Tom Rieland Archives For: December 3, 2012

Networks Follow Lead of PBS

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Downton Abbey Season Three starts January 6, 2013 on WOSU TV
December 3, 2012

It’s perhaps the greatest compliment when someone steals your idea. And it’s become quite a tradition –the commercial TV networks watch for successes on PBS, swipe the concept, put a commercial overlay on the programming and market it with more money than the entire PBS marketing budget. The latest case is the hiring by NBC [...]