Author: Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum hosts and produces Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the radio program all about TV. The program runs live Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, noon Pacific on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com), with replays at www.blogtalkradio.com/televised.

Tomorrow Will Be Televised

About Simon Applebaum

Simon Applebaum hosts and produces Tomorrow Will Be Televised, the radio program all about TV. The program runs live Mondays and Fridays at 3 p.m. Eastern time, noon Pacific on BlogTalk Radio (www.blogtalkradio.com), with replays at www.blogtalkradio.com/televised.

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: An Early Smart/Ultra Start of 2014 … and Then Some

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: An Early Smart/Ultra Start of 2014 … and Then Some

We're in the back stretch of January, and there's already plenty to observe about the TV world worth observing throughout 2014. Smart TV and Ultra HD TV Smart TV and Ultra HD sets will up their features in both capacity and capability. The action at International CES two weeks ago in Las Vegas, with a record crowd of ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Cord-Cutting… Wait… What?

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Cord-Cutting… Wait… What?

When Craig Moffett talks, many people hear and work by what emerges from this popular media-focused senior research analyst. In public or private, it takes something for Moffett to correct something offered on his record. The subject of cord-cutting provided an exception, with Videonuze's VideoSchmooze: NYC meeting earlier ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Ultra HD’s Big Bang Theory

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Ultra HD’s Big Bang Theory

When participants of the first Ultra HD conference at a Consumer Electronics Association event gathered in New York, everyone saw the light about ultra high-definition television sets and the impact they could have on the TV programming we'll see through them. The big split of opinion: how soon we choose to buy these ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: NYC Television Week, Round One

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: NYC Television Week, Round One

Theme weeks have become a commonplace deal in New York over the past decade. This past week, the television industry launched one to call its own, and if it's nurtured well, it could stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Advertising Week, Internet Week, Social Media Week and the rest as a festival both industry leaders and the ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Odds and Ends From the Passing Parade

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Odds and Ends From the Passing Parade

***Consumer Electronics Association executives stick with their forecast of Ultra High Definition TV sets not taking off in a big way until 2015 or 2016. The Ultra-TV set-maker crowd almost to a TV, whether big players Samsung, Vizio, LG and Toshiba or newbies like Seiki, stick to their belief that next year will be the ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: An Un-Doggy August

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: An Un-Doggy August

The reputation August has for many people is that of dog days -- slow, inactive, mundane, activity of a snail-crawling nature, compared to the other 11 months of a year. Blast that rep to bits this August where television is concerned. Sure, we've had years where a network was launched down this stretch. MTV immediately ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: On To The Second Half

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: On To The Second Half

Take an extended breath, then brace yourself for an explosive second half of 2013. Quite a ride is in store for anyone involved in the television world, starting and ending with viewers. Here's a roundup of what you can expect: ***Every broadcast network entering this season at a pivot point. CBS, number one in total ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: No More Auto-Pilot Increase… Maybe?

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: No More Auto-Pilot Increase… Maybe?

Michael Bologna, Group M's emerging communications director, is one frustrated dude when the subject is upfront TV activity. At last week's VideoNuze Online Video Advertising Summit here in New York, Bologna became the latest in a parade of people with something to say in public this year. Subject of this public discourse: ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Final Four Smackdown

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: Final Four Smackdown

When Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting unit puts on its annual upfront event in New York Wednesday morning, they'll do so with one sure revenue draw they didn't expect to tout so soon... until last week. Their sure draw, in this case, subtracts one sure draw from CBS and its broadcast affiliates, whose mothership hits ...

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: New Observations from the Passing Parade

Tomorrow Will Be Televised: New Observations from the Passing Parade

***Roger Ebert had an agenda full of projects when he passed away last week at age 70. One of them: launching a Kickstarter campaign for a weekly TV series comeback. If Ebert saw crowdfunding as a way to bring TV programming about, you better believe many others do. We'll never see what Ebert could have accomplished with ...