Media & Entertainment
What’s Next in the Disney-Netflix Streaming Battle?
Q&A with Professor Hemant Bhargava Dives Deep into Streaming Video
Professor Hemant Bhargava weighs in on Netflix’s future and preparedness as Disney plans launch of competing video streaming service.
By most Wall Street measures, Comcast is overpaying for its acquisition of Sky, the British satellite TV, broadband and mobile services provider. When the U.S. cable giant announced last month that it had won the auction for a controlling stake in Sky by bidding $40 billion, shares of Comcast fell by as much as 8% intraday amid a slew of analyst downgrades. It now might have to pony up more money to buy Fox’s stake in Sky to get full ownership. “It’s an extraordinary price,” noted Mike Fries, CEO of rival telecom and satellite TV services provider Liberty Global, on Bloomberg TV.
Google recently announced a major move into several hardware products: Google Pixel (smartphones), Daydream View (virtual reality), Google Home (digital home) and Google Assistant (AI-based personal assistant).