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Amazon’s ‘Citadel,’ the spy series that cost more than $250 million, failed to top Nielsen’s weekly streaming chart.
HOLLYWOOD July 11, 2023
A couple expensive misfires and insane budgets have Hollywood questioning Amazon’s strategy. But Amazon knows how to make great shows; it’s just learning how to do so efficiently.
HBO will begin licensing content, including Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure,’ to Netflix.
HOLLYWOOD June 27, 2023
News and notes on the latest existential quandaries in Los Gatos and Hudson Yards: The Top 10 debate, the Zaz licensing controversy, and Tubi’s streaming coup.
Despite troubles with the binge model, why are Bajaria & Co. so resistant to changing gears?
HOLLYWOOD June 20, 2023
As Bela Bajaria recently exclaimed, Netflix stands by its binge model. But what if there is data outside its walls that suggests weekly is better?
For WBD C.E.O. David Zaslav, the future of CNN, as with many cable brands, comes down to three options.
HOLLYWOOD June 13, 2023
Notes on the future of television news in an era of linear decline, streaming mega-platforms, and inevitable reinvention.

YouTube C.E.O. Neal Mohan.
HOLLYWOOD June 6, 2023
The least talked about video company is also the most popular, a veritable platform of platforms with billions of users, the one upon which all those other streamers rest.
Webtoon’s All of Us Are Dead is the fourth most watched international TV series of all time on Netflix.
HOLLYWOOD May 30, 2023
A candid conversation with JunKoo Kim, founder and C.E.O. of Webtoon, which has become an essential content discovery platform for Netflix and other global streamers.
HOLLYWOOD May 23, 2023
Netflix upended the industry once again last week with its first appearance at the upfronts, touting some strong numbers for its new ad tier. The streamer’s main argument coalesced around 5 million monthly active users, but… five million of what, exactly?
In 2019, Bob Iger was openly wary of introducing too much general entertainment to Disney+, concerned that it would harm the “family brand.”
HOLLYWOOD May 16, 2023
When Bob Iger first ushered Disney into the streaming era, he prioritized the company’s historic brand over growth at all costs. Well, now it’s time for growth at all costs.

V.P. of advertising marketing and partner solutions at Roku, Dan Robbins, who is at the center of two major issues facing the streaming industry.
HOLLYWOOD May 9, 2023
The real battle for consumer attention isn’t between individual apps but rather the set-top device-makers that aggregate everything on your smart TV’s “home screen”—and that starts with Roku.
Shows like Game of Thrones and Euphoria are inseparable from the HBO brand. But they’re also more than that.
HOLLYWOOD May 2, 2023
An insider assessment of the shows and strategies that Netflix, Disney+, and the soon-to-be-renamed Max should be developing to cultivate new audiences and grow their footprint.
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