Fernando González Urbaneja | I will not be so naïve as to hold up the impartiality, objectivity, neutrality, independence… of the media and journalists. Too many years in the profession to remain trapped in that angelic vision. We are not neutral and independence goes by neighbourhoods, topics and times. Each media outlet, each journalist has his/her preferences, biases, sympathies (and antipathies that may not be very bearable) in more or…
Nathan Meyer (Capital Group) | With remarkable speed, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated select investment themes across a number of industries. In my view as an equity analyst, nowhere is that truer than the media and entertainment sectors where technological advances and work-from-home trends are rapidly changing the landscape. For exmaple, streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Video are the primary replacement for traditional pay TV bundles.
Bankinter | The media company Prisa is negotiating exclusively with Cofina the sale of Media Capital, its Portuguese subsidiary. In the past it negotiated the same sale with Altice for 440 Mn€, but the competition authorities did not approce the operation.
MADRID | By Santiago Graiño Knobel via BBVAOpenMind | A market where the user is not the customer seems crazy, not to say perverse, seems impossible since it distorts the logical responsibilities of exchange and conceals the interests at stake, but the fact is that it does indeed exist: it’s the media. Recipients pay nothing, or amounts that usually do not even cover half the cost, and the media are owned by profit-making companies. And that, the author believes, leads to many problems.