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Miami-based TV Executives Review NATPE Miami

To preview the upcoming NATPE Miami market — set (...)

ATF Market Moves to AI With Room To Catch Up

For the past 20 years, the western international TV (...)

AFM 2020 Review: Virtual 41st Is Bigger Than Live 40th

The 41st annual American Film Market (AFM) took place (...)

Turkey’s Kanal D Looks Back and Thinks Forward

January 14th, 2021|0 Comments

By Kerim Emrah Turna* When we were making our plans during the last quarter of 2019, we were expecting a tough 2020, but we couldn’t have predicted how tough the year would turn out to be. We began the year in (...)

The Year in Review: VideoAge’s Year-end Summary

January 11th, 2021|0 Comments

The year that just passed will most likely be remembered as the worst year since the World War II period, and almost comparable to the horrid 1915-1919 era when both WWI and the Spanish Flu pandemic raged. Not that 2021 (...)

U.S. TV Nets’ Ratings Go Down, Ads Not So Much

January 7th, 2021|0 Comments

The pandemic has been more equal for some than for others. Case in point: ratings for the major U.S. TV networks have been down, but their ad revenue earnings did not decline in accordance with the relative ratings drops. (Please (...)

Streaming Services: The Writing is On The Wall

January 4th, 2021|0 Comments

"Everyone writes on the walls, but me," read graffiti in ancient Pompeii. We at the Water Cooler feel similarly these days in that it seems like everyone is writing about streaming services but us. Streaming services are blamed for a (...)

December 2020

What has changed and what has not changed. Future known changes. And those we don’t know about yet. The world’s current state of uncertainty has created enough anxiety in the C-suites that analysts are being replaced with fortunetellers. (…)

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Joe Wallach: Political Intrigue Did Not Undermine His TV Challenges

When Joseph "Joe" Wallach was working at Brazil's Globo TV (...)

Irv Holender: A Mensch Who Harvests Libraries
And Sells Product Internationally

U.S. film and TV veteran Irving (Irv) Holender began his (...)

Moses Znaimer: A New McLuhan, But With a Mission To Reinvent Television

Moishe (Moses) Znaimer is a media entrepreneur, media executive, media (...)