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....
Hulu ups the TV ante

Hulu ups the TV ante

Details are sketchy at the moment, but Hulu announced last week that it will unveil a TV streaming service next year that shows live programming, including sports. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins confirmed that the streaming service is negotiating with Fox, ABC, ESPN, FX and...
Is virtual reality a gimmick?

Is virtual reality a gimmick?

Is virtual reality a gimmick? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2016 Will virtual reality make home viewing that much better? As a gadget guy, you’d think I’d be ecstatic to try out a virtual reality gadget but I may have reached the point where...
Hulu Streaming Summer campaign misguided

Hulu Streaming Summer campaign misguided

I recently recently saw a handful of print ads I really dislike. That’s not an exaggeration. The thinking behind these ads makes me cringe, and I have Hulu to thank for it. Here’s the gist of what made me sick. The print ads, running in tandem with a series of TV...
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...
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...
Streaming ads are getting out of hand

Streaming ads are getting out of hand

Streaming ads are getting out of hand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 October 2013 At least rotate in some new ones Having exhausted a great deal of the new releases on Netflix, I jumped onto Crackle to see if it had anything worth watching. I cued up an...
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....
Marissa Mayer aiming to make Yahoo more relevant

Marissa Mayer aiming to make Yahoo more relevant

Marissa Mayer aiming to make Yahoo more relevant Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 May 2013 But Marissa Mayer still faces many tough challenges For quite a while now, Google has reigned supreme as the search engine of choice. It has remained ahead of...
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,...
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...
The future of Netflix doesn’t rest on two brands

The future of Netflix doesn’t rest on two brands

The future of Netflix doesn’t rest on two brands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 September 2011 Netflix doesn’t need a Qwikster brand A letter sent Sunday evening by Netflix’s CEO Reed Hastings begins with an apology, followed by an...