I will admit I was at times being a bit sceptical towards ”Defiance”, the transmedia project from Syfy. I felt it could be great, but at the same time I was afraid of being let down (again), or having to witness a project where everyone involved decided to try too much and achieving too little.…Read more Defiance – defying the odds
I’ll be keeping this short and to the point, as I’m swamped with things to take care of in the aftermath of MIP. First, I have to note a slight sense of disappointment. I do not feel the television industry is moving with the times, to the extent I feel the industry would need to.…Read more MIPTV and MIPCube 2013 – a brief review
Short post from yesterday, which saw the second day of MIPFormats conclude to make way for MIPTV today. I only attendend some of the conferences as I was running between meetings, but here are some things I took away with me: - That one original show that will be big and shiny and 9pm on…Read more MIPFormats Day Two
The MIPFormats 2013 edition kicked off yesterday at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The format business is a booming one, for good and for bad (but mostly for good). The good part is that producers can get the formats they create on air in any which one territory in the universe, if the ideas…Read more MIPFormats Day One
To my delight I’ve seen a lot of great transmedia-related projects turning up left and right in the TV business over the past months. One of the most obvious is of course ”Defiance”, which for the first time tries to blend an MMO 3rd person shooter with a scifi TV series and let the two…Read more MIPFormats and MIPTV – is it on?
So, apparently having people talking, discussing, arguing and generally getting their collective panties in a twist about what you’re creating is a good thing. I could never have guessed. According to a Nielsen and SocialGuide study, tweeting about a show has an effect on the popularity of a show. A 4.2 increase in Twitter activity…Read more The Three ”T”:s – TV, Twitter and Transmedia
I conducted a mini-poll yesterday, as a follow-up to a blog post I wrote on the need for creators to get creative around torrenting and piracy. This is how I thought and the results of the poll (disclaimer – I’m aware this might not hold up to full scientific scrutiny, so take all of this…Read more Torrents in exchange for personal data, collaboration
Following up on discussions I've had with some people after my previous post on piracy, I've decided to check with you, the users, some theories. I.e., I believe the currencies we're working with will be different in the future - $$ and €€ will not be the only thing worth something to providers of content…Read more Substituting piracy for exchange of favors?
I was quite amazed and fairly impressed by the quotes from Game of Throne’s director David Petrarca at the Perth Writers’ Festival regarding the effects piracy have had on the tv series. Game of Thrones is by far the most pirated show on Earth at the moment, but David shrugs it off, since the show…Read more Thriving on piracy – a transmedia producer’s best friend?
I was invited to be on the panel at the wrap-up session of MIPCOM in October last year. James, the moderator, asked us participants to pick an image that would sum up our feelings of the week, or an image of something that had stood out for us in one way or another. Now, as…Read more Memes from MIPCOM