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    South Park Settles $900M Movie Deal With ViacomCBS, Stock Responds

    By Rachel Curry
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    FOXA’s Views on Streaming Platforms: Advertising Opportunity?

    Due to the coverage of the US presidential elections this year, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) expects substantial advertising revenue from Fox News.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Time Warner’s Key Metrics

    In fiscal 1Q16, Time Warner bought back $700 million worth of shares. Including dividends, it has returned around $1.3 billion to its shareholders year-to-date.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Music-Label Deals Could Also Help Facebook’s Video Ambitions

    Facebook has been concentrating its efforts on video for a long time now. It has ambitions of becoming the number one player in the video ad market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Why Is Time Warner Still Optimistic about Affiliate Fees Growth?

    Media companies like Time Warner (TWX) derive their revenues primarily from affiliate fees and advertising.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Credit Suisse Gave Its Recent Thumbs up to 21st Century Fox

    During the past month, the FOXA’s stock price has gone up by 11.6% while CBS and Disney have seen their stock prices go up by 15.4% and 6.2%, respectively.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Why Did Time Warner Stock Fall after Earnings Release?

    On February 10, 2016, Time Warner (TWX) reported its 4Q15 and fiscal 2015 earnings. The company reported revenues of $7.1 billion in 4Q15, a decline of 6% year-over-year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix Explored New Content Genres in 2015

    Netflix has stayed away from sports programming but has not ruled it out entirely. However, Netflix does not consider it to be as attractive an opportunity as news programming.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    An assessment: Viacom versus its media peers

    Viacom, despite being undervalued by analysts, is expected to see growth from its media networks segment especially with its digital partnership deals.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Investing in CBD? Real Brands Is Making Big Moves

    The CBD market is growing, and acquisitions are heating up. Real Brands is a top, under-the-radar investment candidate that should be on your radar.

    By Real Brands, Inc. (RLBD)
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    ViacomCBS Stock Has Fallen 45% in 2020: Can It Rebound?

    ViacomCBS (NASDAQ:VIAC) has struggled since it reported disappointing fourth-quarter results. The company reported revenue of $6.9 billion.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    ViacomCBS Diverts Investor Attention from Netflix Stock

    Netflix (NFLX) stock fell 0.6% on December 4, the day Viacom and CBS completed their merger to form a new entity, ViacomCBS (VIACA) (VIAC).

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    How Viacom and CBS Could Benefit from Potential Merger

    Media players Viacom (VIAB) and CBS (CBS) are again talking about a merger.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Technology & Communications

    Disney Stock: 2 Things Investors Need to Know

    There was a sell-off in Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock amid the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the pandemic has mainly paralyzed the company’s operations.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s How Time Warner Fared in 2Q16

    Time Warner (TWX) announced its fiscal 2Q16 earnings on August 3, 2016. It reported revenues of $7 billion, a decline of 5% year-over-year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Deutsche Bank Downgraded Viacom

    On November 23, 2015, StreetInsider.com reported that Deutsche Bank downgraded Viacom (VIAB) to “hold” from an earlier “buy” rating.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Netflix’s Increasing Focus on Kids’ Programming

    Children watching a cartoon on Netflix are also likely to want to buy a licensed toy ot other product related to the cartoon.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Viacom Expects to Benefit from Sale of Minority Stake in Paramount

    Early this year, Viacom stated that it is willing to sell a minority stake in Paramount. The company elaborated on this potential sale at the June 9, 2016, Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment conference.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Earnings Report

    Viacom’s Positive Outlook for Its Affiliate Fees

    Viacom’s (VIAB) Media Networks segment had affiliate fees of $1.1 billion in fiscal 2Q16, a decline of 1% over fiscal 2Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Technology & Communications

    Why Has ViacomCBS Stock Fallen 36% in 2020?

    ViacomCBS investors have been disappointed. So far, the stock has fallen 36% YTD. However, ViacomCBS isn’t the only media company with struggling stock.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    How Do Media Networks Make Money?

