Add “Multicast” to the Splintering List of Content Choices

Jason Wolfson Uncategorized

With Apple moving into cinema premieres, and just this month AMC Theatres challenging Netflix with a jump into the streaming wars, the field seems prime with the possibility for more disruption, melding, consolidation and fragmentation, before things settle. Add to that list one more for good measure: the multicast. Major sports leagues, who for decades have relied on exclusivity and singularity of …

Nielsen: Engaging Viewers For Longer Impacts Ratings

Jason Wolfson Delayed Viewing

Everything you thought you knew about audience viewing behavior? You don’t have to throw it out the window, but it’s time to adjust your perspective. New Nielsen data, analyzed by The Hollywood Reporter, reveals an interesting and unexpected trend in how audiences consume content: Viewership remains significant in the first three days of the show’s airing, but continues momentum as much …

Apple + Cinema = What Exactly?

Jason Wolfson Streaming Wars

As Apple is wont to do from time-to-time (but not always), a few weeks ago they announced an arguably bold move. Widely reported across all trade and business press, Apple will roll out feature-length films in theaters before releasing them on its streaming service Apple TV+. Unlike Netflix and others, Apple seems to be focused on highlighting their role in …