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Nick SnowNick Snow is the founder and publisher of advanced-television as well as Euromedia and IP Television magazines. In 1984 he worked in the debut issue of Cable & Satellite Europe and over the years his companies have published many of the industry’s most highly regarded titles.

D2C competition: Winter is coming

Netflix continues to grow fast and can appear invulnerable. It has just reported record subscriber growth. But, alongside, it is also making records in cash burning – $460 million versus…

Apple TV, hard core at last?

Apple finally puts some flesh on the bones, or fruit on the vine, of Apple TV. But is it really hard core about its TV proposition? Tuning in live to…

Social media shape shifters

There are two things we know without doubt about social media platforms: they are big and their main purpose in life is to be engines of profit. Long gone is…

When is BT cheap enough for DT?

Deutsche Telekom has been limited to holding a 15 per cent stake in BT for three years, but this ends on January 29th. And BT obviously thinks it may launch…

5G a battleground for the new Cold War

In the latest issue of Euromedia we bring our annual tour of the test and measurement landscape. As broadband capacity has increased, the emphasis has shifted from underwriting the quality…

Globalisation; the worst system ever, except all the others

Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst system of government, apart from all the others that had been tried. I’ve heard both sides call that saying in aid…

AI, all that bright?

Artificial Intelligence is a phrase you hear everywhere these days. It will make the buses the run on time, it will diagnose your illness better than your doctor, it will…

Social Media: Free to be bad and mad?

Freedom of the press is often cited as a basic requirement of a genuinely free and democratic society. And it is true that a universal early symptom of advancing authoritarianism…

Disney; it’s direct or die

Disney is the ultimate media brand and a genuine giant that is determined to be ever bigger with the takeover of 21C Fox. And many parts of the empire are…

Netflix: Overhyped on the way up and down

The fact that a company with under $15 billion of forecast annual revenue and less than 10 per cent net margin can lose $25 billion of market value in a…

TV UK needs a Brexit hard hat

The UK television industry – and by extension the whole digital media, tech and creative industries – need a hard hat as Brexit approaches. This is because the consequences that…

BT: What next?

To be honest, I think the surprise isn’t that Gavin Patterson has been ousted as BT CEO, but that it didn’t happen sooner. To start with the positive: no question…

Netflix: High stakes all round

Netflix has posted more stunning results; growth all round – subscribers, revenue, stock price and, yes, debt. The stock market, indeed business in general, is meant to be a gamble.…

Brexit Broadcasting: May Day, May Day!

Theresa May has delivered her clarification speech setting out what she wants from Europe in Brexit negotiations. Of course, ‘clarification’ is a relative term. Compared to the oratory of obfuscation…

Sky 1 BT 0 (and lucky to score NIL)

Unfortunately for me, I support a football team who often have the nil end of a score line and often, frankly, they play so badly they are lucky to get…

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