Television

Content explosion an opportunity for TV

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/08/19/Untitled-1_10.jpg?itok=ZNG0ShQ4

CANNES: “It is all about opportunities and it isn’t simple. Opportunity involves risk and in many instances, feels threatening,” said DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.



Named ‘Personality of the Year’, Katzenberg was delivering the key note speech at Mipcom. “If one person seizes a new opportunity, then someone else has to lose ground,” he added.



Speaking about the evolving television, film and online video markets, he said: “Over the next two years, there will be an explosion of content on the web. In the 40 years I’ve been in the entertainment industry, I don’t think there’s ever been a time filled with so much new and unique opportunity for the world of television.”



After a successful stint in the film industry, DreamWorks has expanded its footprint to television production and distribution. The production house recently struck a deal with Netflix for providing more than 300 hours of original content, acquired the YouTube multi-channel network AwesomenessTV and partnered with RTL Disney Fernsehen. 



Dispelling fears that the era of TV was coming to an end, Katzenberg said, “Linear TV will do just fine, even with the internet explosion.”



Taking the audience through historical advancements since the invention of the printing press in 1445, he said, “Throughout history, it has never been seen that one form of media was replaced by the other newly launched technology.”



A firm believer in the concept that each technology imparts a new role to that which has come before it, he said: “Because there are so many emerging distribution options, there will inevitably be more demand for content.” 



Regarding the AwesomenessTV acquisition, Katzenberg said: “The deal gets us directly in touch with our teen audience in a way that we simply can’t with movies or TV shows. Just like an additional layer in a parfait, the entire media experience simply becomes richer and more satisfying.”



He pitched for mobile entertainment as a solution to the problem of ‘waiting’ saying: “Up until very recently, we literally twiddled our thumbs while we waited. There was nothing else to do. Now our thumbs have a higher purpose than to twiddle. Through touch screens, we actually now can touch the world. Thanks to these devices, ‘waiting’ as we know it, is dead.”



“Mobile has become an asset to traditional TV, rather than a threat. There is a crossover phenomenon happening in the relationship between mobile and linear TV. For instance, AwesomenessTV created a show by compiling the best clips from its YouTube channel and airing it on Nickelodeon. Mobile serves as an incubator of talent and concepts, driving additional traffic to traditional TV.”



Katzenberg concluded his keynote by expressing a need for great storytellers. “Storytelling – in any medium - is very difficult, and great storytellers are difficult to find. Whether the media is old or new, content continues to reign as king. And this is because - like all royalty - it is rare. Once the touch of great storytellers is added, touch screens can take us anywhere and everywhere,” he rounded off.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/tumbin.jpg?itok=BK_vfhpI
Be privy to a traditional ode to eternal love and longing with 'Tum Bin 2' on Sony MAX

Sony MAX, the leading Hindi movies channel from Sony Pictures Networks will be whipping up romance this January as it brings the sequel of the 2001 hit movie, ‘Tum Bin 2’ on 19th January at 8pm.

Television TV Channels Movie Channels
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/irra.jpg?itok=HbcXocFG
IRAA Awards Now accepting nominations

In its 12th consecutive year, the Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA) 2018 will be hosted alongside the PALM Expo 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre. The awards will once again recognize exceptional skills in music, soundtrack recording and mixing in Indian music for albums and movies.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/network18a_2.jpg?itok=UB6MjyrR
Network 18 PAT at Rs 114 million

Network18 Media & Investments (Network18) reported a marked improvement in its numbers for the quarter ended 31 December 2017. The consolidated revenue (net of revenue from joint ventures and associates) for the company declined marginally by 1.8 per cent year-on-year (yoy) to Rs 3660 million...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/bbc.jpg?itok=D-KQbcCd
Get Intriguing Insights into the human mind with 'Meet the Humans' on Sony BBC Earth

If you think human behavior is predictable, think again. In ‘Meet the Humans’, a show on Sony BBC Earth, starting January 22, at 8pm, a trio of experts led by Dr. Michael Mosely take a microscopic look at the human behavior and discover how incredibly unpredictable and complex humans are.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/tv18.jpg?itok=9obzztU8
TV18 profits decline in third quarter

TV18 Broadcast Ltd (TV18), the subsidiary of the Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani-controlled Network18 Media and Investments Ltd (Network 18), reported consolidated total income of Rs 10 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2017 (Q3-18) as compared with income of Rs 23.6 crore for the corresponding year...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/sameer.jpg?itok=FzSr16mH
Applause Entertainment to produce series on 2016 surgical strikes

MUMBAI: Applause Entertainment is making all the right moves.

Television Production House Non-Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/SonyLiv.jpg?itok=Jywzm6hT
Sony Six rakes in ad rev from BBL despite slow start

MUMBAI: The second most popular domestic T20 cricket tournament in the world after Indian Premier League (IPL) is Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). The Cricket Australia rights, which were with Star India from 2011-12 to 2016-17, have now been acquired by Sony Pictures Network (SPN) India for the...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/gurjeev.jpg?itok=nTzETBBg
Star India gets aggressive with global programme syndication sales

MUMBAI: Leading Indian media and entertainment major Star India is quite confident that its new catalogue of historical dramas and contemporary soaps and series will gain traction as it continues with its international syndication drive.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/15/master-chef.jpg?itok=ds-D89hr
Season 8 of the drama-packed reality cooking series, MasterChef U.S. premieres on Star World

Viewers are in for a delectable treat as world renowned celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay returns to the small screen along with celebrated American chef and television personality Aaron Sanchez and chef, author and television personality Christina Tosi in the latest season of MasterChef U.S. that will...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories