The Eric Jackson Podcast focuses on the key issues going on today in the worlds of media and technology.
Ep. 85 - Why Netflix Is Dominating International Growth
Netflix (NFLX) disappointed investors by missing its own Q218 estimates for US and international subscribers.
The bears’ reaction to that news was that the constantly growing international subscriber story is finally coming to an end.
The bulls’ reaction has been that this quarterly miss is a blip in the still valid long-term growth story.
I tend to agree with the bulls that there is still a lot of international growth ahead for Netflix. To explain why, let’s dive into the details around Netflix’s expansion into Canada 8 years ago and how it’s doing there. Their success in Canada offers a window into why they’re likely to continue to be successful in the other 190 countries they’ve expanded to in the past few years.
Ep. 84 - How the Fight for Fox will Play Out Between Disney and Comcast
Comcast and Disney are fighting to control Fox. There is a lot of misinformation out there about how it will play out and what issues matter most. Eric weighs in with his views are these matters.
Ep. 83 - Disney as a Service
Eric discusses why Disney management should present itself to investors as a "Disney as a Service" offering offline and online entertainment for millions of families around the world on a subscription basis. Taking this subscription-based approach would help increase Disney's stock price to $500 billion in 5 years, he argues.
Ep. 82 - Ben Fritz on Hollywood's Fight For the Future of Movies
Eric speaks with Wall Street Journal Reporter Ben Fritz about his new book on Hollywood called "The Big Picture: The Fight For the Future of Movies." They cover which of the Hollywood studios are best positioned to fight Netflix, Apple, and Amazon, which will sell, how the movie-making business is different today from even 5 years ago, and how it's likely to keep changing.
Ep. 81 - Jimmy Pitaro's Selection as Next ESPN President
Eric discusses the selection of Jimmy Pitaro as ESPN's next President, why he was the most obvious choice, the problems with the criticisms of his selection, and what his priorities will be in the first year on the job.
Ep. 80 - The Next 3 Weeks That Will Decide Disney's Future
Sometime in the next 3 weeks, Disney will announce who is the next President of ESPN. This decision could end up determining the future of Disney as a company and who will eventually succeed Bob Iger as CEO in 2021. Eric discusses all the key questions swirling around the company and what is likely to happen.
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Good but gotta fix audio issues
Great guests and subject matter. Love Eric’s POV too. But the audio / production issues are significant in every episode.
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On the list
Immediately added EJ to my list along with SBJ, STVR other podcasts as I decided to get into the digital media industry. I often find myself pausing to think deeper on his thoughts. Always learning!