TV Soap Operas’ 75th Birthday

Happy birthday to the beloved TV morning and afternoon staple known as the soap opera. The TV genre was born on one freezing cold January 31st, 1949 (the previous day, (…)

By |January 29th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

A Very Content Americas Show

“The difference between our show and Content Americas,” said Maria Pérez-Belliere, MIP Cancun’s director, “is that Content is more focused on LatAm and ours also focuses on U.S. Hispanic.” MIP (…)

By |January 25th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Streaming Is Not Television…Yet

In 1996, HBO’s slogan for its subscription pay channel was “It’s Not TV, it’s HBO.”

In 2023, under new owner Warner Bros. Discovery, what had effectively become a streaming service changed (…)

By |January 22nd, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

NATPE Global Floor Report

Modernity can be tricky. The app with the NATPE Global exhibitors’ list went online just before the market’s opening day, January 16. But a NATPE official mentioned that if anyone (…)

By |January 18th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Berlinale Classics to Premiere Ten Digitally Restored Films

For the Berlinale Classics section of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, Rainer Rother and his team have gathered a spectrum of film genres ranging from early sound film experiments to sober (…)

By |January 15th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Why Newsflare is FASTing

By Preeya Naul*

In the realm of modern television, a notable resurgence is reshaping the landscape — a revival that echoes the days of linear TV’s reign, albeit in a reinvented (…)

By |January 15th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The January Issue of “VideoAge” is Out

To paraphrase Walt Disney at the 1955 opening of Disneyland in Anaheim, California,  VideoAge‘s January 2024 edition lets us relive memories from the past year, as well as savor the (…)

By |January 11th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Decline of “The New York Times”

By Dom Serafini

The New York Times has become an unreadable newspaper. I became aware of this development when I began to accumulate sections of the newspaper without having read them. (…)

By |January 8th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

VideoAge’s 2023 Year in Review: Everything Was Covered!

The year that flew by was a strange one. It was not really an eventful year like 2022, which saw the world rebounding after the pandemic, nevertheless 2023 offered many (…)

By |January 4th, 2024|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

“Language Police” in Quebec

As the story goes, in the 1980s, once Francophones in the province of Quebec who wanted to secede from Canada found out that all other provinces in English-speaking Canada were (…)

By |December 21st, 2023|Categories: WaterCooler|2 Comments