David Bloom of Words & Deeds Media is a Santa Monica, Calif.-based writer, podcaster, and consultant focused on the transformative collision of technology, media and entertainment. Bloom is a senior contributor to numerous publications, and producer/host of the Bloom in Tech podcast. He has taught digital media at USC School of Cinematic Arts, and guest lectures regularly at numerous other universities. Bloom formerly worked for Variety, Deadline, Red Herring, and the Los Angeles Daily News, among other publications; was VP of corporate communications at MGM; and was associate dean and chief communications officer at the USC Marshall School of Business. Bloom graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
'They built their transactional video business, their PVOD business, their FAST TV business with 130 FAST channels,' he tells Next TV. 'That's a perfect fit for what we do with our multiple AVOD networks'
Can the purchase of one-fifth or less of a decidedly niche content and streaming service provider make investors care about Roku again?
Just imagine Black Friday kicking off on Amazon alongside Turkey Day’s evening game. How much will brands pay for the chance to be in the middle of both the biggest show on TV and the biggest selling day in retail?
The hurried debut of CNN Plus was about Jason Kilar’s crew trying to give the initiative a chance to survive, however slim, under Zaslav’s management
Everyone wanted a piece of the price premium Wall Street was attaching to streaming ventures with global potential. No more though
Bloom: What happens now that investors have decided they’re not into deficit financing video technology companies anymore?
The producer just had a quarter for the ages. But as conversations about Netflix’s direction continue, can the company count on even the peerless creations of Shonda Rhimes to keep it atop the streaming heap?
Apple's opening doubleheader marked the debut of the world’s most valuable public company into multiple sectors where it has had little or no previous experience. The implications are simply huge
HBO has managed to navigate seemingly endless changes over the past 50 years, from Time/Sterling to Time Warner to AOL Time Warner to AT&T, from Chris Albrecht to Richard Plepler to Jason Kilar. But this may be its most challenging transition yet
With limited app distribution, no clear market segment and soon-to-be boss David Zaslav stepping into a mountain of debt, the first-week ‘vibes’ sure weren’t good
After the most eventful and emotion-stirring awards in many years, the Motion Picture Academy gave out its first streaming Best Picture Oscar, to CODA, a Sundance darling otherwise watched almost solely through Apple’s two-year-old Apple TV Plus
Netflix remains a highly rated company with best-in-class pay. But the recent experience of one former engineer, who ditched a half-million-dollar salary for personal happiness, suggests that working for Netflix might not always be so chill
Bloom: As COVID lingers, Russia’s Ukraine invasion grows ever more heinous, and worries about World War III crowd forward, it can be difficult to get excited about the latest scripted drama, standup special or reality show debuting online
Bloom: What will TV sports be like in the hands of a company that just made $83.4 billion in a single quarter? We’re about to find out
The so-styled ‘+play’ could be a mortal blow for the battered cable TV business, while fixing some of DTC’s most intractable and annoying customer headaches
Applebee’s ad screwup spoils opportunity for network to reclaim its authority as the only real cable news network
The creative mind behind nineties Roland Emmerich-directed blockbusters including ‘Stargate’ and ‘Godzilla,’ and aughts-era basic-cable stalwarts such as ‘Leverage,’ reinvents himself yet again as a prolific indie producer of ‘lean-back’ AVOD/FAST fare
CEO Wade Davis promises 'a massive capital commitment of billions of dollars on new Spanish-language content'
Bloom: The name change marks the most concerted declaration yet of streaming love by any major media company (short of, of course, Netflix itself)
From the performances of 'Wheel of Time' and 'Reacher' to the Oscar noms generated by 'Being the Ricardos,' everything has come up Amazon lately
Bloom: With more than 80 movies on its 2022 slate, Netflix has more releases than all the major studios combined
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