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Until recently, esports was viewed as the most niche of sports, an up-and-coming series of live events that was followed by a young and very specific audience. However, the reality is that esports organizers have long been delivering live programming to tens of millions of people per event.
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These days, scripted nonfiction programming is in big demand by the television networks, cable outlets and streaming services. High profile murders like Jon Benet Ramsey’s and murder trials like O.J. Simpson’s are popular subjects for this programming, as well as documentaries focused on controversial issues like GMO crops, environmental change and our dietary habits.
Netflix, the on-demand streaming service, has produced a streak of compelling original programming that pleases both critics and consumers. House of Cards. Orange Is The New Black. And now, Daredevil, the story of a blind, crime-fighting vigilante who protects the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan.
I recently attended the 20th annual Real Screen Summit in Washington D.C. This mid-winter convocation has become the pre-eminent gathering of buyers, distributors and producers of reality TV, documentaries and other non-fiction programming in the Americas. Consequently, it also attracts hundreds of producers working in these genres eager to distribute finished or nearly finished programs, and to pre-sell projects in varying stages of development.
left to right: Stephen Interrante, Joseph Saroufim, Peter Saroufim by Joseph Saroufim Second screen technology is becoming more common. We’re accustomed to interactive tweets during live TV events and applications that expand on televised content, such as the Game of Thrones app for HBO. What we haven’t seen much of, but certainly will in the near future, is the proliferation of narrative second screen content. This means that while viewers are watching the main screen programming, a secondary device (such as a tablet or smartphone) will provide synchronized content that enhances the viewing experience. Samsung has been a pioneer in developing the applications and infrastructure necessary to make this type of programming a reality. In 2012, the company launched the Samsung Second Screen Storytellers challenge in conjunction with the New York Television Festival. Our team created a demo that won the challenge and we spent the better part of 2013 creating D-TEC, a television pilot that has second screen storytelling in its DNA. As the first team to build a narrative second screen TV series from the ground up, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned.
It’s fair to say that the screenwriting industry isn’t exactly struggling at the moment. The rise of paid streaming services — led by Netflix, but soon followed by Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and even YouTube premium — has caused incredible demand for original programming, with huge sums of money being spent in the hunt for new hit IPs.
BroadbandTVcon started 5 years ago under the name OTTCON, in reference to Over-the-Top TV and Video. As the market and industry has matured, BroadbandTV encompasses all the exciting developments in the production, programming, delivery, consumption and interaction with video over a wide variety of platforms. Learn where they see the broadcast industry headed, as well as some industry heavy hitters on deck to speak at this year’s event!
Canon is sponsoring the Press Suite and the Filmmaker Lounge this year at SXSW. The Lounge will be a place for filmmakers and badgeholders to relax, recharge, escape the crowds, and grab a snack. In the Press Suite, Canon will be offering complimentary clean and check services for Canon services! Canon’s programming will include a Cinematography of Comedy panel, as well as several afternoon fireside chats with filmmakers.
Every week, I hear about another major media company increasing its hours of original content. In 2018, according to Variety, Netflix is estimated to spend $8 billion, and TechCrunch reports that Apple will invest $1 billion into the original content scene. This has created an "arms race" for original programming at traditional cable media companies. For those in the production game, all of this investment in original content should be music to our ears, but in reality, it hasn't been. How come?
ALIBI's robust, versatile and expertly curated catalog features music and FX produced, structured and crafted for storytelling and is available to license for advertising, trailers, promos, programming, video games, all other forms of multimedia content. Founder/Executive Producer Jonathan Parks talks about how ALIBI Music Library got started and the future of the company.