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 (opens in new tab), 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.
Disney’s latest suit has big implications for both Disney’s Iger-led transformation, and for DeSantis’s wilting presidential aspirations
Previously invincible Google has long had a stranglehold on things like digital news and advanced advertising, but Microsoft's ChatGPT advances threaten that hegemony
Sure, Netflix rebounded nicely, but Wall Street's dramatic reaction to its Q1 2022 earnings had huge impacts on its streaming competitors that continue to reverberate
So-called NEXTGEN TV is a tech TV version of 'Waiting for Godot,' where an unspecified something is imminently arriving to make everything better ... yet never quite materializes
Under John Malone’s mandate, Warner Disco chief David Zaslav hired a morning show producer to reorient a cable news channel deemed too woke by the far right. But a year into Chris Licht’s term, the audience has gone to sleep
Warner Bros. Discovery keeps hacking at its farm system, but can it keep finding enough big-league creative talent to take the big swings executives say they plan to keep taking?
Just how treacherous is the the video business right now? Even the original smooth operator thinks the seas are pretty rough
What's going to happen now that broadcast ratings for showbiz kudos events are way down, but Netflix is eagerly latching on, anyway? Next TV's David Bloom spent a glamorous, star-studded evening at the Motion Picture Sound Editor's 'Golden Reel Awards' to find out
From arms dealing to price spikes to brutal butchering, we’re seeing it all as the red ink gets real
Launching a third, completely new streaming service would have been an expensive and distracting waste of time for a company already laboring under $48 billion in debt
Peacock has been largely dismissed amid the Streaming Wars, but Comcast seems to have the beginnings of a plan here
The hit videogame adaptation signals a couple of bigger strategies that the broader video business will be watching closely
The competitive heat and underlying calculus that justified splashing cash on random festival darlings like 'CODA' the past few years has seemingly evaporated
If Fox hadn’t bothered to upscale this weekend’s two excellent NFL playoff matchups, and sprinkle in a little HDR goodness, would a single, solitary fan in the entire football firmament have ditched the games?
What’s the one thing each media/tech giant in streaming must do this year, aside from making more money while spending less?
Most MSOs have been moving away from the original basis of their business for years. Hear us now and believe us later -- it's really happening this time
HBO’s return to channels shows that what made sense just 30 months ago in go-go 2020 doesn’t anymore in the suddenly cash-strapped streaming biz
Below the surface, the sleeping giant with a $960 billion market cap, a movie and TV studio, and major-league sports rights, seems to be making big plans
Will Iger pull back on the promises to Wall Street both he and Bob Chapek made of reaching break-even on streaming spending by 2024?
And for all of Bob Chapek’s missteps, would Disney really have been that much better off with Bob Iger running things the past three years?
Maybe they should consider getting out of streaming altogether and focus on a Sony-style approach of selling great content to the highest bidder
One side is enduring billions in quarterly losses to get to DTC profitability. The other is retreating into questionably viable linear refuge. Who's right?
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