Analyst Insights

Free Pay-TV?

December 05, 2017Joel Espelien

Free Pay-TV?

TDG spoke with industry sources last week that confirmed Amazon is still working to launch a free skinny bundle of live TV channels as part of its...

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Fair but Unequal

November 28, 2017Joel Espelien

Fair but Unequal

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the FCC will vote on December 14 to dismantle the Obama Administration’s “Title II” net neutrality rules...

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Don’t Change That Channel!

November 21, 2017Joel Espelien

Don’t Change That Channel!

Roku announced its first quarter of financial results as a public company earlier this month, and the market loved it. Streaming video hours were up...

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Fake News

November 15, 2017Joel Espelien

Fake News

Another strange week in the mediasphere. Comic Louis C.K. followed Kevin Spacey onto the celebrity scrap heap in a nearly shot-for-shot repeat of...

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And the Winner is..Sinclair! (Once Again)

November 09, 2017Rob Silvershein

And the Winner is..Sinclair! (Once Again)

By a party-line 3-2 vote, the FCC eliminated a 77-year old rule requiring local broadcast stations to maintain a physical presence in or near the...

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House of Cards

November 07, 2017Joel Espelien

House of Cards

Last week proved that new-age studios like Netflix are not immune from old-school Hollywood problems. The SVOD giant fired star Kevin Spacey from...

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Land of the Giants

October 31, 2017Joel Espelien

Land of the Giants

Another blowout last week on Wall Street, with Amazon, Alphabet, and Microsoft all announcing better-than-expected earnings and the Big-5 (Alphabet...

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Riding the Wave

October 24, 2017Joel Espelien

Riding the Wave

Netflix announced another ridiculously good quarter on October 16, adding nearly 4.5 million more international subscribers (5.4m total additions)...

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Project Thor - Thunder or Blunder

October 19, 2017Rob Silvershein

Project Thor – Thunder or Blunder

In an attempt to prevent an exodus of advertising dollars from linear TV, a group of television executives met last week to determine if it makes...

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Just Add Channels

October 17, 2017Joel Espelien

Just Add Channels

Interesting news earlier this month that Comcast is beta testing a new vMVPD service called ‘Instant TV.’ Priced at $18/month, the service...

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