Analyst Insights

WarnerMedia - Too Big to Succeed?

March 12, 2019Rob Silvershein

WarnerMedia – Too Big to Succeed?

With the stated goal of being properly structured to better compete with its deep-pocketed streaming rivals, WarnerMedia announced its new...

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T-Mobile, 5G Video, and the Evolution of Telecom

February 19, 2019Lee Allen

T-Mobile, 5G Video, and the Evolution of Telecom

After originally promising to launch a “disruptive” OTT TV service in 2018, T-Mobile’s meteoric rhetoric turned out to be hollow. The path to...

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An EDM DJ Held a Live Concert on Fortnite and 10 Million Attended.  No, seriously.

February 13, 2019Patrick Perez

An EDM DJ Held a Live Concert on Fortnite and 10 Million Attended. No, seriously.

On Sunday evening, the Recording Academy handed out awards for excellence in the music industry at the 61st Grammy Awards. The conventional...

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Amazon Flexes its Advertising Muscle with New Streaming Service

January 15, 2019Brad Schlachter

Amazon Flexes its Advertising Muscle with New Streaming Service

More than a year ago, TDG predicted that Amazon would be launching a free ad-supported streaming service, so the news from this past week that its...

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ESPN’s MegaCast – Mega Hit or Mega Hype?

January 10, 2019Gary Pfeiffer

ESPN’s MegaCast – Mega Hit or Mega Hype?

Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game featured two titans of college football, as the defending champion Alabama...

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Cloud Gaming: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?

January 02, 2019Mike Fischer

Cloud Gaming: Gold Mine or Fool’s Gold?

The already-hot category of cloud gaming just got hotter, with Charter Communications announcing an unspecified investment in the cloud-based...

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Peak TV Has Not Peaked

December 18, 2018Brad Schlachter

Peak TV Has Not Peaked

Three years ago, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf coined the term “Peak TV” to describe how the explosion of scripted original shows across online...

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The Impact of Pause Ads on Streaming Platforms

December 12, 2018Rob Silvershein

The Impact of Pause Ads on Streaming Platforms

According to a recently published Variety article, AT&T and Hulu announced plans to introduce pause ads on their streaming platforms in 2019. A...

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Why YouTube Failed in the Originals Space

December 04, 2018Brad Schlachter

Why YouTube Failed in the Originals Space

YouTube made headlines this past week by announcing that it will make its original programming free to its two billion monthly users, abandoning the...

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A Skinny Bundle with a Twist

November 01, 2018Rob Silvershein

A Skinny Bundle with a Twist

Atlanta Based Vidgo, a prepaid live TV streaming service, soft-launched its first two Latino content bundles nationwide this past Sunday. The launch...

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