Television Related Quotes
“Television is becoming a collage -- there are so many channels that you move through them making a collage yourself. In that sense, everyone sees something a bit different.”
?A great media convergence is taking place: the lines between video content, television and the Internet are blurring. The result is a new medium, propelling us into exciting and challenging multimedia, as has never been seen before. The audience of the NAB show will benefit greatly from this conference. They will leave understanding and ready to capitalize on the powerful development of Web and mobile content converging with traditional video and broadcasting.?
“[The snowball effect also helps attract better people — producers and writers — to make more shows.] Great television comes from great talent, ... It's our job to find the people who will create the hits for us.”
“Including college viewing in the national ratings will give our clients a more complete picture of television viewing, particularly among young adults. Nielsen is continuously striving to improve the accuracy and completeness of its measurements. Expanding the National sample to include out-of-home college students is one of many initiatives we are pursuing.”
“Together, our companies only have about 17 percent of the pay television market. Just the Comcast-AT&T; [business] alone will have something well north of that, ... Just that company, in the cable industry, has about 78 percent, according to the FCC report in January. So we're a very small fish in a very big pond.”
“There's no question that we're facing in television the most competitive primetime season in recent memory, ... You have to look at how the World Series has held up versus a very strong primetime lineup across the board on any given night.”
“The things that people really want aren't the things that are traditionally given away on television.”
In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait.
“It's not just television. It's television, games and recreational use of the computer. Our hope is that before the week is over [people] don't go back to four, five, six hours in front of a screen.”
If a Martian came down to Earth and watched television, he'd come to conclusion that all the world's society is based on Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. He'd be amazed that our society hasn't collapsed.