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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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The Summer Box Office Drop has Been Overhyped

October 03, 2014 by Liam Boluk

Journalists, industry analysts and executives keep sounding the alarm on 2014's anemic box office. They shouldn't be.

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Saving Cinema I: US Film is Not a Growth Business

July 13, 2014 by Liam Boluk and Prashob Menon

In April, Jeffrey Katzenberg shocked Hollywood when he declared that “movies are not a growth business.” It isn’t. But it can become one tomorrow.

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Future of Film I: Why Summer 2013 was Destined for Losses

February 28, 2014 by Liam Boluk

This past summer was a disaster for the major studios - but it was also a highly predictable one. Why are executives claiming otherwise?

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RIM and the Frailty of the ‘First Mover Advantage’ in Tech

September 26, 2013 by Liam Boluk

The iPhone was not the cause of Blackberry's problems. It was felled by management rigidity, an outdated business model, and poor interfacing with developers.

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What Netflix Needs to do to “Become (3x) HBO”

September 17, 2013 by Liam Boluk

Reed Hastings believes Netflix can hit 60-90M US subscribers, but he'll need a lot more original content to get there.

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Google Will Regret Shutting Down Google Reader

July 01, 2013 by Liam Boluk

Google's decision to retire Reader will force many of the company's top users into its competitors' web of services - and not just their RSS services

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Assessing Netflix’s Original Content Business

June 09, 2013 by Liam Boluk

Arrested Development and House of Cards aren't designed to deliver the metrics Wall Street expects, and this means a lot about how Netflix views its future.

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Original TV Series: The Illusory “Silver Bullet”

April 30, 2013 by Liam Boluk

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon see original TV series as the path to success. It's not. Consumers, however, will be 'endlessly' entertained.

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UPDATED: The Technology Wars and the Double-Edged Sword of Regulation

April 07, 2013 by Liam Boluk

The scale, scope and nature of the Amazon v. Apple v. Facebook v. Google contest seems great for consumers - but it may have hidden costs that regulators will struggle to overcome