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.

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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.