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  • Ten predictions for digital media in 2018 Crunch Network

    Ten predictions for digital media in 2018

    In reaction to 2017’s sobering and frequently shocking negative societal forces, many digital media companies will take things even further by infusing their offline efforts with social impact, an inspirational and motivational element that is already proven to be commercially smart. Read More

  • Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play Crunch Network

    Netflix should be afraid of Disney’s OTT play

    With a 1-2 gut punch of streaming video on demand services for Disney and ESPN content, Disney looked straight into Netflix’s eyes and pronounced, “Game On!”  So, how worried should Netflix and its investors be? In a word, “Very.” Read More

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    Top 10 digital media predictions for 2017

    It’s that time of the season again. Here are my Top 10 predictions for digital media in 2017. Read More

  • Is Netflix Disney’s next big buy and is Reed Hastings its next CEO? Crunch Network

    Is Netflix Disney’s next big buy and is Reed Hastings its next CEO?

    Disney and Netflix are logical dance partners. And, just as we saw with the 50/50 cash and stock financial engineering that enabled AT&T to buy Time Warner, ever-creative Disney undoubtedly has the talent to pull it off. Read More

  • Whether it’s Disney, Amazon, or Apple, someone’s definitely going to buy Netflix Crunch Network

    Whether it’s Disney, Amazon, or Apple, someone’s definitely going to buy Netflix

    New rumors swirl in our Media 2.0 world about one massive potential tantalizing and game-changing deal – Disney buying behemoth SVOD service Netflix. That makes sense – and may happen – but Apple (or even Amazon) make even more sense. Each has the means (Disney’s market cap is about 3X Netflix’s, Apple’s is a whopping 12X, and Amazon’s is 8X). In… Read More

  • Whatever happened to MCNs? Crunch Network

    Whatever happened to MCNs?

    Remember MCNs? Those quaint multi-channel networks — aggregators of YouTube channels — that generally focused on a specific vertical audience? In the past year or so, something curious happened — companies shied away from the “MCN” moniker. Some did so violently, contending they were never MCNs in the first place. Here the five reasons this happened. Read More

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    Predictions On The Future Of Digital Media

    It’s pundit time — this time, digital media style.  Last year I predicted challenges to YouTube’s dominance in online video, a beginning of cord cutting and the unbundling of video services, and an explosion in short form video content. This year the media landscape will continue to shift as VR grows up and consolidation takes over. Read More

  • Scorecard: 2015 Digital Media Predictions Crunch Network

    Scorecard: 2015 Digital Media Predictions

    Last year on TechCrunch I made eight predictions about digital media. This post compares those predictions to the reality that is digital media in 2015. Read More

  • The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

    The Future Of Digital Media In 2015

    Editor’s Note: Peter Csathy is the chief executive officer and an investor for the business accelerator and development firm Manatt Digital Media.The firm is an investor in DanceOn and advises Whistle Sports. 2014 proved to be a transformational year for content-driven digital media and investment (a new “golden age” of content I predicted for TechCrunch at the beginning… Read More