Yes, the pandemic cuts deeply into movie attendance, but another big reason is the content.
Trump has already trademarked trademark 'TeleRallies.' Grievance is the overarching theme of any future endeavor.
"Make no mistake, whether it's a year from now, or 10 years from now. I believe it's inevitable those companies go together," Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish said recently.
If Netflix finds some success with a live, linear TV network, could it then experiment with commercials?
The TV ad upfront market for the 2020-2021 TV season has taken a tumble -- so far -- down 15%.
While it has started its own Apple TV streaming programming platform, it still has heart -- and expectations -- wrapped around its new 5G iPhone 12.
Pay TV subscribers were down nearly 1 million in the third quarter of 2020.
Conventional thinking believes the TV-focused Donald Trump -- with his seemingly always-on media messaging and tweeting profile -- would want to own a TV network/platform.
After the presidential election, TV news networks have a new challenge: maintaining high levels of viewership.
As long as COVID-19 is an issue -- and many predict we'll have it for some time -- pandemic-themed TV commercials will likewise be around for the long-term.