New Media


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss television and its connection to new technology, including social media and streaming services.

Highlights
Felicity Huffman on live-tweeting during the broadcasts of American Crime
Andy Cohen on the importance of social media to Bravo programming
Darren Star on Younger being on TV Land and the changing landscape of television
Nina Tassler on the importance of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden creating digital content and viral clips
Tom Fontana on the then-innovative Internet presence of Homicide: Life on the Street  and using new media to supplement his subsequent shows
Anthony Bourdain on using social media to promote his shows
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Chris Albrecht

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Chris Albrecht on digital distribution for Starz

Vin Di Bona

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Vin Di Bona on how social media and YouTube have affected America's Funniest Home Videos
Vin Di Bona on the then-future of user-generated content on television 

Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain on using social media to promote his shows

Kevin Bright

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Kevin Bright on Friends streaming on Netflix and its popularity with young people

Charles Cappleman

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Charles Cappleman on the emergence of new media

Chris Carter

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Chris Carter on The X-Files' following and the impact of the internet and new media on the show

Margaret Cho

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Margaret Cho on doing remote shows and connecting with fans during the COVID-19 pandemic

Andy Cohen

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Andy Cohen on the importance of social media to Bravo programming

Anderson Cooper

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Anderson Cooper on utilizing social media on-air at CNN

Ann Curry

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Ann Curry on her feelings on the responsibility of journalists, and on how this influences her reporting and other choices, including tweeting about the need for Doctors Without Borders to be allowed into Haiti after the 2010 earthquake
Ann Curry on how the advent of new technology and digital outlets impacted editorial and broadcast decisions on Today when she was co-anchor, and on the then-future of television
Ann Curry on the impact of the public getting their news from social media and other free sources, and on the importance of the public subscribing to news outlets, and on the possibilities of the then-future of journalism

Rebecca Eaton

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Rebecca Eaton on Netflix acquiring The Crown, and how this affected Masterpiece (because Netflix's budgets are so much larger than PBS')
Rebecca Eaton on how streaming and DVRs changed viewing habits, and how that affected Masterpiece
Rebecca Eaton on the social media response to Downton Abbey

Linda Ellerbee

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Linda Ellerbee on how the internet impacted the way she works

Jeff Fager

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Jeff Fager on the creation of 60 Minutes Overtime, 60 Minutes' online companion and the 60 Minutes app
Jeff Fager on the biggest problem facing the news media and the choices that are being made in response to digital media and the search for "clicks"

Dorothy Fontana

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Dorothy Fontana on writing for interactive video games

Tom Fontana

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Tom Fontana on the then-innovative Internet presence of Homicide: Life on the Street  and using new media to supplement his subsequent shows

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on the Academy Awards and social media

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on the then-future of television advertising and the impact of the internet on television

Felicity Huffman

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Felicity Huffman on live-tweeting during the broadcasts of American Crime

Elodie Keene

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Elodie Keene on her work being watched on new media

Roger King

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Roger King on how the business of television syndication has changed since he started, and on the emergence of cable and the internet

Jeff Kisseloff

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Jeff Kisseloff on the emergence of podcasts
Jeff Kisseloff on maintaining his website and on the emergence of the Internet as a journalistic force

John Langley

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John Langley on the impact of new media on this shows

Barry Levinson

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Barry Levinson on Homicide: Life on the Street's web series: "Second Shift"
Barry Levinson on new opportunities in television and why talented actors are flocking to TV over movies

Kurt Loder

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Kurt Loder on the Internet and the music industry
Kurt Loder on how the Internet has influenced the music industry

Horace Newcomb

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Horace Newcomb on the rise of new media in regards to television
Horace Newcomb on the then-current television shows he watches, including several foreign shows on new media platforms like Netflix

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on advice to aspiring writers, and on his dislike of the internet

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on the impact of cable and new media on the industry
Ward Quaal on how the internet has impacted television

Jorge Ramos

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Jorge Ramos on the emergence of social media as a tool to connect to the audience directly 

Sumner Redstone

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Sumner Redstone on his deal with TiVo
Sumner Redstone on Viacom's stake in New Media in the then-future
Sumner Redstone on wireless and the internet

Cokie Roberts

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Cokie Roberts on how the emergence of new media has impacted television news, and on Donald J. Trump's tweets

Ted Sarandos

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Ted Sarandos on his first impression of Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings, and Hastings' predictions for the distribution of entertainment via the internet at the time of their meeting
Ted Sarandos on the advantage that the "queue" system on Netflix provided over brick and mortar video stores
Ted Sarandos on originally trying to separate out the DVD and streaming services on Netflix when the streaming service first launched by putting the DVD business under Qwikster, and on the backlash to the company offering different prices and services for different users
Ted Sarandos on how Netflix moved into creating original programming, and on their first attempt, the documentary The Comedians of Comedy
Ted Sarandos on Netflix becoming producers of new content, rather than just a streaming service, and on shutting down their original production arm, Red Envelope
Ted Sarandos on Netflix's strategy for developing original content, starting in 2011, and on Netflix streaming House of Cards as its own original series
Ted Sarandos on Netflix not requiring pilots before buying series, beginning with House of Cards, and on how they made a decision to release the first season of House of Cards all at once (allowing viewers to binge watch the show)
Ted Sarandos on Netflix's model of releasing full seasons of shows all at once and how this changed television: "I wasn't consciously breaking the habit, I really felt like I was just enabling access to the programming to more people"
Ted Sarandos on why Netflix's bingeing model has improved viewers' television experience
Ted Sarandos on how Netflix walks the line between licensing content from other studios while also competing with those studios with Netflix's own original content, and on Netflix's main competition as networks begin their own streaming services and start reclaiming content from Netflix
Ted Sarandos on how (or whether) Netflix uses the data it collects from users in order to make programming decisions, and on what kind of data they collect
Ted Sarandos on "taste clusters" on Netflix - the categorization of types of shows the algorithm suggests for a user, and on Netflix's user interface
Ted Sarandos on how and why Netflix decides when to share their ratings and viewership data
Ted Sarandos on Netflix making deals with big names, including Barack and Michelle Obama, Ryan Murphy, and Shonda Rhimes

Darren Star

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Darren Star on Younger being on TV Land and the changing landscape of television

J. Michael Straczynski

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J. Michael Straczynski on the audience of Babylon 5 and interacting with fans on the internet
J. Michael Straczynski on the series Sense8 for Netflix

Jeffrey Tambor

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Jeffrey Tambor on the revival of Arrested Development  on Netflix
Jeffrey Tambor on his series Onion News Empire

Nina Tassler

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Nina Tassler on the importance of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden creating digital content and viral clips

Tracey Ullman

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Tracey Ullman on the sketch "What Were You Wearing?" on Tracey Ullman's Show, and on the sketch going viral

Bob Vila

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Bob Vila on bobvila.com and his internet presence

Lauren Zalaznick

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Lauren Zalaznick on using the Internet as a marketing tool for Bravo's programming, and on the "watch what happens" slogan
Lauren Zalaznick on the ways in which audiences are consuming content via new media, and how that has impacted Bravo
Lauren Zalaznick on being a board member at GoPro, and her then-current projects

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on the development of Hulu and its success up to that time (in 2009)

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