Will LeEco kill the Vizio brand? You bet.

Will LeEco kill the Vizio brand? You bet.

Will LeEco kill the Vizio brand? You bet. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 July 2016 There’s a new TV player in town Chinese content provider LeEco announced that it will purchase US television brand Vizio for $2 billion. Until recently, few...
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...
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...
Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity

Radiohead and brand identity Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 May 2016   Radiohead continues to look ahead   I admire the band Radiohead tremendously. It took me a bit of time to jump on board and call myself a fan. That’s not something I do...
Is virtual reality a gimmick?

Is virtual reality a gimmick?

Is virtual reality a gimmick? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2016 Will virtual reality make home viewing that much better? As a gadget guy, you’d think I’d be ecstatic to try out a virtual reality gadget but I may have reached the point where...
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,...
TV revivals, X-Files and Full House

TV revivals, X-Files and Full House

TV revivals, X-Files and Full House Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 March 2015 I’d rather see originals than revivals There are and have been a handful of television shows that I have absolutely adored and wasn’t quite ready to see go. I look back...
HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV.

HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV.

HBO GO. or is it HBO Now? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 April 2015 HBO NOW. Netflix. Streaming TV. HBO NOW. Reed Hastings must be bubbling below the surface. I would be. The Netflix CEO has a reason to celebrate. His long touted rival, HBO, has steered...
Samsung’s Milk Video won’t beat YouTube

Samsung’s Milk Video won’t beat YouTube

Is Milk better than YouTube? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 November 2014 Samsung’s Milk Video won’t beat YouTube There are a whole host of articles this morning claiming that Samsung’s launch of Milk Video is going to take down YouTube. Seriously? Milk...
HBO announcement spells doom for cable and satellite

HBO announcement spells doom for cable and satellite

HBO to unleash a game-changer. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 October 2014 HBO announcement spells doom for cable and satellite The revolution to rid ourselves of cable and satellite TV providers took a long-awaited step forward yesterday when HBO...
Anybody surprised by the demise of Verizon’s Redbox Instant?

Anybody surprised by the demise of Verizon’s Redbox Instant?

Redbox Instant Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 October 2014 Anybody surprised by the demise of Verizon’s Redbox Instant? Redbox Instant goes down without ever putting up a fight. Copying the market leader never really works, does it? Such is the case...
Looking critically at the Spotify brand

Looking critically at the Spotify brand

Looking critically at the Spotify brand Spotify is changing the way we listen to music The Spotify brand is an interesting case study on an emerging technology. At Stealing Share, we deeply appreciate companies seeking to be different and better than their...