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.
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
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.
FTC Fines Epic, Netflix Ads, YouTube and the NFL
Epic’s FTC settlement is a reminder about the value of the App Store. Then, Netflix’s ad weakness is disappointing but not surprising, while the YouTube/NFL deal could have been worse for cable companies and other leagues.
MLS on Apple TV, The MLS Perspective, The Apple Perspective
MLS agreed to a 10 year deal with Apple; exploring the details, what it means for MLS, other sports, Apple, and bundling.
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.
The NFL’s New Rights Deals, Amazon’s Rumored Deal, Post-Pandemic Sports
The upcoming renewal of NFL rights is a marker in what will be a decade of upheaval in TV.
Snap Earnings, Fox Signs Deal for Thursday NFL Football, The Sports Linchpin and Snap et al.
Snap had strong results that build on progress made last quarter; the company is looking less like Twitter, at least for now. Then, FOX spends on football, even as the Sports Linchpin weakens.
Twitter Loses NFL Streaming, Amazon Adds NFL Streaming, Apple and the Mac Pro
Twitter lost the NFL streaming deal to Amazon; all the reasons why the deal didn’t make sense for Twitter explain why Amazon is doing it. Then, the most interesting part of Apple’s Mac Pro news is the timeline.
Twitter to Stream NFL Thursday Night Games, About That Gmail April Fool’s Joke
First, a deep dive into Twitter’s deal with the NFL and why it’s not about the money. Then, why Gmail’s failed April Fool’s joke was so outrageous and worrying.