Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 58

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 12:11pm PST

Listen to (and share) episode 58 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor and host David Bloom recap another intense week of quarterly earnings announcements, led by Disney’s Marvel-ous deal with Netflix; CBS’ blithe handling of the Time-Warner Cable fight; Time-Warner’s cord-cut HBO offer; and DirecTV’s flirtation with an Aereo-like option to reduce fast-growing retransmission fees. This week also saw Twitter notch a massive IPO whose rocket-ship outcome left many analysts scratching their heads, and a moment of silence for the death of former entertainment-industry brute Blockbuster, a one-time Colossus that now is a historical footnote.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 57

Listen to (and share) episode 57 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor and host David Bloom talk about Time-Warner Cable, which says that its recent CBS blackout was surprisingly painful but worth every penny, even as retiring CEO Glenn Britt looks back on 41 years in the business. They also talk about Facebook, which is trying to relocate its mojo as young teens turn elsewhere and marketers get frustrated; DreamWorks Animation, which finally has reason to look animated as short sellers take a pounding; and Google, which announced a slew of new mobile and social media products that could have big impacts on the phone business.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 56

By | Friday October 25, 2013 @ 5:27pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 56 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor talks with host David Bloom about giant pay-TV profit margins, Netflix’s big quarter as it moves past HBO in the United States; Carl Icahn’s latest efforts to turn the heat up on Apple; and Apple’s very interesting series of new hardware and software products and what they might mean for Microsoft.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 55

By | Friday October 18, 2013 @ 2:14pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 55 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. In this special edition of the podcast, Deadline’s executive business editor talks with Harvard Business School Professor Anita Elberse about her new book, Blockbusters: Hitmaking, Risktaking And The Big Business Of Entertainment, and what it means for making movies in Hollywood these days. David also talks with host David Bloom about how much longer the big bull run for media stocks can continue; a sudden hiccup in the confirmation of a new FCC chairman; and where Hulu might be headed under its just-named CEO as it considers taking on Netflix.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 54

By | Friday October 11, 2013 @ 1:10pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 54 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor talks with host David Bloom about John Malone’s call for more cable consolidation and cooperation in the face of an existential threat from Netflix and its ilk; broadcaster plans to go to the Supreme Court as they pursue injunctions against Aereo; a whole raft of news on Twitter as Comcast partners with it and Nielsen tracks it; and more stock machinations by 21st Century Fox as it tries to accommodate U.S. broadcast-ownership rules while fending off critics.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 53

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 3:24pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 53 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor talks with host David Bloom about Carl Icahn’s latest billion-dollar tweet, this one involving a massive Apple share buyback proposal; what’s causing IMAX to stumble; the possible impacts of the federal government shutdown for media & entertainment companies; and Twitter’s now-official IPO and the lessons it might learn from Facebook’s missteps last year.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 52

By | Friday September 27, 2013 @ 4:37pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 52 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor talks with host David Bloom about a proposed FCC rule that may derail the recent TV station gold rush; the very different rush for Apple’s new gold iPhones and all those other colors; themes and memes out of the big Goldman-Sachs investor conference and Blackberry’s really bad quarter and plans to go private with a buyout from minority shareholder Fairfax Holdings.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 51

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 3:02pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 51 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive business editor and host David Bloom talk about radio powerhouse Cumulus’ partnership with the parent company of digital music site Rdio; the record opening-day haul for videogame Grand Theft Auto V; Redbox’s reeling share price after a so-so summer; and the MPAA’s unhappiness with Google’s anti-piracy efforts on its own search engine.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 50

By | Friday September 13, 2013 @ 4:37pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 50 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive financial editor and host David Bloom take a last, lingering look at who got hurt in the Time Warner-CBS fight and what a new report suggests will be coming in the future;. They also talk about whether The Simpsons is truly the world’s greatest TV asset, even as a little known value investor buys nearly 12 percent of Rupert Murdoch’s other company; buyback fever among media companies hits Disney again this year; and Wall Street’s chilly reception to Apple’s latest iPhone announcements.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 49

