An interview with Eric Seufert about Mobile Dev Memo’s new business model, the prospects for streamers building advertising business model, the potential for generative AI in advertising, along with the dangers of relying too much on marketing automation, and whether or not Meta figured out ATT. We also discuss Facebook Shops and Shopify, and the E.U.’s recent fines on Meta.
An Interview with Ben Thompson at the MoffettNathanson Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference
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.
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.
Netflix Earnings, Netflix’s Movie Strategy, Accretive Ads
Netflix’s earnings show that its ad business is doing even better than expected, and that its movie release strategy is right to be different.
Spotify’s New Home Page, Categorizing Advertising, Spotify’s Competition for Discovery
Spotify announced a new home page, which makes sense both in isolation and in the context of Spotify’s competition with YouTube.
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.
Google Earnings, YouTube’s Aggregation Bid, YouTube Shorts Monetization
The search slowdown in Google’s earnings raises questions without clear answers. Then, YouTube is trying to be an Aggregator, and putting pressure on Meta with its Shorts monetization plan.