Crain's New York Business

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hulu CEO Believes Live TV Will Help Platform Stand Out From Streaming Crowd

If everything goes according to plan, the package will include major sports and news networks, as well as broadcast and general entertainment cable networks. Local broadcast affiliates are also likely to be part of the offering, which would deliver the most-watched networks in key markets. And Hulu’s user interface would let viewers hop easily between last week’s episode of Empire and a football game already in progress, a process that can require several steps with traditional ...read more

Friday, March 21, 2014

Top 10 media companies include 6 locals

New York City-area companies were a major presence on a list of top 25 media firms released by communications analytics firm SNL Kagan: nine of the 25—including six of the top ten—are headquartered in the region. But Colorado-based Liberty Media Corp. overtook Disney for the No. 1 spot.

The rankings are based on net income. 21st Century Fox (No. 2), Time Warner (No. 4) and Viacom (No. 5) crept into the top five. Fox's net income increased more than fivefold from 2012, the se ...read more

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Vimeo commits $10M to luring filmmakers

Vimeo generates revenue by charging for subscriptions to upload high-quality videos that producers can sell or rent to viewers. A $60-a-year subscription eliminates banner ads while a $199-a-year subscription, known as Vimeo Pro, allows users to upload high-quality video and get access to tools that package and sell content to viewers. Vimeo also receives a 10% portion of the pay-for-play sales.

"Companies like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon see the overall cost of content increa ...read more

Monday, August 05, 2013

Time Warner's blackout of CBS enters third day

Time Warner Cable, based in New York, has encouraged customers to sign up with Aereo Inc. to watch CBS. Aereo is a startup service, backed by billionaire Barry Diller, that sells access to the broadcast networks online for $8 a month. Aereo, which pays no retransmission fees to broadcasters, is currently being sued by CBS.

When a channel is dropped from a pay-TV service, 7% of subscribers end up switching providers, while 16% watch the lost channel online, according to a sur ...read more

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