TDG 3-Minute Reads

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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The Uncertain Future of Regional Sports Networks

April 20, 2021Rob Silvershein

The Uncertain Future of Regional Sports Networks

Live sporting events have served as a bulwark against cord-cutting and have been largely credited with keeping the MVPD model afloat. Unfortunately...

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Flip or Flop?

April 13, 2021Douglas Montgomery

Flip or Flop?

Talent Management as a Point of Differentiation Southern California is no stranger to drama. The Great Recession of 2008, for example, inspired the...

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And the Winner Isn\'t...

March 24, 2021Rob Silvershein

And the Winner Isn’t…

Thoughts on the Future of Awards Shows on TV It was not that long ago that network broadcasts of awards shows were “Appointment Television.” With...

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Revisiting Super Bowl LV

February 25, 2021Rob Silvershein

Revisiting Super Bowl LV

Thoughts on the Future of TV Sports Although viewership numbers were the lowest since 2007, there were some bright spots for Super Bowl LV. It was...

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Binge, Abandon, Repeat

February 11, 2021Michael Greeson

Binge, Abandon, Repeat

One-in-Six SVOD Subscribers Now App Hop Incessant demand for video services during the pandemic drove a wave of SVOD subscriptions, with new TV...

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NFL on Nick: Harbinger of the Future or Flash in the Pan?

January 28, 2021Rob Silvershein

NFL on Nick: Harbinger of the Future or Flash in the Pan?

On January 10th, Nickelodeon and CBS teamed up to create a unique alternative broadcast of the Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints NFL wild-card...

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