The Radice Files — Episode 21 “Into The Stream”
If you’ve followed me for a while you’d know that I’ve been bullish on streaming most content, while event TV, News and Sports would live on broadcast and somewhat on cable. Well, about broadcast and cable…never mind!
As it takes the risk of transforming itself from a TV giant into a streaming start-up, the cable operator beat investors’ estimates in its first-quarter results.
The memo arrived out of the blue. On Jan. 22, NBC Sports Group chairman Pete Bevacqua told employees that NBC Sports Network, a cable channel launched in 1995 and available in some 80 million U.S. homes, would shut down by the end of this year. The major sporting events that ran on the channel, including NHL hockey games and NASCAR races, would move to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, and USA Network, the company’s largest cable channel.
Whether you’re anime-obsessed, only ever watch slashers or get your kicks from wrestling, chances are there’s a streaming service specializing in your particular peccadillo. And while unlikely to ever threaten OTT’s giants, it is in these niche spaces that the ad-supported video-on-demand model could really find its home. We take a look as part of The Drum’s deep dive into the future of TV.
On platforms like Substack and Patreon, subscriptions can be emotional purchases. But others, like Amazon Prime, feel more like utilities.
The dictionary doesn’t have enough superlatives to describe what’s happening to the five biggest technology companies, raising uncomfortable questions for their C.E.O.s.
Company lost about as much money as media analysts had forecast
Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday said it will give $5 million to pay local journalists in multiyear deals as part of its new publishing platform to help independent writers attract an audience and make money through the social media network.
SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites, adding 60 more to the constellation on orbit. This is the 24th Starlink launch in total, and means SpaceX has now sent up over 1,500 Starlink spacecraft, with around 1,438 of those still in operation. This is the first Starlink launch since April 7 — which, surprisingly, […]
Ken Gibbs talks how marketers can get fans to engage in real life, his work at BET and more.
AirTags are powerful surveillance technology. And the National Network to End Domestic Violence believes Apple has more work to do to fix them.
Hidden amid the flurry of praise that surrounded AT&T over its relatively strong first quarter performance, mainly for growing its streaming business, was a sentence from one analyst report that kind of brought the whole media transformation narrative home for me in a compact 23 words: “If DirecTV continues to bleed subs at its average pace over the last year, there will be no subs left in 5 years.”
Never has the battle for eyeballs been more epic. And with more choice than ever, entertainment companies are turning to increasingly inventive ways to get people to tune in to their programs. Here, The Drum rounds up some of our favorite TV show marketing from recent years.
In addition to Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor built within Messenger Rooms and its experiments with a Clubhouse-like Q&A platform on the web, the company is now leveraging yet another of its largest products to take on the Clubhouse threat: Instagram Live. Today, Instagram announced it’s adding new features that will allow users to mute their microphones […]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joins Morning Joe to announce a date for the city to fully reopen, what it means for the city to fully reopen and his thoughts on federal agents searching Rudy Giuliani’s home and why he says Gov. Cuomo must resign.
The animation studio’s artists are masters at tweaking light and color to trigger deep emotional responses. Coming soon: effects you’ll only see inside your head.