Analyst Insights

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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Thoughts on the Future of Skinny Bundles & Sling TV

Michael Greeson

Thoughts on the Future of Skinny Bundles & Sling TV

Last week, the vice president of product marketing and management for Sling TV, Jimshade Chaudhari, said during an interview that the fatter channel...

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Can AT&T Compete with Netflix?

October 16, 2018Brad Schlachter

Can AT&T Compete with Netflix?

AT&T’s WarnerMedia made headlines this past week by announcing plans to unveil a direct-to-consumer streaming service by the end of 2019. This...

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Swift Voting

October 11, 2018Rob Silvershein

Swift Voting

If you believe that the power of a celebrity influencer is overstated, the case of the Taylor Swift’s Instagram voter registration post should put...

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