Even though 2020 CES is more than a month in the rearview mirror there was something “different” about this years event that one couldn’t shake and as well as couldn’t quite figure out.
It will be the year streaming content providers will be recognized as viable contenders and will drive serious, above-the-line profits (subscriber growth); and M&E players will find M&A may provide accelerated growth and potential market dominance. It will be the year where East melds with West as entertainment discovers a borderless world. It will be [...]
Nearly 60 percent of Netflix customers (about 83M households), watch kid and family content which is why the company invested heavily in show-runners, producers and creative folks from DreamWorks Animation and other studios around Hollywood. To help kids forget about Moana (fortunately, they have a short attention span) they unleashed Klaus, Kid Cosmic, Ghee Happy and a pipeline [...]
2020 is really going to be the golden year of M&E. It will be the year of content directed/produced by females and an abundance of heroine leads. It will be the year graphic novels will keep theaters healthy. Just look at 2019’s top-ten box office films being led by Disney’s Marvel series. It will be [...]
The great content industry break-away – streaming direct to the customer (D2C) – has enabled people virtually everywhere to end their reluctant relationship with their entertainment delivery service, cable/telcom. People began dumping the restrictive time/day content bundles back in 2007; thanks to Netflix, which has become synonymous with streaming. Since then, cord shaving/cord cutting has [...]
Anand Sanwal, CB Insights CEO, constantly reminds organizations that the most difficult decision management has to make is determine it’s time to change direction, replace/kill their best product line because the world is changing; and if they don’t do it, someone else will (https://bit.ly/2KyO3zw). When you scroll through the list of 59 quotes, the missteps [...]
Even if it’s HBO, CBS All Access, Disney+ Hulu and ESPN+, Netflix or whatever mix of service you have on your Roku service device or mobile app; everyone knows you’re starting to take the step away from what has been the television entertainment model.
It took a while to migrate their viewers over to engaging their choice of programming to a connected device, eliminating the need to load a disc on their player, and, it wasn’t easy in “the early days” to send/receive streaming video because service was “a little” squirrely. Codecs had to be constantly improved to minimize [...]