AT&T Time Warner deal a sign of things to come

AT&T Time Warner deal a sign of things to come

ATT Time Warner deal a sign of things to come   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 October 2016    The future of television and mobile   The ground shook across the TV landscape when a potential ATT Time Warner deal was announced, forewarning...
The appealing brand of Shark Tank

The appealing brand of Shark Tank

The appealing brand of Shark Tank Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 September 2016   You actually learn something about brand on this show   I am not the easiest audience to impress. Just ask my son, who this past weekend attempted to share a...
Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep

Politically ignorant generation of sheep Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 July 2016 The news industry is not doing us any favors The word ignorant gets its root from the word ignore. Someone who is ignorant is someone who ignores. Because we ignore, we are...
A new first-rate Netflix series: Stranger Things

A new first-rate Netflix series: Stranger Things

I have a new obsession. It’s a brand spanking new television series on Netflix called Stranger Things. Don’t worry, if you haven’t yet seen this series, you won’t find any spoilers here. Rather, you’ll get a nod to Netflix and also to the...
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...
Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture lives on coolness

Pop Culture relies on fashion sensabilitites Pop culture is a risky brand business. I heard a report this morning on Marketplace about Volkswagen. Basically, the report focused on the effects of the VW settlement on the automaker’s product development pipeline....
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...
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 jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas

The jealousy of George Lucas Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 January 2016 Hey, Force Awakens is just fine, George. Everybody seems to enjoy Star Wars: The Force Awakens, including me. I also loved A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The Return of the...