Discussed Netflix' announcement that it would allow downloading of some content.
Talked with Julie Rose about how recent Twittercasts might suggest the future of live TV.
Talked with Scott Tong about the challenges facing Viacom now that leadership drama has been resolved.
Enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation with Mediaweek (Australia) editor Dan Barrett about trends in the US television industry
Would the economics of televising Olympics held in multiple cities work? Talked with Megan Greenwell about this idea.
Talked with Matt Townsend on BYU Radio about the future of television and Netflix' place in it.
When the Netflix Effect emerged with Breaking Bad, who would have guessed it would also provide a second life to Grey's Anatomy.
The Telecomm Act of 1996 is 20 years old! Talked about its consequences and legacy with Cynthia Canty and Dick Kernen.
Some thoughts on news that Amazon adds a monthly option for Prime Video. In a nutshell, not the threat to Netflix most coverage suggests.
A conversation with Urban Information Network's talk show 7 Days about how television is changing. The existence of this show and network illustrates the opportunities.
A helpful catalog of the many and varied ways of accessing TV circa 2016. Though the authors advocate cord cutting, I note consequences of shifting internet pricing such as efforts to move to usage-based billing.
Talked the return of sponsored content with Adriene Hill.
Discussed the challenges facing the Oscar telecast with Broadcasting & Cable's Mike Malone
Listen here to Nora Young and I discuss the changing landscape of media entertainment.
Shared some thoughts on the strategy behind HBO's Sesame Street acquisition.
Thoughts on AT&T's unlimited data offer for DirecTV subscribers.
Discussing how changes in U.S. television industry has affected coverage of issues such as abortion.
Discussing the historical and cultural resonance of television with BBC Radio.
Thoughts on whether daytime television objectifies men.
An interview with Michigan Radio’s Stateside program discussing the pending FCC vote on Net Neutrality.
Thoughts on how binge-viewing opportunities have diminished the role of traditional programming schedules and linear viewing.
Discussion on HuffPostLive on the objectification of men on television.
Some perspective on the "renaissance" of strong women on television.
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