The ratings for the 2016 Olympics are in, and they weren’t good. Some blame NBC for failing to market it correctly, as well as for doing too much time-shifting with events that happened earlier in the day. Some people blame the world we live in, in which everything is consumed digitally and doesn’t engender the huge ratings of yesteryear. Uzo blames it on everything.
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about video maker Tastemade and its ability to churn out tons of videos every month. Is it possible that making so much video, that’s getting a lot of views and making a lot of money, could draw the same type of interest that Huffington Post did prior to the peak of Demand Media–a content farm that eventually was rendered defeated after search engines adjusted their rankings in a way that spurned the SEO-ification of content…? My guess is that you already know what Uzo thinks.
#Butfirst, Uzo talks about Facebook’s need for video and why its hard stance against media companies could be its undoing. And with the Nightly Show literally in its last days, Uzo tells you why it got cancelled, and why it wasn’t that bad.
In this episode, Uzo talks about a Wall Street Journal article’s critique of Eddy Cue and Apple’s negotiating style, Hulu’s ad-supported offering, and Jeff Zucker’s reign at CNN.
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about Verizon’s purchase of Yahoo. Hint: it’s not about the content!
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo first tackles the effects of livestreaming technology on the ability of cable news outlets like CNN & Fox News to truly be the ones to break news first. Then he goes into the diversity of choice in this year’s Emmy’s nominations. And lastly, with the development of technology that creates automatic videos, Uzo wonders why people in media still think that content is king.
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about the long-term prospects for Time Warner. He also goes into how the American Black Film Festival is proving to be a motivational space for black creators. And, while seemingly saying U2, Uzo actually talks about why YouTube is getting into premium, long-form content, and what that could mean for the other players, as well as creators/filmmakers, in the industry.
In this episode, Uzo comes back after some time off to talk about the craziness that is the digital newfronts, his confusion about the music streaming business and risk-taking nature of the Cheddar Inc.
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo Ometu talks about what having NFL games means for Twitter, why filmmakers are complaining about a start-up, and how Kevin Hart may be changing the game for Hollywood stars. Also, Uzo acts like Kevin Hart and him are best friends, and he recommends that you play a drinking game off the words “anyway” and “like.” I promise I’ll work on that. #drinkresponsibly
One of the things that has prevented Netflix from totally taking over our lives is the fact that people still like watching newly released movies more so than being able to watch old movies on demand. So while Netflix is great for catching up on the great show you fell behind on, or binging on one of Netflix many original television shows, the service is of no good to you if you want to watch Star Wars the first day it’s out in theaters.
That may change.
However, it won’t be Netflix that’s getting the latest on Darth Vader. Instead, it will likely be a new start-up tentatively called “Screening Room,” which aims to bring newly released movies into a consumer’s living room.
How will it work?
In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo comes back from a 2-month hiatus to talk about SXSW, the future of the OWN network, how he might have been wrong about Viceland, and he predicts the future of media companies. What else can you ask for?
Well, maybe you could ask for some guests! If you, or someone you know, is an expert on a topic from the media landscape, invite them to be on the show. You can find Uzo on twitter at @UzoNYC, or I’m sure we’ve got friends of friends in common, so get at him. Worst comes to worst, you can just leave a comment right here in the blog.