News of Note—Netflix, Disney, Google Fiber and Hulu

news of note

> Though it may be purely coincidental, Netflix has signed TV producer Shonda Rhimes away from ABC shortly after Disney announced it would be pulling its animated films from Netflix.  FierceBroadcasting story

> In the wake of some shaky quarterly earnings for media companies, Jefferies analyst John Janedis is lowering his growth estimates for ad revenues in the third quarter. FierceBroadcasting story 

> Google Fiber’s efforts to get its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH network off the ground in Louisville, Kentucky, may have hit two key speed bumps in the form of lawsuits from area incumbent providers AT&T and Charter; however, it looks like the provider is getting ready to develop a sales and operations staff to support the city’s pending network build. FierceTelecom story

> Hulu said it has selected Amazon Web Services as its cloud provider for its recently launched over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. FierceBroadcasting story

Read more on

Suggested Articles

Comcast is increasing X1 cloud DVR storage hours 60 to 150, more than doubling the capacity.

Evolution Digital is launching a cloud-based service for operators that have deployed its Android TV-based eSTREAM 4K set-top boxes.

Comcast, Charter and ViacomCBS today announced that they will all take equal ownership of Blockgraph.