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NBC Universal’s OTT Peacock already has its release date, prices and catalog confirmed

NBC Universal announced last week during an event with shareholders in New York new details about Peacock, the company’s new OTT. The platform will be launched on April 15th in the US for Xfinity TV customers (Comcast), and will arrive at the rest of that country on July 15th. As detailed, the OTT will have [...]

Kanal D Drama arrives at US Hispanic through Comcast’s Xfinity TV

Thema America, a Canal+ Group company, today announced Kanal D Drama will be available to Comcast customers on the Xfinity Latino TV tier by November 1st. Kanal D Drama is a global TV network produced from a strategic partnership between Thema and Kanal D International, the leading exporter of Turkish dramas worldwide. Comcast will be [...]

Comcast CEO touts NBCUniversal’s Peacock as AVOD service

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts touted  NBC Universals upcoming OTT platform Peacock as mainly an ad-supported, direct-to-consumer offering (AVOD). The OTT launch is scheduled for April 2020. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York City, he said NBCUniversals Peacock would be offered to Comcasts existing customers for free, especially in the traditional [...]

AT&T sells its Hulu’s 10% part

Hulu announced it acquired the WarnerMedias (AT&T) 10% stake in the streaming platform. The transaction was valued in USD 1,430 million. With the acquisition, Hulu becomes the owner of Disney (which concentrates a 60% after formalizing the merger with Fox) and Comcast / NBCUniversal (30%). The sale of AT&T shares made Hulu to be valued [...]

AT&T could sell its 10% stake in Hulu

In a meeting with analysts, AT&Ts CFO John Stephens said the company is considering selling off its 10% stake in Hulu, the video streaming service, in order to reduce debt. AT&T owns that stake through WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner) and according to recent estimates, it could be worth USD 930 million. This is a non-strategic [...]

Comcast CEO says price of Fox got “too high”

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts acknowledged in a conference with analysts that the company abandoned its pursuit of 21st Century Fox’s film and television assets, in direct competition with Disney, because the price was becoming “too high”. It was a unique opportunity, the executive said. We were very disciplined in our approach to it, but we [...]

Comcast pulls offer for Fox assets

Comcast announced that it has abandoned its plans to acquire Twenty-First Century Foxs entertainment assets to focus on its offer for Sky. Sources familiar with the companys thinking told Reuters that Comcast dropped its bid for the Fox assets because it was concerned the price was becoming too high. It was also worried how much [...]