Month: October 2019

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Most Important Story of the Week – 25 October 19: The Streaming Revolution Will be Metricized

I hope any of my readers impacted by the ongoing wildfires in California are okay. This is a problem as a community California/America/the globe needs to address, but that’s not the subject of this column. The Most Important Story of the Week – The Streaming Revolution Will Be Metricized The news story is that Nielsen ...

The 2019-2020 NBA-to-Entertainment Translator: The Update

Basketball, in my opinion, is a great testing ground for theories on strategy, valuing assets and data analysis. That’s why I developed my own “Value Over Replacement Executive” theory last fall. Or why I used the NBA to explain the misleading statistics here. Or compared overall deals to NBA trades here. Or why I’ll roll ...

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Most Important Story of the Week – 18 October 19: The SWfK (Streaming War for Kids) Explained…

Disney+ started the week off with a social media bang! A massive Twitter scroll of every film coming to their platform organized chronologically. This became the topic of the week for the Screengrab crew and led exhaustive articles like Julia Alexander’s at The Verge. I’d been mulling doing an update on kids because the last ...

“Hurry Up and Wait” for the Streaming Wars: Netflix’s Q3 2019 Earnings Report

(Before you start, consider signing up for my newsletter! Yes I know you have too many already, but this is the best way to help support independent writers such as myself. Sign up here.) If you ever found yourself in the armed forces, you may be familiar with the phenomenon of “hurry up and wait”. ...

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Most Important Story of the Week – 11 October 19: Evolving Feature Film Strategies By The Streamers

I’ll admit it: I have a key question on my brain this month: Should you release your film in theaters or straight to streaming? Obsessed with it. Trying to compare Netflix to Disney to Amazon to Apple and the rest of the traditional studios is tough enough, and each has a different answer to that ...

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Read My Latest at Linked-In: “Predicting Independent Film Sales in 2020 and Beyond”

Sometimes, it turns out you can’t predict the future. Which doesn’t stop us from trying, all the time, whether we realize it or not. That’s basically the theme of my latest article at Linked-In. It shows how small sample sizes and a lack of data make some efforts at predictions essentially impossible. (I’ve been trying ...

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Most Important Story of the Week – 4 October 19: Broadcast (and Streaming) Frightening Fall Numbers

Last week was “Fall Broadcast Premiere Week”. But I waited to judge everything until the numbers were in. What do you mean, EntStrategyGuy? We had the day after air numbers. What did you need to wait for. Read to find out… (By the way, have you subscribed to my newsletter? It’s the best way to ...

Why Most Netflix Charts Start in 2012: A History of Netflix Subscribers

On a recent The Weeds podcast, Matt Yglesias talked with Binyamin Applebaum about “how economists took over the world”, based on Applebaum’s recent book. Midway through, Applebaum told a fascinating story about how business leaders often get their forecasts about government regulations/interventions wrong. During the Great Depression, as part of the New Deal, President Roosevelt ...

Read My Latest at Athletic Director U and My Database for Sports Media Rights Deals

Today, I published a guest article for Athletic Director U looking at the value of sports media rights deals across professional, amateur and college athletics have grown over time. Take a read! Moreover, for the first time, I’m sharing my work. I had so many links that I couldn’t fit them in the article. Plus, ...