Analyst Insights

Microsoft and Google Up the Ante in Cloud Gaming Battle for Smart Home Dominance

June 11, 2019Mike Fischer

Microsoft and Google Up the Ante in Cloud Gaming Battle for Smart Home Dominance

Both Google and Microsoft jump-started the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) with pre-show announcements for their respective cloud-gaming services...

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Fire TV Tops Roku in Total Active Users

May 21, 2019Michael Greeson

Fire TV Tops Roku in Total Active Users

At last week's Pay TV Show in Denver, Amazon shared data on Fire TV’s penetration, declaring the platform is now the most popular ancillary TV...

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A New Era at CBS News – But it’s Not What You Think

May 08, 2019Rob Silvershein

A New Era at CBS News – But it’s Not What You Think

In a bold, decisive, and unsurprising move, CBS News President and Senior Executive Producer Susan Zirinsky announced major changes affecting both...

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April Madness – A Peek into Round 1 NBA & NHL Playoffs

May 01, 2019Rob Silvershein

April Madness – A Peek into Round 1 NBA & NHL Playoffs

An early look into the NBA and NHL playoff ratings tells two divergent stories: Viewership for the first round of the NBA playoffs was down 19%...

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Winter is Coming for  HBO, WarnerMedia, and Linear TV

April 23, 2019Rob Silvershein

Winter is Coming for HBO, WarnerMedia, and Linear TV

The final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premiered as the most-viewed telecast in the network’s history. According to Nielsen, 17.4 million...

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A True Disruptor? Thoughts on Disney+

April 17, 2019Rob Silvershein

A True Disruptor? Thoughts on Disney+

Last week, Disney offered specifics on its new direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service, Disney+, including a detailed view of its first year of...

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Why Google’s New Cloud-Gaming Service, Stadia, is a Game Changer

March 21, 2019Mike Fischer

Why Google’s New Cloud-Gaming Service, Stadia, is a Game Changer

Earlier this week at the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, Google formerly announced Stadia, its cloud-gaming initiative. Reaction to...

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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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