Monday, September 26, 2011

The Digital Media Team:

Did you know that 83% of our learning is done visually? (http://www.osha.gov/doc/outreachtraining/htmlfiles/traintec.html) That helps explain the explosion in the video media content that the digital wave has brought these last few years. The Digital Media Team took a look at this and wondered…

Now that Netflix has announced a split of its DVD and streaming businesses, how will Amazon react with its streaming segment? What will the production/distribution companies do with their “traditional” business models? Will CBS finally open up its content for streaming on other companies’ services? Will Warner Bros alter its production strategy? How will cable service providers, such as Comcast adjust? With everyone buying everyone, this is a dynamically changing industry.

We are gearing up to answer these questions and hope that you will join us on this quest and voice your thoughts and opinions. The first aspect to ponder is our definition of the video industry layers:

Team Members:

Derek Evenson, Comcast

Abram Guerra, Warner Bros.

Erica Hansen, CBS Entertainment

Joanna Huh, Amazon

Joel Samen, Netflix

1 comment:

  1. Exciting times in the Digital Media and Entertainment Sector!

    Here are a couple of readings from yesterday and today that are relevant to activity in our sector:

    Dish Network is the highest bidder for Hulu:
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/09/26/businessinsiderguess-who-made-the-h.DTL

    I was initially torn between Comcast and Dish network to represent the existing cable company leadership that needs to respond to disruption. Clearly Dish understands what it needs to do to compete, seeing the customer switch from traditional cable to internet content. But I believe they are trying to do too much too fast. Their current website is horrible (I tried multiple times to "sign-up" only to get error messages), and their plan to move into internet content seems a bit sloppy. I think they would face major headwinds trying to combine this with their existing satellite business model. Interested to hear what others think though!

    Netflix v. Amazon - The Streaming Wars continue
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204422404576594614141397144.html

    Just a good article highlighting the switch in hollywood to recognizing internet delivery as the next major thing.

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