CandW discuss pay TV loss, Apple’s $1B bet, Amazon DVD-by-mail closure

August 17, 2017

Are Q2 2017 pay TV losses a big deal and where are those subscribers going. Amazon and Redbox are headed in opposite directions with their DVD rental services. Apple invests $1B in the production of original digital video. Is it enough to move the needle?

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CandW discuss Disney coming late to the OTT party

August 10, 2017

Disney announced it would launch a kids SVOD service in 2019 and a sports service under the ESPN brand in 2018. Particularly the kid's service will be very late to market. Does it stand any chance of success?

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nScreenNoise - Why YouTube’s ‘shared’ tab makes sense

August 10, 2017

This week Google added another messaging feature as part of the YouTube app. The company already has a bunch of social apps and features but adding one more in YouTube might just make sense.

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CandW discuss CBS’ big bet on Star Trek Discovery

August 3, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery's release is just around the corner. Will it give a huge boost to CBS All Access, and how will CBS keep all those new Trekkie subs once the show is done?

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nScreenNoise – Dish Network between a rock and hard place

August 3, 2017

As quarters go, Q2 wasn’t a bad one for Dish Network. It lost just 196,000 subscribers. But revenue and average revenue per subscriber are both falling. Here’s why.

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CandW discuss pay TV realignment as add-on to other services

July 27, 2017

Comcast and AT&T seem to have very different attitudes to their pay TV services. Xfinity X1 is still a big focus for the cable giant, while DirecTV Now is increasingly important as an add-on to wireless for AT&T. But does the introduction of Xfinity Instant TV signal a change for Comcast?

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CandW discuss how Netflix gained 5M subs in Q2

July 20, 2017

Netflix’ outstanding Q2 defies conventional wisdom about the performance of such a mature service. We discuss why that might be, disagreeing on the value of originals and of the Amazon Channels strategy along the way.

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CandW discuss how connected TV viewing is the norm

July 13, 2017

New data from Nielsen, Parks Associates, and Roku show how connected TV viewing has crossed the divide between unusual behavior to mainstream habit.

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nScreenNoise - 21st century broadcasting part 2 - the consumer

July 13, 2017

In the decade since the rollout of HD broadcasting in the US much has changed. Consumers are about to see another revolution in broadcasting and it will bring a lot more than just better picture quality. The NAB CTO explains what we can expect. 

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nScreenNoise - 21st century broadcasting part 1 - the broadcaster

July 13, 2017

Broadcasting and the Internet have been two completely separate networks. However, ATSC 3 will bring the two together, creating a whole new entertainment platform that is greater than the sum of its parts. This interview with NAB CTO explores the advantages from a broadcaster's perspective. 

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