The Volume is Going Down

 
Is the American TV public about to get the enjoyment of Television back? There are now two bills one recently passed in the Senate and another one in the House of Representatives that provide guidelines for the FCC to regulate the volume transition between television content and the commercials that interrupt and pay for the […]

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TV and the Superbowl

 
I still, have not bought a TV capable of the fab DTV signals being broadcast.  I may buy a converter box to test the waters, but I have been happy with my computer hooked to the TV for the past 4 years.  The internet gods have a lot to offer in terms of content, and […]

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Silverman Lining

 
There were reports this past week that NBC profits were up 17% partly due to Co-Chairman Ben Silverman.  He sold content based advertising (product placement) and developed some good new content.  The caveat is that viewership is still down.
I as well as others in the industry see this race to the bottom for viewership amongst […]

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Youtube, the President (Elect’s) Platform…

This is not an industry comment, but a social one.  President Elect Obama posted and says his will continue to post his weekly address to the nation on YouTube, in addition to the traditional media.  I want to thank president elect Obama for his foresight and his understanding of “my generation.”   This is something that […]

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Shocker, The Ex List Canceled

Oh CBS! You surely disappoint.  Don’t attempt to erase your first casualty of the fall tv season, The Ex-List.  I mean really?  Haven’t your marketing people told you that the interwebs have long memories even if your traditional TV viewer people do not?   There is no sign of the show existing according to your  website.  […]

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One TV, Two TVs, Three TVs, Four

There are whispers this week of impending doom in the economy as the Dow drops further from the high achieved earlier in the year.  There is always a light at the end tunnel, and there surely will be one here.
As television viewers tune in for economic updates, the political race, and some good drama and […]

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Obama gets his own reality show…sort of

The big story in TV last week was about how the Obama campaign bought a half-hour of prime time television air time on both CBS and NBC for October 29th.  The question is will we be able to watch it online?
The campaign is smart to use television to reach viewers.  It still is a valid […]

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Let me tell you about this great device…they call it television

Today in the New York Times, Brian Selter writes that NBC is planning a variety show staring Rosie O’Donnell, cleverly called Rosie’s Variety Show.  Fox is planning their own variety show with the Ozzy Osbourne family.  Surely this is a sign of the times when the networks resort to their successes from the days when […]

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Surprise! NBC says local advertising is down

Jeff Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal told Reuters that his networks are loosing local advertising due to the economy.  He says it is not on a national level yet.  This is a good thing, but it may only be the beginning.
NBCU, this past year made some moves to protect its interests and start investing for […]

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The times they are a-changin’

The Emmy awards were on ABC TV last night. There we tons of awards given out for the best for this year in Television Link.   I think it is great to acknowledge the hard work of the creative minds that have gone into these programs.  More awards were presented to those programs with air on […]

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