    Media networks face stiff competition for acquisition and distribution of content. Quality and exclusivity add to competition across the media value chain.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    How Could the Viacom-CBS Merger Affect Netflix?

    This week, Viacom (VIAB) and CBS (CBS) agreed to merge to form a new media entity, ViacomCBS. That merger could affect Netflix in several ways. With their merger, Viacom and CBS aim to become a major player in the video streaming market. Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, who is set to lead ViacomCBS, said in an […]

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    What’s Troubling Netflix in India?

    Netflix (NFLX) is struggling to dominate India’s online video market like it has in the US, where it boasts a subscriber base twice as large as that of its closest competitor, Hulu.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    How Netflix Wants to Take Over India’s Streaming Video Market

    Netflix (NFLX) has long relied on international markets to drive its streaming video business growth.

    By Neha Gupta
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    CBS-Viacom Merger Talks Continue

    CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIAB) are progressing with merger talks, according to a report from Fox Business. Currently, the deliberations are quiet.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Should Netflix Be Wary of Competition from Disney+?

    Many analysts reportedly don’t believe Disney’s streaming service will threaten Netflix or Amazon Prime Video given their vast worldwide presences.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Roku Stock Fall in the Premarket Session?

    Roku (ROKU) stock fell more than 5% in premarket trading on April 8 after Citi downgraded its rating from a “neutral” to a “sell.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Roku Stock Fell ~6% on April 4

    Roku (ROKU) shares fell nearly 6% on April 4 to $64.49. Guggenheim analyst Michael Morris cut Roku’s rating to “neutral” from “buy.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    What Was behind the Dispute between DISH and Univision?

    Univision and Dish Network (DISH) reached a carriage agreement on Tuesday after undergoing one of the longest disputes between a programmer and distributor.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Why AT&T’s Carriage Deal Is Important for Viacom

    The renewal deal with AT&T was significant for Viacom, which is struggling to produce consistent earnings.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Fox’s Star India Could Offer Disney

    With its acquisition of 21st Century Fox (or 21CF), Walt Disney (DIS) gained Fox’s film and TV studios, cable networks, a 30% stake in Hulu, and India’s satellite TV group, Star India.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    What Does Discovery Want if It’s Not For Sale?

    Discovery (DISCA) was quick to deny a CNBC report last month that said the company was interested in selling itself to the highest bidder.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    How Altice Is Managing Its $22 Billion Debt

    Altice USA (ATUS) carried $21.6 billion in debt at the end of the third quarter.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Fresh Dispute Erupts between Dish and Univision

    Dish Network (DISH) quietly filed a lawsuit against Spanish-language broadcaster Univision in January.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    AT&T to Benefit from Aquaman Winning the Pre-Christmas Race

    AT&T (T) gained a number of assets through its acquisition of Time Warner including HBO, Turner, and Warner Bros.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Why Viacom Is Closing Its Viva Channel in Germany

    Viacom (VIA) (VIAB) is shutting down its music video channel Viva in Germany, ending the channel’s 25-year run.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    What Hurt CBS’s Entertainment Segment in 3Q17?

    CBS’s (CBS) Entertainment segment, which contributes nearly 57% of the company’s total revenues, reported $1.8 billion in revenues for the 3Q17.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Why Affiliate Revenues Remain Crucial for CBS

    Media conglomerate CBS (CBS) reported 3Q17 financial results that showed that its overall revenues rose 2.8% YoY (year-over-year) to nearly $3.2 billion.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Viacom’s MTV Achieves Double-Digit Ratings

    Viacom’s MTV, a global youth culture brand that creates original music and pop culture content, has witnessed double-digit growth in its ratings for the first time in six years.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Comedy Central Is a Dominant Force for Viacom

    Comedy Central’s features Viacom’s (VIAB) Comedy Central, part of its Media Networks segment, has continued to gain popularity and followers. The channel carries comedy programming and is a leading platform for comedic talent. It features late-night, scripted, animated, and stand-up specials and series. The graph above shows Viacom’s media and advertising revenue growth over the last […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Viacom’s Paramount Pictures Inks Deal with Hasbro

