My response to the Moffett-Nathanson Report

By Dom Serafini

Recently, Moffett-Nathanson, a New York City-based independent research firm, came out with an analysis –– one that was widely reported in the media –– that did not envision (…)

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

Take Five With Maurizio Colombo

Maurizio Colombo is head of Scheduling Coordination and Acquisition Planning for 11 free and seven pay-TV channels belonging to Italy’s Mediaset. His responsibilities include deciding on what content to acquire and (…)

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By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

How I See the “New Normal” MIPCOM

By Dom Serafini

It is hoped that come MIPCOM (October 12), COVID-19 will no longer be a threat and will only be a bad dream from the past. Then, again, the (…)

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By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

The Current “New Normal” for TV Awards

By Georges Leclere*

In my life, I have participated in many different awards ceremonies. Some I had to attend. Some I produced. Some I moderated. And at some, I presented.

From the (…)

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By |May 6th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

Friends Remember Tetsu Uemura, 1962-2020

Comments from Pascal Borno, Anita First, Robert M. Jones, Richard Milnes, Doug Schwalbe, Dom Serafini, and Blair Westlake.

From Dom Serafini, VideoAge. “While at MIPCOM a few years back, Tetsu Uemura (…)

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By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|1 Comment

Dieter Brockmeyer: Locked Down in Frankfurt

In many ways I am lucky. I have a spacious flat with a large sunny terrace connected to it and a separate but connected office space. In this locked down (…)

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By |May 1st, 2020|Categories: WaterCooler|0 Comments

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