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.
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.
The Phoenix Suns Go Over-the-Air, Fans and Franchise Valuation, Attention and Customer Acquisition
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
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 John Kosner About the Past and Future of Sports in an Age of Abundance
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.
What the NBA Can Learn From Formula 1
Formula 1 has done an impressive job earning fans; the NBA should study it, because the pay TV bundle is slowly disintegrating
Diamond Sports Misses Interest Payment, Bally’s Dire Situation, Negotiating Bankruptcy
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?
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.
Warner Bros. Discovery and the NBA, The Zaslav Doctrine
Warner Bros. Discovery is clearly still interested in the NBA, Twitter chatter notwithstanding; then, the Zaslav doctrine about content becomes clearer.