The Death of Broadcast

28 03 2009

Here’s a nice little article from Time magazine using the end of ER as a bookend for the transition from network to digital convergence, and the ways that technological and industrial changes impact the possibilities of programming. Of course, he doesn’t account for how these transformations are making the business model of television less sustainable in the long run, but nobody has a real answer for that.

Network TV in the downturn

28 02 2009

Here‘s a good rundown of the state of the TV industry in early-2009 – and it’s not a pretty picture.

Television’s endurance as a medium

8 02 2009

An interesting account of how television maintains a strong place in the advertising system despite the decline of other older media and the rise of online.

Advertising reacts to the economic downturn

26 01 2009

A sure sign of a weak economy is the rise of infomercials and direct-sale ads – now even in primetime network TV!


17 01 2009

From the New York Times, Boxee is a new system for watching TV via the internet – unlike Hulu, Joost and others, it is not growing out of the existing TV industry but instead from the open source software world. Will it get shut down by industry? Stay tuned…