    Features of the deal Media conglomerate Viacom (VIAB) has continued to strengthen its ties with leading toymaker Hasbro (HAS) by entering into a new production and content distribution agreement connected with Hasbro’s huge brand portfolio. As part of the deal, original stories will be developed. The five-year deal will see the companies collaborating on live-action and animated […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Viacom’s Nickelodeon Remains Driving Force for Media Segment

    Nickelodeon’s growing user base Viacom’s (VIAB) Media Networks segment continues to gain, thanks to the popularity of its Nickelodeon channel and its growing number of followers. The network, which targets kids aged two to 17, witnessed television subscriber growth of 22% to 602 million in fiscal 2017, buoyed by the success of strong content such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, School of […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Earnings Report

    Could BET Networks Keep Driving Viacom’s Media Business?

    In this series, we’ll take a close look at Viacom’s flagship brands and how they’re driving the company’s revenue.

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Mylan: How Its Performance Contributed to Its Valuation

    In this final series of our three-part series, we’ll be looking at the last seven stocks among the top 18 cheap stocks in the S&P 500 for 2018.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Disney’s Pixar Holds the Key to Film Success

    Pixar’s historical success The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) Pixar continues to boost its Studio Entertainment segment with hit movie releases. To date, Pixar has produced 18 films, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, and Cars. These movies have generated business of more than $11 billion for the company worldwide. Even its latest movie, Cars 3, released this year, […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Disney Aims for $6 Billion Share Repurchase in Fiscal 2018

    Share repurchase trends The Walt Disney Company (DIS) continues to boost shareholders’ wealth through huge share buybacks. The company aims to buy stock worth $6 billion in fiscal 2018, the same rate at which it has been purchasing shares for the last five years. In 4Q17, the company bought 33.6 million shares for $3.4 billion, and in […]

    By Aaron Hemsworth
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    Programming Costs Could Continue to Rise for Media Companies

    Media companies’ programming costs Media companies, including Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner (TWX), are expecting higher programming costs this year. Cable company Comcast (CMCSA) has high content costs, similar to the fixed costs incurred by media networks such as The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Viacom (VIAB). However, as distributors, cable companies have additional infrastructure […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Rising Programming Costs Are Affecting Comcast

    In fiscal 4Q16, Comcast’s programming expenses rose 12.2% year-over-year, driven by the renewal of programming contracts, higher retransmission consent fees, and rising costs for sports programming.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    A Look at Disney’s Valuation Metrics

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) has a high forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 10.2x.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Dish Views the Shift in Media Programming Strategies

    Rising competition in the media industry has forced many media companies to focus on premium programming.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Does Comcast Expect Programming Costs to Rise in 2017?

    Comcast’s programming costs Cable companies such as Comcast (CMCSA) have high content costs. These costs are similar to the fixed costs incurred by media networks such as The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Viacom (VIAB). However, as distributors, cable companies have additional infrastructure investments. Content costs account for much of a cable company’s operating costs. […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Comcast Expects Its Programming Costs to Continue to Rise

    As distributors, cable companies have additional content infrastructure investments compared to content providers and aggregators.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Insight from Dish: Will Trump Hinder Consolidation in the Media Industry?

    Dish expects that “there’s going to be more flexibility in M&A transactions” that don’t “harm the public interest” and don’t “violate anti-trust laws.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Much Are Dish Network’s Affiliate Fee Disputes Affecting Its Pay-TV Business?

    Dish has experienced disputes over carriage or retransmission fees—particularly in 2016, with Viacom, Comcast, and Tribune Broadcasting.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Comcast Expects Its Programming Costs to Rise in 2017

    Cable companies such as Comcast have high content costs. These costs are similar to the fixed costs incurred by media networks such as The Walt Disney Company and Viacom.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Hasbro Declares Dividend of $0.51 per Share

    Price movement Hasbro (HAS) has a market cap of $10.8 billion. It rose 0.24% to close at $86.73 per share on December 8, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 3.1%, 4.1%, and 32.0%, respectively, on the same day. HAS is trading 1.6% above its 20-day moving average, 5.1% above […]

    By Gabriel Kane
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    How Has Time Warner’s Stock Performed since Acquisition News?

