Media & Marketing

Aug10, 2018

Roku rolls out streaming service

Roku enters streaming industry Roku announced on Wednesday that their free streaming service, which is run through ads, is available on computers and mobile devices. Originally, the service – called The Roku Channel – was only available for those who…
Aug03, 2018

MoviePass blames theaters for their fall

Roll credits The end may be near for MoviePass – parent company Helios and Matheson has seen its stock fall below 10 cents this week with no sign of recovery. Even after their one-to-250 stock split to try to revive…
Aug02, 2018

MoviePass raises prices, limits movies

Mission: Impossible – MoviePass Profitability MoviePass announced on Tuesday that it will raise its prices and exclude popular movie debuts from its offerings. The movie subscription company has seen its stock plummet in recent months due to its high costs…
Jul25, 2018

Verizon banks on 5G, abandons content

Verizon bets on 5G Verizon announced on Tuesday that it will abandon its pursuit of content and focus on expanding its 5G network. For a while, Verizon had tried to breach into the content market with other telecom giants like…
Jul23, 2018

Walmart will launch streaming service on Vudu

Can Walmart compete with Amazon? Walmart announced this week that they will launch their own streaming service, through Vudu, to compete with Amazon and Netflix. Vudu is a Walmart-owned platform that allows consumers to purchase and watch videos and television…
Jul18, 2018

Netflix stock drops after not meeting expectations

Netflix’s victories still fall short with investors Netflix gained over five million subscribers last quarter, but that was still not enough to appease investors, who estimated they would gain closer to six million. Even though Netflix continues to dominate the…
Jul12, 2018

Disney invests in eSports

Are eSports real sports? ESPN signed a deal this week with video-game company Activision Blizzard. The deal gives ESPN the TV rights to popular action game Overwatch. The deal will put Overwatch on many channels, including ABC, ESPN, and ESPN…
Jul11, 2018

Fox raises bid for Sky

Sky’s the limit for Fox 21st Century Fox announced on Wednesday that it has upped its bid for UK broadcaster Sky to $32.5 billion (£24.5 billion). Fox has been deadlocked in a bidding war with Comcast over Sky since April, and…
Jul11, 2018

YouTube attempting to curb false information

YouTube attempts to stop misinformation “Fake news” seems to be a popular discussion in today’s media, and it seems to be very apparent on YouTube, where content creators can use misinformation in their videos to gain more views. YouTube chief…
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