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Cord-cutting: Data or Tea Leaves? / ‘Pawn Stars’ Dominates / ESPN: ‘More Docs, please!’ / $10K Development Prize

What Can We Learn From Cord-cutting Studies? Cord-cutting data are dissected like sacrificial offerings by the high priests of our industry: This week, a study by The Diffusion Group found that heavy Netflix streamers are beginning to recognize that they are watching less pay-TV As a result, they are more disposed to cutting pay-TV What’s …

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Case Study: Globe Trekker’s Business Model for a Deficit-financed Public TV Series (2/2)

This is part 2 of a two-part post on Globe Trekker, the leading PBS Travel series created by Pilot Productions’ Ian Cross. Last week:  Globe Trekker’s history, distribution and  audience This post: the business model and Takeaways. REVENUES Public TV Revenue Model Stations are given programs for free or for a comparatively low license fee The producer sells …

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Case Study: ‘Globe Trekker’ and How a Deficit Financed Travel Series Became a Winner for PBS and Pilot Productions (1/2)

Is there a way for Factual producers to succeed the old-fashioned way: in U.S. public television? In this week’s Case Study: How the Globe Trekker series blazed a path to a respectable living for Pilot Productions. At History Makers and then at Real Screen, we met with Ian Cross, Pilot Productions’ founder and managing director. Ian …

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Cord-cutting: How Serious? What Does it Mean for Channels and Producers?

Are U.S. multichannel subscribers cutting the cord in such numbers that programmers and producers should be concerned for the long term? Analysts of our sector were recently whipped into a bit of a frenzy by the release of two studies: SNL Kagan reported that the U.S. industry lost 119,000 subscribers in the 3rd quarter 2010, …

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