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Ask What Changed

When you try to understand change, whether in economics or in the rest of life, one good rule is to ask what other factor or factors changed. To explain a change in one variable, we have to point to another variable that changed, not to one that stayed the same. Asking what changed can lead us to reject some explanations and embrace others. Consider three examples: the recent California fires; cable television’s sudden decision to drop C-SPAN in the early 1990s;...

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Streaming Killed The Cable Bundle: Record 941,000 Pay-TV Customers Ditch Cable In Q2

Back in the ancient days, long before Al Gore had even invented the internet, the Buggles declared once and for all that "Video Killed the Radio Star."  Now it seems that a remake of that classic MTV hit is in order as, with each passing quarter, it's becoming increasingly clear that streaming has officially killed the cable bundle.   We've long held the opinion that the content creation and media distribution businesses are on the precipice of a major transformation.  Since the birth of...

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Visualizing The Netflix Generation

Since launching in the United States in 1948, cable television quickly emerged as the media consumption method of choice for families around the world. Cable brought to us some of the most memorable and noteworthy events in history. People saw the fall of the Berlin Wall from their living rooms in 1989 – and many even remember being inspired by Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon twenty years earlier. And although television is still a vital medium today, Visual Capitalist's...

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