Social networks have steadily and inexorably taken control of the broader internet, so it’s not surprising to see social begin to influence the programming agendas of conferences like IBC, which are steeped in internet video. Indeed, IBC 2017 attendees will be able to feel Facebook’s gravity right when they walk in this year, with Daniel Danker, product director for the social networking giant, tentpoling the keynote opening panel event, “Fans, Friends and the Future of Broadcasting.”
Saturday Night Live, ‘Stranger Things and Westworld are the big winners, taking home five awards apiece.
Don Ohlmeyer, a singular force whose creative vision and talents reshaped not only sports broadcasting but the entertainment side as well, has died at the age of 72. He began his career at ABC Sports and as a producer there transformed shows like Wide World of Sports and helped Monday Night Football set a template for big-time primetime productions.
At TVNewsCheck’s upcoming NewsTECHForum, engineering, news technology and digital directors from Hearst Television, Cox Media Group, Fox Television Stations and Dalet will look to the newsroom’s evolving future in terms of digital and television production integration.
In anticipation of the repack market for high-power UHF transmitters, it has been expanding its workforce and otherwise gearing up. Although the company is confident that the business is coming, it’s just not sure when or, to put it more precisely, it isn’t sure of the pace of business. The repack is to play out in phases over three years.