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Shares of Roku Inc surged over 11% on Wednesday after Citi initiated coverage of the streaming video company with a “buy” rating, while Netflix Inc also rallied more than 11% and was on track for its largest one-day gain in three years.

Roku and Netflix are among several technology-related companies that have benefited as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, with people around the world spending more time at home.

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There are plenty of news stories in the media about how cable TV is shrinking and how this is impacting every player. Oftentimes, however, the media does a poor job of explaining that Pay TV is changing, not dying. Investors, customers, workers and more need to understand the difference between cable TV and the move to pay TV or IPTV. True, traditional cable television is shrinking. However, non-traditional pay TV will continue to grow going forward.

What does that mean exactly? Traditi...


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The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back.

The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep drops in revenue in the April-June quarter.

But period was not all grim news. The Philadelphia-based company added U.S. internet customers and 10 mill...


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UK-based Sky Media, a unit of Comcast, announced it will partner with TV measurement firm TVSquared to enable advertisers to track whether or not ads lead to sales and website visits.

Determining quickly if an ad actually increases product sales has been a Holy Grail endeavor for media companies. Companies typically have to wait weeks for reports on ad effectiveness.

The problem has been even more acute during the pandemic. According to a June 2020 report by MAGNA, a media intelli...


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs.

Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt forced by the coronavirus, Peacock subscribers have to wait for a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica,” the podcast-based “Dr. Death” with Jamie Dornan and Alec Baldwin, and reboots of “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster.”

Nine new programs will be released on Peacock’s launch day, We...


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AT&T is focused on bringing their 5G wireless network nationwide this summer. This will bring not only 5G speeds, but low latency which means an immediate communication. This will not only help the wireless industry continue to grow, but it will also empower other industries to move toward wireless in new ways.

Let’s take a look at the changing 5G wireless industry and all the changes AT&T is preparing for as it has grown in recent years.

The 5G wireless revolution i...


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Disney+’s streaming of “Hamilton” was surely the biggest event on television screens over the holiday weekend.

Just how big, however, remains a mystery.

Disney knows, but it’s not telling. Data is coming in to the Nielsen company, too, but won’t be released until Disney gives the go-ahead. “Hamilton” is the poster boy for how the science of measurement is not keeping up with how entertainment content is being consumed.

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AT&T Inc said Friday that Chief Operating Officer John Stankey will take over as chief executive officer, effective July 1. Randall Stephenson, AT&T’s current CEO, said Friday he will retire, but will serve as executive chairman of the board until January 2021. The announcement was made during AT&T’s virtual annual meeting. Stankey oversaw WarnerMedia after AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner. He was promoted to COO last year. “After a...


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8 million users are in India, where the video streaming service was rolled out last week.