May 2022

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The Algorithm is a Lie

If you were to ask anyone in the entertainment industry—or even non-Hollywood types—what it is that makes Netflix more successful than any other company, the answer is fairly simple: They have an algorithm.  But not any algorithm. THE algorithm. The “almighty algorithm”. An algorithm that has so much power, so

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Introducing the Streaming Ratings Report Paywall

When I first started publicly writing about the business of entertainment, I focused on strategy. Specifically, the strategy of the streaming wars. Along the way, I noticed a glaring gap in the coverage of the “streaming wars”. As I’ve written before, “content is king”. If I had to put a percentage

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Big Tech Continues Their Forays into Sports

We’ve got a lot of interesting/important news stories to get to, but before we get to that, I want to give everyone a head’s up that I have a big, big, big announcement coming from me later this week. So stay tuned. Before the stories, a celebration. EntertainmentStrategyGuy Turns Four!

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Is The Future of Streaming…The Ultimatum?

Planning this week’s streaming ratings report I had a weird thought: Is this really the future of TV? Remember back when Netflix and Prime Video started making original content? Those shows were buzzy! Orange is the New Black! House of Cards! Transparent! The Man in the High Castle! Streaming was

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