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3 Reasons Why Netflix is Killing #HBO Now (The Motley Fool)

Time Warner could have done better with its launch of HBO Now, and now Netflix is just widening the gap.

HBO parent Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) posted well-received quarterly results after Wednesday’s market close, but one nugget that left some observers concerned was that HBO Now — the premium video… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

#Hulu could lose its biggest advantage over Netflix if Time Warner has its way (BGR)


If there’s one reason to subscribe to Hulu over Netflix, it’s the ability to watch the latest episode of a TV show just hours after it airs. Streaming current seasons of shows has been one of Hulu’s biggest draws from the outset, but as talks are… [Read more on BGR]

#HBO has just become a much bigger threat to Netflix (Business Insider)

Time Warner’s premium cable network has signed an unusual deal, one that will bring the long-running, iconic children’s show to its cable channel and streaming services — and puts it into more… [Read more on Business Insider]

Time #Warner fait mieux que prévu avec la vidéo et les jeux (Challenges)

Time Warner a annoncé un bénéfice trimestriel meilleur que prévu grâce à un revenu des contenus en hausse chez Turner et aux performances des jeux vidéo “Batman: Arkham Knight” et “Mortal Kombat X”. /Photo d’archives/REUTERS/Mike Segar (c) Reuters

Time Warner a annoncé mercredi un bénéfice trimestriel meilleur que prévu grâce à un revenu des contenus en hausse chez Turner et aux performances… [Read more on Challenges]

#HBO and Time Warner Take On Netflix, But Is It a Mistake? (The Motley Fool)

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It’s finally happening: Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) plans to offer an over-the-top version of its premium network, HBO. Though details remain scarce, HBO’s chief executive, Richard Plepler, announced that an Internet-based HBO service, free from the bonds of… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

[Analysis] Time Warner Enlists Army for #Netflix Fight (Variety)

#HBO Says It’s Going to Start Selling on the Web Next Year (Re/Code)


HBO says it’s finally ready: Sometime in the next year the pay-TV service will be selling a Web-only offering.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler, speaking at an investor presentation hosted by HBO parent company Time Warner, said the company will start selling a digital version of its service that won’t… [Read more on Re/Code]

Time Warner Plans #HBO Marketing Push to Speed Network’s Growth (AdvertisingAge)

Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ Credit: Keith Bernstein/HBO via Bloomberg

TBS and TNT, Meanwhile, Plot More Sports and More Original Shows

Time Warner is planning a marketing push for its premium cable channel HBO later this year in a bid to accelerate growth at its prized TV network, the home of series such as “Game of Thrones,” “Girls” and “Boardwalk Empire“.

The campaign will take place in the… [Read more on AdvertisingAge]

When it comes to TV’s future, Millennials hold the remote (Desert News)


It’s been a landmark week for the showdown between big cable, who tie online services to network subscriptions, and Millennial viewers, who prefer to watch much of their TV online and a la carte.

At the 23rd annual Communicopia Conference in New York Thursday, Time Warner — HBO’s parent company — made noise that it’s thinking about unchaining… [Read more on Desert News]

Netflix pushes for rule allowing cities to build high-speed internet services (The Guardian)

A person displays Netflix on a tablet. Photograph: Elise Amendola/AP

Netflix calls on regulators to allow cities’ own services to compete with companies like Comcast and Time Warner

Netflix has called on US regulators to free up cities and local governments to build out their own high-speed internet services. The move is the latest in a series of challenges Netflix has made to policies… [Read more on The Guardian]

HBO Go to Become the Next Netflix (Josic)

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Time Warner admitted that HBO Go is going to become Netflix’s biggest competitor. The channel is looking to create a Netflix of its own.

CEO Jeff Bewkes acknowledged the rise of… [Read more on Josic]

Netflix Vs. HBO: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ May Be Watched By More People Than ‘Game Of Thrones’ (Uproxx)

Who else could bid for Time Warner after Rupert Murdoch walked away? (The Telegraph)

Rupert Murdoch faced calls to step down in 2011 but 21st Century Fox is resurgent Photo: GETTY

This week, Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox abandoned an $80bn mega-bid for US rival Time Warner after it refused to engage in takeover discussions.

A deal would have combined two of the world’s biggest… [Read more on The Telegraph]

Les abonnés de Netflix génèrent plus de revenus que ceux de HBO (NEXT INpact)

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On notera le J’aime de Mark Zuckerberg, le PDG de Facebook.

Suite à la publication hier des résultats du groupe Time Warner (maison-mère de HBO), Reed Hastings, le patron de Netflix, n’a pu s’empêcher de noter un petit évènement : les abonnements perçus par sa société ont surpassé en valeur ceux de la chaîne câblée américaine (Game of Thrones) pour la toute première fois. L’avance sur…

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Finally, Some Good News For Anyone Who Owns A #TV Or A Cell Phone (The Huffington Post)

In this Aug. 28, 2008 file photo, a display of flat screen televisions is seen at the booth of a home entertainment company one day before the official opening of the Consumer Electronics Fair, ‘IFA 2008’, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Consumers just dodged a bullet.

Actually, make that two bullets.

This week, there were two different mergers in the works that would have brought together giants of telecom and media. On Tuesday, both of those deals… [Read more on The Huffington Post]

Is HBO itself worth more than Fox’s TW bid? (New York Post)

Time Warner may have some surprises up its sleeve as it tries to hold on to HBO, home to popular shows like “Game of Thrones.” Photo: AP

HBO GO” is taking on new meaning inside Time Warner as the media giant contemplates a possible defense against 21st Century Fox.

