How to Play Media Stocks for the Coming Streaming Wars

| November 21, 2019

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Much has been written recently about the coming “streaming wars,” with dozens of mass-market and niche direct-to-consumer services available or soon to be introduced. The way consumers get their entertainment has come a long way from the traditional ecosystem dominated by cable and satellite TV. That meant limited options for consumers, long-term contracts, and little control over the content they receive—but wide profit margins and stable revenues for the distributors.

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Home to some of the UK's best-loved radio stations such as Heart, Capital and Classic FM, to name a few, we keep 25.2 million* listeners tuned in and entertained each week.And that's just for starters; we’re one of the leading Outdoor advertising companies in the UK, having recently acquired Primesight and Outdoor plus. With over 35,000 sites covering 95% of the UK population, Global Outdoor packs a punch!We’re also one of the biggest festival companies in the UK, selling more than a million tickets a year, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. In 2018 we launched our awards ceremony, The Global Awards, to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment.

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Home to some of the UK's best-loved radio stations such as Heart, Capital and Classic FM, to name a few, we keep 25.2 million* listeners tuned in and entertained each week.And that's just for starters; we’re one of the leading Outdoor advertising companies in the UK, having recently acquired Primesight and Outdoor plus. With over 35,000 sites covering 95% of the UK population, Global Outdoor packs a punch!We’re also one of the biggest festival companies in the UK, selling more than a million tickets a year, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. In 2018 we launched our awards ceremony, The Global Awards, to celebrate the biggest stars of music, news and entertainment.

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