COM 107 WEEK 10 NOTES
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Date Created: 11/08/15
11/3/15 TV is/was especially known for: - being simultaneously shared content for millions - Super Bowl, Olympics, but still nationally based - being predictably unpredictable - talent/ quiz shows, sports, reality show, formats - being there 24/7 as both Entertainment and News - embedded values, ﬁll time, man on moon, Obama inauguration - and being live/ immediate 24/7 What have driven changes in TV in the last 30 years? Ownership: - Loss of network (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) dominance, especially in primetime - Popularity of Cable - HBO began in 1972 - 16 to 18 million people didn’t have to go see new movies and spend money - ESPN 1979 - just looking at sports - MTV 1981 - CNN 1980 - QVC and HISIN 1985 - trusting on air personality - customer service - COMEDY CENTRAL - South Park (late 90s) - have gone after a niche audience - Rise of Independent Stations (full of syndicated material) - Original on-line streamed content (Netﬂix), Internet-created content YoutTube’s 100 channels) - Remote controls, VCRs, DVDs and DVRs, TiVo, DBS - satellites - Personal computers and now Smartphones or Tablets - to get content from Internet HDTV, 3-D TV, Bigggggg ﬂat screen Videon n Demand, Hulu - So how do we now get our entertainment? - Consuming entertainment media is changing in your lifetime: -in my lifetime we’v gone from - media printed on paper to reading on-line, - music on CDs to streaming free - Movies rented to binge viewing - TV networks enticing you to be a couch potato to “appointment TV” = networks pushing audiences to be in front of set at particular time - -And what content entertains or engages us? 11/5/15 How consuming entertainment media is changing in your lifetime... In today’s entertainment landscape: • Always on, esp. via mobile platforms, • Easy time shift, • Customized stream of news and entertainment: ◦ movies, music, games • With Internet delivered original programs from Netﬂix or from public on YouTube, • With “second screen” (multi screen) as companion to TV so more interactivity and same-time socializing *screens* • 1st - ﬁlm • 2nd - traditional TV sets ◦ even if home video = VHS tapes and DVDs rented, bought or mailed to you • 3rd - consuming via computer screens • 4th - smartphones, iPods, iPads, mobile TV TV Then and Now THEN: • TV - weekly episodes, seasons,s summer: reruns, a lot in studio and rather comfortable, familiar settings, characters, stories - “innocent” love budget, every week easily, regularly produced • Film - stands alone, longer w/ high production values and better quality acting, stories, etc. Higher expectations ◦ Couldn’t see again for several months ◦ More adult fare (sex, violence, subjects) ◦ But also “holiday ones” big for families • TV communal…at home, made with family ◦ surrounded by distractions ◦ ﬁll the time - after school, when homework done ◦ Commercial interruption - shows written or structured to ad breaks ◦ Might know when favorite was on • Film communal…but planned Social Event: ◦ when? with? usually a few friends…required $ ◦ Larger than life - Immersive in darkened theater ◦ With strangers (valuable if a comedy) NOW: • lines blurred between them: • TV feels like long ﬁlm = binging and ﬁlms better deliver a rich theatrical experience • Little waiting or anticipation but could be highly marketed and promoted ﬁlm/event • Easily accessible so not special = whenever I want it on any platform • Fragmented audiences b/c a lot more choices • In both TV and ﬁlm: more diversity and explicit content but smaller screens, okay sound WRITERS Shonda Rhimes,Aaron Spelling, Dick Wolf, Jerry Bruckheimer, David Simon, JJ Abrams
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