Spectrum is new, but means zilch

Spectrum is new, but means zilch

Spectrum is new, but means zilch Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 March 2017 Spectrum just looks like any other cable network What does Spectrum mean? The dictionary says, “a band of colors.” The new cable system, a merger of three networks, means zilch....
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...
The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

The saga of a phantom U-Verse deal

Just yesterday, I found myself calling the AT&T customer service number. The reason for that? The day prior, I was paying the U-Verse (AT&T’s internet option) bill and noticed that AT&T was offering a deal for the 1GB GigaPower network option — for just a...
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...
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...
The clout in the CBS/Time Warner Cable spat rested with the NFL

The clout in the CBS/Time Warner Cable spat rested with the NFL

The clout in the CBS/Time Warner Cable spat rested with the NFL Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 September 2013 The power lay in the entity with the best brand For those of you in places like New York City and other large markets, the agreement finally...
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...
Time for cutting the cord. Help anyone?

Time for cutting the cord. Help anyone?

Time for cutting the cord. Help anyone? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 June 2012 Cutting the cord might be the future Since the first time I watched the NCAA basketball tournament using streaming services, my selfishness has pined for the day when the...
Cable companies are a dying breed

Cable companies are a dying breed

Cable companies are a dying breed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 May 2012 Trends are going the wrong way but there are opportunities The conundrum of cable companies is a failure of recognizing who the customer is, which means it is a failure of brand....
Time Warner Cable is set to fall down the rabbit hole

Time Warner Cable is set to fall down the rabbit hole

Time Warner Cable set to fall down the rabbit hole Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 June 2011 Are we that far from networks going directly to the viewer? If there’s one thing we’ve all learned in the business world, it’s that technology can knock you down...
The changing face of television is us

The changing face of television is us

The changing face of television is us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 March 2011 Now the providers have to catch up I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of television lately as changes are charging ahead faster than we can keep up – or are they?...