Tag Archives: Cable

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

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 … 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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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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Media Man Podcast Ep. #006 – WWE, Bravo TV and Net Neutrality

On this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo talks about the implications, or lack thereof, of the government’s ruling on Net Neutrality, the ubiquity of blacks on Bravo’s Sunday night lineup and the WWE’s potential cannibalization of its ever-lasting … Continue reading

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And the Real OTT Service Threat Is…

As you all know, I love to talk about the “race to save the cable ecosystem.” To put it simply, the cable industry and its content providers rely on a system in which content can be packaged with other content, … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fox Sports 1, Part 4 of 5: Are Sports Propping Up the TV Ecosystem?

This Saturday, August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 will launch and become the newest entrant in the sports network business. In the five days leading up to Fox Sports 1’s launch, Uzo will take a daily look at the sports network business, … Continue reading

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Aereo Wins Again…But Victory Won’t Last Long

Aereo has won yet another decision. This time, it was a court denying a motion to re-hear a case that originally ruled it was okay for Aereo to go about their business of re-transmitting broadcasters content via the internet to … Continue reading

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In a Hi-Tech World, Cable Still Rules

Cable operating companies are doing very well. Of course, I don’t see Black Oak Enterprises or myself ever getting into that business. I learned a long time ago that dealing in businesses involving one’s home is not something for me.

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“The Game,” The Channel and The Audience

I don’t know how many of my non-minority readership is familiar with “The Game,” but It’s a show about professional football players’ wives and the people around them. It actually is a pretty good look into the life of sports … Continue reading

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