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...
TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus

ESPN Plus Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2018 TV streaming revolution charges ahead with ESPN Plus It’s happening. With television viewing moving away from cable and satellite, it’s the streaming services taking control of our lives. The last fort...
Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending means you can never leave

Netflix spending Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 February 2018 Netflix spending means you can never leave Reading that Netflix spending on content reaches $8 billion, you wonder, “Why?” Reading that Amazon spending on content reaches $5 billion, you ask...
NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage

NFL TV ratings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 January 2018 NFL TV ratings slump is a mirage One look at Nielson’s NFL TV ratings for 2017, and it demonstrates that let’s just all take a deep breath when it comes to downfall of the NFL. First off, let’s...
Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney means business with Fox acquisition

Disney to buy Fox Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 December 2017 Disney means business with Fox acquisition What happens when an industry evolves into chaos? You consolidate. Or least that’s what Disney is doing, announcing it’s buying most of 21st Century...
Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV

Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV

Streaming TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 October 2017 Streaming TV gets more complicated with YouTube TV Here’s the deal. A few years ago, I cut my proverbial cable cord. And since then, I’m enjoying it and looking ahead. To be more exact, I don’t...
Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie

Soderbergh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 August 2017 Soderbergh, Logan Lucky and the changing movie If you’re a film director of a certain reputation, take heart in the business decisions made by Steven Soderbergh and his newest release, Logan Lucky....
The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

Six-second commercial Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 August 2017 The six-second commercial is here as brands fret It’s inevitable, I guess, watching a six-second commercial on live TV. What with streaming becoming the accepted mode of viewing and...
YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV

YouTube viewing skyrockets and threatens TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2017 One billion videos are downloaded each day Here’s something I hadn’t considered about YouTube TV. Maybe Millennials have developed such a habit watching YouTube that...
Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2017 There is opportunity here for simplicity but the market is confusing now It’s Monday and I have an hour to spare after work. I decide to hit up an old standby. Best Buy,...
A new first-rate Netflix series: Stranger Things

A new first-rate Netflix series: Stranger Things

A new first-rate Netflix series: Stranger Things Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 July 2016 Let me put it this way. Stranger Things is fun. I have a new obsession. It’s a brand spanking new television series on Netflix called Stranger Things....
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...