January 21, 2021
Multichannel News SmartBrief
The Business of Broadband TVSIGN UP ⋅   SHARE
Top Story
The Industry Extends Congratulations to President Biden
(Image credit: Pool/Getty Images)
New President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris drew well wishes from Hollywood and the communications industry as they took over the Executive Branch reins of government Wednesday.
Full Story: Next TV/Multichannel News (1/20),  Deadline Hollywood (1/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Today's Headlines
Netflix shares jumped Wednesday following an earnings report that showed the streaming company adding more subscribers than expected and generating more revenue than forecast. In mid-day trading, Netflix stock was up 14% to $572 per share.
Full Story: Next TV/Broadcasting+Cable (1/20),  Variety online (1/21),  Media Play News (1/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
With streaming services looking more and more like cable TV, municipalities and towns across the country want these services regulated more like cable TV, especially when it comes to taxes.
Full Story: The Verge (1/20) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Netflix is planning to roll out its Shuffle Play feature worldwide after testing the feature in France. Shuffle Play allows subscribers to simply click a button and let the streamer pick programming to watch based on a users' viewing history, much like a linear TV broadcast.
Full Story: Media Play News (1/21),  FierceVideo (1/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
The Biden Administration is issuing a regulatory freeze memo to "pause any new regulations from moving forward" until the new administration can review any that the Trump Administration tried to finalize in its last days.
Full Story: Next TV/Multichannel News (1/20) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
Innovation & Technology
Fates & Fortunes
The Business of Cable
Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Follow the path that is no path, follow your bliss.
Joseph Campbell,
writer, editor, educator
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Email
SmartBrief publishes more than 200 free industry newsletters - Browse our portfolio
Sign Up  |    Update Profile  |    Advertise with SmartBrief
Unsubscribe  |    Privacy policy
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004