nScreenNoise – Hollywood fails to act as movie industry declines

January 11, 2018

2017 was a terrible year for the movie business in the US. Theater revenue was down, as was revenue from disc sales and rentals. What is the industry doing about it? Turns out, not that much!

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CandW discuss Hulu, disc sales, and voxels

January 11, 2018

Hulu announced it now has 17 million subscribers and suggests its revenue make up has changed a lot in the last three years. Holiday disc sales were a bust, while SVOD revenue went boom. CES shows how vendors are using AI to reinvent the viewing experience.

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CandW discuss forecasts for the 2018 digital video market

January 4, 2018

What will be the big trends in digital video for the rest of the year? Ours include an increase in cord-cutting, wireless operators launching triple-play services, YouTube TV breaking out, and the continued ascendance of Amazon in the video market. 

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CandW discuss top online video stories of 2017

December 20, 2017

It has been a busy year in online video. Many stories captured our attention during 2017, and here are our top ten and why they mattered.

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CandW discuss the state of online video ads with VideoAmp CEO

December 14, 2017

In this discussion with Ross McCray, Co-founder and CEO of VideoAmp, we look at some of the problems faced by the video ad industry. We also look ahead to what may happen in 2018.

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CandW discuss Charter exuberance, video downloads, Facebook pre-rolls

December 7, 2017

Charter CEO engaged in some irrational exuberance this week. Here are four reasons why. Netflix is shocked, shocked at the success of the download feature. Facebook does an about-face and embraces video pre-roll ads.

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CandW discuss the trouble with TV advertising

November 30, 2017

The top theme of the Shift conference was that TV needs a better ad experience if it is to stop the audience leaking away to ad-free SVOD. Is there a solution to this intractable problem?

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CandW discuss Philo and Roku’s first quarter as a public company

November 16, 2017

We discuss the new cable channel owned Philo vMVPD service and some of the cool things we spotted in the results reported by Roku after its first quarter as a public company.

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Danish media five years after Netflix

November 9, 2017
Good After five years, Netflix impact on Danish media has been profound. For example, 10% of TV revenue formally spent locally now comes to the US.
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CandW discuss implications of AT&T-Time Warner ruling

November 9, 2017

The Justice Department has decided to force conditions on the AT&T-Time Warner deal that make it unpalatable for both companies. There seems no real reason for this position, and the approach threatens to seriously hamper traditional TV companies as they seek to compete online.

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