CandW discuss Netflix disabling TV ad revenue and YouTube TV

February 15, 2018

TV execs are worried about Netflix spoiling the TV ad model. They should be. The company has already taken billions of ad dollars off the table. YouTube TV added networks and boosted the price. Were these good moves?


CandW discuss the streaming Super Bowl and HBO Now’s explosive growth

February 8, 2018

The streaming Super Bowl was a mostly solid experience for the people that used it. 4 million streamed the game and few experienced any problems. HBO Now’s growth spurt in 2017, to 5 million subscribers, was impressive. Distribution partnerships seem to be the key. 


CandW discuss sports rights value to operators

February 1, 2018

Fox has picked up the broadcast rights to the NFL's Thursday night games. We discuss if the $3B five-year deal is worth it, and what the real value of professional sports is to operators.

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CandW discuss the optimal ad load with Ellation

January 25, 2018

How do you maximize ad revenue when increasing the ad load decreases the length of time people watch? Ellation exec Henry Embleton thinks he has the answer.


CandW discuss linear TV competitiveness, Facebook’s confusing video strategy

January 18, 2018

At CES last week, Turner and Hulu executives expressed frustration with the slow pace of change to improve the linear TV experience. Facebook is back-tracking on its video-first approach making its video strategy murkier.


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.


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. 


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.


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.