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Sep 28, 2020

Roku’s stock hit an all time high as result of deal with  NBCUniversal. 

The deal will keep NBC News, NBC Sports, E!, Bravo and the rest of NBCUniversal's apps on Roku while adding Peacock, the new NBCU streaming service that Roku had up until now been unwilling to carry

According to the Motley Fool the agreement came...

Sep 24, 2020

Major League Baseball and TBS are extending their tv and digital partnership.

During the new agreement TBS will air more games than any other network, including a weekly Tuesday night game will air on TBS, and the digital rights for Bleacher Report and other WarnerMedia platforms will be expanded.

Baseball agreed to...

Sep 23, 2020

Spotify continues to invest in moonshots. A report in the verge says Spotify wants to turn more of its original podcasts into TV shows and movies

The company is partnering with Chernin Entertainment, to develop TV and movie pitches based on Spotify-exclusive IP and original podcasts. 

Spotify says its library...

Sep 22, 2020

Microsoft just bought ZeniMax for $7.5 billion dollars.

 ZeniMax is responsible for games like The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Quake and Doom improving and expanding the quality of Microsoft’s XBOX catalog of games. 

Microsoft’s leaders say they will consider buying more video game companies in the future

NBC News’s...

Sep 21, 2020

NBC Universal thinks some of its cable channels like E or SyFy won’t last in a streaming world… so says the wall street journal

Sources tell the journal that NBC thinks the future looks like Netflix. “Consumers will increasingly choose shows directly” with little regard for traditional schedulers or gatekeepers