Agency execs have increasingly used Google Preferred channels to supplement broadcast, cable and national syndication upfront buys. But that level of inventory looks to be shrinking.
With his digital media platform, the President does great work in creating more disruption, more circus. He's like a guy playing three-card Monte on the corner. He hovers over those bent playing cards and waits for the crowd's reaction.
Netflix expects to spend $8 billion this year on new TV/movie content; Amazon will spend about $4.5 billion. Hulu will be close to $3 billion, while Apple will shell out more than $1 billion.
There is no way Donald Trump can change the libel laws -- even if he got Congress on his side, according to experts. Libel laws are a state concern. Those laws govern the crime of publishing deliberately false statements about someone with the intent of damaging that person.
A nonprofit group, Sports Fans Coalition, is launching locast.org - a mashup of "local" and "broadcast" - a New York broadcast TV station over-the-top streaming service. The catch? The group has no intention of compensating any of the 13 local TV stations.
According to reports, Trump expected to lose the election, then pursue a course in which he had enjoyed some success: tv. Is this his future strategy?
A major health-club chain based in Minneapolis -- Life Time Athletic -- has removed all national cable TV news channels from its TV screens, wanting a more family-friendly environment.
Disney-ABC Television will have more resources -- especially with the added benefit of Fox's TV/movie production studio, among the biggest pieces of Disney's $52.4 billion purchase of Fox's assets.
Although many media/entertainment analysts say consumers will spend more of their paychecks on entertainment -- with newer inexpensive digital video platforms and free content available -- that is expected to change.
"The network will continue to do entertainment programming," says Dana Walden, co-chair of Fox Television Group, speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.