Fox’s Sky deal blocked, SnapChat breaks out app & Netflix’s biggest quarter: this week in media

Fox’s Sky deal blocked, SnapChat breaks out app & Netflix’s biggest quarter: this week in media

Fox’s takeover of Sky blocked

21st Century Fox’s second attempt to buy up UK satellite TV operator Sky has been provisionally blocked by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

CNN closes Beme

CNN acquired Beme in late 2016 for $20 million from YouTuber Casey Neistat. Now Neistat’s leaving the company and it’s shutting the app.  Read more on BuzzFeed >>

SnapChat breaks out from its app

Snap is taking its first step to tear down Snapchat’s walled garden. Starting Wednesday, select Snapchat users will be able to access a new feature to share some public Stories — video, image and text posts — on the web.  Read more on Variety.com >>

Facebook’s two questions to determine new legitimacy

Last week, Facebook said its News Feed would prioritize links from publications its users deemed "trustworthy" in an upcoming survey - based around two questions.  Read more on BuzzFeed >>

Netflix reports strongest ever quarter for sign-ups

Netflix added 24 million new users in 2017 and reported its highest ever quarter for new sign ups in Q4, capping a strong year of growth for the web streaming giant.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Facebook slows, Snapchat grows & Amazon pledges more video investment: this week in media

Facebook slows, Snapchat grows & Amazon pledges more video investment: this week in media

Facebook explains its newsfeed changes, Amazon set for media acquisitions & Guardian launches new look: this week in media

Facebook explains its newsfeed changes, Amazon set for media acquisitions & Guardian launches new look: this week in media