Andy Marken


Unveiling the Future of M&E at NAB 2023: The Battle for Mindshare and ROI

by Andy Marken

The show schedule is packed with industry game-changing sessions, discussions, and opportunities for exhibitors and their management to show they will play an important part in the ever-changing content development, production/distribution, and delivery industry.

Tags:DCC| Media & Entertainment| NAB 2023

Streaming Video is Gold: The Chaos of Content

by Andy Marken

Entertainment organizations are going through major structural changes to keep a firm cash flow. It’s all about getting a large number of viewing subscribers.

Tags:Cable Cutting (cord cutting)| Market Data| OTT TV| Streaming Video

Piracy: Address the Problem, Provide a Better Option

by Andy Marken

Awhile back – quite a while – we spent frustrating days divorcing our cable bundle of hundreds of channels (we only watched a few, the rest were just “there.”). It wasn’t a messy divorce, …

Tags:Piracy| Streaming Video| TV Viewing

Changing Streaming Choices

by Andy Marken

We know you’re going to say we’re a freakin’ idiot, but we say we miss our old pay TV bundle. Hear us out… One – When we wanted to watch the news/show we went …

Tags:Streaming Video

Work or Relax, Viewing Just gets Bigger, Brighter, Better

by Andy Marken

I find social media to be a soul-sucking void of meaningless affirmation. Wednesday Addams An estimated 120,000 people from around the globe gathered in Las Vegas – double 2022 – to see what is …

Tags:Acer| AMD| Asus| CES 2023| HP| IDC| Intel| Lenovo| Nvidia| Samsung

The industry Needs to Pause, Consider the Viewing Public

by Andy Marken

The artful master of linguistics and baseball legend Yogi Berra has been quoted as saying, “When you come to a fork in the road, Take It!” Great advice …  keep moving forward. The problem for …

Tags:AVOD| OTT Video| Streaming Video| SVOD

Sharing Ideas Improves Content Production

by Andy Marken

Growing up, our dad used to tell us, “You can’t put 10 gallons of stuff in a five-gallon bucket so sometimes, you just have to leave some stuff behind.” “You break the rules and …

Tags:Cloud Computing| Netflix| storage| Streaming Video| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Bringing the Movie House Home

by Andy Marken

We really like movies. In fact, we watched two pretty decent movies last weekend. Clicked through our streaming services, found a couple on our “gotta catch this” list and watched them. It’s been that …

Tags:audio| Comcast| Dolby Atmos| Home Cinema| Home Theatre| Pay TV| Streaming Video| TVs (TV Sets)

Streaming Ads Could Benefit the Total Entertainment System

by Andy Marken

It was a sign of our times! A few months ago, the industry held its annual upfronts where network and streaming execs tell potential buyers what a powerful draw they are going to be …

Tags:AVOD| Smart TV| Streaming Video