Q&A With Benedicte Touchard, Director, MIP Cancun

VideoAge‘s Water Cooler: How many pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings are there from 9:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days one, two, and three?

Benedicte Touchard: For the distribution companies there will be (…)

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By |September 10th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Miami at 10 as Seen Through ‘VideoAge’ Daily

This coming January, NATPE will celebrate 10 years in Miami Beach. In 2011, VideoAge Daily was there — as it was during the previous 31 years of the NATPE market’s (…)

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By |September 3rd, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Era of Uncertainty Engulfing the Audiovisual World

As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours!” Not only does the world have to contend with worrisome developments (such as those brought on by Donald Trump, Brexit, Vladimir (…)

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By |August 27th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Greece & Theo Kouroglou in the Int’l TV Distribution Hall of Fame

The goal of VideoAge‘s “Hall of Fame” feature in its October (MIPCOM) Issue will be to revive Greece’s film and TV sector. Guiding us there through the torturous, yet fascinating (…)

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By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Prix Italia Goes To Ancient Rome For Diversity

This September 23-28, Prix Italia will finally return to Rome following a 26-year absence. Last year, the itinerant Prix — which is sponsored by RAI, Italy’s state broadcast organization — (…)

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By |August 13th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Streaming Has Lots of Pluses

NATPE recently hosted “Streaming Plus,” a first-of-its-kind summit for the Los Angeles-based non-profit TV trade organization, during which leading executives from CBS, YouTube, The CW, and Netflix gathered to review (…)

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By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Abruzzo Region Goes to Hollywood

The creation of an Abruzzo Film Commission Advisory Board in North America (AFCAB) has finally obtained the go-ahead from Mauro Febbo, the councilman for the Abruzzo region, which is in (…)

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By |July 23rd, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|2 Comments

Justin Nicolas Bodle 1960 – 2019

Justin Bodle, a television producer, distributor, and advertising barter sales pioneer, passed away at the age of 58 at his home in the South of France on Tuesday, July 2. (…)

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By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Newsflare Knocks On Madison Avenue’s Door For Ad Revenues

They’re popping up practically everywhere — from Facebook newsfeeds to tabloid TV shows like Inside Edition to digital news platforms such as Reuters, the AP, and The New York Post to (…)

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By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

HotSwitch: A Social Engagement For Streaming Platforms

Aiming to enrich the television experience, Orlando, Florida-based HotSwitch has a new system that offers viewers a dynamic social environment while also supplying streaming networks and channels with a B2B (…)

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By |June 25th, 2019|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments