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

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.   … 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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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. #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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Steve Balmer Isn’t Paying for the Clippers, Cable Subscribers Are

Everyone out there is commenting on the fact that Steve Ballmer is paying too much for the Los Angeles Clippers. And while I would love to get into a Gladwell-esque philosophical debate about why sports teams shouldn’t even be considered … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fox Sports 1, Part 2 of 5: Does Fox’s Entrance Change the Landscape?

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 … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fox Sports 1, Part 1 of 5: ESPN Has Long Been King

This Saturday, August 17, 2013, Fox Sports 1 will launch and become the newest entrant in the sports network business. It is suspected that with their current rights to popular sports, along with its rich history of blowing up the … Continue reading

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