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Will Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Stock Price Head Higher As Cord Cutting Continues?

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If One Thing’s Certain, The Streaming Wars Have Opened New Options For Companies Like Apple and Others

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gained 11.1% in October according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Since the beginning of this year, the price of shares has increased steadily on the hope that robust growth in non-iPhone products and services can contribute substantially to the top line.  This includes things like Apple TV.

Thanks to more attention from entertainment moguls, we’re seeing the advent of new services. These come from the likes of NBC, Disney, HBO and yes, Apple. Even with this being the case, the “cord-cutting” trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

As industry analysts forecast another merciless year of cord-cutting—the act of canceling cable TV in favor of streaming services and web content— a recent survey [1] of Americans indicates that cord-cutting is well underway. Survey results indicate that 59% have cut the cord and another 29% are thinking about it.

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) Aims To Tackle Over The Top Content

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

On October 31, Fearless Films (FERL) announced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

Declining iPhone Sales Signal New Opportunities For Apple TV

The smartphone market is currently oversupplied and therefore Apple doesn’t see iPhone sales contributing enough anymore to its growth. However, in the fourth quarter earnings demonstrated that waning iPhone sales are not a concern.

In the fourth quarter, the company topped analysts’ estimates in earnings and revenue. iPhone sales declined 9.2% from a year ago but this drop was offset by an 18% growth in revenue from services. The sales of home accessories and wearables grew by 54% with total sales increasing by 1.8% from last year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook indicated that the company’s year-over-year revenue without factoring in iPhone sales grew by 17%. Despite revenue from other segments increasing, the iPhone segment is still the largest revenue segment for the company. The growth posted by the company in services and other products indicates the success the company is experiencing.

Apple’s Services and Accessories Segments Growing Fast

Cook indicated that Apple hit a new all-time high in the services segment which includes AppleCare, App Store, Cloud services, Music as well as the App Store ad search business. He added that the company is on track to double its FY2016 services revenue by 2020.

Recently Apple launched its Apple TV+ which will most likely attract a large number of subscribers. The company plans to offer a one-year free subscription of customers buying a new iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac. For those who will not buy new devices, they will subscribe at $4.99 per month which will equally attract more subscribers.

In August the company launched Apple Card which has seen positive reception from users. All the Apple accessories and services segments are growing fast which is a huge boost for the company. In FY2019 ended in September, the combined services and accessories revenue was around $70.8 billion.

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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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[1] https://www.westmonroepartners.com/Insights/Newsletters/Cord-Cutting-Statistics

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Comcast (CMCSA) Enters The Streaming Business: How Far Can It Go?

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There had been a lot of anticipation with regard to the ‘streaming wars’ for most of the year. At least it’s here, with the launch of Apple TV+ (AAPL) and Disney Plus (DIS). However, those two launches simply signify the commencement of the streaming wars.

Comcast To Launch Own Streaming Service in 2020

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NBC Universal, owned by Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), is all set to launch its own streaming service named Peacock in April next year and it is interesting to figure where it is going to stand with regards to the streaming wars. As everyone knows, content and pricing are the most important factors in this regard. Here is a closer look at Peacock.

According to reports, Peacock is apparently going to launch with as much as 15,000 hours worth of content for its users and it is also going to include such cult classic shows like ‘The Office’. More often than not, streaming services need a few ‘anchor shows’ in order to attract users and that seems to be in place at Peacock.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Content Providers Eager To Capitalize

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

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On October 31, Fearless Films (FERLannounced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

What’s In Store For Peacock?

However, it is highly interesting to note that Peacock is going to make an ad-supported free version of the platform available. Initially, it was supposed to be an option for Comcast cable or broadband customers only.

This pricing structure could throw the other companies into chaos, considering no one in the industry offers a free version at this point. Peacock expects to generate $5 per month per user from the free version. Apple TV+ is priced at $4.99 per month but it is free 12 months for users who have purchased a new Apple device. Disney Plus, on the other hand, is priced at $6.99 a month.

A yearly subscription will cost $69.99 a month. Another heavyweight that is going to join the arena in a few months is HBO Max and that is going to set back a customer $14.99 on a monthly basis. However, HBO Max will be available for free for AT&T customers. So, it is clear that the streaming space is heating up and Peacock has come up with a very interesting plan to make a mark.

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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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Streaming Stocks Take Aim At Winning The Content War

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The Rise Of New Services Has Created A Battleground For Streaming Stocks

Over the past half a decade or so, the world of entertainment changed dramatically with the emergence of video streaming service Netflix Inc (NASDAQ: NFLX). As cord-cutting grew, Netflix’s continued to corner more and more of the streaming market.

However, that is now going to change with the emergence of competing for streaming services from other corporate giants like Disney and it has been projected that the industry is going to be worth $124.57 billion by 2025. That being said, there may be ample opportunity for investors. Here is a look at a few tech stocks to watch that could be set to prove themselves on this new battlefield.

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) Aims To Tackle Over The Top Content

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as scriptwriting and distribution.

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

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On October 31, Fearless Films (FERL) announced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Walt Disney (DIS)

The first one to consider is the entertainment giant Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS), which is all set to launch its streaming service Disney+. Many analysts believe that Disney could prove to be one of the best stocks to pick when it comes to video streaming stocks and reasons are manifold.

