Michael Grebb

Veteran journalist and business strategist, Grebb spent 14 years at leading industry trade publication Cablefax as Executive Editor and later Publisher overseeing editorial, brand strategy and business development. Grebb has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University and in 2017 completed the Leadership Strategies Course at the Yale School of Management. Grebb currently serves as a member of the Cable Center’s Ambassadors Council.

WGA – Striking A Balance

The Hollywood strikes got real this week, although it’s unclear how the latest machinations between the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP will ultimately affect what still seems like an intractable gulf. On the positive front, Tuesday brought a much needed sit-down between WGA negotiators and AMPTP President Carol Lombardini, who showed up with …

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WBD’s Content Conundrum

The idea that HBO would license out high-profile, prestige originals to a competitor like Netflix would have been laughable only three years ago. Today, the idea makes some sense considering Warner Bros. Discovery’s mission to monetize as much library content as possible to shed merger debt and find at least $4.5 billion in synergies.  This …

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Streaming And Dreaming

With fewer industry gatherings these days, we tend to pack as much discussion and debate into the ones that remain – and the StreamTV Show in Denver this week was no exception. Nearly 1,000 streaming execs, entrepreneurs, and business gurus converged on the Westin Westminster to try to derive order from an industry that seems …

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Maximum Overdrive

Warner Bros. Discovery executives went biz-casual this week (sneakers and all) at a Los Angeles press event to unveil their new “Max” streaming service blending HBO Max and Discovery+ into a significantly retooled app that will launch in the U.S. on May 23. Prices won’t change for the old HBO Max ad-supported and ad-free tiers …

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Roku-peration Pending

Roku’s latest round of layoffs this week reflects continuing pressure on the media landscape, especially when it comes to the advertising market. Roku, like many of its peers, relies heavily on robust ad spend to drive revenue across its Platform division, and last year’s soft scatter market that spurred a 200-headcount reduction at Roku in …

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