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Jan 11-14: Virtual CES 2021


➢ Disney+’s US share of demand for digital original series peaked at 7.6% in December 2019 when “The Mandalorian” aired its series one finale.

➢ The series is still Disney+’s top original series debut. The next best release is “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” at 19x the popularity of the average US TV show in the 60 days post-premiere.

➢ When tracking pre-release demand for 2021’s “Wandavision,” Parrot Analytics found that the show has thus far managed to attract the equivalent of 64% of the pre-release demand for The Mandalorian.

(Source: Parrot Analytics)


“[Reed Hastings] assured us all that he had no intention of producing his own content… it was clear where he was headed. If he didn’t understand [yet], he would… I tried when I chaired DirecTV to acquire Netflix, and that was when [Hastings} was struggling with getting rid of his old mail platform. What I saw was global scale.”

– Liberty Media founder and chairman John Malone describing his interactions with Reed Hastings in the earlier days of Netflix at the Paley Center’s virtual Paley International Council Summit

The Daily


DISH CEO Says Retrans Asks Not ‘Economic Reality’

DISH sent out a press release on Thanksgiving Day warning that its customers could lose 164 Nexstar stations in 120 markets across 42 states and DC if a deal isn’t struck by Wednesday at 7pm ET.

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