Disney, Apple, and Comcast Are All in the Streaming Wars Now. Here’s Why That Hasn’t Hurt Netflix Stock.

| February 3, 2020

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Netflix stock has had a lid on it for most of the past year, as investors fretted over the prospect of increasing competition in the market that it pioneered. What used to essentially be Netflix alone verus cable and satellite TV has quickly become a much more crowded market of direct-to-consumer streaming services. Shares of Netflix (ticker: NFLX) lagged behind the market in 2019, rising 20.9%, while the S&P 500 returned 31.5%, including dividends. The old guard of media— Walt Disney (DIS), AT&T’s (T) WarnerMedia, and Comcast’s (CMCSA) NBCUniversal—are all taking Netflix on at its own game, introducing splashy new streaming services by the middle of this year.

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Golf Channel

Originally launched in January 1995 as the first single-sport cable network in the United States by network co-founder and golf/sport icon Arnold Palmer, the multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla., has grown into much more than a TV network. Available to nearly 500 million viewers in nearly 80 countries and nine languages around the world, Golf Channel provides more live tournament coverage than all other U.S. television networks combined. Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of marquee events include: The Players and FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA TOUR, The Open, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and four of the five women’s major championships along with the Solheim Cup and International Crown. Golf Channel offers viewers the latest analysis through its dedicated News division, featuring daily programs, Morning Drive and Golf Central, along with the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. And through its slate of

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Hulu Is Now the Biggest Name in Live-Streaming

Article | February 13, 2020

Not so long ago, would-be cord-cutters faced a tough choice: There was no streaming alternative to cable or satellite. It was the pricey bundle with a long-term contract or nothing at all. But the streaming revolution was approaching, and satellite provider DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) chose to hasten it rather than hunker down and fight it. DISH debuted something new in 2015: Sling TV, a "skinny bundle" live TV streaming service that offered a slimmed-down and streaming version of a cable or satellite bundle.

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Why Entertainment Stocks Soared by Double Digits Tuesday

Article | April 7, 2020

If that does happen, Cinemark and AMC Entertainment might reopen their theaters for the traditional blockbuster summer movie season. AMC CEO Adam Aron hopes customers can return by mid-June, and analysts at B. Riley even upgraded Cinemark to a buy and noted the company should be able to "control cash flow and get through this shutdown period without any adverse liquidity events."

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Player vs. Hacker: Cyberthreats to Gaming Companies and Gamers

Article | March 16, 2020

The video gaming landscape has changed drastically over the past few decades. Some of these changes have led to considerable developments in the cyberthreat landscape as it applies to gaming companies, the games themselves and the user base that enjoys them. Integration of the cloud, mobile apps and social networks, the diversity of games and platforms, the popularity of streaming, and the change in profit models to include loot kits mean that the attack surface is far greater than it has ever been. For this reason, it is important that gaming companies are prepared to defend against threats to their consumers and that gamers understand the types of threats they can face.

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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | February 10, 2020

Some Chinese entertainment stocks listed in the U.S. got a boost last week after the People Bank of China (PBOC) said it would pump $173 billion into the economy. Since news of the report from Beijing hit the street, one of the biggest gainers was Chinese gaming giant NetEase Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) NetEase, a partner of California-based Blizzard Entertainment in China, traded as low as $317.48 per American depositary share within the last couple of weeks, and soared as high as $347.95 apiece last week. NetEase rolled out its international presence in recent years in Japan and North America, lowering its China dependency.

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Golf Channel

Originally launched in January 1995 as the first single-sport cable network in the United States by network co-founder and golf/sport icon Arnold Palmer, the multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla., has grown into much more than a TV network. Available to nearly 500 million viewers in nearly 80 countries and nine languages around the world, Golf Channel provides more live tournament coverage than all other U.S. television networks combined. Golf Channel and NBC’s coverage of marquee events include: The Players and FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA TOUR, The Open, Olympics, Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup and four of the five women’s major championships along with the Solheim Cup and International Crown. Golf Channel offers viewers the latest analysis through its dedicated News division, featuring daily programs, Morning Drive and Golf Central, along with the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. And through its slate of

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