Episode 40: Jim Miller, “Origins with James Andrew Miller”

January 3, 2018

  Jim Miller of “Live from New York,” “Those Guys Have All the Fun” and “Powerhouse” fame joined the podcast to talk about the recently released PTI episode of the ESPN chapter of his Origins podcast. We also talked about his recent piece in The Hollywood Reporter, “Inside an ESPN President’s Shocking Exit (and Bob Iger’s Possible Role)” You can find Jim on Twitter via @JimMiller and if you haven’t…

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Good Luck, Netflix? (Please sign up for my newsletter)

December 14, 2017

I recently started a daily-ish newsletter and there’s stuff in it that I’m not posting here or on Twitter, but…spreading the word about having a newsletter in 2017 is somehow much harder for me than it was in 1994. So, (this one time?) here’s something I wrote for today’s newsletter: Good Luck, Netflix?It is widely assumed that between cord-cutters and cord-never-ers the current rate of carnage to the cable bundle…

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Off topic: Teddy Atlas

December 14, 2017

I know the sports media world is lapping up the Disney/Fox chum but I’m feeling full and there will be plenty of time for that. But I recently saw some data that inspired me to have a thought experiment and write about it. If that’s your thing please check out “Good Luck, Netflix?” There are some Disney/Fox ramifications to the thought experiment. But if you’re here for Teddy Atlas, read…

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Mailbag: Why do you hate streaming?

December 6, 2017

You do TV ratings so focusing more on TV makes sense. But you come off as someone who really hates streaming in general and I’m curious about why. Why do you hate streaming? Matt What? I love streaming so much that I’m excited by the prospects of Verizon giving up its NFL streaming exclusive so that sometimes I’ll be able to watch NFL on my phone instead of on TV. I…

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How much bigger is ESPN than FS1? – December 2017 Cable Coverage Estimates

November 27, 2017

  **DO THESE NUMBERS INCLUDE STREAMING SERVICES LIKE SlingTV, Vue and DirecTV Now?** In the past that was a simple question to answer. The answer was “no.” Some people didn’t like it but it was simple! December was the last month that was the case though. Starting with the January estimates the answer changed to “Yes….kind of.” I applaud Nielsen for  plowing ahead though I don’t know that I’d have…

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Podcast transparency

October 3, 2017

From the high desert in far east west Texas I have gotten to talk to some of the smartest, interesting, talented and entertaining people in the sports media world. For me this is some serious “What a world!? How great is THAT!?” kind of stuff that puts joy in my heart.  So far it has been exactly the sort of fun I hoped it would be. I’m four months and…

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How much bigger is ESPN than FS1? – October 2017 Cable Coverage Estimates

October 2, 2017

**DO THESE NUMBERS INCLUDE STREAMING SERVICES LIKE SlingTV, Vue and DirecTV Now?** In the past that was a simple question to answer. The answer was “no.” Some people didn’t like it but it was simple! December was the last month that was the case though. Starting with the January estimates the answer changed to “Yes….kind of.” I applaud Nielsen for  plowing ahead though I don’t know that I’d have gone…

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