Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Theme: Beyond the Brand
- Monday, June 17, 2013 - Melissa Aronczyk (Rutgers University) and Devon Powers (Drexel University) present: Beyond the Brand
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - Nora Draper (Annenberg School for Communication) presents: Brands, Knowledge and Surveillance
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - Cesar Jimenez-Martinez (London School of Economics and Political Science) presents: The Brands Are Out Tonight
- Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Katie McCollough (Rutgers University) presents: Industrial and Institutional Change in Brand Environments
- Friday, June 21, 2013 - Jonathan M. Bullinger (Rutgers University) presents: The Lack of Specificity in Regards to Branding
Sunday, June 16, 2013
James Kanter says France is resisting trade talks with the US related to film and TV, which could impact Netflix there, as well as in other resistant European countries.
Maureen Ryan is pleased by the rise of what she terms B-movie TV: "These shows often originate abroad, quite a few of them feature complex female protagonists, and they smartly use the tropes of horror, mystery, soap operas, science fiction and thrillers to sketch diverting narratives on the cheap."
Craig Fehrman questions the critical over-valuation of the showrunner as auteur and expands with more examples on his blog. Responses are provided by June Thomas and Sam Adams. And Jason Mittell offers his manuscript chapter on authorship as a sort of pre-rebuttal. Myles McNutt chimes in.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Natan Edelsburg looks at how pay TV bundling is under attack. It's also being hashed out in congressional hearings right now.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Angela Wattercutter looks at charts of online conversation following TV character deaths and finds Game of Thrones' Red Wedding reaction the strongest. (In a handy feature, spoilers are blacked out but can be uncovered at your choosing.)
A new study looks at TV viewing preferences of millennials and finds much interest in broadband options, while another finds pay TV customers liking TV Everywhere options, though TV Everywhere still has obstacles facing it.
Andy Fixmer and Alex Sherman look at how pay TV operators like Time Warner Cable are trying to block internet operators like Intel and Apple from getting access to good content by offering incentives to media companies to withhold content. Janko Roettgers also reports.
Myles McNutt analyzes BBC America's Emmy campaign for Tatiana Maslany. Jace Lacob agrees that she deserves the nomination. Jaime Weinman also considers her chances.