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January 24, 2017

I watch prediction articles come through from multiple sources and each year I have the same preamble thought:” Yeah, right…”  There’s always customers or specific events that shape the view of how the industry will change. The reality, is that we should be focused on the underlying changes that will help drive what occurs in 2017. In my estimation, it’s more important to look to at the change agents for the year so here’s my predictions of the change agents to watch in 2017 [...]

December 20, 2016

How was it that while monstrous, heavy-weight dinosaurs perished, smaller and more adaptive mammals survived? And how can we be similarly nimble survivors — escaping the "tar pits" and going on to thrive? Today, our customers are facing the most challenging period in their history, between the unprecedented rise in content competition, the need to manage multiple platforms, and an absolute imperative to understand consumers at a level they never have before [...]

July 18, 2016

There’s this Moody’s Investor Services report: Pay TV and Television Networks — US: OTT Invasion: Grand Bargain Required for Long-Term Sector and Credit Stability. I’ve only read the publicity abstract that was picked up by quite a few M&E press and blog sites. Even in an abstract form, it was such a succinct and compelling analysis of the disruption that is occurring in the media business – that I can’t stop thinking about it.

July 11, 2016

By year 2000, the Internet was everywhere. Yet still, it was something that we patiently waited to be connected to – ah yes, the days of watching the iconic yellow AOL man run across your screen with the exciting yet dreaded dial-up tone. “Welcome,” and “You’ve got mail” became signals to our psyche that we were connected.

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