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Published: June 2, 2011 at 12:37 AM GMT
Last Updated: July 25, 2011 at 12:37 AM GMT
This week’s Jack Myers Media Business Report publishes detailed forecasts on Broadcast Network Digital Advertising Revenues 2010-2020, plus detailed projections for Online Originated Video Advertising Revenues 2010-2020. Subscribers can access the report at www.jackmyers.com. I share exclusive insights from the report in this week’s Video Media Business Report, available here and through Reuters Insider iPad app, which is available at no cost to all Media Business Report subscribers.
Which brings me to this week’s breathtakingly original episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” a television milestone shot in its entirety on iPhones, iPads and such that explored the impact of digital communication and social media on American life. It was the best half-hour of comedy I have seen all season, and in my opinion the best episode of this series in many years. It was certainly the funniest. I’ll admit I began to tire of “Family” last season, when it started to feel hopelessly repetitious, but after this episode I’m suddenly interested in it all over again. It was actually exciting to watch and great fun to think about after the fact. Situation comedy doesn’t get better than that.Read More
Without exception the best soap operas on television these days are Fox’s “Empire” and ABC’s “Nashville,” which can be enjoyed back to back on Wednesdays. (With Taraji P. Henson and Connie Britton respectively headlining those two shows, that combo can’t help but make for a night of terrific TV.) It is significant that both series winningly incorporate a lot of musical performances in ways that move storylines along without ever being jarring (something that derailed Fox’s woeful “Glee” several seasons ago).Read More