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 Ukshep    20,153

Facing an onslaught of competition from internet companies like Netflix and YouTube, the big media companies are conducting a radical self-examination and deciding they need a makeover.

A few weeks ago, Disney began expressing interest in buying 21st Century Fox, looking for new content from the company's movie studios and cable operations. A few days later, Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, also expressed interest, and now Sony and Verizon are taking a look. At the same time, AT&T, the phone giant, is trying to acquire Time Warner, which owns Warner Brothers.

Their goals? To amass the most valuable content libraries, and have a closer and even more direct relationship with consumers.


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 Ukshep    20,153

Here's the thing. This is one to pay attention to. looks like they want to gain a stranglehold over the content people consume elsewhere...... This is bad no matter how you slice it......Control is coming to the web...???

He who control the product consumed. Controls the message, NO?

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