Category: Emerging Markets

Disney’s Latest Earnings Are Buoyed by Growth in Their Theme Park and Direct-to-Consumer Revenues

Posted on 10th May, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Additive Service, Advertising, Apple, Assets, Bundling, Cable Networks, Comcast, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, DTC, Earnings Release, Emerging Markets, Family-centric, Hedge, Hulu, Live Sports, Majority Share, Media Networks Revenue, Netflix, Off-setting Losses, Pay-tv Subcriptions, Revenue Growth, Streaming Video On Demand, Substitutive Service, Survey Data, Svod Subscriptions, Vice, Warner Media and Write-down

On Wednesday night the Walt Disney Company reported quarterly earnings for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31st 2019, beating analyst estimates with a 3% increase in year-on-year (YoY) quarterly…

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Opportunistic K+ Swoops to Acquire Premier League Rights for Vietnam

Posted on 23rd April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Canal Plus Group, Carriage Partnerships, D-day For Sporting Rights, Diluting Offering, Distributing Premium Rights, EPL, GDP Per Capita, K Plus, K+, Live Sports, Sporting Rights, Test, Traditional Broadcasters and UE

K+, the joint venture between VTV and Canal+, has acquired exclusive rights in Vietnam for the English Premier League (EPL). The three-season deal starting this August spans the 2019/20 –…

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CAN DISNEY DO A HULU?

Posted on 12th April, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Brand Equity, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Intellectual Property, International Rollout, Market Saturation, Netflix, Paid Subscribers, Pay-Tv Secular Decline, Subscribers, Substitutive Service and Wau

Disney finally unveiled to investors during a presentation yesterday its much anticipated direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service Disney+, announcing a November 12th 2019 launch. Disney+ will be an ad-free subscription launching…

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Soon to be the Biggest Ever YouTube Channel, T-Series May Also Be About to Reshape Global Culture

Posted on 13th December, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Bhangra, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, Emerging Markets, Guru Randhawa, India, J Balvin, Luis Fonsi, Mexico, Nigeria, Pewdiepie, Reggaeton, Russia, Spotify, T-series, Thailand, The Philippines and Turkey

Some time over the next month or so a YouTube landmark will be passed: T-Series will pass PewDiePie as the most subscribed YouTube channel on the planet. As of time of writing T-Series…

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Emerging Music Markets: Streaming’s Third Wave

Posted on 10th August, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Baidu Music, China, Emerging Markets, Gaana, Hungama, India, IRoking, Jio Music, KuGou, Kuwo, Mdundo, Middle East, Mkito, MTN, MTN Music, Mzliki, Netease Cloud Music, QQ Music, Quan Min K G, Saavn, Simfy Africa, Streaming Emerging Markets, Sub Saharan Africa, Vkontakte, Vkontakte Music, Vuga, Wynk Music, Yandex, Yandex Music and Zvook

MIDiA has just published a new report that deep dives into how streaming is, or in some cases is not, lifting off in emerging markets. The regions we focused on…

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How Tencent is Successfully Monetising a Messaging App Ecosystem

Posted on 6th July, 2018 by Alistair Taylor in Advertising, China, Digital Content, Facebook, Instagram, Messaging App Ecosystem, Midia Event, Monetisation, Pay-walls, Streaming Video, Subscribers, Tencent, Tencent Music, Video, Video Advertising Revenue, Video Subscription, Video Subscription Revenue, Wechat and Whatsapp

Chinese tech giant Tencent, the company that 12 months ago you probably were not paying attention to, is now the second largest messaging app ecosystem globally, behind Facebook. Tencent is…

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