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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Dish Network Corp||TBD|
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.