The idea being bandied about is… [Read more on New York Post]

Time Warner CEO: On-Demand To Fuel TV’s Fortunes (Variety)

Time Warner and Comcast Want to Make You Watch Commercials Again (BusinessWeek)

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Advertisers have always hated DVR and video on demand (VOD) because they give people a way to watch the stuff they like (TV shows) without any of the stuff they don’t (commercials). Networks complain they make ad spots harder to sell, since advertisers can’t be sure when people would actually watch their programs—a day later? A week later? If a movie studio wants to advertise an upcoming film, how can it be sure people will see its trailers before opening weekend?

The two sides have hit on a potential solution called dynamic ad insertion. That’s… [Read more on BusinessWeek]

For Now, #Netflix, Inc. Alone In Opposition To Comcast/Time Warner Deal (ValueWalk)

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The proposed $45 billion dollar merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast while a concern of many companies, has very few little vocal opposition outside of Netflix.

If the deal goes through many rightfully worry about the power the new company would wield. It would control 40% of the United States’ Internet services along with 19 of the nation’s largest cable markets., Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), YouTube, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) along with Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to name a few all have a large stake in the outcome of the merger. Outside of Netflix, many are worried what might happen if… [Read more on ValueWalk]

VOD Advertising Still Stuck in Neutral (The Wall Street Journal)

Watch What Happens has long been Bravo’s marketing tagline. But it felt like a cruel taunt the other night when this viewer was forced to watch the same commercials over and over again on one of Bravo’s newest reality hits.

During an episode of Bravo’s “Southern Charm” aired via Time Warner Cable’s video-on-demand platform, the same two 30-second spots ran during six commercial breaks in a row.

Put aside the tragedy of… [Read more on The Wall Street Journal]

Amazon et HBO nouent un accord inédit pour contrer Netflix (Les Echos)

La chaîne HBO, qui produit des séries télévisées cultes, accepte qu’Amazon les diffuse elle aussi.

Amazon vient de remporter une victoire de taille dans la bataille qui l’oppose à Netflix pour dominer le marché de la vidéo sans téléchargement – plus connu sous le nom de vidéo en streaming. Le géant du commerce en ligne a beau n’être entré que très récemment sur ce marché, il a arraché le droit de diffuser les séries télévisées de la chaîne HBO (propriété du groupe Time Warner), acquérant ainsi un privilège que Netflix réclamait depuis des années sans jamais l’avoir obtenu. « C’est un accord qui fera date dans le monde de la vidéo », commente Paul Sweeney, analyste chez Bloomberg. « Qu’un acteur de premier rang comme HBO signe un accord avec Amazon va… [Lire la suite sur Les Echos]

Fan TV hits Time Warner Cable to blend live and on-demand video (Slash Gear)

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Set-top box upstart Fan TV will be offered to Time Warner Cable subscribers looking for video-on-demand and streaming, with the $99 accessory taking on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Focusing on ease of content discovery, Fan TV mixes live and on-demand content in the same menu, hoping to… [Read more on Slash Gear]

Senator Al Franken Wants Netflix’s CEO To Testify Against The Comcast-Time Warner Merger (Business Insider)

Senator Al Franken has asked Netflix CEO Reed Hastings to testify to Congress regarding the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Franken is one of the chief opponents to the merger. In a letter to Hastings, Franken says… [Read more on Business Insider]

Netflix officially comes out against the Comcast-TWC merger (BGR)

In addition to news on possible price increases, Netflix on Monday also officially took a stance against the proposed $45 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. In its letter to shareholders released Monday, Netflix said that a combined Comcast and TWC would “possess even more anticompetitive leverage to charge arbitrary interconnection tolls for access to their customers.” To back up its reasoning, Netflix said that… [Read more on BGR]

7 Ways the Feds Can Make a Comcast-Time Warner Merger Less Terrible (Wired)

Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

This week, the Washington Post endorsed Comcast’s takeover of Time Warner Cable, the largest taking over the second-largest.  The Post said the deal was OK, but regulators should keep a “watchful eye” on it and be prepared to act “if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness.”

That’s like telling someone it’s OK to step on a rattlesnake but to be careful not to get bitten. It’s also a little late. Those principles are long dead, killed in large part by a compliant Congress and weak regulators. If the deal must go through, the FCC should… [Read more on Wired]

Is HBO Starting to Take Aim At Netflix? (The Motley Fool)

When it comes to creating compelling content for television, there may not be a better team in the business than the one working at Time Warner‘s (NYSE: TWX) HBO unit. With many high profile series already under its belt including The Sopranos, The Wire, and Deadwood, the team still finds ways to improve.

HBO’s recently released show True Detective officially became the premiere cable network’s most watched freshman series ever, beating out even the immensely popular fantasy epic Game of Thrones.  With the proven ability to consistently… [Read more on The Motley Fool]

Yahoo Wants Apple to Dump Google, Amazon Wants Quicker Payments (Re/code)

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In case you missed anything, here’s a quick roundup of some of the news that powered Re/code this week.

  1. If you were counting on tech industry business leaders to take a hard stand against the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger, think again. In other non-disruptions in… [Read more on Re/code]

HBO On-Demand Without a Cable Subscription? “Silicon Valley” Debuts on YouTube (Fool)

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Time Warner teases would-be HBO on-demand subscribers by screening the pilot episode of its new comedy on YouTube.

Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) may be getting closer to offering stand-alone HBO on-demand service, Fool contributor Tim Beyers says in the following video.

How can we know? HBO is conducting more experiments with digital distribution, including placing the entire first episode of Silicon Valley, its new comedy series, on YouTube. More than 300,000 have tuned in as of this writing.

The experiment comes on the heels of another… [Read more on]

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