Monthly Archives: August 2015

Episode 17 – Interactive TV, Part 1

This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss early experiments in interactive television as well as a history of future projections of what interactive television would be like. Join us this week for part one of our discussion. Today is QUBE Day!

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday September 10th, 2015 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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Report on the 1930 Interactive TV experiment: link

Great archive on the history of Qube with wonderful visuals: link

Wonderful archive for an article written on the Qube from 1981: link

Great article discussing Winky Dink: link

 

Episode 16 – Ratings and Commodities

Hail, hail – the gang’s all here! This week join Steve, Andrew, and Jonathan as they discuss one of Steve’s passions – the Nielsen ratings! Who is the “audience” exactly? If you were not a Nielsen family, did you really count? Did newscaster reputation really matter in an ad-supported Nielsen paradigm? What the heck does the Battle of the Network Stars have to do with it all anyway? Join us as Steve and Jonathan have a spirited debate and Andrew plays referee.

Then be sure to stop back two weeks from now on Thursday August 27th, 2015 to listen to our next full length episode. You can leave a comment on this page and can always reach us via email at: feedback@tvhistorypod.com

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1977 Nielsen Pamphlet: link

Nielsen’s Prizm service: Market Segmentation: link

Down and dirty intro to Nielsen Ratings: link

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