Tag Archives: ESPN

NCAA Leaves Money on Table with Football Semi-Finals

The 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 … Continue reading

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Three Ideas to Make TV More Profitable and Better

It’s not often that I go around trying to tell Television networks what they should do, but recently, on an episode of the Media Man Podcast, I did just that, when I insinuated that the TV News entities should start … Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast #28 – NBA Stays w/ ESPN & TNT; FS1 Left Out

In this episode, Uzo talks about the NBA’s new deal with ESPN & TNT that keeps Fox Sports 1 out of the major sports broadcasting club. Uzo also talks about Softbank’s investment in content and Netflix’s investment in…Adam Sandler?   … 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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Media Man Podcast #020 – Buzzfeed’s Valuation, Pay-TV’s Demise & Media Earning Call Wars

It looks like the nation’s best venture capital firm gave Buzzfeed a distinction that Uzo isn’t sure they should have. Pay-TV’s demise might be a tad bit premature. And 21st Century Fox and Time Warner go to battle in a … Continue reading

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Media Man Podcast Ep. #16 – OTT Channels, VOD Strategy & NBA TV Contracts

In this episode of the Media Man Podcast, Uzo Ometu talks about the increasing likelihood of a channel going over-the-top, why sending indie movies (nearly) straight to VOD makes perfect sense, and how the NBA plans to milk ESPN and … Continue reading

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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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Home Team Isolation in NYC May Spell Trouble for the NFL

Today, everyone is talking about the potential blackouts for some of the playoff teams in the first round of the NFL playoffs, but that’s not my issue. While such an issue could be bad news for the NFL as people … Continue reading

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