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Hulu-Time Warner deal unlikely, and shifting content licensing strategy could be a disaster, analysts say

As reports swirl that Hulu is in talks to sell a stake in its business to Time Warner, a few industry watchers see the deal as not likely to happen, particularly under Hulu's current licensing model of next-day availability of broadcast content. Making a few changes to that licensing model, however, might make the SVOD provider more attractive to potential buyers.

Comcast, Time Warner Inc. venture arms invest in virtual reality start-up NextVR

The venture capital arms of cable companies Comcast and Time Warner Inc. are participating in a $30.5 million funding round for NextVR, a Laguna Beach, Calif., startup that broadcasts events in virtual reality.

iPass introduces SmartConnect, adds Time Warner as partner

Thanks to its own patents, iPass is touting a new service designed to give consumers more protection when they're hopping on public hotspots – and it's adding more hotspots to its Wi-Fi network with the addition of Time Warner Cable as a partner.

Fox, Discovery, Time Warner and others could be pulling away from Netflix

In recent statements, executives from 21st Century Fox, Time Warner and Discovery Communications appear to be working to put some distance between their companies and Netflix. As Re/code pointed out, investors now will likely be watching carefully during this third-quarter reporting period to determine whether major pay-TV programmers will further that trend.

Verizon's OTT play, go90, at risk as competition moves in, capex becomes an issue, report says

Fixed-line content distributors such as Comcast and new mobile-first distributors like Verizon's go90 service all have the potential to be hugely popular OTT services, but only if they can figure out how to turn a profit on the data traffic around that service, a new report from Macquarie Research reveals.

Programmer and pay-TV stocks get crushed as ESPN woes spur concerns of cord cutting, skinny bundles

Stocks for virtually all of the major media conglomerates have dropped sharply amid newly heightened concerns about the future of the pay-TV bundle.

HBO's Plepler: Less than 1% of HBO pay-TV subs have bolted for streaming service

HBO CEO Richard Plepler dismissed concerns that the company's new direct-to-consumer streaming service, HBO Now, is cannibalizing its core pay-TV product.

HBO Now launch costs exceed network's $21M revenue rise in Q2

Time Warner-owned premium network HBO saw its second-quarter revenues grow to almost $1.44 billion, up 1 percent, or $21 million, from $1.42 billion a year previously, thanks to increased subscriptions. But the cost of launching its new standalone OTT service, HBO Now, exceeded that revenue gain.

Karmazin: CBS and Time Warner Inc. need to merge

The best corporate marriage in the media business right now would be a merger of CBS Corp. and Time Warner Inc. So says former CBS Corp. and SiriusXM Radio boss Mel Karmazin, who, although retired from the big-media world he helped rule not too long ago, remains vital and very much engaged in the media business.

Time Warner Inc. launches charm campaign to warm pay-TV operators to HBO Now

With pay-TV operators viewing the new over-the-top service HBO Now as a disruptive, cannibalistic product, HBO parent company Time Warner Inc. has launched a charm campaign focused on cable, satellite and IPTV companies.