in the United States.