The terrifying brand of The Handmaids Tale

The terrifying brand of The Handmaids Tale

The terrifying brand of The Handmaids Tale Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 May 2017 Handmaids Tale taps into the greatest of all emotional triggers Talk about great timing. The Handmaids Tale, currently streaming on Hulu, presents many viewers’ worst...
Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer

Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer

Facebook isn’t to blame for the Facebook Live killer Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 April 2017 Facebook Live was simply the venue, not the cause Few things have been more disturbing that the live feed of the Facebook Live killer in Cleveland....
Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf

Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf

Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2017 The show makes me a better grandparent too It’s a funny thing. I always considered myself a good father. But, as a grandfather, I’d like to call myself a great one. Right...
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...
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...