The ever shrinking TV universe

In my day job I am part of a team that does what we call “window management.” Basically, what window management involves is tracking a title released or acquired by my company through its various first “windows” (theatrical, EST, Home Entertainment, TVOD, Pay TV/SVOD and Free TV). I’ve been doing it for a long time and enjoy the work. We get to be part of a movie studio while working on the administrative side where there is less churn job-wise. Or, as the guy who cleans up after the elephant says— “at least I’m in show biz.”

In prior decades there was a substantial lag between the theatrical release of a title and its first showing on television. Back then the Home Entertainment market was a thriving business, partially because people had to wait to see the title on their small screens. That is all different now. I remember years ago I used to say “one day we’ll all have the same avail date throughout the world.” That’s almost true now. I watched the UK version of RuPaul’s Drag Race after it premieres in the UK, and the same is true from the US to other countries in the world. Gone are the days when the US goes first and the other countries way later. We are truly becoming a global television marketplace.

As I slide more and more into the streaming world, I am amazed (and grateful) at the amount of content that is available. I watched Beauty and the Baker on Network television and then found the Israeli original version on Amazon. The international versions of Sing On are a great deal of fun. As the time between theatrical and first airing on television gets shorter it becomes easier for folks like me to get what they need through the small screen.

Streaming has been a lifesaver over this last year. While I didn’t go to the movies that often pre-pandemic (except for big Marvel and other 3-D/Imax titles), the inability to have that as an option did put a damper in my weekends. Being able to see Wonder Woman 2 and other movies, even though they didn’t have the same impact as they would have on the big screen, helped fill the void.

Now that things are getting back to normal I wonder how things are going to change. I still haven’t ventured into a movie theater, but you never know! I may! Then again, I have lots of streaming services available. Whatever it is you choose to do, enjoy!

Below is a little about my Soul Mate books and me.

My fourth Universe Chronicles book, titled Generating Gravity, is slated to be released in September. Lori, my amazing editor, is helping to craft it into another fast-paced installment in this series. In the meantime, my third Universe Chronicles book, Storming Time, is available now. Here’s a blurb and a buy link—if you’re interested!

Storming Time blurb:

A fast car, a little weather manipulation to cover his tracks, and Zared Hersh’s emergency extraction job is done. But when Hannah Nickels dives into his front seat, something about her aquamarine eyes strikes him like lightning.

Hannah’s been groomed to join Universe from the moment her time-freezing talent emerged. But recently, her power’s been glitchy.

In the relative safety of Universe HQ in Richmond, their relationship grows. But Hannah has a second, more dangerous power. And as her control slips, someone with a hidden agenda sets her up to fall—straight into Whisper’s trap.

Claire Davon

Claire Davon has written on and off for most of her life, starting with fan fiction when she was very young. She writes across a wide range of genres, and does not consider any of it off limits. Her novels can be found in the paranormal romance and contemporary romance sections, while her short stories run the gamut. If a story calls to her, she will write it. She currently lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time writing novels and short stories, as well as doing animal rescue and enjoying the sunshine. Claire can be found at: www.clairedavon.com

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1 Response to The ever shrinking TV universe

  1. viola62 says:

    Wow! I envy you your job! It sounds amazing.

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