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Stories about the pending purchase of 21 st Century Fox assets have dominated the media industry headlines over the past few weeks, with Comcast conceding to Disney’s $71 billion cash and stock offer for said assets. However, The United States’ Department of Justice recently ruled that they will approve a sale of these assets to Disney only if they agree to divest Fox’s 22 regional sports networks (RSNs) as part of the deal, due to monopoly concerns stemming from the...


Roku recently announced its new Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The speakers come as a stereo pair, are about 6-inches tall, and will only work with Roku TVs such as those made by TCL and Sharp. According to Roku, these speakers stream audio directly from the Roku TV, from either a streaming...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 19, 2018
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Esports is going to be aired on ESPN during prime time. Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Overwatch , has announced a deal with Disney that will see the Overwatch League playoffs be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 3, Disney XD, and ABC. While other esports such as Heroes of the Storm have been...

Amazon created the new template for services seeking to create a one-stop shop for streaming media content with their Amazon Channels offering in late 2015. What started with a simple platform for content aggregation has turned into a new strategy for players in the OTT space to create...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 16, 2018
Tags: online video, OTT, pay TV

This week, Google parent company Alphabet’s life sciences outfit Verily announced a new joint venture with connected sleep diagnostics and treatment leader ResMed. The joint venture will develop software solutions to better identify sleep apnea and manage treatment. Awareness of...

OTT video has reshaped a successful industry. What must operators do to recapture their position as primary providers of video services? Change can be sneaky, particularly when it comes to consumer products and services. Some technologies enter the market with great fanfare only to...
 
by Brett Sappington | Jul. 10, 2018
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Traditionally defined as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment,” sports have begun to take a new form in the growing world of digital media. People of all ages participate as an audience or as...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 10, 2018
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By Brett Sappington and Billy Nayden What a great coincidence that AT&T’s acquisition of the company that brought us the power struggles of Westeros and Game of Thrones is likely to set off a new era of competition in pay TV. With a federal judge approving...


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