Specs Current gig Chief commercial officer, Discovery Communications Previous gig Evp and chief revenue and marketing officer, DirecTV Age 54
Discovery Communications has been late to the TV Everywhere party, but the company is making up for lost time in a big way today: It has rolled up nine of its networks into a single app for authenticated cable subscribers.
Another TV company is diving into TV Everywhere, with Scripps Networks Interactive now offering livestreaming of HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network, DIY Network and Cooking Channel.
First the good news for network execs: More cable subscribers are starting to use official apps to stream programming. Now the bad news: The apps are proving confusing to customers and nearly impossible to measure.
With time running out on an emergency carriage deal extension, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves on Tuesday told employees that the network was in danger of going dark in a number of major Time Warner Cable markets.
After weeks of quietly working to hash out a new carriage deal, CBS and Time Warner Cable are no closer to reaching an agreement than they were on the day the original pact expired. And as has been the case with so many other affiliate dust-ups, both sides are taking their respective beefs to the public.
Faced with competition from Netflix and Hulu, cable companies have pegged TV Everywhere as a major strategic tool in the fight to retain influence.
True to its word, Turner unveiled a solid slate of scripted and unscripted shows at its upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, as well as a major digital initiative: TNT and TBS will stream live content to the networks' websites and by way of newly launched tablet and mobile apps.
To echo a familiar refrain, consumers are mad as hell and not about to take it from cable companies anymore! Networks are dinosaurs who think the big asteroid in the sky called Netflix is their god, but it’s coming to kill them all! The next Walking Dead is already on YouTube!