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Facebook, Vessel to push YouTube to new heights, new modelsFacebook is beginning to make inroads into YouTube's domination of the video space—a phenomenon that is likely to only gain steam. But, uptake for Internet video across the board will buoy YouTube's value proposition for a very long time to come, though its business model may change.

CBS is the top stock to own in media, Citigroup analysts say, believing that Wall Street is ignoring upside opportunities for the company.

CBS All Access has logged notable growth since launching as an over-the-top (OTT) service in October. It has more than 100,000 subscribers to date.

HBO is reportedly prepping a standalone version of its HBO GO TV everywhere app, tentatively entitled HBO Now—with Apple TV and others reportedly in talks to carry the service. If so it'll be a direct shot across the bow to Netflix—and a turning point in its relationships with traditional pay-TV provider.

Busted OTT upstart Aereo has completed its bankruptcy-court sanctioned sale of its assets, raising just $2 million — a tenth of what was expected.

DirecTV posted better-than-expected earnings for the fourth quarter — a welcome sign for AT&T’s investors ahead of a potential megamerger between the two. But the results engender the question of what AT&T could itself bring to DirecTV at this point.

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