by Wayne Friedman on Aug 31, 9:00 AM
President Trump was on TV wearing a white baseball cap with "USA" in bold black letters, which is available on his website, while visiting flood-ravaged southeast Texas. Trump is trying to make a buck while attending a massive weather-related tragedy in which people died and tens of thousands lost their homes.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 30, 9:00 AM
Are new digital TV services more subject to higher levels of "churn" than traditional pay TV? Do they lose subscribers on a month-to-month no-contract basis?
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 29, 9:00 AM
U.S. summer box office revenue will drop a steep 15.7% from last year, to $3.78 billion. How do movie studios make up the difference? Higher ticket prices.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 28, 9:00 AM
Advertisers want multiple digital media platforms as part of a healthy overall marketplace for their messaging.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 25, 9:00 AM
TV journalism is "sick," according to President Trump. But what about advertisers supporting it? Trump hasn't gone after cable news advertisers. Yet.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 24, 9:00 AM
Executives keep thinking consumers are willing to pay a premium to see movies in their homes. Often, it is just a couple of weeks after a film's theatrical release. Such beliefs may not be sustainable in a world flooded with too much content: TV, movies and lesser premium digital media.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 23, 9:00 AM
Financial models for film studios' movie franchises depend a lot on those after-market physical movie sales. New streaming services would need to make up for home-entertainment revenues.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 22, 9:00 AM
Now that Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon is back with 'Breitbart News,' the thinking is that it will look to expand.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 21, 9:00 AM
Steve Bannon was fired. Three different presidential business advisory councils were disbanded. TV's reaction? Viewership on cable news networks soared.
by Wayne Friedman on Aug 18, 9:00 AM
Apple is reportedly ready to fuel more premium TV content -- it intends to spend $1 billion on original material. It learned a valuable lesson in launching the iTunes/App Store over a decade ago -- content drives digital device use. And premium digital video lures all sorts of companies.