A hot topic about television is the “Rebirth of the Sitcom.” Most point towards ABC’s Modern Family as the harbinger of this latest comedy renaissance on broadcast television. But there are plenty of other sitcoms that are delivering serious viewers – it’s not just NCIS, X-Factor, Dancing with the Stars, and the NFL that bring[...]
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- Feeding the Binge Viewer by Don Seaman
Binge viewing is not a sudden craze introduced by Netflix downloads. It’s been the delight of viewing consumers for decades to customize their libraries of video entertainment (with the use of DVR and VHS) to “binge” on their favorite TV programs – remember 24? Lost? Heroes? But lately there’s been an implication that viewing has[...]
- The 2012/2013 Television Se… by Don Seaman
When you look at the results of the past broadcast season, you might just find something interesting. It looks very much like last year. And the year before that, and the year before that, and before that, and so on. Over 90% of the top 200 A25-54 primetime programs airing during this season were on[...]
- Broadcast – Alive, Well and… by Steve Lanzano
by Steve Lanzano President and CEO, TVB Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Perhaps this is due to the annual onslaught of “Is Broadcast Dead?”-type headlines that surface around this time of the year. Assassinated by cable, done in by digital, suffocated by streaming, broadcast has finally cashed in this year. Again. Well, let’s take a quick[...]
- Can You Put a Price On Trust? by Don Seaman
From a consumer standpoint, there may be no more important measure than trust. If a brand has earned consumer confidence, those consumers are more likely to support that brand. So why do some marketers believe they are better served by national network and cable news, and ignore the most valuable, trusted and targeted programming available[...]
- Live Plus Same Day: TVB’s U… by Steve Lanzano
by Steve Lanzano President and CEO, TVB Let’s say this commentary was posted yesterday, is it still of value to you today? What if you save it to read two or three days from now? Should your page view be counted? Of course your page view should be counted. In fact, it could be argued[...]
- When Crisis Strikes Home, V… by Don Seaman
By Bill Fine President and General Manager, WCVB-TV Boston & Chairman, TVB The Boston Marathon is a major annual event, a spectacle all Bostonians know will always receive widespread local television coverage — typically uplifting stories of athletic endurance. We live for and love the third Monday in April. It is our own special holiday[...]
- Television Cameras Don’t Sh… by Don Seaman
“The highest calling of broadcasting is to keep the keystone of freedom securely in place – the freedom of speech and of the press. Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘Let the people know the facts and the country will be safe.’ Whether it is about a local election, providing critical information during a storm, or uncovering[...]
- Hold Your App-pause –… by Don Seaman
There comes a time in every great society to take a moment, take a breath, and wait for those who have fallen behind to get a chance to catch up. This generally allows for great societal changes to take root and become mainstream, for technological innovations to gain critical mass, and now, to avoid social[...]
- An Open Letter to Overexten… by Don Seaman
To our esteemed agency friends—a moment, please? When developing your media plan, you have many considerations that you will have to ruminate over—targeting, reach, frequency, positioning, messaging, flexibility, GRPs, continuity, and wearout, just to name a few. That’s on top of one of the more notable components—cost. Can you honestly say which one is the[...]
- Mars Tweets! And Fans Respo… by Don Seaman
Now that Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas, and the entire Veronica Mars universe have learned just what a mobilized fanbase can do for a TV franchise, are we looking at the gestational period of a new world order of post-television crowdsourcing? This represents an evolution for “Save Our Show” campaigns – viewers are putting their money[...]
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- Ralf on Don’t Over-Look Over-the-Air TVWhy is it I can have great OTA reception for days or weeks, then have signal drop off on some/many ...
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- James on Don’t Over-Look Over-the-Air TVI am one of those OTA tv viewers. I switched from cable tv to outdoor antenna in 2009 before the ...