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Interview with Frank Radice on the Oscars & Social TV

Frank Radice, Definition 6 Expert in Residence, shares his thoughts on the evolution of Social TV

Beer Diplomacy, EP 099 – There Ought To Be A Law

by  • MAY 8, 2012 • PRINT-FRIENDLY


Stuart Tracte talks with media legend Frank Radice,  and Andy Morris, Principal at The Morris + King Company.Episode Link: http://bit.ly/BDEP99Originally recorded: May 7, 2012 at KoPoint Studios in NYC.Topics for this week’s show can be found at http://bit.ly/BD99LinksThis week, Stuart Tracte talks with guests Frank Radice & Andy Morris about the hip-hop history of KoPoint Studios, tax free religion?, truth in political campaigning, the tanning mom, The Avengers, the 2012 presidential election, and more!To learn more about Frank Radice, visit http://FrankRadice.com

Keep up with Andy’s company at http://morris-king.com

Download Audio: Beer Diplomacy, EP 099 – There Ought To Be A Law

The 3 Surprises of How People Watched the London Olympic Games [video]

Olympics on NBC

Latest numbers regarding NBC‘s coverage of the now most recent Summer Olympics: The number of devices authenticated by NBC during the two-week event hit roughly 10 million. In addition, NBC says 13.6 million hours of video was live streamed by pay-TV subscribers. The numbers were first reported by AllThingsD.

Additionally, in news that probably isn’t too surprising, my old friend, Alan Wurtzel, President/Research and Media Development for NBCUniversal said late last week that the company’s decision to make the programming available on multiple devices led to a significant increase in viewership among kids and teens. “Among all demographic groups, it was kids and teens that showed double digit gains in their viewing over Beijing,” he said in the video announcement.

What about you? How did you watch the Olympics and what devices did you use?

 

 

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Last Call with Carson Daly promo featuring No Doubt [video]

When “Last Call with Carson Daly” premiered on NBC Latenight, I executive produced a series of spots directed by Joe Chapura. This one featured the band “No Doubt” stuffed in an elevator at 30 Rock!

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The Last Laugh with Richard Belzer & P.J. O’Rourke [video]

“The Last Laugh” is the Pilot I created with my team from “Showbiz Tonight.” It was intended as a CNN Comedy News show with P.J. O’Rourke and Richard Belzer (and featuring Will Durst , Bill Tush and Rick Derringer and the Last Laugh Band). Shot in the Mid 80’s at Carolines Comedy Club at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan. It was rejected by the network because “we don’t do comedy!”

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The Story of the Guitar: The Complete Three-Part Documentary

This is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen about my favorite instrument, the guitar. The BBC has made an instructive, entertaining, and fascinating history of the instrument.

Now this is what I call, “Must See TV!”

It started back in the 1950s. Bill Haley and Elvis burst onto the scene. Rock ‘n’ roll was born. The guitar took center stage, and it never left. How the guitar came to “dominate the soundtrack of our lives” is the subject of The Story of the Guitar, a three part documentary narrated by the BBC’s creative director Alan Yentob.

The story of the guitar is, of course, a big one. The instrument, and its stringed precursors, goes way back — all the way to the Greeks. And the influence of the guitar can be felt far and wide. It plays a lead role in classical music in Spain (and China); jazz in France (think Django); the blues in the Mississippi Delta, and beyond. Yentob paints the bigger picture for you in the first segment, “In the Beginning” (above). Part II (Out of the Frying Pan) focuses on the big moment when the guitar went electric. And Part III gets you up close and personal with the masters of the electric guitar. The documentary features interviews with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Iggy Pop, and The Edge from U2 (Part 1Part 2 andPart 3), to name a few.

Part 1 – Where it all started

Part 2 – Out of the Frying Pan

Part 3 – This Time it’s Personal

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#Winning! Hanging out with Billy Bush & Charlie Sheen at NATPE 2012 [pic]

Billy Bush and I spend some quality time with Charlie Sheen backstage at Access Hollywood Live in Miami during NATPE 2012.

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The Union Flag & The Union Jack are NOT the same thing!

Why can’t the Olympic announcers get this right? Please share…maybe they will hear us!

What is commonly known as the Union Jack, the flag of the United Kingdom, is actually only called the Union Jack when it is flown on the jackstaff on the bow of a Royal Naval ship. The correct name for the flag is the Union Flag.

 

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You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Kills You




You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You, is a forthcoming film directed by Spike Lee‘s protege Michael A. Pinckney, founder and Managing Director of Black Noise Media, a production house based in New York City[2]. The film began production in May 2007, however its release was delayed until 2011 for unknown reasons.”You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You” is currently slated to premiere at Brooklyn‘s Williamsburg International Film Festival dubbed “WILLiFEST” on September 23, 2011. Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and Ed Lover make appearances in “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Kills You,” which stars James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Michael K. Williams (“The Wire” “Boardwalk Empire“), Michael Mosley (“Law & Order“) and Nashawn Kearse (“The Sopranos” “Entourage.”). Post production by Definition 6, NYC.

 Co-EP, Jon Accarrino.Director, Michael Pinkney.Live it Up Host, Donna Drake & Me At the Williamsburg International Film Festival (Willlifest) World Premiere

 

IS 9PM THE NEW 10PM IN PRIMETIME TV?

Frank Radice

Frank Radice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friday, April 27, 2012 by Frank Radice

With upfront season in full swing, I’ve been thinking about Primetime TV viewership and I had to ask myself – Is 9PM the new 10PM??

Five years ago if a network’s primetime show didn’t hit a 5 demo in 18-49 viewers, it would be in deep trouble.

Today, the 10pm demo, for the most part, seems to be around a 3 or lower.

Why is that?

A few things come to mind.

Image representing TiVo as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

One: DVR‘s are everywhere now. It’s not just a TiVo anymore. Every cable company has one, and they are quickly replacing the old set top box (and let’s not forget the Roku, the Xbox, the Boxee, Apple TV, and any of the other cool device out there).

And research is also showing that tablets like the iPad are quickly becoming the second screen of choice for content consumption, while services like Aereo allow you to watch and record your favorite show in their cloud for later viewing anywhere.

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