The latest edition of Convergence Research Group’s Couch Potato Report says PayTV revenues in the US declined by 3% last year to $103.4bn while online video streaming service increased revenues by 37% to $16.3bn. However one of CRG’s most interesting findings is that skinny bundles don’t seem to be gaining traction.Skinny Bundles have become much more prominent in the market over the last two years as traditional cable and satellite operators, plus some new market entrants, have sought to establish a programming alternative to Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.However CRG’s finding is that this new mid-market is not proving compelling enough to win over US consumers. CRG’s assessment is that: “Attempts to convert cord cutters to skinny bundle subscribers won’t pay off. With lacklustre margins, programming gaps and technical issues, live multichannel OTT provides little counter to category killers Netflix & Amazon that sell at lower price points and essentially without advertising. We believe a number of OTT plays, including large and niche, will fail due to insufficient subscriber traction, cost, and competition.”Among other key findings, CRG expects the number of streaming subscribers in the US to surpass PayTV subscribers sometime during 2019.
Eve–named after Sir Richard’s Mom. Credit: Scaled Composites LLC The SpaceShipTwo has a capacity to carry six space tourists and two pilots into suborbital space at speeds up to 2500 mph and soar about 65-miles above the Earth. The expected ticket price is $200,000 per passenger and currently there are 300 space tourists on the waiting list. Testing on SpaceShipTwo will begin later this year. Scaled Composites is located in Mojave, California. Paul Allen provided major funding for the SpaceShipTwo design that went a long way to garner the $10 million dollar Ansari X Prize. The Virgin Galactic team is fired up and ready for GO.Sources:Scaled Composites LLC, www.scaled.comVirgin Galactic, www.virgingalactic.com© 2009 PhysOrg.com Virgin Galactic owned by Sir Richard Branson completed a successful test on May 28, 2009 of its hybrid nitrous oxide motor designed by Scaled Composites and a subcontractor Sierra Nevada Corporation. The innovative hybrid motor is the largest of its kind in the world and offers safety features including a kill switch allowing the spaceship to glide back to Earth and perform a conventional runway touch down. Citation: Sir Richard Branson All Fired Up With Latest Rocket Motor Test (2009, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-05-sir-richard-branson-latest-rocket.html Explore further The Virgin Galactic model dubbed, SpaceShipTwo is being built by aerospace expert, Burt Rutan owner of Scaled Composites LLC. As one might expect, Rutan and Branson have come up with a highly efficient and extraordinary design for their space tourism spacecraft. SpaceShipTwo will launch after reaching the upper atmosphere after detaching from the mother ship called Eve. The hybrid motor uses nitrous oxide and according to Sir Richard does not contain harmful toxins as solid rockets used by the space shuttle. Another advantage of the upper atmosphere launch is the cost savings for fuel. Virgin to Become the World’s First Commercial Space Tourism Operator This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
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Pinterest 0 By CBN on June 22, 2018 Facebook Tumblr Share. LinkedIn Google+ The Evolution of the Australian Financial System and the Inherent Risks That Exist The Australian corporate financing sector has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Australian businesses typically finance their investments through a combination of internal sources and external sources. The external sources include traditional banks and financial institutions, while internal sources are company funds (a.k.a. cash flows). The global financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a tightening of credit lines from traditional sources. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Australia were subject to increasingly stringent requirements vis-à-vis paperwork, qualifying criteria, and associated information. Bank approval is also a lengthy process which is dependent on multiple checks and balances along the way.Research conducted by the Reserve Bank of Australia, Morningstar, and Bloomberg indicates that internal sources of funding for Australian businesses have increased since 2007. That figure is now hovering between 10% and 20% of all funds invested in companies. External sources of funding through banks have whipsawed somewhat since 2007 when they were at multiyear highs. Since the global financial crisis, the amount of funding approved by traditional banks and financial institutions has decreased sharply, notably between 2011 – 2015. However, borrowing has continued as Australian businesses expand operations domestically and abroad.Internal funding has superseded external funding since 2008. This is known as the ‘post crisis phase’ of financing for Australian businesses. Between 2007 – 2015, the prices of global commodities dropped dramatically. Since many Australian listed companies are involved in commodity exports, this put a damper on profitability and decreased ROI. With lower cash flows, companies had to find other ways to re-invest their funds. Divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, and debt-fueled financing have driven company investments. It’s important to understand the costs of external financing activities. Overall, the RBA found that companies which dabble in resources management tend to finance their activity from internal sources. When debt/finance investments are evaluated, external financing is typically used. Australian businesses tend to have a low degree of leverage, since internal funding through cash flows and re-invested profits is on the rise.Are FinTech Financial Corporations Making a Splash in Australia?There has been a notable tightening of credit markets in Australia since 2007. However, that has facilitated the rise of alternative lending in the form of FinTech financial corporations. Otherwise known as non-bank corporate lending, the Australian economic landscape is now rife with a selection of leading market players.The financial technology companies which are making a big impact in the land down under include P2P lending, P2P banking, mobile payment solutions, insurtech and cryptocurrency/blockchain technology. The efficacy of FinTech lending to corporates in Australia is evident throughout the island nation. Small Business Loans Australia is an aggregator platform that provides Australian businesses (Small and Medium Businesses) with access to a variety of non-bank lenders with high credibility and customer satisfaction ratings.Banks find it difficult to compete with the quick & easy application and approval processes that FinTech companies can provide. For many SMBs in Australia, it’s difficult to provide a detailed history of business activity/credit profiles. Additionally, a business that does not have a substantial asset base will find it challenging to be approved by a traditional bank. Fortunately, these are not the requirements of many corporate lenders in the FinTech space. The simplification of application processes, and the shortened processing times have also allowed for more Australian businesses to get up and running and start generating profits. These are the most important benefits of the burgeoning FinTech boom in corporate financing. Twitter E-Headlines Email