Local TV news dead? Not by a long shot.

Local TV news dead? Not by a long shot.

Local TV News Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 May 2018 Local TV news dead? Not by a long shot. Here’s something I’ve never really considered when it comes to the streaming revolution. Cutting the cord might actually become a boon to your local TV news. At...
Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku

Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku

Apple TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 July 2017 Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku Here’s something catching me off guard today. An eMarketer report says Roku is the nation’s most used streaming device. But that’s not the only shocking part....
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 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...
NFL Yahoo live stream a success

NFL Yahoo live stream a success

The numbers are in and it looks like the NFL Yahoo live stream was a success, foretelling what could be the future for all sports – and a potential blow to the cable TV giants. The NFL reported that the Buffalo-Jacksonville game, played in London and streamed for free...
Do we really need Vudu Spark?

Do we really need Vudu Spark?

Is cheap the way to go with streaming? Walmart thinks so. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 January 2015 Do we really need Vudu Spark? I’m a bit baffled with Walmart. It seems like every major tech company in the world is releasing some kind of...
The Smart TV is doomed

The Smart TV is doomed

The SmartTV interface makes TVs look dumb Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 December 2014 The Smart TV is doomed I’ve had a TV that’s been connected to the Internet for about five years. It’s in my bedroom, probably because it’s my least favorite TV in my...
Cable companies becoming ISPs?

Cable companies becoming ISPs?

Cable companies becoming ISPs? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 March 2014 Cable companies have to change into something So this is how it’s going be. Just as a deal between Netflix and Comcast was announced to ensure Netflix viewers would get the most...
Chromecast is another sign of cable TV’s demise

Chromecast is another sign of cable TV’s demise

Chromecast is another sign of cable TV’s demise Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 July 2013 Cable TV systems will have to respond If you read up on Google, odds are you’ve seen the news about Chromecast. I did and cable TV had better watch out....
My misadventure with the Redbox brand

My misadventure with the Redbox brand

My misadventure with the Redbox brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2012 Think I’ll stay away from Redbox from now on I’ve written about my beef with Redbox before, but after another disastrous stint, I am compelled to write about the Redbox...
A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same

A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same

A Samsung TV with Google TV sounds like more of the same Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2011 There’s nothing here to topple Apple TV Samsung is currently in late stage talks to bring Google TV to its new line of televisions. The pairing...
Is there life in Google TV or is it time to change the channel?

Is there life in Google TV or is it time to change the channel?

Is there life in Google TV or is it time to change the channel? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 January 2011 With so many choices, where does Google TV fit in? It has been a few months since Google TV made its market debut and it looks as though, by the...