Throughout the year, TVNewsCheck has reported the deaths of outstanding men and women who shaped television as actors, lawmakers, producers, business people, journalists and on-air personalities. Here is a selection as Part 4 of our Year in Review Special Report. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.
From repacking TV spectrum to make way for wireless companies to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 television transmission standard; from IP-based workflows to news technologies and workflows, the television industry expended a lot of time, money and effort this year to position itself for where it must go. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2015. Part I, which appeared Monday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Tuesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Thursday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.
Part 2 of TVNewsCheck‘s annual roundup of the major news of the year (complete with links to earlier stories) covers business; regulatory/legal developments; syndicated and network programming; and new media. In Part 1, which appeared yesterday, you can review the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. On Wednesday, in Part 3, we will recap the year’s technology highlights. And Part 4 on Thursday morning will remember some of the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.
A growing list of mass killings, including the on-air murder of two young TV journalists, was among the more prominent stories occupying airtime at both local and network news organizations this year. Also leading newscasts and special broadcasts in the past 12 months was the increasingly contentious political campaigns that will culminate in the 2016 elections. And broadcasters themselves made news as they looked to broaden their distribution platforms by forming a variety of mobile ventures. This is the first part of TVNewsCheck’s annual look back at the year. Tomorrow in Part 2 we’ll reprise the major developments in business, regulation, programming and new media. Part 3, the year’s big stories in technology, will be featured on Wednesday, while Part 4 on Thursday will highlight some of the media luminaries who died during 2015.