CandW discuss the emerging online ad economy

June 14, 2018

At the VideoNuze Online Ad Summit, there was encouraging news for advertisers. The online ad economy is expanding as evidenced by discussions with CBS, Group Nine, and a group of connected TV company execs. 


CandW discuss Apple and Amazon fight for the TV

June 7, 2018

Apple and Amazon vie to reinvent the television experience. Pay TV operators come willing and passively along for the ride.


CandW discuss Hulu’s present performance and pending proprietorship

May 31, 2018

Hulu has been tight-lipped about Live’s performance, but the CEO comes clean. Fox claims half of Hulu subs pay for ad-free viewing, which is at odds with the CEO’s statements. Comcast and Disney could end up controlling Hulu. Which is the better home?


CandW discuss Comcast Fox bid, Netflix movies, ad values

May 24, 2018

Comcast is preparing an all-cash offer for Fox, though it's not clear what the company will get out of the deal. ACSI says consumers aren't impressed with SVOD movies. Netflix is trying to fix the problem. Ad professionals say they won't pay much more for ads if TV programmers reduce ad loads, which seems to defy the basic rules of economics. 


CandW discuss AT&T and Amazon’s expanding video influence

May 17, 2018

AT&T will add yet another online TV service to its ever-expanding suite of video options. New research suggests that most subs for Showtime, Starz and HBO SVOD services come from Amazon Channels. Danish SVOD users air their complaints about their service choice.


CandW discuss explosive connected TV growth

May 10, 2018

New research shows that connected TV use grew 75% between 2016 and 2017. With Roku's impressive Q1 2018 and possible help from Apple, the TV looks to keep on growing. 


CandW discuss why there is growth ahead for vMVPDs

May 3, 2018

There’s plenty of reasons to believe vMVPDs like Sling TV and Hulu Live have plenty of room for growth. We discuss some of the good things happening that are enabling that growth.


CandW discuss Comcast and AT&T’s contrasting video strategies

April 26, 2018

Comcast's Q1 results show a loss in video subscribers for the fourth quarter in a row. ATT, with the help of DirecTV Now, actually gained subs. Is it time for Comcast to launch a vMVPD service?


CandW discuss Netflix Q1 2018 and Amazon-BestBuy frenemy alliance

April 19, 2018

Netflix had another stellar quarter in Q1 2018, and we discuss why. Amazon and BestBuy are partnering on smart TVs. We look at why the two retail foes are working together.


CandW discuss NAB 2018 highlights

April 12, 2018

NAB 2018 was a hotbed of discussion as the television industry adjusts to the connected world of video. New solutions and insights flowed freely, coming from the conference sessions to the show floor. We discuss the highlights of our conference stay.