TDG 3-Minute Reads

Device-as-Distribution Channel Strategy

August 18, 2021Rob Silvershein

Device-as-Distribution Channel Strategy

Can Roku Make it Work? With its roots in streaming device manufacturing, is it wise for Roku to get into the originals business and compete against...

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Strategery

August 10, 2021Douglas Montgomery

Strategery

The unfortunate sequel coming to America this summer is the growing threat of CV19 and another round of mask mandates. Whether CV19, the Delta Sequel...

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Good News! - NBC to Expand its Streaming and Digital Operations

August 05, 2021Rob Silvershein

Good News! – NBC to Expand its Streaming and Digital Operations

The NBCUniversal News Group announced a significant investment in its streaming and digital operations last week. In a July 27th press release, the...

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The “Netflix of Games” Winning Platform May Just Be Netflix

July 30, 2021Mike Fischer

The “Netflix of Games” Winning Platform May Just Be Netflix

What Happened Netflix confirmed recent rumors about entering the games business with the hiring announcement of Mike Verdu from Facebook Reality Labs...

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Can Comcast Create Enough Value from the Olympics to Justify the Cost of Content?

July 29, 2021Paul Hockenbury

Can Comcast Create Enough Value from the Olympics to Justify the Cost of Content?

Olympic Value History The Olympics have long been one of the strongest pieces of content available. For the two weeks they broadcast, the Olympics...

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The Apple of Roger Goodells’s Eye

July 20, 2021Douglas Montgomery

The Apple of Roger Goodells’s Eye

Apple has been rumored, or more likely expected, to change television for at least the last decade. Since Steve Jobs famously remarked “I finally...

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Regional Sports Leader, Sinclair is Bidding for NBC Regional Sports Networks

Rob Silvershein

Regional Sports Leader, Sinclair is Bidding for NBC Regional Sports Networks

As reported in the New York Post, Sinclair Broadcasting has made an acquisition offer for NBCUniversal’s seven regional Sports Networks (RSNs). The...

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Why Broadcast Networks Should Seriously Consider Canceling Their Evening News Broadcasts

June 16, 2021Rob Silvershein

Why Broadcast Networks Should Seriously Consider Canceling Their Evening News Broadcasts

In 1980, 42.3 million people watched major-network evening news. Today, viewership has fallen to 23.5 million, a loss of 44% of viewers in 40 years...

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It’s Not All About Content Spend

June 03, 2021Paul Hockenbury

It’s Not All About Content Spend

With the recent merger of Warner Media and Discovery, and Amazon’s acquisition of the MGM archives, it has become quite popular to compare the...

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HBO Max with Ads - Success or Strategic Blunder?

May 27, 2021Rob Silvershein

HBO Max with Ads – Success or Strategic Blunder?

During its virtual upfront meeting last week, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar announced the much-anticipated launch of “HBO Max with Ads”, a...

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