TVOT SF 2017 Keynote: TV Worth Watching in a Multiplatform Age

[itvt] is pleased to announce that we have updated the TV of Tomorrow Show 2017 Schedule of Sessions with more details about the June 28th keynote featuring David Bianculli, Guest Host and TV Critic of NPR's "Fresh Air"; Ben Mankiewicz, Host of Turner Classic Movies; and Seth Shapiro, Co-Governor for Interactive Media at the Television Academy. We have also included this information below.

12:00-12:25PM, June 28th (Wednesday)
Hawthorn Room
Keynote Fireside: TV Worth Watching in a Multiplatform Age

As television increasingly becomes a multiplatform and social medium--distributed on, and even developed for, social-video platforms that hardly lend themselves to TV's traditionally high production values; frequently monetized via the "branded-content" model, with all the inherent compromises to quality and integrity that that would seem to entail; and presented not as the fixed expression of an auteur's vision, but as something that can be constantly changed via the audience's interactions with it--will it still be worth watching? Is there a risk that its quality will decline as traditional standards for TV excellence become obsolete, or will a new set of criteria emerge for judging what is quality TV in a multiplatform era? In other words, is it possible yet to envision a "poetics" (in the Aristotelian sense) of multiplatform, social TV? This keynote session will bring together prominent experts on what makes for quality television, in order to address these questions and provide examples of new forms of programming that have achieved excellence despite the great changes the medium is undergoing. Participants include:

  • David Bianculli, Guest Host/TV Critic, "Fresh Air" (NPR); Founder and Editor,
  • Ben Mankiewicz, Host, Turner Classic Movies/Commentator, The Young Turks
  • Seth Shapiro, Co-Governor, Interactive Media, Television Academy

The official Twitter hashtag of the show is #TVOTSF, and the official Twitter account is @TVOTshow.




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