The European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy will destroy Europe’s independent film and television market in favor of global technology companies.
Netflix gauged the climate in Europe perfectly, first by increasing funding to produce more local content, and by forging licensing deals with local content partners.
As media markets reach a consolidation fever pitch, three companies will emerge controlling nearly all content creation and distribution in the United States.
Netflix is the most popular SVOD service in the UK, with an estimated 9.2 million subscribers, which for the first time is more than PayTV subs.
Sky, Europe’s largest pay television provider announced a partnership to carry Netflix content on its direct satellite network and OTT platforms.
Walt Disney Co’s deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox is valued around $40 per share, or $75B.
Comcast drops its bid to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox. Disney will likely purchase Fox’s film and television assets before 2017 is over.
Walt Disney Co has been in talks for the last couple weeks to buy film and television assets from conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
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.