TVB Commentary & "Quotables"

TVB provides commentary and POVs on issues that affect the broadcast media industry. We welcome your feedback by emailing commentary@tvb.org.

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 >

Innovation is “Business-as-Usual” at TV Stations

1-23-12
 

A visit to TVB.org’s Station Innovation quickly reveals that business is anything but “usual” at today’s television stations.

Sure, stations remain committed to providing their communities with the staple…More >

Fit to be Untied: Come Home to Free TV

1-17-12
 

In last week’s “Wall Street Journal”, Kevin Sintumuang wrote what was in effect a “Dear John” letter to cable TV. It’s a pretty bold statement to make, Kevin…More >

Local Broadcast Television – A Designated Sales Driver?

1-09-12
 

It looks like America’s love affair with cars is heating up again.

The news coming out of Detroit is that auto sales for 2011 are set to rise 10%…More >

2012 – A Big Year for Local Television

1-03-12
 

As we see the last of 2011 fall by the wayside, we at the TVB are enthusiastically looking forward to 2012, because it looks to be a banner year…More >

Broadcast Answers the Bell for Delivering Sports to Men

12-19-11

They say that all you need to do is to put sports on TV and men will find it. Well, it’s not always quite that easy.

In fact, lately it’s…More >

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