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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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Less Money, Mo’ Music & Lots of Problems: A Look at the Music Biz

September 27, 2015 by Liam Boluk

Though few dispute the magnitude of the change that has hit the music business over the past 5 years, the consequences remain widely misunderstood. To restore growth, the music ecosystem must first reconcile their wants with what can be.

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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 State and Future of Netflix v. HBO in 2015

March 10, 2015 by Liam Boluk

The financial performance of HBO and Netflix could not be farther apart today - but as the two companies converge, how will their margins (and ambitions) change?

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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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Film Franchises, Platforms & IP: The Future of Superhero Cinema

November 26, 2014 by Liam Boluk

Before tripling down on shared universes, the Majors need to honestly reassess the potential of their comic book IP. After all, no two superheroes or studios are exactly alike

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Letter to the Publisher: Digital Magazines aren’t Working.

October 13, 2014 by Liam Boluk

Despite their much-touted promise, digital magazines have been roundly rejected by consumers. It's time publishers accept that the future will bear little resemblance to the past.