Everything You Need to Know: News Corp.'s Problem, and Netflix's Big Deal

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The following video is from Tuesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with analysts Austin Smith and Joe Magyer, discusses the top business and investing stories.

In today's edition, the analysts discuss how News Corp. is closing down its paid app-only news publication, The Daily, after less than two years of a run, and shifting the 100 employees on staff elsewhere. We hear about why our analysts knew that this was doomed from the start, and why News Corp.'s approach reflects a lack of admission of the reality: that the old model of a news company doesn't work today.

Also, Netflix jumped on word that it had struck a deal with Disney to have the rights to show Disney movies shortly after they finish their theatrical run. Is this a major game changer for Netflix? Or was the market excitement all over the headline itself?


The precipitous drop in Netflix shares since the summer of 2011 has caused many shareholders to lose hope. While the company's first-mover status is often viewed as a competitive advantage, the opportunities in streaming media have brought some new, deep-pocketed rivals looking for their piece of a growing pie. Can Netflix fend off this burgeoning competition, and will its international growth aspirations really pay off? These are must-know issues for investors, which is why we've released a brand-new premium report on Netflix. Inside, you'll learn about the key opportunities and risks facing the company, as well as reasons to buy or sell the stock. We're also offering a full year of updates as key news hits, so make sure to click here and claim a copy today.

The article Everything You Need to Know: News Corp.'s Problem, and Netflix's Big Deal originally appeared on Fool.com.

Chris HillAustin Smith, and Joe Magyer have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Walt Disney and Netflix. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Walt Disney and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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