Netflix Continues to Diversify and 4 Media Titans Making Waves
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX): As the United States market gets more competitive, Netflix, Inc. continues to diversify their business internationally. The company has launched in Sweden, and they expect to launch in Norway, Denmark and Finland, by the end of this week.
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC): Time Warner Cable Inc., is working with Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI) to deploy Motorola’s Edge Manager across their United States subscriber base. The move represents the first nationwide deployment from a tier-one cable operator, into a next-generation device management for the IP connected home.
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Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS): Walt Disney Co. announced a new program for 2013 in which guests will encounter surprise weekly themes at Disney parks in Florida and California. The new program, “Limited Time Magic,” was being announced at a morning event in Times Square where Disney also unveiled a three-story castle made of ice. “Limited Time Magic” was described as “fifty two weeks of magical experiences big and small, that appear, then disappear, as the next special surprise debuts.” For example, a week long Valentine’s Day celebration might include pink lighting on Disney castles, surprise meet-and-greets with Disney characters and candlelit dinners for lovebirds.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA): Pace announced that they are licensing the Reference Development Kit, or RDK, from Comcast Corporation, which significantly accelerates the set-top box and gateway development cycle, driving the evolution of the consumer experience through innovative hardware and software technologies.
News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWSA): According to the Los Angeles Times, an hour before voting closed and before the advocates could present their arguments at News Corp.’s annual meeting, board members announced that three proposed reforms on the ballot had been defeated. The defeated measures would have forced Rupert Murdoch to give up his role as board chairman, collapse non-voting Class A and voting Class B shares into one group, and adopt a simple majority vote.