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Reel Green Episode 1 | WarnerMedia NBC Universal Collaboration (Audio)

WarnerMedia-NBCUniversal Streaming War Team-Up?

  • WarnerMedia(owned by AT&T) with 7,000 film and 5,000 show library
    • FilmStruck => Turner Movie Classic
    • DramaFever => Korean, Chinese, Japanese films
    • DC Comics content on DC Universe streaming service
    • Harry Potter
  • NBCUniversal catalog includes:
    • Fast & Furious
    • Jurassic Park
    • Back to the Future
  • NBCU owns 30% of Hulu
  • Joining with NBCU creates library 12,000 movies and 5,000 from Warner and 100,000 episodes from NBCU
    • HBO to remain separate $14.99 per month per CEO John Stankey
  • Still may not be enough to compete with Netflix and Disney+
  • $71 billion Disney-FOX deal expected to be complete next year
  • Disney CEO Bob Iger claims Disney+ to be a four-quadrant service(family-fare)
  • Netflix expected to spend $13 billion on content

Amazon Continues Sports Push

  • CEO Jeff Bezos puts in offer for 20+ regional Fox Sports Networks
  • Fox Sports Networks may fetch $20 billion, per analysts
  • Disney must divest from 21st Century Fox acquisition
  • Amazon currently streams Thursday Night Football for Prime members
  • Bezos struck deal for 20 English Premier League

Disney Receives Approval to Buy FOX from China

  • Approval raised stocks for both companies
  • China => second largest movie market
  • Disney still needs approval from the European Union
  • Regulators require divestment from the following:
    • History Channel
    • H2
    • Lifetime Channels
    • Blaze
    • Crime & Investigation
  • A+E Networks’ channels controlled by Disney and Hearst

John Malone Predicts More Mergers and Acquisitions From Netflix Effect

  • John Malone Credentials:
    • Chairman of Liberty Global
    • TV and broadband company
    • 18 million customers
    • $18 billion annualized revenue in 2017
  • Media Company Stakes
    • Discovery Communications
    • Lionsgate Entertainment

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