TDG 3-Minute Reads

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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AT&T Discovers Entertainment Is Hard

May 18, 2021Douglas Montgomery

AT&T Discovers Entertainment Is Hard

On yet another day that rocked Hollywood, June Gloom came early for Jason Kilar and his streaming dreams. CEO John Stankey continued the unbundling...

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Godzilla v. Kitty

May 12, 2021Douglas Montgomery

Godzilla v. Kitty

During the last year, those divining the future of moviegoing have toggled between extremes, at times forecasting its rapid demise, only to reverse...

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Hurry Up and Play Something!

May 05, 2021Michael Greeson

Hurry Up and Play Something!

Netflix recently launched Play Something, a feature that automatically starts a show on launch versus going directly to the scrolling menu. According...

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Winner Takes Most

April 28, 2021Douglas Montgomery

Winner Takes Most

In a rather ironic move, Netflix has been quietly debuting some of its movies in U.S. theaters with a 7-day window (i.e., Netflix streams the films...

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