The Unreal Rise of Reality Television
Once the home to archive driven, heavily narrated non-fiction shows featuring Nazis, sharks and WWII airplanes, a large part of cable television has opened its arms to truck drivers, crab fishermen, pawnshop owners and the denizens of Louisiana swamps as the siren song of the duck call has demonstrated that there are ratings and heaps of ad dollars in them-thar bands of working class heroes.
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Wonder what is coming next in the world of content creation?
A new Meet Up group called Transmedia Phoenix is starting Tuesday, September 18th at 6pm. The group, which is based on topics covered by the very successful Transmedia LA Meet Up, is for both creatives and techies.
The Transmedia group is for everyone involved in the transmedia space. The Meet Up is designed as a vehicle for all types to gather, incubate & share ideas, collaborate on projects, network, fill in teams, speak, socialize, create/display work, and overall dive into the transmedia space with like minded individuals.
The entertainment industry is always growing and changing and Transmedia is at the forefront of how content is being created and distributed across platforms.
The Transmedia Phoenix Meet Up will be held in Tempe at 60 Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900 Hayden-Ferry office towers at Mill Ave and Rio Ralado.
Transmedia Phoenix is a free event. Join the Meet Up and RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/Transmedia-Phoenix/.
Bounce TV has announced that August marked its highest-rated and most-watched month in the network's short history.
Among the August performance highlights, via press release from Bounce TV, the network:
With its most recent launch in St. Louis on KSDK-TV and weeks shy of just its second birthday, Bounce TV is already seen in:
Should TV One and BET be worried then? I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm looking forward to seeing where all this competition in the black TV network space goes in the next 5 to 10 years. Although it's anyone's guess what the overall TV landscape will look like in that same time period, with change, and push for change, happening quite rapidly.
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