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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How Amazon is Copying WWE

The world’s largest online retailer is trying to buy the streaming video rights to a wide variety of sporting events, Bloomberg Technology reported. The idea is apparently to add some live sports; or reruns of sporting events, to Amazon Prime and provide some popular content that Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) lacks.

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Will Pandora Ever Make Money?

No company seems to exemplify the central problem facing digital entertainment media better than Pandora Media (NYSE: P). The music service attracts vast numbers of followers (250 million registered users and 81.5 million active listeners in 2014, according to Expanded Ramblings), yet the charts show that it cannot seem to make money.

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The Strange, Brave New World of WWE and Digital Entertainment

The numbers indicate that WWE CEO Vincent Kennedy McMahon Jr. is some sort of visionary at the cutting edge of entertainment. He seemed to have the insight that wrestling fans would be willing to pay a flat rate of $9.99 a month for just the programming they wanted to watch.

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