Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Broadcasting & Cable

No, not a post on the trade paper. Instead, links to two essays about broadcasting and cable as comparative programming outlets in light of the Lone Star failure: Jason Mittell observes that "more and more that television drama has two fairly distinct leagues with different rules: broadcast and cable...We need to understand how differing rules, opportunities and expectations make it difficult to compare across contexts – and thus need to evaluate success via different measures and frameworks." And Jaime Weinman argues that "there is a need for great mass-entertainment shows, the kind that speak to the wide audience that only broadcast TV has access to...there are things they can do that no cable show can do."

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