Analyst Insights

Gene Splicing

May 12, 2015Joel Espelien

Gene Splicing

Hybrids are powerful (and I’m not talking about the Toyota Prius). Since Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA in 1953, an entirely new...

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Why Customer Experience Trumps Skinny Bundles Every Time

May 07, 2015

Why Customer Experience Trumps Skinny Bundles Every Time

Comcast was the undisputed star of this year’s Cable Show, newly redubbed INTX (Internet and Television Expo). The cable giant introduced a range...

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The Tip of the Iceberg

May 05, 2015Joel Espelien

The Tip of the Iceberg

Today’s mainstream technology and business press runs on a 24-hour news cycle, though Twitter is closer to 24 minutes. Significant news events are...

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Was Blind But Now I See

April 30, 2015Joel Espelien

Was Blind But Now I See

Kids ask a lot of questions. Some are easy to answer (“Yes, you have to eat your vegetables.”), others not so much -- especially those regarding...

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The Right Stuff: Is Original Content Still A Smart Move?

April 23, 2015

The Right Stuff: Is Original Content Still A Smart Move?

An extremely positive earnings call from Netflix last week reignited the industry’s love affair with original content. The company’s success is...

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The Elephant In the Room

April 20, 2015Joel Espelien

The Elephant In the Room

Lots of talk last week about Verizon’s latest moves regarding FiOS TV. Verizon announced a new bundling approach that would reduce the base FiOS TV...

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Beats and Baseball

April 16, 2015Joel Espelien

Beats and Baseball

While attending this week’s NAB conference in Las Vegas, I was struck by how hard this venerable show is trying to reinvent itself for the...

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It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid

April 09, 2015

It’s The Infrastructure, Stupid

Sling TV, the new OTT TV service from Dish, crashed during a critical NCAA Final Four men’s basketball championship game. And again, a few days...

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Great Expectations

April 08, 2015Joel Espelien

Great Expectations

As always, lots of news in OTT land last week. First, Sling TV acknowledged that several new additions to its channel lineup (including A&E...

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Waiting for Nielsen

April 02, 2015

Waiting for Nielsen

In February 2013, it was reported that Nielsen would soon introduce a system for measuring long-form video views on OTT TV devices. The industry...

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