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Wall Street punished Netflix this week for not making good on its subscriber acquisition estimates, but the company played down the concerns by talking up its content plans.
Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) investors have officially approved the company’s planned tie-up—a $45.2 billion deal that would marry the No 1 and No 2 cable MSOs in the US.

Another high profile over-the-top (OTT) experiment is now headed for the dustbin: Redbox Instant, a streaming video service operated by Verizon Communications and Outerwall/Coinstar's Redbox.

Hispanic powerhouse Univision has signed a deal with DIRECTV to give the satellite operator the go-ahead to include its content in a Latino-focused over-the-top (OTT) video service called YaVeo.
In the US, pay-TV companies are required to compensate free-to-air broadcasters to carry their content, in the form of retransmission fees. It’s an important revenue source for the likes of NBC, CBS and FOX in the US, and contributes to their budget for content carriage.
Nielsen is plotting a major shift in its ratings measurement approach that will implement mathematical modelling to augment the TV viewing information flowing back from viewing logs and people meters (which, incidentally, were the last major upgrade in the firm’s measurement approach, back in 1987).
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