• Quibi May Have Survived If It Wasn't A Standalone Service
    A point of contention was Quibi's business model -- a subscription/advertising model. Perhaps a free/ad-supported model option would have been a better choice.
  • Clarification: Fox TV Earned 9.2M Viewers For First Game Of 2020 World Series
    In the column “Sports TV Ratings Are Sharply Down, No FOMO Fears” (TV Watch, October 23), the Fox Television Network earned a Nielsen-measured 9.2 million viewers for the first game of the 2020 World Series — down 25% from the same game in 2019.  Nielsen preliminary estimates for this year’s game one totaled 7.2 million viewers, which was initially reported.
  • Sports TV Ratings Are Sharply Down, No FOMO Fears
    So much for TV sports being the savior of the early part of the new TV season.
  • What Does AT&T Want To Keep?
    According to reports, AT&T wants to possibly sell DirecTV, Xandr, or... perhaps a kids TV network? The bigger question is what it hopes to retain.
  • Pandemic Blues? Let's Hear It For Media Nostalgia
    Take your nostalgic video, TV show, movie, music, art -- and give it a new ride for your fans. And your advertisers.
  • Russia Is Meddling In The Presidential Election - Again. What New Tricks Can We Expect?
    If you are an advertiser supporting iffy media platforms on TV, print and social media, consider your responsibilities to your brand -- and your customers.
  • NBC's Trump Town Hall Coverage Lost Viewers, Probably Money, Too
    Fact-checking of Trump by Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show revealed incorrect and false information from the President.
  • NFL Adds Amazon To CBS, Nickelodeon Carriage Of Playoff Games
    Figure it this way -- the NFL has now covered 60+ mostly male viewers (CBS), kids 2-11 viewers (Nickelodeon) and young, digitally minded viewers (Amazon Prime Video)
  • Disney's New Distribution Unit Is A Sign Of Things To Come
    How much content will move from ABC Television Network and ESPN to Hulu and ESPN+? The transition to digital is now all-consuming.
  • How Digital Frenemies Amazon Fire TV, Roku Can Help Each Other
    Companies get something even when they compete with each other. And by something, we mean substantial revenue.
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