Netflix and Sports: The next disruption in media and entertainment

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said on several occasions Netflix will not enter the live sports content space. However, what we know about Netflix is that it is a powerhouse...
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Freedom in Television Distribution

In early November 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided against hearing a case involving the National Football League (NFL) and its...
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Distribution Exclusivity vs. Distribution Scope

In an age where consumers may be suffering or begin to suffer from financial subscription fatigue, there seems to be an obvious...
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Why were Entertainment & Sports SPAC’s so popular in 2020?

In 2020, there were at least one-hundred and twenty (120) special-purpose acquisition companies (“SPAC”) created.  For explanation purposes, a SPAC is a...

Necessity meet change: Entertainment, Media, and Sports

This is the author’s one-hundredth column for Sports Radio America.  No additional fanfare here, just getting to work, noting the milestone, continuing to produce...

Regulating the Dealmakers

This author has written previously on the differences between agents and attorneys.  The first article was entitled “Ethical and Practical Implications and...
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What NBCUniversal, Fandango, and Vudu coming together means to you

NBCUniversal, the television and film studio, owns Fandango, the movie ticket and lesser-known digital movie streaming service, FandangoNow.  Vudu, owned by Walmart until they...
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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...
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The Subscription Diversification Dilemma

At what point will consumers push back to subscription fragmentation in the marketplace?  As content becomes more and more accessible only through...

Industry Innovations in Entertainment, Media, and Sports

Having been invited to attend a “Start Up Boot Camp” to participate as a judge and mentor, from that experience several new companies’...