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 5:31pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 49 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s financial editor and host David Bloom talk about winners and losers in the CBS-Time Warner Cable deal to end the month-long blackout; the “venture capital” fund pulled together by Irving Azoff and Jim Dolan to try to grab the next big thing in entertainment; whether Real-D’s share-price problems mean 3D is in trouble; and what Hollywood legacy can Microsoft claim now that Steve Ballmer is stepping down as CEO.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 48

By | Friday August 16, 2013 @ 5:47pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 48 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. David talks with host David Bloom about Fox’s big bet on the pay-TV status quo with its heavily promoted Fox Sports 1 channel launch; a possibly game-changing deal in the making between Viacom and Sony Electronics; and that big “for sale” sign hanging around the metaphorical neck of troubled phone maker Blackberry.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 47

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 5:10pm PDT

Listen to (and share) a special edition of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Episode 47 features an interview between Deadline’s financial editor and Richard Greenfield, media and technology analyst with BTIG Research. This week, Greenfield posted a provocative analysis of the fight over retransmission fees between CBS and Time-Warner Cable that has left the network’s affiliates dark on TWC systems in three big markets for nearly two weeks. Nevertheless, if Congress and the FCC don’t intercede, Greenfield says the cable company is doomed to lose the fight. The relatively balanced retrans system Congress created two decades ago has been distorted since by technology and business shifts that now strongly favor broadcasters, though Aereo could change everything.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 46

By | Friday August 9, 2013 @ 2:52pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 46 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive editor talks with host David Bloom about a week filled with explanations from media executives regarding the many challenges to their lucrative business models, including whether cord-cutting is accelerating; if Aereo is a threat or a gimmick; whether Dish and DirecTV are facing a shotgun marriage forced by investors; and why Time Inc. is staying at Time Warner for a little longer.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 45

By | Friday August 2, 2013 @ 1:55pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 45 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s financial editor talks with host David Bloom about Under The Dome’s game-changing financial approach and what it means for TV; possible first steps toward a Dish/DirecTV tie-up; Facebook‘s sticky challenge as it considers sticking video ads in user news feeds; and media execs’ grudging acknowledgements that maybe this summer had too many tentpole films after all.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 44

Listen to (and share) episode 44 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s financial editor talks with host David Bloom about Time Warner Cable’s week all over the news; Yahoo’s billion-dollar buyback from Daniel Loeb; Amazon‘s skyrocketing content costs; and Facebook‘s skyrocketing share prices.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 43

By | Friday July 12, 2013 @ 2:45pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 43 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive editor talks with host David Bloom about the big Hulu non-sale announcement; Tribune’s next step out of bankruptcy; drooping broadcast ad prices; the Apple e-book loss; and Viacom bear changes his rating, but with a big caveat.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 42

Listen to (and share) episode 42 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s executive editor talks with host David Bloom about emerging trends from the first half of 2013, led by a renewed appetite for dealmaking; Tribune’s big broadcasting bet as it comes out of bankruptcy; and what’s driving up prices for the red-hot stocks of Cablevision and Lionsgate.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 39

By | Friday June 14, 2013 @ 5:09pm PDT

Listen to (and share) episode 39 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s Executive Editor talks with host David Bloom about the brewing battle over boxes, as cable companies, consumer electronics makers and game console providers tussle for control of the relationship with consumers; Gannett’s $1.5 billion bet on local broadcasting; John McCain’s push for an FCC investigation of cable TV pricing; and what the Rupert Murdoch divorce might mean for News Corp. and Twentieth Century Fox.

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Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman, Episode 38

Listen to (and share) episode 38 of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Deadline’s Executive Editor talks with host David Bloom about the recent trip by Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer and Nancy Tellem to romance Hollywood moguls with the Xbox One ahead of next week’s E3 videogame convention; Google’s pitch for movie marketers for their ad dollars; whether Amazon Prime can move beyond the shadow of Netflix with deals such as this week’s Viacom arrangement; and why Wall Street punished Tivo’s stock price after its latest lawsuit settlements.

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