Where the Apple TV+ service goes from here

Where the Apple TV+ service goes from here

The Apple TV+ service Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 May 2020 Where the Apple TV+ service goes from here In this time of quarantine, streaming TV is booming. More people are watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney Plus and Hulu than ever before. But not...
The New York Times Crossword is its own a brand, truly

The New York Times Crossword is its own a brand, truly

New York Times Crossword Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 January 2020 The New York Times Crossword is its own a brand, truly As newspapers fade away into irrelevance, only a few remain in the public lexicon. The Washington Post remains the top dog for...
Marvel movies are OK, but let’s not get carried away

Marvel movies are OK, but let’s not get carried away

Marvel movies Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 October 2019 Marvel movies are OK, but let’s not get carried away Maybe we should bring up the ghost of Ingmar Bergman to ask him next. Of all the silly Twitter feuds today, the debate over whether Marvel...
The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry

The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry

Netflix subscribers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 July 2019 The sky is not falling: Netflix subscribers still envy of industry Fear not for Netflix. The streaming giant announces last week that Netflix subscribers grew by only 2.7 million in the US. And...
Bonus system perpetuates media struggles

Bonus system perpetuates media struggles

Media struggles Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 June 2019 Bonus system perpetuates media struggles I get the reasoning for it, but a newspaper paying bonuses to reporters whose stories drive page views is a profoundly bad idea. The recent years of media...
Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster

Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster

TV blockbuster Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 April 2019 Game of Thrones is NOT the last TV blockbuster Jon Snow finds out his true lineage. Jamie Lannister sees Bran Stark, whom he pushed out of a tower window in season one. And Sansa doesn’t trust the...
Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off

Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off

Great British Bake Off Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 January 2019 Turn off Hell’s Kitchen, tune into The Great British Bake Off For years, my wife and I dawdled with lackluster cooking shows. Gordon Ramsey, whose brand now reeks of cliche, leads a...
Media brands facing a lack of importance

Media brands facing a lack of importance

Media brands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 December 2018 Media brands facing a lack of importance Media brands are coming a long way from arriving on your doorstep or mailbox. Because they had to. Or they’ll die.We’ve considered the plight of media...
Time magazine falters, NYT soars

Time magazine falters, NYT soars

Time magazine Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 November 2018 Time magazine falters, NYT soars I’ve been a news hound all my life. So why did I choose not to renew my subscription to Time magazine, but keep my New York Times one? I ask this question in...
Netflix cancellations improve the experience

Netflix cancellations improve the experience

Netflix cancellations Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2018 Netflix cancellations improve the experience Here is something that I am super stoked about: Netflix cancellations. It’s about damn time. It’s probably because I lambasted entertainment...
Hulu Originals create preference, Netflix diminishes returns

Hulu Originals create preference, Netflix diminishes returns

Hulu Originals Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 August 2018 Hulu Originals create preference, Netflix diminishes returns Like many, I’ve cut my cable cord because, in part, the variety of affordable steaming options made my need for a multitude of cable...