The next revolution in television

In this installment of Investor Beat: the networks try to figure out what's next, after ABC announces a major change.

By Motley Fool Investor Beat May 13, 2013 4:38PM

Disney (DIS) announces that ABC will become the first broadcast network to stream its shows live online. The Mouse will start streaming shows online beginning Tuesday in New York City and Philadelphia -- and plans to expand to other stations by the end of summer.

So what does Disney’s shift mean for competitors?  And what does the move mean for investors?  In our lead story on Investor Beat, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Koppenheffer tackle those questions and talk about the future of television.

Image: Watching television (© Digital Vision Ltd./SuperStock)Also making news during Monday’s market action, and covered in Investor Beat:
  • Yum! Brands (YUM) slips on  a 29% drop in same-store sales in China.
  • Nokia (NOK) rises on an analyst's major upgrade.
  • Monsanto (MON) falls despite a favorable Supreme Court ruling.
  • Activision Blizzard (ATVI) continues its post-earnings decline.

And we close Monday’s episode with two stocks to watch.  Matt’s got Moody’s (MCO) on his radar.  Jason, meanwhile, is watching Visa (V).

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May 13, 2013 6:43PM
200 channels or 1000 channels, it's all the same Old same Old. Where is the innovation these days? Most folks, if you gave them 1000 channels, they would be lucky to find 10 channels they actually liked. That's why consumer should have channel packages that reflect that, of course at a much lower cost.
May 13, 2013 6:24PM
drop the price of television, and get rid of all this reality crap! I have over 200 channels of crap! bring back good old fashion shows that people really enjoy. I don't give a rats **** about watching someone who thinks they deserve a tv show. I want more shows like the bundies. atleast most of america could laugh and relate to the comedy in that.
May 13, 2013 6:47PM

We cut our TV service 2 years ago and never been happier. TV dinner will only make you fat.   It is stressful to have TV with thousand channels and thousand hours of junk ads.

There was always more, always more junks.  Customers never won.  You can’t beat ads and terrible TV programs.

May 13, 2013 6:17PM
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