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Putting the “Bro” Back in Warner Bros

Yay. Mergers. My favorite topic.  Not. Yeah, I just dropped a “not”. (What is this 1998?) Still, despite my dislike of this topic, even I can’t ignore the big news of the last few weeks. The Most Important Story of the Week – Discovery/AT&T Merger Will Go Through The story of

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A Bad Few Weeks for The Disruption Narratives

It’s been a minute since I’ve written a pure strategy column. Between adding new databases for my streaming ratings report, writing columns for the Ankler, and preparing some other stuff, I’ve been busy. And my weekly call out of the most important story in entertainment fell by the wayside. Frankly,

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Meet The New FCC Boss, Same as the Old FCC Boss

I’m always on the look out for a good story that I think matters but that barely registered in the media coverage. Over the last few weeks we got a perfect example. If instead you want to worry about Disney’s subscriber additions—and I may do just that in another outlet

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After Dune, Three Questions for the Future of Legendary

Things have been moving over here at EntStrategyGuy headquarters. (More to come in the future.) As such, I skipped last week’s strategy column. There were a few interesting stories over the last two weeks—a new FCC commissioner, another check in on box office, earnings season—but I’m going to check in

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Three Lessons for the Averted IATSE

As I got ready to write this week’s column, my brother asked me what the story of the week was. And I had to reply that…I didn’t know? I’d kept up on all my newsletters and checking the trade websites last week, but no story stuck out as truly important. 

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The CAA/ICM Merger is Easy to Explain: Size = Power

We’re switching things up this week. Since Nielsen delayed this week’s streaming ratings data, you’ll get the “Most Important Story of the Week” column today, and the “Streaming Ratings Report” on Monday. Sound good? If so, then onto the big story of the week, which I’ve been itching to write

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Manning the Booth…Is This the Future of Broadcasting?

Jerry Seinfeld had a terrific joke about the news: somehow there was always enough for the daily newspaper. Never more, never less. Well, the internet blew that up by magnitudes. It turns out we–as a society/community–can crank out tons of words on anything. But is it all “news”? Maybe? Probably

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Everyone In Streaming Is Raising Prices…Why?

The last time I wrote about price increases was last November, when Netflix decided to up their monthly prices by $1. At the time, I thought this was big news because it really signified a change in focus for Netflix. The news that Hulu will raise prices by a similar

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