Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney to buy Fox Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2017 Disney means business with Fox acquisition What happens when an industry evolves into chaos? You consolidate. Or least that’s what Disney is doing, announcing it’s buying most of 21st Century...
DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting

DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting

DirecTV Spectrum Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 November 2017 DirecTV Spectrum battle gets interesting An ad war brews among TV operators prompting you to switch. The DirecTV Spectrum duel represents one of the few advertising battles where both air...
Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend?

Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend?

Fox News ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 November 2017 Fox News ratings dip, others rise. A lasting trend? The other cable news networks envy the Fox News ratings but a tide might be turning. Ratings for the cable news network leader are dropping...
Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine

Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine

Curb Your Enthusiasm Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 October 2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm is better than season nine Few television shows claim the mantle of genius. Oddly enough, those that I deem worthy of that distinction have all come from HBO. My elite...
Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

Soderbergh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 August 2017 Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie If you’re a film director of a certain reputation, take heart in the business decisions made by Steven Soderbergh and his newest release, Logan Lucky....
Disney streaming bursting the bubble

Disney streaming bursting the bubble

Disney streaming Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 August 2017 Disney streaming bursting the bubble I’m a steaming content kind of guy.  A few years back, I cut the proverbial cord, diving headfirst into the likes of Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go. Truth...
The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

Six-second commercial Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 August 2017 The six-second commercial is here as brands fret It’s inevitable, I guess, watching a six-second commercial on live TV. What with streaming becoming the accepted mode of viewing and...
Put the CNN retraction in context, please

Put the CNN retraction in context, please

CNN retraction Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 June 2017 Put the CNN retraction in context, please Dammit. I can see where this CNN retraction of a story concerning a Donald Trump confidant leads. Now, all those who believe mainstream news sources are...
Twin Peaks destroys your mind, connection to reality

Twin Peaks destroys your mind, connection to reality

Twin Peaks Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 June 2017 Twin Peaks destroys your mind, connection to reality This is not a recap. Otherwise, that’d mean I have a greater conscious understanding of last night’s airing of Twin Peaks. For those who saw it, are...
Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me

Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me

Game of Thrones spinoffs Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2017 Game of Thrones spinoffs will bore me I’ve seen every episode of Game of Thrones. Some of them, like “The Red Wedding,” more than once. Which is why any Game of Thrones spinoffs seem like...
ESPN layoffs next step to its doom?

ESPN layoffs next step to its doom?

ESPN layoffs next step to its doom? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 April 2017 ESPN layoffs demonstrate lack of vision The ESPN layoffs announced today came as no surprise. But it still hurts to see good people let go. The number of layoffs and length of...
The finale for Girls came six seasons too late

The finale for Girls came six seasons too late

The finale for Girls came six seasons too late Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2017 Our long national nightmare is over: Girls Hate is a word I try not to use. But I hate the HBO series, Girls. Really, I shouldn’t use the word hate at all. But...