NY Television Festival

Posted: September 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: PGA | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on NY Television Festival

The New York Television Festival is underway. Digital Day is September 23 and features panels with Generate’s Jordan Levin and MSN’s Reed Price, followed by other public events.

If you are a PGA NMC East member, you can attend these sessions.

Writers Strike Effect on TV Network Revenue

Posted: April 1st, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Entertainment, NATAS, Television, WGA | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Over on Silicon Alley Insider, they have broken down the numbers and the effect of the WGA strike on the networks. This is based on data from TargetCast. Overall, the cost of a primetime spot was 12% less then a year ago. We already know that the broadcast business had a severe drop in viewership and ratings just sucked, with some fairly large drops, especially over at NBC.

Here is the breakdown of the first quarter of 2008 and the average cost of a 30 second primetime ad.

  • NBC (GE): $77,893, down 24.7%
  • CBS (CBS): $112,641, down 11.9%
  • ABC (DIS): $122,509, down 9.5%
  • Fox (NWS): $237,237, down 9.2%

Ready for LOST?

Posted: January 30th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: Entertainment, Television, Video | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ready for LOST?

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Our show LOST is one of the only television shows that has new episodes. We have 9 episodes that are ready to air. While it’s short of what we should have, Disney did get these finished before the WGA strike.

LOST is coming to your TV (and online on abc.com where they can be viewed in HD) on Thursday, Jan 31.

If you need a recap of everything that has happened in the past three seasons, what this summary: