So many of us could write this letter. There are still great station groups and individual stations to work for but they seem fewer and far between.
Say what you will about her, she has a habit of making savvy business deals: Bought a 10% stake for 42 million in October, now worth $143 million. Not a bad payday in one business quarter!
I was an early Sling TV subscriber. I loved the service but I rarely watched it so I ended my subscription. It was the easiest tech breakup ever, and their system allows me to log back in and sign up again if and when I want to. After reading this article, I want to sign back up just to show my support!
Popular on both the news and sports desks, it will be interesting to see where he goes next. He was clearly poached by NBC to hurt GMA then basically benched. With over 500 million dollars in Today Show revenue at stake it was worth paying Elliot 3-4 million to get him out of the way. Something is definitely up if he left NBC Sports before their coverage of the Rio Olympics in the new year.
ESPN has lost 7 million subscribers over the last few years. To put that in rough dollar terms, a $49 million dollar a MONTH revenue loss, just shy of $600 million dollars less annually. So the half a billion dollars Star Wars made this weekend, leaves them only 100 million short on the Disney balance sheet. Oy! I am a huge fan of cord thinning/cutting from a consumer stand point. On the industry side, yet another big game changer with no real idea how it will ultimately shake out.
A little FYI if Tech Claus plans to leave a ROKU at your house this holiday season, here is a great short list of new channels to try. Included in this list are free streaming channels from ABC and NBC that don't require some kind of cable log in. There are viewing windows, no different than grabbing shows on your DVR to watch later though. They also recommend CW Seed. I've checked it out, not that impressed, but it could easily and quickly improve in the new world order of program streaming.
No surprise that Netflix is number one. As this article points out though some of the top channels didn't exist last year at this time.
This is not a surprise at all. I think this is why companies like Audible.com are amping up their library of original audio content. Uses much less bandwidth compared to video so DSL works fine at home or mobile when on the go. Time Warner Cable's everyday internet is less than 20 bucks a month and equivalent to DSL speed, for example.
High-speed home Internet has become a luxury.
Distinctive voice, distinguished career, well earned retirement.
Our friend Doug Limerick signed off the air for the last time today. Listen to his final broadcast here: http://abcn.ws/doug
In addition to a streaming device, a digital TV antenna is a good idea. As more 'netlets' like these are launched and carried by established local stations. Great compliment to streaming TV.
The much anticipated Full House sequel launches in late February on Netflix. A teaser was released today. The twanging country music soundtrack concerns me a bit , are they trying to go 'heavy" now vs just being an update of light hearted entertainment? We shall see, but, for now, the teaser.
When TV isn't TV but is still TV. Read this, it will make sense, I promise
This is an interesting history. Worth a read.