TVB Commentary & "Quotables"

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Don’t Over-Look Over-the-Air TV

4-02-12
 

While many American homes today have some sort of subscription television service, whether it’s through cable, satellite, or some other content-providing box attached to the television set, the NAB…More >

What’s Below a Subchannel? In Some Cases, Cable

3-26-12
 

Back in 2009 the television industry was in the full throes of opening up a fully-digital broadcasting spectrum, giving birth to a multitude of digital subchannels. At the time,…More >

“Game Change” – Moore, but Less

3-20-12
HBO’s movie adaptation of the book “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime” focused its narrative upon Sarah Palin’s virtual takeover of…More >

The Pastry Economics of Television

3-12-12

Why There Should Be Room for 210 Spot Slices on Every Agency’s Diet Plan

Everywhere you look these days you see someone who is trying to make their money work…More >

Free Airtime Means Agenda-Free Citizenship

3-07-12
 

If you were to ask someone to name three words that are most associated with the ideals of the United States of America, there’s probably a 100% chance that…More >

Connecting with Black History Month

2-27-12
 

Think about your memories of Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspiring speeches, Jackie Robinson’s record-breaking plays and, more recently, President Barack Obama’s inauguration…are they, in fact, your memories, or snippets…More >

How 39 Million Can Equal 1: Grammy’s Unifying Night

2-22-12
 

We’re now a week removed from the news of Whitney Houston’s death and the subsequent Grammy Awards broadcast that galvanized the experience.

This clearly wasn’t something that would be…More >

Oprah Moves to Cable – And Irrelevance

2-14-12
 

To some, cable represents reinvention. It also implies that you’re just always available. But too often, omnipresence leads to irrelevance. It happened to baseball, as the game used to…More >

Super Bowl XLVI – Six Screens to Glory

2-06-12
 

I’m a Giants fan. I also work in the media industry. But up until Saturday, it pains me to admit that I was part of the 30% of homes…More >

Delivering Real Playoff NFL: Numbers For Local

1-30-12
 

The NFL’s Conference Championship Games broadcasts brought in huge audiences across the country, delivering national viewing numbers that were the highest in decades. But it’s at the local level…More >

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