    Time Warner’s (TWX) stock price closed at $86.66 on November 14, 2016, a rise of 34.5% YTD (year-to-date).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    A Look at Disney’s Valuation Metrics

    Valuation metrics In this part of the series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare the values of media companies. Specifically, we’ll look at media valuation multiples. Some valuation metrics include the PE (price-to-earnings), EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization), PCF (price-to-cash flow), and PFCF (price-to-free […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    A Look at Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare values of media companies. We’ll specifically look at media valuation multiples.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What’s Driving 21st Century Fox’s Stock Price Down?

    21st Century Fox’s (FOXA) stock price has fallen 17.2% in the past three months and 12.6% year-to-date.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Understanding Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics in 2H16

    Time Warner (TWX) has a forward PE multiple of 13.4x, which is high among its peers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What Factors Are Fueling the Rise in Time Warner’s Stock Price?

    On August 29, 2016, Time Warner’s stock closed at $79.14. It has risen by 22.8% YTD, whereas Walt Disney has seen its YTD stock price fall by 10.8%.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Dish Network Sees the FCC’s Stand on Retransmission Consent Fees

    In a July 2016 blog post, the FCC’s chairman, Tom Wheeler, announced that the FCC would not frame additional rules regarding retransmission consent fee negotiations between MVPDs such as Dish Network and television networks such as Viacom (VIAB).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Disney’s Technical Indicators Compare to Its Peers’

    In this part of the series, we’ll look at The Walt Disney Company’s (DIS) technical indicators and compare them with those of other media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Disney Is Managing Its Valuation Metrics

    Disney stands out from its competitors in the media industry due to its large amount of intellectual property.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    21st Century Fox’s Technical Indicators: Peer Comparison

    On July 26, 2016, 21st Century Fox (FOXA) was trading 7.8% below its 100-day moving average.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Analyzing Time Warner’s Valuation Metrics

    In this final part of our series, we’ll look at some key metrics investors can use to compare the values of media companies.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What Could Be Dragging Down 21st Century Fox Stock?

    21st Century Fox is expected to announce its 4Q16 results on August 3. Its stock (FOXA) price has fallen 13.6% in the past three months and 2.1% year-to-date.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What’s Driving Time Warner’s Stock Price Up?

    On July 25, 2016, Time Warner’s (TWX) stock closed at $78.50. It has risen 21.8% year-to-date. Time Warner is expected to announce its fiscal 2Q16 results on August 3.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Did Hasbro’s 2Q16 Earnings Turn Out?

    Hasbro (HAS) has a market cap of $9.9 billion. It fell by 6.6% to close at $79.82 per share on July 18, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media to Deliver High Quality

    Hasbro (HAS) has a market cap of $10.5 billion. It fell by 0.82% to close at $85.54 per share on July 13, 2016.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    CBS’s Technical Parameters: Comparing Peers

    On July 6, CBS (CBS) was trading 3.9% above its 100-day moving average of $53. What about peers?

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What Factors Could Impact Netflix Internationally?

    For 2Q16, Netflix (NFLX) has forecast net additions of 2 million international subscribers. This forecast is lower than its 2Q15 net additions of 2.4 million subscribers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Stacking Up CBS’s Dividend Yield with the Competition

    CBS (CBS) declared a dividend of $0.15 per share in fiscal 1Q16. Now let’s take a look at CBS’s five-year average dividend yield.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    How Is CBS Expanding Internationally?

    CBS (CBS) is also looking at international markets, where it perceives revenue-generating opportunities for its Showtime content.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Brexit Could Impact Disney’s Theme Parks and Movies

    Brexit could impact Disney movies at global box offices, especially in Europe and the United Kingdom. Brexit weakened the pound and the euro against the US dollar.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Dish Network’s Focus on Advertising Technology

    In June 2016, Dish Network (DISH) announced an agreement with BidSwitch. Under the terms of this agreement, Dish Network’s ONPOINT Programmatic television platform will be integrated into “BidSwitch’s real-time partner ecosystem.”

