An interview with Michael Nathanson about a tumultuous year in media, including Disney, streaming, sports, and lessons learned by both the industry and also us as analysts.
ESPN has released its financials, which show why they haven’t yet signed a new deal with the NBA. Amazon might bid, but the NBA’s product isn’t as compelling for streaming as it is for cable.
Hollywood writer’s ended their strike and claimed victory, but the losses are coming regardless. Plus, what studios want from AI, and how new NBA local rights deals show how unprepared the NBA is for a new reality.
An interview with DNVR founder Adam Mares about building an Internet publishing company with roots in the real world, based on local differentiation, and scaling it across the company.
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.
The Phoenix Suns are skipping RSN’s and broadcasting games over the air; this is the smartest thing an NBA team has done since the Internet came around.
An interview with The Ringer Founder and CEO Bill Simmons about his career, how the Internet has changed media, and the future of podcasts at Spotify.
An interview with former ESPN executive John Kosner about building ESPN.com, the impact of the Internet on sports, managing Bill Simmons, and sports and the next generation.
Formula 1 has done an impressive job earning fans; the NBA should study it, because the pay TV bundle is slowly disintegrating
Diamond Sports is on the verge of bankruptcy, thanks to a business that would be in trouble even without its crippling debt; what deal should the leagues strike with Diamond’s creditors?