An interview with me about my background, Aggregation Theory, AI, streaming, and more.
Cord-Cutting and YouTube TV, Disney Earnings, Pay TV’s Vision Cycles
YouTube TV may be the sports bundle, and then Disney’s earnings offer a framing to discuss how and why the bundle unraveled, and the best way to rebuild around streaming.
An Interview with Matthew Ball About Disney, Streaming, and the Metaverse
An Interview with Matthew Ball Disney and Bob Iger’s return, the future of ESPN, Netflix’s resurgent position, and the trouble facing the rest of the TV industry. Plus, why the Metaverse isn’t here, and what Apple’s headset may look like.
An Interview with Michael Nathanson About Netflix and the Media Industry
An interview with MoffettNathanson’s Michael Nathanson about Netflix, the broader media industry, sports, and tech.
House of the Dragon and Creative Programming, The Big Ten’s Deal, Disney’s New Prices
How much of the difference between HBO and Netflix is mindset? Plus, the Big Ten’s new deal, and Disney raises prices
An Interview with Michael Nathanson About Streaming and Digital Advertising
An interview with analyst Michael Nathanson about streaming, cable, digital advertising, and a whole lot more.
Disney Earnings, Disney and Linear TV, Disney+ Ads
Disney’s earnings raise the question as to whether the company is over-investing in streaming; I don’t think so, and I also think ads will help.
Disney Earnings, ESPN and Disney’s Streaming Strategy, Flexibility and Residuals
Disney’s results suggest the company should stay the course with its current streaming strategy; however, the way it funds movies may have to change.
ESPN+ Rights Deals, ESPN+ Increases Prices, Black Widow’s Streaming Numbers
Disney’s tactics around ESPN+ are coming into line with streaming’s strategic opportunities; plus, Black Widow streaming numbers show how release windows are changing.
Netflix Earnings, Competition and Buybacks, Sony Signs Netflix Deal
Netflix grew more slowly than it expected because it had fewer hits than it expected; then, Sony is winning in streaming by not playing.