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...
Common sense in reporting

Common sense in reporting

Common sense? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 August 2018 Common sense in reporting It feels like our news media is under attack every day. Just a little common sense helps in sorting out spin from news. Don’t confuse tabloids with news. I don’t. I don’t...
The true cost of the New York Daily News cuts

The true cost of the New York Daily News cuts

New York Daily News Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 July 2018 The true cost of the New York Daily News cuts It’s a simple sign of the times that the infamous New York Daily News cuts 50% of its editorial staff – and it represents just another day for...
Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 July 2018 Netflix downloads grow more robust It’s a stunner to me that only a few streaming services do it, but why don’t more of them offer downloads of their content like Netflix? OK, Amazon Prime...
Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

AT&T Time Warner merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2018 Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good? The potential of an AT&T Time Warner merger fascinates me. Because, in light of a district court judge’s decision to allow...