Video Production Trade News – Week of November 12, 2017

Each week I share select trade news articles with students enrolled in my New England Tech video production classes. It’s critical in any field to remain current, follow emerging trends, examine best practices, and learn about various challenges that face the industry.

Below are some articles from the past week that were discussed during class:

1. NBC to Make SkyCam Main Camera for Titans-Steelers

Trade Publication Source:
TVTechnology – http://www.tvtechnology.com/business/0011/report-hdr-tv-shipments-to-reach-nearly-48m-in-2021/282201 

2. Snapchat Usage by Media Companies

There are two announcements this week by major media companies that plan to use the Snapchat platform. 

Conan O’Brien Launches Comedy Show on Snapchat
Trade Publication: Broadcast & Cable
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/currency/conan-o-brien-launches-comedy-show-snapchat/170052

ESPN Launches ‘SportsCenter’ Segments on Snapchat
Trade Publication: Multichannel News
http://www.multichannel.com/news/content/espn-launches-sportscenter-snapchat/416529

2. On this Date in Radio history – Lee de Forest

On November 13, 1906 Lee de Forest patented the Audion tube.

Trade Publication: Media Confidential
http://mediaconfidential.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-13-radio-history.html

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