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NBC unlikely to repeat binge-watch test for 'Aquarius'

reuters.com — The success of Netflix Inc, with 65 million global subscribers, is pressuring traditional TV networks to try new approaches as they compete with online outlets for viewers, especially younger audiences who watch video on mobile devices. In a first for a broadcast network, NBC in May put all 13 "Aquarius" episodes online for four weeks right after the premiere aired on TV.

NBC unlikely to repeat binge-watch test for 'Aquarius'

reuters.com — The success of Netflix Inc, with 65 million global subscribers, is pressuring traditional TV networks to try new approaches as they compete with online outlets for viewers, especially younger audiences who watch video on mobile devices. In a first for a broadcast network, NBC in May put all 13 "Aquarius" episodes online for four weeks right after the premiere aired on TV.

Republican debate smashes records as Trump dominates

reuters.com — combative billionaire Donald Trump was the main attraction. Viewership for the raucous 10-way debate was the highest non-sports telecast in cable history, according to Nielsen data provided by Fox. Republicans will mostly welcome the attention to mainstream candidates like Marco Rubio, the U.S.

Republican debate smashes records as Trump dominates

businessinsider.com — By Lisa Richwine and Alistair Bell LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican candidates' debate on Fox News Channel attracted 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary forum, with social media data suggesting combative billionaire Donald Trump was the main attraction.

Republican debate smashes records as Trump dominates

dailymail.co.uk — LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The Republican candidates' debate on Fox News Channel attracted 24 million viewers, more than double the prior record for a presidential primary forum, with social media data suggesting combative billionaire Donald Trump was the main attraction.

UPDATE 2-Fox lowers profit outlook, shares drop

reuters.com — By Lisa Richwine and Anya George Tharakan Aug 5 (Reuters) - Media company Twenty-First Century Fox Inc on Wednesday reduced its profit expectation for the coming year, citing foreign currency impacts, the timing of film releases, and sports and digital investments in India.

RPT-WRAPUP 2-U.S. cable TV companies' shares crushed after Disney disappoints

reuters.com — By Lisa Richwine and Bill Rigby Aug 5 (Reuters) - Nagging investor concerns over viewers cutting the cord on cable television and moving online turned into a rout in the sector's shares on Wednesday after Walt Disney Co reported a dip in subscribers for its cornerstone sports channel ESPN and rivals produced a mixed batch of earnings.

ESPN customer losses show even sports vulnerable as TV shifts

reuters.com — The entertainment giant's frank admission raised questions about whether the pace of "cord cutting," or dropping of pay TV service, will hasten. "There has been this enormous run with ESPN without any speed bumps of any kind over the last decade," said Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp, a sports business consulting firm.

U.S. cable TV companies' shares crushed after Disney disappoints

businessinsider.com — By Lisa Richwine and Bill Rigby (Reuters) - Nagging investor concerns over viewers cutting the cord on cable television and moving online turned into a rout in the sector's shares on Wednesday after Walt Disney Co reported a dip in subscribers for its cornerstone sports channel ESPN and rivals produced a mixed batch of earnings.
Aug 06, 2015

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Aug 06, 2015

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U.S. cable TV companies' shares crushed after Disney disappoints

reuters.com — ESPN, which is available only as part of broad cable TV packages, has been seen as a savior of the bundling business model with its line-up of live sports and highlight reels. But the latest figures suggest even that may not be enough to stop viewers demanding slimmer cable packages or moving online to watch standalone streaming services.
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Aug 08, 2015

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Feb 19, 2015

Got to write some health news today, as cable companies push into health care. bit.ly/1z0ofvX

Jan 30, 2014

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Jan 27, 2014

#DallasBuyersClub must have the 1st big-screen portrayal of an FDA border inspector. Wondering what FDA thinks of film. Anyone commented?


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