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‘Lilyhammer,’ Netflix and the Future of TV

February 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Internet television, Norwegian cinema, Television broadcasting

On February 6th, Netflix added the Norwegian TV series Lilyhammer to its streaming lineup. There’s really nothing groundbreaking or adventurous about the program save for the fact that Netflix invested in its production and is the first original program it has offered; while it’s not as high profile as Netflix’s acquisition of David Finch’s forthcoming […]

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Don Figlozzi, the First TV Animator?

December 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Television animation, Television broadcasting, Television history and criticism

Don Figlozzi (1909-81), spent the first half of his career in animation and the second half at the New York Daily News, , where his cartoons, signed “Fig,” became a fixture (see sample below). In between, he briefly worked for the newspaper’s TV station, WPIX, as a  pioneer in a field that became known as broadcast […]

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Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act Introduced

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Television broadcasting

An interesting piece of legislation, some say Quixotic, called the Commercial Advertisement Mitigation, or CALM)Act was introduced in the US House of Representatives on June 9th. Multichannel News reports that, The Federal Communications Commission would be required to regulate the volume of television commercials for excessive loudness under a House bill recently introduced by Rep. […]

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