Where is the hypercompetitive streaming business headed?

Feb 5, 2024
Consumers want easy access to their favorite shows at a fair price. But that's no longer a reality in the saturated streaming sector.
Streamers are having a hard time turning a profit and viewers are having a hard time with the value proposition streamers are offering.
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Some advertisers say they're ready to spend again — and media platforms stand to gain

May 9, 2023
Many platforms saw declines in ad revenue over the past year and had to cut costs and staff. Now there's optimism about a rebound.
"Whether it's television, cable, streaming, as well as audio, any company that accepts advertising will benefit," says media analyst Jessica Reif Ehrlich.
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News is a business. Is that leaving communities out of the loop?

Aug 2, 2021
In "News for the Rich, White, and Blue,” Nikki Usher looks at how the news business determines what’s covered and what isn’t.
The Chicago Tribune's downsized headquarters at the Freedom Center printing facility. Across the U.S., newsroom staffing was estimated at 30,820 in 2020, a 56% decline from 2004.
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What value do Yahoo and AOL have?

May 3, 2021
Verizon is selling the two companies to private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion.
How exactly could Apollo, the private equity firm that is buying Yahoo and AOL, make the companies more valuable?
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Overtime Sports draws financial interest from beyond the arena

Apr 22, 2021
The company’s business model blends live sports and social media, which young fans gravitate toward.
Overtime Sports Inc. is creating a high school basketball league in part so it has more things to highlight.
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Merger set to create world's largest Spanish-language media company

Apr 14, 2021
The combined company’s prospective leader says the merger is about becoming a force in Spanish-language streaming.
The potential streaming catalog of the combined Televisa and Univision could attract a more diverse audience.
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Buffett's exit from newspaper business a "negative signal"

Jan 29, 2020
Berkshire Hathaway is selling dozens of daily and weekly newspapers.
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks to the press as he arrives at the 2019 annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.
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A media race discrimination case with wider implications

Nov 13, 2019
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in African American media entrepreneur Byron Allen's case against Comcast.
Byron Allen speaks at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in New York City's historic Ziegfeld Theatre on Oct. 29.
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It's been quite a decade for the business of news

Feb 4, 2019
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson's new book chronicles changes in the media business model.
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Facebook seeks new friends in media companies

Mar 24, 2015
The company wants to cut content deals. Why? And who wins?