August 29, 2014

Old Dominion University Working to Digitize Historic Local Television News Footage

From HamptonRoads.com: The black handwriting scrawled on the outside of the tin is visible 55 years later: “6-29-57 Children Come First.” Inside is film of an education special, aired a year before six Norfolk schools closed rather than desegregate. It’s one of nearly 2,000 reels documenting local and national history that were almost lost – […]

Reference: Media Information: NPR Labs New Mapping Tool

This interactive reference resource launched a little over a month ago and is free to access on the NPR Labs site. Here’s Some Useful Background: NPR Labs has launched a new interactive web-based mapping system that shows the reception coverage for all public radio and television stations in the United States. The Mapping And Population […]

New Stats: “Cross-Platform Report: How We Watch From Screen to Screen”

The Q4 2011 Cross-Platform Report from Nielsen is now available online. You can register (free) to download the full text. A summary blog post and infographic are also available. Game Consoles Now in Nearly Half of TV Homes Consoles have become strategically positioned as a secondary gateway to TV content, and can now be found […]

Statistics: How Americans are Spending their Media Time… and Money

From Nielsen: Americans spend more than 33 hours per week watching video across the screens, according to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report. But how they’re consuming content—traditional TV and otherwise—is changing. Demonstrating that consumers are increasingly making Internet connectivity a priority, 75.3 percent pay for broadband Internet (up from 70.9% last year); 90.4 percent pay […]

Update: Access More Than 14,000 Historic TV Clips From Across Europe (Free)

From JISC: Over 14,000 items of archived TV footage from 17 European countries are now available via the EUscreen online portal. EUscreen – the result of collaboration between 36 partners across Europe – provides a rich insight into Europe’s television heritage with content dating from the 1920s to the present day. The portal includes rare […]

Statistics: Consumer Media Usage Across TV, Online, Mobile and Social

From Nielsenwire: Almost one in three U.S. TV households – 35.9 million – owns four or more televisions, according to a new report on media usage from Nielsen. Across the ever-changing U.S. media landscape, TV maintains its stronghold as the most popular device, with 290 million Americans and 114.7 households owning at least one. In […]

Pop Culture: ProQuest Will Release Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive in 2012

From ProQuest: For the first time, researchers will be able to explore every edition, cover-to-cover of nearly 30 major entertainment trade and consumer magazines in a single online search. The Archive’s 2.5 million full-color pages will be accessible in the ProQuest research environment, enabling it to be easily searched, managed, shared and used to create […]

EUscreen Portal Formally Launched, Europe's Television Heritage Online

From Today’s Official Announcement: EUscreen is a unique showcase of Europe’s television heritage. The portal www.euscreen.eu is officially launched today in celebration of UNESCO’s World Day of Audiovisual Heritage. [Clip] Major audiovisual archives in Europe have joined forces to offer unified access to the history of television in Europe. Thousands of video’s and images are […]

Film & Television: 'Peyton Place' Finds a Home at the USC Libraries

From the Announcement: The USC Libraries recently acquired the personal archives of television writer, director, and producer Walter Doniger. Doniger is the creator of Peyton Place, a long-running late-night soap opera that aired on ABC from 1964 to 1969. His archives, recently featured in an article by Dan Knapp on the USC News website, document […]