An interview with Eugene Wei about streaming and social media, including Netflix, TikTok, Twitter, and why the first wave of social networks were a fundamental mismatch with human nature.
Netflix Earnings, Netflix Doubles Down, Netflix’s Ad Tier
Netflix’s numbers were up, and so were the mood of its executives, who are back to being bullish about Netflix’s growth opportunities and competitive position.
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
Netflix Earnings, Microsoft and Netflix’s Ad Deal
Netflix’s earnings beat expectations, but were still concerning; then, why Netflix made a deal with Microsoft, and why Microsoft is the biggest winner
Big Ten Blame
The Big Ten’s recent expansion is being blamed on Fox and ESPN, but it is actually an example of content extracting maximum value through consolidation
An Interview With The Metaverse Author Matthew Ball
An interview with “The Metaverse” author Matthew Ball about Metaverse timing, challenges, and Netflix’s content challenges
Aggregation Follow-up, Netflix’s Ad Partners
Follow-up to Spotify, Netflix, and Aggregation, and why brand advertising makes sense for Netflix.
Spotify, Netflix, and Aggregation
The original definition of Aggregation Theory emphasized the importance of commoditized supply; that makes Spotify more of an Aggregator than Netflix
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.
NESN 360, NESN and vMVPDs, Cable and the User Experience
NESN, the regional sports network that shows Red Sox games, is going over-the-top, but its appeal may be limited. Plus, reflecting on Cable’s Last Laugh.