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  • Article / 07 May 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Time Warner plots game to dethrone Netflix

    Former managing editor, TradingFloor.com / Saxo Bank
    Denmark
    Time Warner plots game to dethrone Netflix
    Time Warner's move into the streaming segment slated for Q3 2016 comes just when Netflix's content-buying strategy is running into massive difficulties. But, perfect timing or not, that does not necessarily make Time Warner a great long-term bet.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 15 May 2015 at 3:59 GMT

    Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Wasu over China entry

    Bloomberg
    Netflix is said to be holding talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into the country’s $5.9 billion online video market, according to Bloomberg. The company has held discussions with companies including Wasu Media Holding about forming a partnership, according to people familiar with the matter. Entering China would allow the broadcaster to take advantage of what’s forecast to be explosive growth in online television in the nation of 1.4 billion people.
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  • Article / 20 March 2015 at 5:39 GMT

    Content cost control key for online video firm Youku Tudou

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    China
    Alibaba-backed online video platform Youku Tudou beat revenue consensus in its fourth quarter earning. However the firm's content costs have been rising again, a major problem for the whole industry. Fortunately it has been finding success with original programming and partner and user generated content, which helps to drive down costs, and has a much higher ROI than syndicated programming. The firm also announced an SEC enquiry over some non-cash revenue recognition methods.
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  • Video / 04 February 2015 at 16:33 GMT

    The Sony surprise and Amazon's new move

    Owen Thomas
    What next for Sony after it announced better than expected quarterly results on Wednesday? Tech expert, Stuart Miles, reveals all and also looks at what Amazon is up to and how technology could be about the take on the established banking industry.
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  • Article / 24 December 2014 at 6:58 GMT

    Xiaomi's smart-home concept a smart move for growth

    China Watcher / Shanghai
    China
    Xiaomi has seen its reputation in the west grow dramatically as investors look for the next technology giant from China following Alibaba’s IPO. But Xiaomi is much more than just a smartphone manufacturer, and is building an ecosystem for the smart home concept. However, investors shouldn’t expect the firm to expand into the west in the near term, as intellectual property disputes would prevent this from happening.
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  • Article / 24 September 2014 at 9:03 GMT

    Australia Market Wrap: Pay TV monopoly ready to fall

    Trading Desk / Saxo Capital Markets
    Australia
    Australia Market Wrap: Pay TV monopoly ready to fall
    The Australian market finished down on weak sentiment today, but there were some diamonds amid the coals. Mount Gibson bucked a declining materials trend to post a 4.64% gain, while Nufarm and Northern Star also posted strong showings. Meanwhile, the telco sector is worth watching as companies jostle for a piece of the pay TV market.
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