Thursday, June 1, 2006

"THAT OLD THING CALLED TV"

While much of the network’s upfront pitch was dedicated to developments in the broadband space, [Bravo President Lauren] Zalaznick said that linear television is still Bravo’s bread and butter.

“We’re proud of that old thing called TV,” Zalaznick said.

Now that was a quote that sent chills up my spine. I understand that with the technology on such a fast pace, the concept of TV that I grew up with is only in the basics of the medium.

I've dabbled in Crossovers of the Week in which the partner in the crossover is online content, as in the connection between 'CSI: Miami' and a scene which was only available on cbs.com.

In fact, so far as I can tell, the first half of next week's Crossover of the Week is also available only online.

The day has come when I have to accept online TV as part and parcel of Toobworld.

I just don't want to lose the "Idiot's Lantern", the "Glass Furnace", that I've come to love since I used to march around on my knees to the theme song of 'The Mickey Mouse Club'.

That was just last week actually. What can I say? I had been out with the guys; there were these monster margaritas.......

BCnU!
Tele-Toby

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