Category Archives: Media

Is It Over for the New York Times?

I hate to lead with such a sensationalist headline, but that really was the question in my head as I read a piece on the New York Times and the likelihood of them laying off ~8% of their newsroom staff. Sure, … Continue reading

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HBO Isn’t Going Anywhere Anytime Soon

“Netflix Took Down Blockbuster. HBO is Next.” That’s how Michael Gaston, who henceforth and forever more will be referred to as “the author,” starts off his point that Netflix will essentially go the way of Blockbuster. While the writing of … Continue reading

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Has the NFL Finally Over-Saturated its Viewers?

The NFL wants you to watch it. And they want you to watch a lot of it. This season alone, the NFL released two new products. The first being “NFL Now,” a new online and mobile app video service that … Continue reading

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Vice’s Hookup with Pay-TV Represents More of the Status Quo

I don’t know who should be happier. CEO Shane Smith, who just reportedly sold 10% of the company he founded, Vice Media, at a valuation of $2.5 billion, or all of the traditional cable media barons, who just saw the … Continue reading

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Fox Sports 1: One Year Later…

It has been a year since I did my now infamous series on Fox Sports 1 launching as the chosen challenger to ESPN. At the end of that series, I concluded that Fox Sports 1 (FS1) would eventually be on … Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast Ep. #017 – Fox’s Growing, So is Netflix & 10 Paid Actors

In this week’s episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about what Fox’s attempt to buy Time Warner means for the media industry, how Robert Downey Jr. makes so much money, and why Netflix is poised to become the … Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast Ep. #015 – Aereo, Tastemade and Online PayTV

In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo Ometu talks about the future of media content companies, why online PayTV will look like traditional PayTV, and the fall of Aereo (and why it makes him so happy!).

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AT&T Buys DirecTV… So What?

You know how sometimes something happens in your life and everyone around you is excited about it, but you’re just not sure that you should be? It’s like there’s this one nagging thing you can’t get off your mind, and … Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast Ep. #011 – Studio Leverage, ESPN and DirecTV-AT&T

In this Media Man episode, Uzo Ometu talks about the advantages of owning a studio today, the dominance of ESPN, the DirecTV-AT&T merger and why Tim Armstrong and Patch just don’t get along.

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The Digital Newfronts – What did they miss?

The digital newfronts from some of the internet’s biggest players have come and gone over the past 2 weeks. Unless you’re a media junkie or in the business of buying and selling media inventory, you probably didn’t even know they … Continue reading

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