We keep hearing that cord-cutting is going to destroy the U.S. cable industry. But SNL Kagan analyst Ian Olgeirson says the economic outlook for the business over the next decade is actually quite solid. Olgeirson joins us to explain how cable companies are turning cord-cutters into more profitable cord-swappers and what that means for their long-term health.
Meanwhile, for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio you didn’t need to have a cable subscription since so much of the action was streamed live online. In fact, while television viewership may not have reached the levels some networks around the world had hoped, a record number of hours were streamed over the Internet from this year’s games.
We also launch a new segment that tells you the one new book worth reading out of the thousands that are published each week, as listed on BookFilter, a book lover’s best friend.
Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment news including the dispute over Tom Cruise’s salary for “Mission: Impossible 6”, the power struggle at Viacom nears a resolution and Barbara Streisand tells Apple’s Siri how to pronounce her name properly.
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NBC’s $12 Billion Olympics Bet Stumbles, Thanks to Millennials
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France Télévisions’ Olympics Digital Coverage Hits New High
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Kickstarter Hits a Publishing Milestone
J.K. Rowling Announces E-Book Series, ‘Pottermore Presents’
Viacom, Sumner Redstone Close to Deal Ousting CEO Philippe Dauman
Redstone Family Prevails in Fight for Viacom, Philippe Dauman to Exit
Sumner Redstone’s Granddaughter Challenges Philippe Dauman Settlement
Frank Ocean Ends His Long Silence With a Variety of Works
Univision to Buy Gawker Media for $135M
Gawker.com to Shut Down Next Week
BAFTA Relaxes Rules on Video-On-Demand Movies for Film Awards
Barnes & Noble Ousts CEO, Ron Boire
1999 Rape Case Swirls Around Nate Parker and His Film ‘The Birth of a Nation’
What the Amy Schumer Saga Says About Feminism and Compromises
Barbra Streisand Brings Siri Kvetch Directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook
Tom Cruise ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Pay Dispute Halts Preproduction
CAA Book’s Lack of Index Frustrates Hollywood Readers
Next 10 Years Look Upbeat for the U.S. Cable Industry
Promising Next Ten Years for US Cable Industry but Video Fears Persist
Leading US MVPDs Lose 705,000 Subscribers Over Past Four Quarters