Competitive Edge
Category: Lesson 3.3 – Entertainment Biz Fundamentals

Cinema Stocks Surge Amid Report Amazon Plans $1B Theatrical Push

Cinemas stocks got a boost Wednesday after a report that online retailer Amazon plans to spend $1 billion a year on theatrical film releases. Click here to read the story at hollywoodreporter.com. Discussion Questions: What is distribution? Why is distribution an important function of marketing? How might this story demonstrate the concept

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Amazon is proving it’s a contender to land NBA rights

The league will likely seek $50 billion to $75 billion for its next multi-year package, said sources. Amazon is paying the NFL around $1 billion a year to exclusively stream TNF through 2033. Click here to read the story at marketwatch.com. Discussion Questions: What are traditional broadcast rights? Why do

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Behind Netflix and Disney+’s Dash for Streaming Ad Cash

Just over three years ago, Netflix unequivocally shot down the idea that it would ever roll out an ad-supported streaming service. Click here to read the story at variety.com. Discussion Questions: What is an “ad-supported” streaming service? What is advertising? What is revenue? Why is revenue important to streaming companies? How will

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Disney’s move into trading cards

Walt Disney’s convoluted flow chart of revenue streams is getting a new addition. Earlier this month, Disney released the first batch of trading cards from its upcoming game, “Lorcana,” and they’re already fetching $2k+ on the resale market, per Polygon. Click here to read the story at thehustle.co. Discussion Questions:

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