The company owns one of the most extensive archives in the industry and has also acquired content steadily. Additionally, it owns a controlling stake in Hulu as well. The purchase of 21st Century Fox may have put a bit of pressure on its earnings. They went down by 6% in the first three quarters of the year. But it boosted Disney’s archives considerably. Its earnings announcement could be a major event this week.

[MARKET PREVIEW] The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Roku (ROKU)

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The other company that is expected to go strongly over the coming years is Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU). It offers a platform that can access all different streaming services. The company has grown impressively over the past year or so and that has continued into 2019. Roku might not have made a meaningful profit yet but it has grown considerably.

In Q2 2019, its revenues hit $250.1 million and recorded growth of 59%. Gross profit for the same period soared 47% to $114.2 million but at the same time, the company’s investments in research pretty neutralized the gains. The company has grown rapidly and it is reducing its losses progressively as well. Analysts estimate that the losses for Q3 are going to be $0.28 per share.


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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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4 Entertainment Stocks To Watch As Streaming Wars Begin

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You’ve probably heard about companies like Roku and maybe even TiVo. These were some of the first pioneers of the streaming industry. Also known as “Over The Top” (OTT), streaming service options are in overdrive this quarter.

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Netflix has long-dominated this arena even putting companies like Blockbuster out of business. But thanks to more attention from entertainment moguls, we’re seeing the advent of new services. These come from the likes of NBC, Disney, and even HBO. Even with this being the case, the “cord-cutting” trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

As industry analysts forecast another merciless year of cord-cutting—the act of canceling cable TV in favor of streaming services and web content— a recent survey [1] of Americans indicates that cord-cutting is well underway. Survey results indicate that 59% have cut the cord and another 29% are thinking about it.

Fearless Films Inc. (FERL)

Kicking things off with our deep dive into the entertainment industry is Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Fearless Films is a full-service production company with award-winning upper management. The company specializes in producing both short and feature films as well as script writing and distribution.

The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Fearless Films has been developing its operations recently which has caught the interest of new investors. One development was a recent news press relating to an agreement with Victor Altomare, the Founder and President of Fearless. The company entered a Letter of Intent to acquire the rights of up to 12 movies from a library held by Mr. Altomare. The price of the acquisition is to be determined at a later date.

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Companies like Fearless are looking to fill the content needs of companies streaming companies. Jeffrey Cole explained how Apple, for example, needs new content, “I think entertainment’s going to become a key element of Apple’s business. For them, spending $2 billion on [original content] is just dabbling. If they like what they see, I think they’ll have a $10 billion budget.” This is a massive market potential that Fearless Films is looking to capitalize on.

On October 31, Fearless Films (FERL) announced that further to its initial press release on the 16th, the Company has selected The Lunatic as the first film to be selected for appraisal and final negotiation. Fearless will engage an international accounting and advisory firm with a strong film industry practice to provide an independent valuation of the film, following which the company will enter into final negotiations on the purchase.

Netflix Inc. (NFLX)

You may be wondering why a giant company like Netflix is on an article regarding up and coming media companies. For those who do not know what Netflix Inc. (NFLX) is, it is an entertainment streaming services company. Netflix is one of the pioneers of the current streaming fad that is taking over the way people consume entertainment.

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However, this requires Netflix to continuously produce new content and this is where smaller companies come into play. The company will spend approximately $15 billion to produce all of its original content in 2019. Smaller players like Fearless Films can produce fresh content that Netflix can buy instead of produce. This is just one reason it is important to discuss big companies like Netflix in reference to smaller ones.

The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Eros International Plc (EROS)

The next entertainment company on the list is Eros International Plc (EROS). Eros International is a film company that produces, creates, and sells Indian language films. The company’s entertainment service, Eros Now, has the digital rights to over 12,000 films. 5,000 of those films are owned in perpetuity.

Investors who are looking for something to sink their teeth into should take a deeper look at Eros. The company is planning on issuing a press release to report its Q2 earnings results on November 15th.

Around a week ago, Eros’ entertainment service, Eros Now also had some penny stock news. It announced that it is now able to stream content in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos providing better quality to its consumers.

The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS)

Rounding out this article is an entertainment company known as Genius Brands International Inc. (GNUS). Genius Brands is taking a different approach than the rest of the companies on this list.

The company develops and markets children’s entertainment properties and products. Furthermore, the company launched its Genius Brand Network to provide kids with age-appropriate and engaging content.

In terms of recent developments, the company recently appointed Jamie Buono-Sikorski to Vice President of Marketing. This appointment is solid given Jamie’s past record dealing with consumer products and entertainment properties. In addition, Genius Brands partnered with Alibaba’s video streaming platform to co-produce Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten animated series.

The $40 Billion Dollar Content Gold Rush

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Pursuant to an agreement between Midam Ventures LLC and Fearless Films Inc. (FERL), Midam has been paid $94,980 by Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) for a period from October 1, 2019 to November 17, 2019. We may buy or sell additional shares of Fearless Films Inc. (FERL) in the open market at any time, including before, during or after the Website and Information, to provide public dissemination of favorable Information about Fearless Films Inc. (FERL). Click Here For Full Disclaimer.

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[1] https://www.westmonroepartners.com/Insights/Newsletters/Cord-Cutting-Statistics

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