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
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