AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 December 2016 The AT&T Time Warner merger could change everything The proposed AT&T Time Warner merger is now being considered by a Senate panel. And the companies’ CEOs...
Comcast Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast Time Warner Cable merger

The news that the Comcast Time Warner Cable merger will not be pursued is good news for consumers. But it’s no reason to celebrate. Comcast saw how the proposed merger was going to be received by the FCC, so it backed out of the $45 billion merger before the...
Rob Lowe Advertising. Don’t be like this me ends

Rob Lowe Advertising. Don’t be like this me ends

Rob Lowe Advertising. Don’t be like this me ends. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 April 2015 Goodbye, Don’t Be Like This Me Rob Lowe I wrote a few weeks ago how much I admired the DirecTV and Rob Lowe advertising campaign “Don’t be...
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...
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...
The Time Warner-Comcast merger is what consumers deserve

The Time Warner-Comcast merger is what consumers deserve

The Time Warner-Comcast merger is what consumers deserve Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 February 2017 The Time Warner Cable Comcast merger’s ripple effects Time Warner Cable and Comcast are looking to merge. Good luck trying to fight this one. If...
Time is running out for cable TV companies

Time is running out for cable TV companies

Time is running out for cable TV companies Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2013 There must be a new cable TV model coming soon Many of us would love to stick to cable TV companies. The cost is out-of-whack high and – with the availability of...
Netflix, please stay away from cable

Netflix, please stay away from cable

Netflix, please stay away from cable Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 March 2012 You don’t need those crooks It seems that Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, is quietly in talks with cable companies in a possible attempt to add the Netflix service as an...
Cable and satellite TV are just other examples of doomed brands

Cable and satellite TV are just other examples of doomed brands

Cable and satellite will die Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 August 2010 Cable and satellite TV are just other examples of doomed brands We’ve discussed the impending death of cable and satellite TV before, but there’s now another nail in the coffin....
Google takes a game-changing step. Is Apple listening?

Google takes a game-changing step. Is Apple listening?

Google is set to change TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 May 2010 Google takes a game-changing step. Is Apple listening? I know you’re not supposed to say I told you so, but we did. The news today that Google is setting out to revolutionize television...
Cable TV and Satellite TV brands need to redefine themselves

Cable TV and Satellite TV brands need to redefine themselves

Cable and satellite TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 April 2010 Cable TV and Satellite TV brands need to redefine themselves A few weeks back I blogged about how streaming the NCAA men’s basketball tournament on my computer made me re-think the...