Hervé Michel: At Home in a Locked Down Paris

“A confined president:” that was the headline for my editorial, which was published last week on TV France International’s Le Mag blog.

What an odd situation has been spreading throughout the (…)

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By |April 29th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Dermot Horan: A Buyer’s Home Story During COVID-19

Working from home has become the norm for so many people these days, and TV acquisitions executives are no exception. Those of us who work for public service media organizations (…)

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By |April 27th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

How Asian TV Buyers Are Dealing With COVID Crisis

Asia TV Forum (ATF) market organizers just released a survey conducted with 130 TV content buyers across Asia to find out programming strategies during COVID-19 disruptions.

Around the world, television viewership (…)

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By |April 23rd, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

The Post-COVID-19 New TV Awards Season

Throughout a typical year U.S. TV network schedules and advertising coffers are populated by a slew of live awards shows. Indeed, in the U.S. alone, there are more than 30 (…)

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By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Dorothy Crompton: Life in Hollywood Under the Lockdown

I am a single person living alone in Los Angeles, California and I have been in isolation now for three plus weeks prior to it becoming mandatory. I am also (…)

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By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|2 Comments

TV Ratings Go Up, TV Ads Go Down

Consider this: Up until recently, TV advertising rates kept going up and the number of spots increased despite drastic ratings drops. Today, the contrary is true: Advertising spots and rates (…)

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By |April 14th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

How The Virtual MIP-TV Should Have Been

A virtual market should mirror a live TV trade show. This is the basic premise with which it should be organized.

In order for a virtual MIP-TV to replicate — not (…)

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By |April 9th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

New U.S. TV Season Production Quarantined

On March 29, the Los Angeles Times ran a front cover story titled: “How COVID-19 changes landscape of TV pilot season.” It is a very timely and informative topic. In (…)

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By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Live TV Trade Shows: An Update

In order to have the best picture possible of the live trade show season —  which has been mostly rebooted this year — the industry is closely monitoring what will happen (…)

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By |March 31st, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Cancelled Trade Shows In $, ¢, Streams, and Some History

Since February, market organizers in Asia, Europe, and North America have cancelled or postponed some 500 trade shows and exhibitions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. For the TV sector, (…)

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By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments