Red Flags for Black Friday

By Paul Sweeting Movies, video games and consumer electronics will be featured heavily in Black Friday sales this year. If there is a Black Friday this year, that is. Walmart, the world's largest retailer, released its Black Friday ad on Monday, which includes the Dark Knight Tri... More

Mobovivo Paves the Path for Second Screen Experiences

By Lyndsey Schaefer Mobovivo is laying the groundwork for the future of the second screen landscape, not just in the United States, but through partnerships in Latin America as well. The second screen software company enables media companies to distribute and market branded apps... More

Jeff Bewkes Not Feeling Very Sporting

By Paul Sweeting Time Warner-owned Turner Sports partnered with CBS back in 2010 to put up $10.8 billion over 14 years for TV and digital rights to the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournament. But otherwise, Turner has been a middleweight in TV sports, not a heavyweight. Acc... More

Over-The-Top Video at Issue in Net Neutrality Appeal

By Paul Sweeting With the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in Washington preparing to hear oral arguments over the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, a group of technology companies and online service providers filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thu... More

Waiting For Ratings: The DVR Debate Heats Up In TV Land

By Paul Sweeting Americans started showing signs of falling out of the habit of watching television in 2012. Total viewing time was down 2% in the first quarter of the year, and declined 1% in the second, the first time total viewing has posted sequential quarterly declines sinc... More

Al Meyers, PwC

Alfred Meyers Director Retail and Consumer Practice PricewaterhouseCooper Al Meyers is a director with the Retail & Consumer Practice of PwC in the Texas market. He advises retail and supplier clients on strategy, operations, technology, financial and accounting issues. He r... More

Elizabeth Stephenson, McKinsey & Company

Elizabeth Stephenson Principal, Strategy Practice McKinsey & Company Elizabeth Stephenson is a Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Strategy Practice, where she serves clients on long-term strategy and strategic growth topics. She helped found and now is a leader of the ... More

Google’s New Remote Looks Back to the Future

By Paul Sweeting The search for a better way to navigate among the growing thicket of channels and apps showing up on TVs continues. Google rolled out its bid to reinvent the TV interface Wednesday with an updated version of Google TV that adds voice-driven navigation. You can w... More

YouTube Announces Its First Cancellations

By Paul Sweeting Getting cancelled is a rite of passage for anyone trying to build a career in television. The same will be true even in the future of television, apparently. AdAge reported Monday that YouTube is preparing its second round of investments in original programming... More

Spotify’s Netflix hangover

By Paul Sweeting Spotify is closing in a new $100 million financing round that values the streaming music service at just over $3 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. While impressive for a company that is yet to turn a profit and can't say exactly when it will, it's b... More