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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hulu An Even Bigger Chess Piece For Disney And Comcast After Sky Deal – Analysis

“They have a unique proposition, not just compared with Netflix but also with YouTube TV or Sling,” said Hunter Sappington, an analyst with Parks Associates, in an interview with Deadline. “They have their VOD service included in the live offering. As a value-add, that’s something that puts them in a unique place.”

Parks, which has carved out a specialty in tracking the OTT marketplace, says there are now roughly 230 individual services being offered to U.S. consumers. Despi ...read more

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Will HBO Team Up With Apple For Online Service Launch?

Time Warner depends on traditional pay TV distributors to carry — and pay for — its fleet of Turner networks including TNT, TBS, and CNN. Execs have also said that HBO’s best growth opportunities come from working with cable and satellite to persuade their customers to pick up the premium channel.

Prospects for greater collaboration likely would diminish if HBO offered a product that encouraged pay TV subscribers to cut the cord. That’s a real concern, research firm Parks As ...read more

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