Renegotiating the Dodgers’ TV deal: How Spectrum can reach more viewers and make more...

Ironically, or maybe un-ironically, Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable, now owned by Charter Communications), is the Los Angeles Dodgers’ exclusive game content distributor via Sports Net LA. Spectrum finds itself in...

Tech, Data, and You

Data and analytics pervades nearly aspect of our lives, especially in sports and media and more often now in entertainment. 

Professional Sports Leagues Content Distribution Models: Local vs. Regional vs. National

Why does the National Football League use a national television distribution model?  Why does Major League Baseball mostly use a local and regional television...
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Economies of Scope in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

First, a quick economics lesson.  Economies of scope refers to when businesses implement a strategy of diversification of services, assets, or products offered through entry...

Will Anyone Catch Netflix?

Netflix-Paramount.  Apple-A24. Amazon-NFL.  AT&T-Time Warner.  NBCUniversal-Comcast-Sky.  Disney-21st Century FOX.  Nexstar-Tribune.  All of these deals were done for one purpose: to compete with the...

Sports Real Estate: It’s all in the Development

There was a time when professional sports franchises shared baseball and football fields in one stadium, not built as a true home to either...

An Apple a Day Keeps the Competitors Away

Have you ever noticed that the Apple logo looks like the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil...
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Netting the Foul Ball Problem

Has the game of baseball changed over the past 100+ years?  Sure, there have been minor changes to the designated hitter, the length of...

Dollars and Cents: Comcast and Disney battle for industry dominance

Comcast, an American company, is now majority owner of Sky, the pan-European entertainment, media and sports company headquartered in London. To put the above sale...

The Driver of Success

Recently when reading that the Creative Artists Agency (“CAA”) closed $5 billion in deals just for sports, it came to mind the principles behind...