We Wuz Robbed At The 2018 “Streammy” Awards

“We wuz robbed” is a uniquely American expression with dubious origins and paternity, but some think it was born in the early 1930s at either a boxing match or a (…)

By |September 19th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

‘Frenemies’ and ‘Fear’ Show ‘The Big Picture’

This is a year of exposés — of Madison Ave (with Frenemies), of Hollywood (with The Big Picture), and of Washington D.C. (with Fear).

Madison Avenue was exposed by Ken Auletta, (…)

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

GRB’s C. Scot Cru on MIPCOM Preparations

C. Scot Cru, who was recently tapped as GRB’s president of International, announced to VideoAge during a phone conversation that the Los Angeles-based firm will be returning to its core (…)

By |September 4th, 2018|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

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