NCAA Leaves Money on Table with Football Semi-Finals

NCAA Football RatingsThe college football national championship between Alabama and Clemson was played on Monday. And despite my disdain for the fact that the NCAA makes so much money off these college athletes without giving them a paycheck, I’m going to talk about how the NCAA is costing itself money–while of course, still screwing other people in the process. But rest assure, this is not a sports piece. It’s a piece on how stances of principle are much easier to make when the financial ground on which you stand is solid tight. Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast #44 – Al Jazeera, Gimlet & NCAA

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In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about the fall of Al Jazeera in America, the rise of Gimlet Media, and why the NCAA don’t give 2 you know whats about that $100 on the floor.

 

 

 

 

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Some Questions for Netflix

Netflix killed the game in 2015.

For starters, they cemented their name as something having to do with new and original content…they’re officially no longer the place you go to just to look at old stuff.

Then they made their stockholders money. The stock price was up 130% in 2015, built off strong revenue performance as the company continued to grow their subscriber base at a great pace overseas. Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast #043 – Netflix, Disney & “Big” Box Office Numbers

Media Man Podcast, Media, Showbiz, Entertainment, TechIn this episode, Uzo talks about the year in media, and why 2015 was such an up and down year for the industry. He covers the Netflix 130% gain, and why that’s not all it’s meant to be. He goes into why Disney is more than just Star Wars. And he thinks the attention he/we give to box office numbers is largely blown…and tells you so just seconds after giving you the box office numbers.

 

 

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Media Man Podcast #042 – Viceland, Le Batard & More TV

Media Man Podcast, Media, Showbiz, Entertainment, TechIn this episode, Uzo talks about what the creation of Viceland was inevitable, why Reed Hastings thinks we need even more content on TV, and most of all, Uzo tells you why Dan Le Batard of ESPN is wrong.

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Media Man Podcast #041 – Trevor Noah, FBN & Empire

Media Man Podcast, Media, Showbiz, Entertainment, TechIn this episode, Uzo talks about giving Trevor Noah and The Daily Show a chance, the rise of Fox Business news and why Empire is resonating so much with America.

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Media Man Podcast #40 – Stocks, Facebook Content & Apple TV

Media Man Podcast, Media, Showbiz, Entertainment, TechIn this episode of the Media Man Podcast, we talk about media stocks falling off a cliff, Facebook’s desire to host your content, Apple’s desire to make your content, and Uzo’s desire to beg for your forgiveness.

 

 

 

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Media Man Podcast #39 – Fox Sports 1, HuffPo & Netflix v. HBO

Media Man Podcast, Media, Showbiz, Entertainment, TechIn this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks way too much. Among the starter topics he ends up using to go on tangents are the rise of Fox Sports 1, the Huffington Post article in the New York Times Magazine, and the continuing “battle” between HBO and Netflix.

 

 

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My Continued, Yet Undoubtedly Unwarranted, Critique and Dismissal of Snapchat as a Lasting Business

Snapchat-CEOIf you have listened to the Media Man Podcast a few times, you probably know that I’m not the biggest fan of Snapchat. It’s not because I’m one of the older millennials that just doesn’t understand why all the cool kids love this app (albeit, I do fall into that category), but I just don’t understand how this company is ever going to live up to the hype and valuations that have been cast upon it.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that my negative outlook on Snapchat is based on looking at all of the valuations, the potentially bubbled-up market, or the company’s latest blunder with the unreasonably dry video explaining what in the world makes Snapchat so popular amongst the youngin’s. Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast #38 – Comedy Central, Hulu & Unbundling

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In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about a NYTimes Magazine article in which the praises of Content President Kent Alterman are on display. He also talks about the big bet Hulu is making on content. And as always, you can’t go a show without talking about the cable ecosystem and its future.

 

 

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