After the coffee. Before making my NBA championship pick.
The Skinny: If I'm having dreams about net neutrality it may be time for a vacation or more therapy. I made the mistake of rewatching
Daily Dose: Cable network
Gold rush. The race is on among American and foreign media giants including
Pay for the delay. In what could be a landmark deal, Variety and Advertising Age are reporting that a major advertising agency has agreed to pay broadcast networks for viewers who watch shows a week after their original air date. In industry parlance this is known as C7 and is an upgrade from the current three-day window of viewing that most advertisers pay for today. Broadcast networks are pushing for C7 because as more people use DVRs, more viewing is being delayed. Like fish though, some ads go bad after three days, especially for movie studios promoting big openings.
No guarantees. Life has no guarantees, so why should ratings for commercials? Oh yeah, because someone is paying a lot of money for those ads. But
Drone home. The
SEC Network fumble? I missed this story from a few days ago (it happens, people) from USA Today on the challenges
Not toying around. "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" may have been hits at the box office but the toys launched in conjunction with the movies aren't exactly leaping off the shelf, reports the New York Post. "Every kid already has Spider-Man and Captain America," BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson told the paper.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Jane Fonda looks back at her career as the American Film Institute prepares to honor her.