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Le Rendez-Vous Highlights “Efficiency,” While Jornadas Tracks “Inefficiencies”

This Water Cooler edition will preview two stories that will soon appear in their extended forms in the September digital-only Issue of VideoAge.

We’ll start in the north, with the 24th (…)

By |August 21st, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Joe Flaherty (1931 – 2018): TV Technology Pioneer

On August 7, Joseph A. Flaherty Jr. passed away at the age of 87. Dr. Flaherty, who held a doctorate in physics, was the subject of a September 1984 front (…)

By |August 14th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Oscars Are a TV Invention

By Dom Serafini

A battle is rumbling in Hollywood between the film and TV industries.

In the past, film imposed the law, since it was considered the nobler art, while TV was (…)

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NAB NY Highlights Sports, Advertising

This year, at NAB New York, expect to meet author Ken Auletta and CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus.

Organized by the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Broadcasters, NAB Show New (…)

By |August 8th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

VideoAge’s September Digital Issue Is Coming Soon

VideoAge is now at work on its September 2018 digital-only Issue. The edition was a big hit last year and, for this second annual digital-only Issue, VideoAge will examine Le Rendez-Vous, the content market organized (…)

By |July 31st, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

‘Hall of Fame Volume II’ Now on Amazon

Volume II of the International TV Distribution Hall of Fame is now available for purchase on Amazon after an initial print run was distributed at MIP-TV 2018 and at this (…)

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Studio Screenings at NBI Are Now Aiding Indies

A number of large U.S. studios are holding their post-L.A. Screenings, new season screenings at what is now known as NATPE Budapest International (or NBI), the newest in a long (…)

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Rosario Ponzio Celebrated in the Hall of Fame

Rosario Ponzio epitomizes the golden era of Italian television: The period between 1979 and 1989 when Silvio Berlusconi’s TV channels dominated the national and international markets, and when RAI had (…)

By |June 19th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|2 Comments

To Reach the New U.S. TV Season, Surf Through Reboots, Remakes, Revivals, Spin-offs, Formats

In the U.S., a “reboot” is a television show in which only the idea is taken from an old series (example: Magnum P.I.). A “remake” is a modern version of (…)

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Is Devaluation Good For Turkish TV Exporters?

Traditionally, Turkish TV exporters get paid in dollars, yet they now pay producers with devalued lira. Some analysts believe that this could represent a windfall for Turkish TV export companies. (…)

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments