There is a weird rumour that ViacomCBS and NBCUniversal are considering a merger. Because their losing market share to streaming rivals, they’re looking at ways of getting back on top; like they were when decades ago when the competition was less fierce. If it is in the cards, this merger is foolhardy and doesn’t address the fact that neither company has compelling enough content or a strong enough brand-name to compete with Netflix.Read more
Netflix Wants to Play Games
I was working on article about the rumoured ViacomCBS/NBCUniversal streaming service partnership, but Netflix released their financials on Tuesday and it was a very curious report. The two biggest news items are that they’re planning to go into the video game business and that they’re actually losing customers (in North America) instead of growing. Getting into gaming is a gamble that may not pay off for them and may actually result in them losing more than they’ll gain.Read more
I Couldn’t Come Up with an Interesting Pun with Carey Price’s Name
There are a lot of theories as to why this is happening and I’ve discussed it with a few people over the last few days. After much thought, I’ve settled on two theories: either the Canadiens are prepared to give up draft picks to keep their team intact or Price wants to move to the west coast.Read more
CF Foot in the Mouth
We, as Montréalers have a source of pride for our teams, but those who love the beautiful game are invested in bigger leagues with flashier teams. The only solution that the owners of the Montréal soccer could do would be to rename their team Arsenal and maybe they might generate more buzz.Read more
Less Local Programming, More Syndication!
The cuts at CJAD (and elsewhere) are sad and it probably won’t get better. However, with limited incentive for large corporations to make changes to how they operate, the only change will continue to be negative.Read more
Pandemic Grocery Shopping Guide
I know we’re almost a year into the pandemic, so a grocery shopping guide in January seems like closing the barn doors after the horses have escaped. However, I really wanted to write this, and I do think I have a few suggestions for those that are still trying to figure out how to handle all of this.Read more
I Could Have Been an Internet Thousandaire!
Over the last couple of years, a few times the topic of websites and podcast have come up in discussions with my colleagues, students, and friends. While I don’t typically advertise that I have (had) a website, sometimes the conversation veers in that direction. Every so often, I’ll mention that I used to produced hours […]Read more