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Age of Abundance: How the Content Explosion will Invert the Media Industry

February 02, 2016 by Liam Boluk

Over the past century, technological advancements have massively reduced the cost and time needed to create and circulate content. Though this has liberated artists, consumers are now drowning in a virtually infinite supply of things to watch, listen to and read.

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The Truth and Distraction of U.S. Cord Cutting

February 02, 2016 by Liam Boluk

Thanks to coverage that simultaneously over and under-exaggerates the behavior, the cutter narrative remains profoundly misunderstood some six years after it first emerged. Even still, the figure itself remains more of a symptom than it is a disease - and to focus on it is to ignore the underlying condition. But like all symptoms, it must first be properly understood.

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7 Deadly Sins: Where Hollywood is Wrong about the Future of TV

June 08, 2015 by Liam Boluk

Linear television networks today face seven key threats that continue to be overlooked but are critical to both understanding and planning for the future of television.

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Why the Next Sports Empire will be Built on eSports

April 19, 2015 by Prashob Menon and Liam Boluk

The debate about the validity of eSports as sports misses the point. Like it or not, eSports have millions of passionate viewers and their momentum can no longer be ignored.

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The Digital Future of TV Networks & The Original Series Crunch

February 21, 2015 by Liam Boluk

Internet distribution frees TV networks from the constraints that have defined their business models since inception. The future of TV will look nothing like its past.

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How YouTube MCNs are Conquering Hollywood

February 21, 2015 by Liam Boluk

MCNs may confound Hollywood today, but they've made inroads the business can't afford to ignore any longer.

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Checking in on Netflix’s Economies of Scale

July 22, 2014 by Liam Boluk

The Tale of Netflix’s Profitability has always relied upon a mix of strategic pivots & hyper-scale. The company may be far from HBO today, but this original story only gets better

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No More 1UPs: Why Video Game Studios Keep Dying

July 15, 2014 by Liam Boluk

Why does such a vibrant and promising industry keep losing its most veteran and celebrated developers?

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Facebook: The Social Network of Theseus

February 28, 2014 by Liam Boluk

Whether WhatsApp was a prudent acquisition or "too expensive" misses the point. Like the most complex of ideas, the best place to start is the Classics.

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Why Google ‘Needed’ to Buy Nest

January 14, 2014 by Liam Boluk

A lot is being said about Google's acquisition of Nest - but what's missing is why Google thought they needed to buy the company. The answer is in their 2011 I/O conference.