5 Keys to the City: Landing a Sports Franchise

This author has written that the four keys to a successful sports franchise are a great venue, lease, market, and personnel.  The four keys...
Red Sox pitcher Babe Ruth at Comiskey Park in 1918. (Chicago Daily News / Chicago History Museum)

What can entertainment, media, and sports in 1918-1919 tell us today?

History is always a great judge.  History is also a great companion to context.  In September 1918, a major pandemic hit the United States. ...

Content Streaming Competition by the Numbers

With more competition arriving, Netflix subscriptions will undoubtably fall (by 49%) with the entrants of Disney+, which now owns the FOX entertainment...
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What are NFTs?

An “NFT” is a non-fungible token (NFT) that is backed by blockchain technology to confirm its source and authenticity.  An NFT is...
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When will Streamers and Social Media go all-in on Live Sports?

The 2021 negotiation of the National Football League’s (NFL) sports rights has all but ended.  FOX, CBS, NBC, and ESPN (the networks)...

The Last Frontier: Entertainment & Data

The battle between data analytics and decision-making has always boiled down to an ethical one.  More precisely, data, information, and good analysis...

Gambling – Is it All About The Money?

“Show me the money!” said actors Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the iconic film Jerry Maguire.  Like Cruise trying to...

When Privacy Becomes You

What happens when the data collected about you from companies that you utilize knows more about you than you.  Beyond trying to use the...
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The Power of Triller

Imagine TikTok, Instagram, ESPN+, and YouTube all rolled into one platform.  How about MTV, DAZN, and HBO rolled into one access point? ...

The Future of Sports Television

As we cruise through 2018, the entertainment, media and sports industry is abuzz about two things: (1) getting content to the consumer quickly and more efficiently, and (2) through various media applications and platforms. The...