Monthly Archives: September 2014

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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Media Man Man Podcast #26: The NFL’s Viewership Problem?

In this episode, Uzo refutes the notion that the NFL is having trouble keeping its younger viewers, the key to strategic success for media companies in this content era, and it’s decision-time for Yahoo: media or technology company?     … Continue reading

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Media Man Man Podcast #25: Netflix vs. HBO…Who Wins the OTT Future?

Uzo talks about Netflix’s recent subscriber surge that sent its revenue above HBO’s for the first time in its history, and he also tells you why that fact is a little misleading. The podcast then goes into the emergence of … Continue reading

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Media Man Man Podcast #24: ESPN, Time Inc. & The Code Media Series

Uzo attended the Code Media Series hosted by Recode and Peter Kafka last week. So instead of thinking of original ideas, Uzo decided to steal content from their conference. Thus, in this episode, Uzo talks about the demise of Time … 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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Media Man Podcast Ep. #023 – Vice, Fox Sports 1, and the Summer Box Office

The Media Man discusses A+E’s new stake in Vice Media and what it means for the once forward-thinking media enterprise. Uzo also talks about this summer’s decline in box office revenues and the reasoning behind his lofty predictions for Fox Sports … Continue reading

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