Saturday, February 22, 2020

Entertainment

Karma explores how today’s fragmented entertainment landscape is disrupting legacy media business models in terms of development, financing, production, distribution, and promotion, and the effects and implications on popular culture and society. 

Industry Report: Podcast Advertising

Key Takeaways: ● Podcast advertising is growing. Revenues are projected to reach $659 million by 2020, compared with $169 million in 2016. ● Measurement difficulties have slowed industry growth — but analytics are improving. ● The audio advertising market will transform from a startup-friendly market to one...

Why Disney’s Fox Acquisition Could Be Bad News for Streaming Services

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Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. On Wednesday, The Walt Disney Co. finally completed its $71.3 billionacquisition of 21st Century Fox. This concludes a nearly year-and-a-half long M&A soap opera and leaves the media landscape...

Rockwell Shah on Calm: “If they execute well, it’s…massively undervalued.”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Humans rely on apps for everything. But what first started out as tools for work or increasing efficiency, have now turned into tools for exactly the opposite:...

This Startup Aims to Bring Entertainment to Ride-Sharing

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. A long ride goes by much faster with a little “inflight entertainment.” Surf is a Phoenix-based startup and one of the latest entries in the rapidly growing rideshare entertainment space. Surf provides Uber and...

Ralph Greene: Why the AAF Could Become the “Spring NFL”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Just weeks after kicking off its inaugural season, the Alliance of American Football , a new professional football league backed by VCs like Founders Fund and Slow Ventures, found...

Make.TV’s Tricia Iboshi: “We’re the bridge that allows them to bring in other third party live feeds into the master control room.”

Perspectives: Opinions from our network of advisors, investors, operators and analysts on the risks and opportunities they see. Make.TV is seeking to do to the video acquisitions business what Napster did to the music industry nearly two decades ago, which is to make widely available...

Simon Kelly: “The only way you can reach consumers…is not to interrupt the content, but to be the content.

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Having a good story — getting messaging right, in the jargon of marketing — has always been a key element in building and maintaining a brand. Whether the brand refers to...

Industry Report: Podcast Advertising

Key Takeaways: ● Podcast advertising is growing. Revenues are projected to reach $659 million by 2020, compared with $169 million in 2016. ● Measurement difficulties have slowed industry growth — but analytics are improving. ● The audio advertising market will transform from a startup-friendly market to one...
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