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FilmStruck is Turner’s New SVOD Service: 5 Reasons to Follow Them

Turner made a splash this month in the already crowded SVOD field with their launch of FilmStruck;  a collaboration between Turner Classic Movies and The Criterion Collection.

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Earnings Calendar for Top Entertainment/Tech/Telecom Companies

Starting next week, through the second week of November will be the quarterly earnings conference calls for the major entertainment, tech and telecom companies.  The chart below has the complete schedule.  As usual, Netflix will kick things off first, with their Monday 5PM ET call.

Showbiz Brief will have a write up after each call.

Company DOW Date  Time
Netflix Mon Oct 17 5:00pm ET
Verizon Thu Oct 20 8:30am ET
AT&T Tue Oct 25 4:30pm ET
Apple Tue Oct 25 5:00pm ET
Comcast Wed Oct 26 8:30am ET
Amazon Thu Oct 27 5:30pm ET
Alphabet Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Twitter Thu Oct 27 5:00pm ET
Regal Entertainment Thu Oct 27 4:30pm ET
Discovery Tue Nov 01 8:30am ET
Sony Corp Tue Nov 01 4:15am ET
Frontier Communications Tue Nov 01 4:30pm ET
Time Warner Wed Nov 02 8:30am ET
21st Century Fox Wed Nov 02 4:00pm ET
Facebook Wed Nov 02 5:00pm ET
Charter Thu Nov 03 10:00am ET
CBS Thu Nov 03 4:30pm ET
Lionsgate Thu Nov 03 5:00pm ET
AMC Networks Thu Nov 03 11:00am ET
Scripps Networks Mon Nov 07 11:00am ET
Viacom Wed Nov 09 8:30am ET
Disney Thu Nov 10 5:00pm ET
Altice Thu Nov 10 TBD
AMC Entertainment TBD
Cinemark TBD
Dish Network Corp TBD

Q2 2016 – Amazon Earnings Call Summary

Below are my key takeaways from the Amazon Q2 2016 Earnings Call on July 28


Net Sales increased 31% to $30.4B in the quarter vs. $23.2B YoY.  Operating Income was $1.3B vs. $0.464B in Q2 2015.  And Net Income was $0.857B vs. $0.092B last year Q2.

The 2nd annual Prime Day was a huge success with sales up 60% YoY.  It was the biggest day ever and a record day for Amazon devices.

Amazon Fresh launched in London and Boston. It’s now found in California, northern New Jersey, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and of course, Seattle.

In India, Prime, with unlimited free shipping, was introduced and a new AWS Region was launched.  Amazon.in was the most visited e-commerce site in the country.

Introduced a new $79.99 Kindle, which is thinner and lighter than the previous generation, and includes built-in Bluetooth audio support and the VoiceView screen enables visually impaired users to read books without an adapter.

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