Facebook’s Video Strategy: “Throw Lots Of Video Against The Wall. See What Sticks!”

Wall Street to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: “You have 2 billion monthly users and immense monetization capability. “Your move into video will have big knock-on impacts on producers, channels and others in the video ecosystem.” “So tell us: What is Facebook’s video strategy?” Zuckerberg: “Well, I think the answer to that is we don’t know …


MIP Cancun Co-production Matchmaking Market: Last Chance to Register for Pre-scheduled 1-to-1 Meetings with Industry Leaders

October 13 is the last date for producers and production executives to register for your eight guaranteed 1-on-1 meetings with potential copro partners like Netflix, Amazon, Televisa, FOX Networks, Discovery, Globo and more! The new MIP Cancun Co-Production Matchmaking Market, November 15-17, 2017, will be the leading one-to-one partnership forum for Latin America. Format As well as …

U.S. Cable Channels Forecast: Dark Clouds With Silver Linings. Takeaways

Industry analyst SNL Kagan forecasts a big decline in U.S. multichannel video subscriber homes: 2015: 98.1 million. 2027: 77.4 million. That’s down 21%. There are 119.6 million U.S. TV Homes  today. SVOD Expands: According to SNL Kagan the online video subscriber base will expand to 94.6 million homes from around 80 million today. The SVOD …

U.S. Factual Networks: Ten Year Viewing Trends. Sunny Side Takeaway #1

A 10-year ratings snapshot shows that U.S. factual networks are far from falling off a cliff. And Europe has increased potential as a co-production partner. That’s the message that I shared over and over in my panels and meetings at last week’s productive and enjoyable Sunny Side of the Doc. Chart Nielsen kindly shared a …

Big Trends in the Internet Video Economy: Takeaways from Silicon Valley

Mary Meeker is a super-analyst of the Internet Economy. Her presentation at the annual Code Conference has earned cult status. Her predictions are followed by industry participants with such intensity that she reminds me of an ancient oracle. Not that I met one. Meeker’s exhausting analysis, with 355 slides, covers: Media, mobile, games (huge scale and …

Facebook Originals Are Coming! Update: What Will They Pay?

Facebook aims to launch its slate of commissioned programs next month. There are two buckets for the 24+/- greenlights to date: Signature, bigger budget programs “Shorter, less expensive shows of about 5- 10 minutes that would refresh every 24 hours.” Reporters Nathan McAlone and Alex Heath uncovered some of the mystery of Facebook video in …