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...
Blockbuster Mistakes. Too many to count.

Blockbuster Mistakes. Too many to count.

Blockbuster Screws up Blockbuster Mistakes.  Blockbuster mistakes. They screwed up Blockbuster mistakes by Stealing Share President & CEO Tom Dougherty discusses the problems of Blockbuster to Reuters news agency. New Jersey Attorney General Peter Harvey on...
Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees

Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees

The Blockbuster Mistake Breaking The Rules: Blockbusters-No More Late Fees   Breaking The Rules. Blockbusters makes a serious misstep with late fees No more late fees. The listing of the 10 rules for a brand promise is worth the read all by itself.   It explains why...
Cutting the cord on cable and satellite TV

Cutting the cord on cable and satellite TV

Cutting the cord on cable and satellite TV What are cable providers to do now? More American are cutting the cord from cable and satellite TV. That means changes are afoot for those providers. Are they the next to fall victim to the Blockbuster Syndrome? That is, will...
Netflix & Comcast cut a deal – and we all lose

Netflix & Comcast cut a deal – and we all lose

One way the cable companies will attempt to be relevant in this “net neutrality” world is to become the largest Internet providers in the business. That was one of the scares behind the proposed Time Warner Cable-Comcast merger: That it’d own so much bandwidth that...
Is a Netflix acquisition next for cable companies?

Is a Netflix acquisition next for cable companies?

Is a Netflix acquisition next for cable companies? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 February 2014 Could a cable company simply buy Netflix? What does the runaway success of Netflix’s House of Cards mean to the broadcast and television industry? Could a...
Will streaming services change television?

Will streaming services change television?

Will streaming services change television? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 May 2013 Streaming services will take over television Television. The talk in our office lately has centered on how the streaming services will eventually shake out. Hulu, Netflix,...