AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 December 2016 The AT&T Time Warner merger could change everything. The proposed AT&T Time Warner merger is now being considered by a Senate panel. And the companies’ CEOs...
A market study in the era of Peak TV

A market study in the era of Peak TV

Peak TV A market study in the era of Peak TV The winners and losers of Peak TV, and what Apple TV can do about it We are living in the world of Peak TV, a term coined by FX President John Landgraf a few years ago – and he was right in many ways. We are living in an...
Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Facebook as news. Where will it stop?

Do we now view Facebook as news? Is it a news source? After a live, 10-minute video of a police officer shooting a black man (Philando Castile) in Minnesota was posted on Facebook, there is a great deal of chatter about Facebook’s role in news and its responsibility...
How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster

How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster

How Netflix has killed the sequel blockbuster Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 May 2016 Netflix is changing the industry in more ways than one The present-day adage is that there are no original thoughts anymore. That is, if something has been done or...
Hulu ups the TV ante

Hulu ups the TV ante

Details are sketchy at the moment, but Hulu announced last week that it will unveil a TV streaming service next year that shows live programming, including sports. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed that the streaming service is negotiating with Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX and...
Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera

Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera

Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 May 2016 Game of Thrones feels like a soap opera Game of Thrones returned to HBO a few weeks back Like most fans of the series Game of Thrones, I could not wait to watch. I’m a fan of...
Where is Sundance TV?

Where is Sundance TV?

In this era of Peak TV, there’s almost too much quality television. Even when you hear about a great new show or are reminded that a favorite is returning, it’s hard to find the time to catch up with all the other fabulous programming on air. It’s a good problem for...
Peak TV means the networks lose

Peak TV means the networks lose

Peak TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 January 2016 Peak TV means the networks lose Peak TV Programing is a hot term. One of the recent pleasures of Twitter has been following television critics as they listen to network executives pitch their upcoming...
Should Game of Thrones wait for George R. R. Martin?

Should Game of Thrones wait for George R. R. Martin?

When you are writing a series that averages a thousand pages per book, it’s going to take some time. Ask George R. R. Martin. Just ask A Song of Fire and Ice author George R. R. Martin. Martin, whose books serve as the basis for the ever-popular HBO show, Game of...
The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

Just yesterday, I found myself calling the AT&T customer service number. The reason for that? The day prior, I was paying the U-Verse (AT&T’s internet option) bill and noticed that AT&T was offering a deal for the 1GB GigaPower network option — for just a...
NFL Yahoo live stream a success

NFL Yahoo live stream a success

The numbers are in and it looks like the NFL Yahoo live stream was a success, foretelling what could be the future for all sports – and a potential blow to the cable TV giants. The NFL reported that the Buffalo-Jacksonville game, played in London and streamed for free...
Dish Network earnings, lost market share

Dish Network earnings, lost market share

Dish Network earnings, lost market share Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 May 2015 Dish faces enormous uncertainty Talk about spin control. Today’s Dish Network earnings announcement touted that its profit doubled in the first quarter to $351 million,...