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Will Brexit Impact Netflix’s International Streaming Business?

    Brexit could have a negative impact on Netflix’s international revenues and contribution losses. It operates in the United Kingdom through Netflix UK.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    A Look at Viacom’s Dividend Yield and Leverage Ratio

    On June 9, 2016, Viacom (VIAB) stated at the Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment conference that the company has maintained its leverage ratio at ~2.8.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why India Has Become a Key Growth Market for Viacom

    On June 9, 2016, Viacom (VIAB) stated at the Gabelli & Company Movie & Entertainment conference that Viacom expects India to contribute $300 million in operating income by 2020.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    United Kingdom: A Stronghold Market for Viacom

    The Channel 5 acquisition has led to Viacom (VIAB) gaining access to nearly 100% of the United Kingdom’s television audience, particularly for the Nickelodeon brand.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What Is the Outlook for Viacom’s Affiliate Fees?

    Viacom’s Media Networks segment had affiliate fees of $1.1 billion in fiscal 2Q16, a decline of 1% over fiscal 2Q15. Viacom’s affiliate fees fell by 2% in the United States in fiscal 2Q16.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Viacom’s Technical Parameters: Peer Comparison

    Technical parameters Traders and investors analyze technical aspects of a company while making market entry and exit decisions. Moving averages and the RSI (relative strength index) are among the most widely used technical parameters. Generally, an RSI below 30 signifies that a stock is oversold, while an RSI above 70 indicates that a stock is […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Did Comcast Acquire StickyAds.tv?

    In 1Q16, Comcast had advertising revenues of $2.7 billion across all its business segments, a slight decline of 7% compared to 1Q15.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Understanding Disney’s Prospects: Multiple Direct-to-Consumer Offerings?

    In April 2016, Disney expressed interested in buying an equity stake in MLB Advanced Media’s BAM Tech, which offers a subscription service for pro baseball.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Inside the New Outlook for Disney’s Media Networks Segment

    In fiscal 2Q16, affiliate fees comprised 54% of Disney’s Media Networks segment’s total revenues of $5.8 billion while advertising comprised 34%.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Is Comcast’s Xfinity TV Partner Program in Danger?

    Comcast, through its Xfinity TV Partner Program, has partnered with Samsung Electronics and Roku to enable Comcast customers to access Xfinity TV cable service through Samsung’s smart TVs and Roku’s programming devices.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    What’s Wall Street Saying About Viacom?

    On April 28, 2016, Viacom’s (VIAB) last trading price was $42.40. VIAB stock was trading above its 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day moving averages.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Outlook for Time Warner’s Turner Advertising Revenues in Fiscal 2016

    At the start of 2016, Time Warner stated that it intended to reduce ad loads on Turner’s TNT channel. It also intends to reduce ads on TNT’s three new dramas set to premiere this year.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Is Viacom Still Optimistic About Its Advertising Revenues?

    Viacom (VIAB) reported its fiscal 2Q16 results on April 28, 2016. It reported revenues of $3 billion, a decrease of 3% YoY (year-over-year), and net income of $303 million.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s the Advertising Revenue Outlook for 21st Century Fox?

    Television advertising loads up on Fox Though many media companies have been talking about reductions in advertising loads on television, it seems that there’s been little progress on that front. According to a Broadcasting & Cable report from late April citing analyst Todd Juenger from Sanford C. Bernstein, advertising loads on television fell by just […]

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Comcast Suffers a Setback with the White House and the FCC

    In late January 2016, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) put forward a proposal that would give a choice to pay-TV consumers.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Is Disney Investing in Playbuzz?

    The Wall Street Journal stated at the end of last month that in a bid to extend its presence on online media, Disney invested in Playbuzz.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Why Has Comcast’s Atairos Invested in Groupon?

    On April 4, 2016, Bloomberg Technology reported that Comcast’s (CMCSA) venture capital company Atairos had invested $250 million in Groupon (GRPN).

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Paramount Strikes a Deal with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way

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