Media and Entertainment

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

September 17, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 3 Comments

Reed Hastings believes Netflix can hit 60-90M US subscribers, but he's wrong about what it will take to get there.

The Newspaper is Dead. Long Live the Newspaper.

September 05, 2013 / by Prashob Menon / 0 Comment

The US newspaper industry, bolstered by new investors, is being reinvented. What will it look like in the future?

Why aren’t Digital Magazines Working?

August 29, 2013 / by Matthew Hall / 6 Comments

New data from the Alliance for Audited Media shows that only one magazine has made digital subscriptions work. Are current solutions wrong, or was the end of print overhyped?

Of News and Newborns

July 25, 2013 / by William Meneray / 0 Comment

The media circus surrounding the Royal Baby revealed a rivalry at heart of the news industry that's slowly tearing it apart

Arrested Economics: Assessing Netflix's Original Content Business

June 09, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 17 Comments

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

A Deal with the Devil: Part I

June 09, 2013 / by William Meneray / 1 Comment

How Blizzard's attempt to monetize Diablo 3's virtual economy is embroiled in crisis – both for gamers and the company itself

Macklemore & Fifty Shades of Grey: the Democratization of Taste

May 21, 2013 / by Matthew Hall / 0 Comment

The Internet is taking control of what we like away from the mysterious cabal of media executives

Follow-up to the 'Illusory Silver-Bullet'

May 15, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 0 Comment

Underlying changes to the TV series model will offset some pressures, but the future remains challenging

Original TV Series: The Illusory 'Silver Bullet'

April 30, 2013 / by Ivey Business Review / 3 Comments

Streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon see original TV series as the path to success. It's not. But consumers win.

The Times are Good

April 09, 2013 / by William Meneray / 2 Comments

After 125 years the FT remains an institution to envy, not copy