The Mandalorian
Disney+ launched to great fanfare (with a few technical glitches) and people are talking. There is the usual chatter about "a new service," and the "transformation of the television business," but something far more interesting is happening. People are talking about episode one of The Mandalorian and you know what they're saying? "I can't wait for episode two."... Continue Reading →

PlayStation Vue RIP

PlayStation Vue
Blaming "the highly competitive Pay TV industry," Sony will shut down PlayStation Vue (its video streaming service) on January 30, 2020. Ironically, this announcement comes as Disney, Apple and WarnerMedia are all entering the business. ... Continue Reading →

The Streaming Wars Begin

Shelly Palmer on Good Day New York
Excited about streaming AppleTV+, Disney+, HBO Max? Keeping Netflix, Hulu? Getting Amazon Prime or YouTubeTV? Be careful how many you sign up for or you'll be in streaming sticker shock. Shelly Palmer chats with Kerry Drew and Bianca Peters on Good Day New York. Original Airdate: October 29, 2019... Continue Reading →
streaming apps
Apple, Disney, WarnerMedia, and just about everyone who can configure a streaming server is getting into the direct-to-consumer (DTC) content business. In a couple of weeks, you’ll have so many options to pay for content à la carte, you won’t really know where to start. Wondering what all this will cost? Forget your calculator, you’re going to need a spreadsheet.... Continue Reading →
Comcast Xfinity Flex
If you look at the numbers in a vacuum, Comcast is losing over 2,586 Pay TV subscribers every single day. At that pace, about a million subs will vanish in the next 12 months. Or will they? ... Continue Reading →
Kindle Fire HD
Amazon’s just launched Free Time Unlimited for its range of Kindle Fire tablets. It offers unlimited access to age-restricted movies, games and books for kids, for $3 a month. Essentially a subscription service for children, the service lets you tell Amazon your offspring’s gender and age, and then a custom library of books, movies, apps... Continue Reading →
Hurricane Sandy - Coming Together
When a crisis of such scope as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina or the Haiti earthquake impacts us, all the major broadcast networks come together and pitch us to do likewise for fellow human beings through hour-long, commercial-free fundraising specials. They raise millions of dollars for charities able to do the most good at the moment, and... Continue Reading →