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NBCUniversal Peacock ARPU of $6 to $7 shows streaming conundrum

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Toward the end of NBCUniversal’s two-hour long presentation of its Peacock streaming video service Thursday, the media and entertainment company dropped a revealing piece of information that rival companies haven’t made available. Comcast’s NBCUniversal estimates its streaming service will generate......
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NBCUniversal Peacock unveiling: What to expect

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A peacock in Ranthambore, India. Travelographer 1 | 500px Prime | Getty Images In what’s become a right of passage in the world of media and entertainment, Comcast‘s NBCUniversal will unveil Peacock, its new video streaming service, during the company’s......
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Comcast launches SportsTech accelerator for start-ups

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Signage is displayed in the window of a Comcast Corp. Xfinity store in King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Charles Mostoller | Bloomberg | Getty Images Comcast said Tuesday it is launching a new accelerator for start-ups that could help it leverage a......
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‘1917’ soars to $36.5 million opening after Golden Globe win

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Still from “1917.” Universal Fresh off its Golden Globes best dramatic picture win, “1917” dominated the box office during its opening weekend with a $36.5 million haul. The World War I feature had a limited opening beginning on Christmas Day,......
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Iran missiles appear to have shot down Ukraine-bound Boeing airliner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Spy satellite imagery suggests that a Ukraine-bound Boeing passenger airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff in Iran on earlier was shot down by an Iranian missile, NBC News reported Thursday. Other reports also said it seemed like the airliner was......
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Accolade hires banks ahead of a potential IPO in 2020

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Raj Singh, chief executive officer of Accolade speaks during the GeekWire Summit event in Seattle, Washington, Oct. 3, 2018. David Ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Accolade, a start-up that helps workers navigate their health benefits and dealings with insurance......
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‘Missing Link’ wins best animated feature at Golden Globes, beats Disney

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Still from Laika Entertainment’s “Missing Link.” Laika Entertainment “Missing Link” took home the Golden Globe for best animated feature on Sunday, marking only the fourth time that the top prize did not go to a Disney film. The film was......
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It will take years before winners of streaming wars emerge, former Showtime CEO says

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“These free subscribers are going to be moving through the universe for the next two or three years for all these services,” former Showtime Networks CEO Matthew Blank said. Source link: Click here for more...
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NBC’s Peacock will try to differentiate itself from Netflix, Disney+ with live streaming element, tiered pricing structure

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NBCUniversal will unveil its Peacock streaming application on Jan. 16, 2020. Outgoing CEO Steve Burke will lead the event and hopes to showcase how Peacock is different from its streaming competition. Source link: Click here for more...
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The decade in media: Content was king, then distributors went shopping

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Over the last 10 years, it turned out that distributors — AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Netflix — were the kingmakers, spending billions on content and leaving smaller media companies scrambling to find their own buyers. Source link: Click here for more...
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Netflix hit ‘The Irishman’ marks a turning point for how Oscar-caliber movies are distributed, and could speed the demise of movie theaters

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The popularity of “The Irishman” on Netflix may act as a turning point for media companies to make Oscar-caliber films available in November and December on streaming services. Source link: Click here for more...
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The original movies of 2019 that won at Disney blockbuster-dominated box office

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Disney broke global box-office records in 2019, but other filmmakers proved original movies can survive at the U.S. box office in the era of blockbuster franchise dominance. Source link: Click here for more...
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The future of the US wireless industry in limbo as T-Mobile and Sprint begin battle to win merger approval

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T-Mobile and Sprint begin their trial against state attorneys general Monday to determine if they will be allowed to merge. Source link: Click here for more...
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5G broadband is an existential threat to cable companies, but execs and investors aren’t worried

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5G has the potential to wreak havoc on cable companies, but industry executives say cable infrastructure will shield them from competition. Source link: Click here for more...
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Disney is dominating the animation category and no other studios seems to be able to compete

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Disney has vastly outperformed its competitors, luring audiences to theaters in droves to see new stories and sequels to franchise titles. The studios’ brand reputation, story-telling and emotional resonance has kept it at the top of the box office. Source link: Click here for more...

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