WWE shows why Old Media is dying

Investors need to pay attention to Matt Hardy, because his success might be repeated by any performer using open sourced media to totally disrupt the business. This professional wrestler from North Carolina might be showing us the future of entertainment.

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Will Falling NFL Ratings Destroy CBS?

It looks as if two entire generations; the 18-35 year-old Millennials and the 35-50 year-old Generation Xers, are tuning out network TV; or at least CBS. One has to wonder how long the company can survive with older viewers dying off, and younger couch potatoes tuning out.

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Desperation in Hollywood; Lions Gate Buys Starz

Now Lions Gate has made the questionable move of agreeing to purchase Starz for $4.4 billion in cash and stock. That’s a smart move for Liberty Media (NYSE: LSXMB) billionaire John Malone; who owns Starz, but a lousy deal for Lions Gate shareholders.

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Disney: The Entertainment Company That Keeps Growing and Growing

Breaking the rules and defying the odds are not two phrases usually associated with The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), yet that is exactly what the venerable entertainment combine is doing these days. Virtually alone among American entertainment creators, Disney has reported steadily growing revenues.

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Is WWE the Future of Cable Television?

The model is simple, and it could work for other networks. One network it could work well for is AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX), which has a library of several popular shows with large cult followings: Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead.

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Can MacGyver Save Lions Gate?

There could be a market for MacGyver in today’s environment of anti-gun hysteria, particularly in the United States. On the original series, the title character Angus MacGyver famously refused to use a gun or kill enemies, even though he always managed to outwit the bad guys.

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