Comcast: And You Thought Netflix's Streaming Strategy Was In Trouble

Apr. 22, 2022 9:22 AM ETComcast Corporation (CMCSA)AMZN, FOX, NFLX, PARA, PARAA, WBD14 Comments
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Summary

  • Comcast's NBC contract with the NFL is, like ESPN's, deeply unprofitable.
  • The contract is even less profitable than it appears, because of a misconception increasingly pervading analysis of the streaming wars.
  • Peacock cannot bear the weight of such expensive sports. Like Disney, Comcast will eventually need a separate sports streaming service.
  • Such a change, while necessary, will likely alienate customers and further hobble Comcast's streaming ambitions.

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Like many, I have some thoughts about the recent Netflix (NFLX) earnings report, which has done nothing less than turn the entire market psychology of streaming companies on its head. However, there is already so much being

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Max Greve is a graduate of Northwestern University with a quadruple major in History, Economics, Political Science, and International Studies. Max is a full-time writer and in addition to stock market trends also writes articles on government, current events, macroeconomic trends, and last but not least, the ongoing inefficiencies of professional sports.

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